Representative John M. Shimkus's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 15, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
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9/16/14 Nonpartisan, Independent Watchdog Demonstrates Obamacare Uses Taxpayer Dollars for Abortion Coverage 9/05/14 Reps. Shimkus, Davis Invite Medical Experts & Patient Advocates to Discuss Path to 21st Century Cures 8/27/14 Whitfield Responds to Reports of Obama's UN Climate Gambit 8/13/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House - End the Wind Production Tax Credit 7/31/14 Shimkus Supports VA Reform Legislation 7/31/14 House Initiates Lawsuit to Restore Constitutional Order 7/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP 7/23/14 Letter to Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Update on Waste Confidence Rule 7/23/14 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection 7/23/14 Subcommittee Explores Opportunities to Modernize Environmental Regulation and Protection 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/15/14 House Passes Permanent Internet Tax Prohibition 7/11/14 Subcommittee Examines Role of States and Congress under the Constitution 7/11/14 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations 7/09/14 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 6/30/14 Shimkus Praises Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Decision, Renews Call for HHS Transparency on Abortion Coverage 6/19/14 America Needs National Energy Policy 6/17/14 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers 6/16/14 Shimkus Supports Small Business Tax 6/12/14 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration Hiring Process 6/09/14 Shimkus Seeks Input from VA Employees, Vets 6/05/14 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Regarding the Future of the Internet 6/02/14 Shimkus: EPA Cap-and-Trade Rule "All Pain, No Gain' 5/29/14 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - LIFO Language in House Republican Tax Proposal 5/22/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Regarding Mariam Ibrahim's Death Sentence 5/21/14 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 5/20/14 Shimkus Supports Bipartisan Water Resources Legislation 5/15/14 Shimkus Comments on Nuclear Waste Fee Cessation 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/08/14 Shimkus Legislation to Help Safeguard the Open Internet Approved by Energy & Commerce Committee 5/02/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Regarding Proposal to Limit Incentive Auction Participants 4/30/14 The Washington Times - All of the Above Includes Nuclear 4/30/14 Letter to Calvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General of the Department of Transportation - Regarding the Governor's Hiring Practices at the Illinois Department of Transportation 4/29/14 Committee Continues Examination of the Chemicals in Commerce Act 4/29/14 Calling Upon the Belarusian Officals for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of All Political Prisoners 4/29/14 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Discussion Draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act 4/22/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - Committee Presses FDA for Documents On Trial Lawyers' Role in Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling 4/22/14 Chemicals in Commerce Act 4/22/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Generic Drug Labeling 4/18/14 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo 4/10/14 To Protect the Future of the Internet, Subcommittee Advances the DOTCOM Act 4/10/14 Shimkus Seeks Review of Proposal to Relinquish Longstanding U.S. Internet Oversight Role 4/09/14 IRS Tax Breaks Available for Disaster Victims 4/03/14 Subcommittee Questions Secretary Moniz on DOE Budget and Policy Priorities 4/03/14 Shimkus Supports State Education Rights 4/02/14 Shimkus Supports Right-to-Carry Reciprocity 3/28/14 Shimkus Supports Anti-Spoofing Bill 3/27/14 Shimkus, Rokita & Blackburn Seek Review of Obama Administration Plan to Relinquish U.S. Oversight of the Internet 3/27/14 Roll Call - On Yucca Mountain, Obama Again Treats Law as Merely a Suggestion