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John Shimkus' Public Statements

Full Name: John M. Shimkus
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 15, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 3 Children: Daniel, David, Joshua
Birth Date: 02/21/1958
Birth Place: Collinsville, IL
Home City: Collinsville, IL
Religion: Lutheran
Date Title
Oct. 27, 2006 Shimkus Expects GOP to Hold House
Oct. 24, 2006 Durbin, Colleagues Say Canadian National Railway Must Honor Its Agreements with Amtrak
Oct. 24, 2006 Letter to E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway Company
Oct. 9, 2006 Shimkus: This Week Was a Learning Experience
Oct. 6, 2006 Shimkus Cites Lack of Info
Oct. 3, 2006 Letter to Secretary Rice
Sept. 29, 2006 Statement on Congressman Mark Foley
Sept. 25, 2006 Letter to President of Sudan
Sept. 13, 2006 NATO Strategic Airlift Capability
Sept. 12, 2006 Daily Clay County Advocate-Press - Shimkus: America Safer, But Not Completely Safe
June 29, 2006 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
June 28, 2006 Support the Warn Act
June 28, 2006 Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
June 22, 2006 Shimkus Votes to Aid Health Centers, Children's Hospitals
June 16, 2006 Shimkus Believes America Safer, Winning War on Terror
June 8, 2006 Shimkus, Wynn, Bono Introduce Legislation Modernizing the Emergency Alert System
June 7, 2006 Shimkus Supports Speeding Up Refinery Permitting
June 7, 2006 Shimkus Supports Mine Safety Legislation
June 7, 2006 Shimkus Supports 25% Renewal Fuels by 2025
June 7, 2006 Shimkus Supports Higher Fines for Indecent Broadcasts
May 25, 2006 House Speaker Maligned by National Broadcast Media
May 18, 2006 The Baltic Countries' Entrance Into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
May 17, 2006 The Benefits of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
May 4, 2006 Shimkus Supports Increasing Port Security
May 3, 2006 Shimkus Supports Efforts to Protect Consumes and to Encourage New Oil Refineries
May 3, 2006 Shimkus Supports Lobbying Reform Bill
May 3, 2006 U.S. Leads World in Coal
May 3, 2006 Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act
April 27, 2006 Protests in Belarus
April 25, 2006 Shimkus Supports Bill Protecting Privacy of Phone Records
April 25, 2006 The People of Belarus
March 16, 2006 Contrasting Estonian President Meri to Belarus Dictator Lukashenko
March 13, 2006 115 House Members Sign Norwood Letter Seeking Airline Pension Help
March 8, 2006 Expressing Support for the Republic of Belarus to Establish a Full Democracy
March 6, 2006 Letter to Jim Nussle, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget
Feb. 21, 2006 Shimkus Joins Call for Review of Ports Sale to UAE
Feb. 1, 2006 The President's State of the Union Address
Jan. 30, 2006 Visclosky: State of the Union should Address Outsourcing of Jobs, Protection of Pensions
Jan. 25, 2006 Shimkus & Costello Send Letter to Postal Service Objecting to Closing of Processing Centers
Jan. 13, 2006 Shimkus Recognized by Community Blood Center
Dec. 20, 2005 Shimkus Supports Defense Appropriations
Dec. 19, 2005 Berman Co-authors Bipartisan Letter Urging President Bush to Increse Funding for International Affairs Programs
Dec. 19, 2005 Shimkus Supports Reducing Federal Deficit
Dec. 19, 2005 Williamson Workers are Eligible for Assistance
Dec. 17, 2005 Oppression in Belarus
Dec. 17, 2005 Proficiency Testing Improvement Act of 2005
Dec. 16, 2005 Shimkus: Vote Shows House Support for Victory in Iraq
Dec. 15, 2005 Shimkus Supports Reforms to Protect Pensions
Dec. 14, 2005 Shimkus Supports Extension of PATRIOT Act
Dec. 8, 2005 Shimkus Supports Extension of Tax Relief
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