John M. Shimkus is serving his 8th term in Congress and Represents the 19th District of Illinois, one of the largest geographic districts east of the Mississippi River.
Among his duties in Congress, John serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. In addition, he serves on the Subcommittees on Energy and Power; Health; and Communications and Technology. His Lithuanian heritage also allows him to focus on Eastern European issues and highlight the plight of people seeking Democracy.