SCHIMPF WEEK IN REVIEW MARCH 13 - 17
MURPHYSBORO, IL - In his role as the minority spokesperson for the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Senator Schimpf traveled to the Marion Veterans' Administration Medical Center to tour the facility and talk with veterans. The Senator was accompanied on the tour by Williamson County's senator, Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
While the Marion facility is federally managed, it hosts a number of veteran outreach programs that are administered concurrently by both the federal and state governments. Senator Schimpf noted that the 58th District is home to large pocket of veterans due its close proximity to Scott Air Force Base.
The two Southern Illinois lawmakers then traveled to the Illinois Veterans' Home at Anna to speak with World War II, Korea, and Vietnam War-era veterans who reside there. Both Senators were pleased with the facility and enjoyed hearing the stories of our nations warriors.
Schimpf takes strong Second Amendment stance
While in Springfield this past week, Senator Schimpf signed onto a number of pro-Second Amendment legislative initiatives. The Senator is also the lone Republican senator assigned to the three-member Firearms Subcommittee which debated controversial legislation creating new firearms regulations and bureaucracy in the state of Illinois. Senator Schimpf engaged in a vigorous debate with the Chicago senator who sponsored the legislation. Believing the bill to violate the Second Amendment, Schimpf voted against the legislation.
Carbondale Town Hall
Senator Schimpf will be co-hosting his third in-person town hall legislative forum with Senator Dale Fowler in Carbondale on April 1. The event will be held at Carbondale Township Building located at 216 E. Monroe in Carbondale. It will begin at 9:00 A.M. and will end at 11:00 A.M. Free coffee and donuts will be provided to those constituents in attendance.