Rep. John Shimkus [R]

Representative from Illinois’s 15th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2016 Representative Illinois's 15th District (map)
2003-2012 Representative Illinois's 19th District
1997-2002 Representative Illinois's 20th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

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

From Jan 1997 to Oct 2015, Shimkus missed 373 of 12,705 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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