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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
April 30, 2008 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - The Heparin Disaster: Chinese Counterfeits and American Failures
April 22, 2008 Panel II of a Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - The Food and Drug Administration's Foreign Drug Inspection Program: Weaknesses Place America at Risk
April 22, 2008 Panel I of a Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - The Food and Drug Administration's Foreign Drug Inspection Program
April 22, 2008 The Price of a Barrel of Oil
April 16, 2008 Beach Protection Act of 2007
April 15, 2008 Lowering the Cost of Fuel
April 14, 2008 The Status of Energy in the World Today
April 10, 2008 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2537, Beach Protection Act of 2007
April 8, 2008 Letter to The Honorable George W. Bush, President
April 7, 2008 Shimkus Presents Rend Lake College With 1.6 Million For Coal Technology Training
April 3, 2008 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Selling the Department of Energy's Depleted Uranium Stockpile: Opportunities and Challenges
March 31, 2008 Letter to Rod Blagojevich, Governor of Illinois, and Members of the Illinois General Assembly, Re: Break Gridlock and Pass a Capital Bill
March 13, 2008 The Price of Oil
March 5, 2008 Raising Concern Over the Air Force's Contract for Tanker Aircraft for a Foreign Manufacturer
Dec. 6, 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Nov. 13, 2007 America's Energy Problem
Nov. 9, 2007 Press Conference with Rep. Shimkus (R-IL); Blunt (R-MO); Barton (R-TX); Peterson (R-PA); Upton (R-MI); Davis (R-KY); Blackburn (R-TN) on Energy Crisis
Oct. 2, 2007 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Digital Future of the Unites States
Sept. 19, 2007 Should We Be Surprised? Not Really
Aug. 4, 2007 Providing for Consideration of H. R. 3221, New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act, and for ...
Aug. 4, 2007 New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act
Aug. 2, 2007 Conference Report on H. R. 2272, America Competes Act
Aug. 2, 2007 Ensuring Military Readiness Through Stability and Predictability Deployment Policy Act of 2007
Aug. 1, 2007 Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007
July 31, 2007 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
July 31, 2007 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008--Continued
July 25, 2007 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
June 19, 2007 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
June 5, 2007 Condemning Violence in Estonia and Attacks on Estonia's Embassies in 2007
May 2, 2007 Continue to Take the Field
April 24, 2007 Sowing the Seeds Through Science and Engineering Research Act
April 17, 2007 Treating Certain Communities as Metropolitan Cities for Purposes of Community Development Block Grant Program
March 27, 2007 Denouncing the Government of Belarus
March 23, 2007 Shimkus Does Not Support Bloated Troops Funding Bill
March 15, 2007 Democracy in Belarus
Feb. 15, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
Feb. 14, 2007 Iraq War Resolution
Feb. 8, 2007 Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act
Dec. 7, 2006 Commemorating The Service To The United States Of The Hon. Henry Hyde
Oct. 27, 2006 Shimkus Expects GOP to Hold House
Oct. 24, 2006 Letter to E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway Company
Oct. 24, 2006 Durbin, Colleagues Say Canadian National Railway Must Honor Its Agreements with Amtrak
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
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