John Shimkus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Human Trafficking Summit Sheds Light On Harsh Reality, But Some See No Further Role For Feds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/human-trafficking-summit-sheds-light-harsh-reality-some-see-no-further-role-feds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government puts St. Louis in the top 20 jurisdictions for human trafficking.</span></p><p>That ranking, as well as a host of other sobering facts about human trafficking came to light during a summit Monday morning in Edwardsville hosted by Republican Congressmen John&nbsp;Shimkus&nbsp;and Rodney Davis of Illinois.</p><p>Attendees also learned:</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:54:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Human Trafficking Summit Sheds Light On Harsh Reality, But Some See No Further Role For Feds Durbin Wants To Put Georgia On Pathway To NATO Membership http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-wants-put-georgia-pathway-nato-membership <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has been&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/dick-durbin-us-sanctions-on-russia-good-but-not-sufficient/">supportive of how the U.S. froze bank accounts and barred visas of Russian officials</a> over that country’s action in Ukraine. &nbsp;</p><p>But the Illinois Democrat wants to send a stronger message to Russia by taking initial steps to admit the Republic of Georgia into NATO.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:52:30 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin Wants To Put Georgia On Pathway To NATO Membership Politically Speaking: U.S. Rep. Shimkus On Ukraine's Future and GOP Primary For Illinois Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-us-rep-shimkus-ukraines-future-and-gop-primary-illinois-governor <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:23:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 34491 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: U.S. Rep. Shimkus On Ukraine's Future and GOP Primary For Illinois Governor Shimkus Kicks Off Bid For 10th Term In Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-kicks-bid-10th-term-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Congressman John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has kicked off his latest re-election campaign.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The nine-term Republican announced his bid Monday in Danville as he began a two-day tour around the </span>15th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:02:19 +0000 The Associated Press 31154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus Kicks Off Bid For 10th Term In Congress Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-wagner-express-views-us-involvement-syria <p><em>Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.</em></p><p>A southern Illinois Congressman says the United States shouldn’t get involved in Syria – and worries any form of attack would put this country and its allies at greater risk.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>R-Collinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians is an international issue – one the U.S. shouldn’t take the lead on.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:44:52 +0000 WSIU & St. Louis Public Radio 29646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria Illinois Congressmen Call On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-congressmen-call-obama-approve-keystone-pipeline-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Congressmen John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Rodney Davis renewed their calls Friday for President Obama to approve an expansion to the Keystone Pipeline.</span></p><p>The two Republicans touted legislation passed this month that they hope will put pressure on the president to sign off on the portion of the pipeline that crosses the US and Canada border.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:16:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26946 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Congressmen Call On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline Expansion Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-january-25-2012 <p><strong>Shimkus on Obama&#39;s State of the Union address</strong></p><p>President Barack Obama delivered an election-year message to Republicans: Game on.</p><p>The GOP - in Congress and on the campaign trail - signaled it&#39;s ready for the fight.</p><p>In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama issued a populist call for income equality that echoed the Occupy Wall Street movement. He also challenged GOP lawmakers to work with him or move aside so he could use the power of the presidency to produce results for an electorate uncertain whether he deserves another term.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:39:23 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 2935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Ill. Republicans defend stance on payroll tax cut http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-republicans-defend-stance-payroll-tax-cut <p>Illinois&#39; Republican congressmen are largely defending their party&#39;s decision not to support an extension of the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits.</p><p>They say the U.S. Senate bill they rejected called for only a two-month extension, and they think a longer-term solution would be better.</p><p>U.S. Rep. John Shimkus <a href="http://bit.ly/trY7Eb">tells the (Springfield) State Journal-Register</a> that a one-year extension would get the issue &quot;out of political debate.&quot;</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:52:07 +0000 The Associated Press 2735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Republicans defend stance on payroll tax cut Congressional reaction to new problems at John Cochran VA Medical Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressional-reaction-new-problems-john-cochran-va-medical-center <p>The director of <a href="http://www.stlouis.va.gov/">John Cochran VA Medical Center</a> in St. Louis says surgeries could resume next week at the facility. The center <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cochran-va-again-under-fire-sterilization-issues">stopped performing surgeries because of concerns over contamination</a> on some operating-room equipment.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, congressional reaction to the new problems has been harsh.</p><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:12:09 +0000 Bill Raack 466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressional reaction to new problems at John Cochran VA Medical Center