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 2017-08-11 12:45 

CBS St. Louis

Local Politicians, Veterans React to North Korean Conflict... +

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus thinks President Trump's latest remarks on North Korea are appropriate, but local veterans aren't so sure...

 2017-04-26 15:54 

Raw Story

US lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch... +

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated resurrecting the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, a project critics say is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus, an Illino...

 2017-03-29 09:29 


[ Lithuania Tribune ]

US Congressman Shimkus calls for pressure on Belarus on Astravyets N-plant... +

US Congressman John Shimkus of the Republican Party has made an address to US legislators, calling to pressure Belarus to give access to international observers to the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction merely 50 km from Lithuania's capital...

 2017-03-23 18:50 

Chicago Tribune

As GOP dissent grows, U.S. Rep. Shimkus says party 'on a rescue mission' for healthcare... +

WASHINGTON Amid growing dissent from Republicans on their health care overhaul, U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of downstate Collinsville spoke forcefully in support of the plan Thursday, saying were on a rescue mission. Shimkus, the longest-serving GOP member of...

 2017-03-14 19:56 

Chicago Sun-Times

Durbin, Duckworth warn of breakdown in U.S. attorney search... +

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are calling on U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., to honor a decades-long tradition of bipartisanship.";...

 2017-03-11 16:40 


[ St. Louis, MO ]

John Shimkus, Illinois congressman, voices objections to men purchasing prenatal care... +

By Julia Manchester CNN (CNN) -- Republican Rep. John Shimkus is under fire after comments he made Wednesday about prenatal requirements in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ...

 2017-03-11 15:00 

Chicago Sun-Times

Mitchell: Shimkus disses women in debate over healthcare... +

John Shimkus is well past the age of worrying about prenatal care, although there are a lot gray-haired men married to women nearly half their ages....

 2017-03-11 13:00 

Crooks and Liars

John Shimkus Is Proof GOP Ignorance Is Preexisting Condition... +

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Anthracite) knows exactly two things. First, that men were put on this Earth to go deep under the Earth and mine coal, which is perfectly safe whether you breathe it, eat it, drink it or burn it to Make America Great. And, seco...

 2017-03-10 22:14 

Raw Story

Texas Republican flounders when questioned about whether Trumpcare covers catastrophic emergencies... +

Texas Republican Rep. Bill Flores appeared on MSNBC on Friday to discuss the GOP’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Host Kate Snow questioned Flores about a recent feud between Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) andRep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) ov...

 2017-03-10 21:51 

Fox St. Louis

Illinois Rep. Shimkus voices objections to men purchasing prenatal care... +

Republican Rep. John Shimkus is under fire after comments he made Wednesday about prenatal requirements in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare....

 2017-03-10 21:09 

Chicago Sun-Times

Rep. John Shimkus adds ignorance, insult to health care debate... +

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus apparently has no clue how insurance works....

 2017-03-10 20:51 


[ Politics ]

Illinois congressman objects to men purchasing prenatal care ... +

Republican Rep. John Shimkus is under fire after comments he made Wednesday about prenatal requirements in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ...

 2017-03-10 17:13 

Chicago Tribune

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus's foot finds warm welcome in mouth... +

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus's foot isn't exactly a stranger to his mouth. At times, it seems to have set up camp there. But even allowing for the downstate Republican's storied history of gaffes, Shimkus's questioning Thursday of why men should pay for prenata...

 2017-03-10 16:08 

The Independent

Republican politician questions why men should pay for pre-natal care... +

A Republican lawmaker prompted controversy when he questioned why men should pay for pre-natal care while debating with his colleagues what the new American Health Care Act would look like. Representative John Shimkus of Illinois was asked what mandate of...

 2017-03-10 15:37 

Raw Story

MSNBC host needs just 12 seconds to crush Republican upset about men paying for prenatal care... +

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Friday sarcastically educated a Republican who thinks men shouldn’t have to pay for prenatal care. The MSNBC host noted that Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) on Thursday complained that health insurance required men to p...

 2017-03-10 14:33 

Chicago Tribune

A few reasons why men should pay for prenatal care... +

Because lots of men have sex with women. Because a lot of that sex produces babies. Because men and women have an equal stake in those babies being born healthy. Because all of us, even when we're not the parents of those babies, have a stake in those bab...

 2017-03-10 14:13 

Chicago Sun-Times

Rep. John Shimkus take on prenatal care riles pro-choice group... +

'What about men having to purchase prenatal care?' Shimkus said....

 2017-03-10 13:15 

St. Louis Post Dispatch

'Is that not correct?': Illinois lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage... +

John Shimkus is a Metro East Republican....

 2017-03-10 12:22 

Washington Post

GOP lawmaker objects to men paying for prenatal coverage... +

During a March 9 debate on GOP plans to revise Obamacare, Republican Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.) questioned why men are required to pay for prenatal care as part of essential care required by the Affordable Care Act....

 2017-03-10 02:12 

Chicago Tribune

Male Illinois rep asks why men should have to pay for prenatal coverage... +

In the 27 hours the House Energy and Commerce Committee spent debating Republicans' Affordable Care Act revision plan, a handful of moments stand out. This is one of them. At the start, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.) was talking with Republican Rep. Joh...

 2017-03-09 21:19 

Raw Story

Feud breaks out during health care hearing as Republican whines that men have to pay for prenatal care... +

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) got into a battle with Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) Thursday during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing for the healthcare bill. While discussing the GOP’s new bill, Doyal asked what Shimkus could possibly have a prob...

 2017-03-07 13:30 

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Shimkus to honor military families; Wagner ponders tele-town hall after constituents complain... +

WASHINGTON Rep. John Shimkus will attend an event here Tuesday aimed at helping military spouses get education and employment....

 2017-02-14 10:00 

Las Vegas Sun

Its never been off the table: Key congressman reiterates interest in shipping nuke waste to Yucca Mountain... +

Im the nuclear waste guy, thats what I do in Washington, said Rep. John Shimkus after taking a tour last week of the decommissioning process at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Diego. With a change of presidential administrations, there ...

 2017-02-10 19:00 

NBC San Diego

Issa to Speak at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant... +

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee at House Energy and Commerce, will hold a joint press briefing at the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station Friday.NBC 7 is planning on offerin...

 2017-01-07 13:58 

Chicago Tribune

Bring back bacon? Southern Illinois congressmen push for return of budget earmarks... +

Congressmen from southern Illinois want the return of so-called earmarks that allow local representatives designate federal funds for local projects. U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and John Shimkus are among the Republican members of Congress asking to lift the mor...

 2017-01-06 20:19 

Stamford Advocate

Congressmen from Southern Illinois push for earmarks return... +

Mike Bost and John Shimkus are among the Republican members of Congress asking to lift the moratorium on earmarks, which allow representatives to designate funds for local projects through the legislative process. For decades until the late 1980s, southe...

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