Rep. John Shimkus

Representative from Illinois’s 15th District, Republican

Shimkus, a Republican, has been the representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 19th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for Illinois's 20th congressional district (1997-2002).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Shimkus has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shimkus is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Shimkus for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Shimkus sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shimkus sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (61%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) International Affairs (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Shimkus’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shimkus’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Shimkus missed 379 of 13,476 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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