Aaron Schock

Ethics Probe
2:34 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Investigation of Congressman Schock Continues

Congressman Aaron Schock

A congressional investigation group is recommending the US House Ethics Committee further review an alleged fundraising violation involving Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL).  

A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics said Schock allegedly sought a $25,000 donation to help fellow Representative Adam Kinzinger in a primary election.  

The report said Schock’s request was five times more than what Super PACs are allowed to raise.

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Bill Knight – December 13
12:14 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Congressman Aaron Schock and Political Centrism

Bill Knight

Congressman Aaron Schock shouldn’t have it both ways. The two-term Republican from Illinois’ 18th District has been mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for governor in 2014, and after last month’s election losses, the 31 year old has been quoted as saying his party should move toward the middle of the road.

Although Schock was easily re-elected, his opponent was neither well-funded nor strong, and within Schock’s district, 8 of 10 counties between Peoria and the Quad Cities voted for President Obama.

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Blames Delay in Senate
4:20 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Schock Says Fiscal Cliff Talks May Solve Farm Bill

Credit Tom Williams/CQ Roll Cal

A western Illinois Congressman thinks the President’s recent proposal to solve the fiscal cliff is not serious.

Republican Aaron Schock said negotiations are moving forward, but he believes the President needs to agree to deeper spending cuts.

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He says state will save billions of dollars
4:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Schock Finds Good News in Court Decision

Congressman Aaron Schock

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18, Ill.) says he can find only one bright spot in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act.

The court struck down a provision that Schock says would have reversed the state legislature's efforts to reduce the services and number of people on Medicaid.

The provision would have required states to increase the number of people on Medicaid or face funding cuts.

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He says repeal would benefit Illinois
10:48 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Schock Says Provision Prevents Medicaid Reform

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-18, IL) at Macomb High School

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18) says a provision of the Affordable Care Act prevents Illinois from enacting serious Medicaid reform. That provision prevents states from reducing benefits or tightening requirements to qualify for Medicaid.

The House has passed a measure to repeal that provision.

Schock says, “They (federal government) have Illinois trapped right now in a situation where they can't reduce their budget deficit, reduce their spending.”

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