Who cares whether a congressional office's budget documents, maintained at taxpayer expense, belong to each individual member
Schock resigned his seat amid scrutiny over lavish spending, including “Downton Abbey"-esque decorations for his office.
Fans are eager to see the hunky ex-congressman "made to atone" for his anti-gay past.
January 1, 2015 marked the first time since 1999 that our state rang in a new year with a Republican governor-elect waiting to take office.
And that's just in the past three months.
The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations.
This is what ex-members of Congress and their staffs do nowadays. Rarely do they follow the example of ancient Rome's Cincinnatus and go back to the farm -- or take that teaching job at the local university or join a hometown law practice. They stay in DC to reap the bountiful harvest that comes from Capitol Hill experience and good old fashioned cronyism.
March 31 was U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's last day in office after resigning from Congress following questions about possibly improper spending. But while the resignation and fall from public favor have been a disappointment for Illinoisans and the national Republican Party, Capitol Fax's Rich Miller says Schock could still have better days ahead of him.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock delivered his final speech in Congress Thursday, apologizing to those he had disappointed. Schock's moment of contrition came late in his six-minute farewell, delivered five days before his March 31 resignation date. Schock spent most of the speech discussing his accomplishments since joining the U.S. House in 2009.
“I leave here with sadness and humility. For those I have let down, I will work tirelessly to make it up to you,” Schock
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself
Rep. Aaron Schock Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech
One person who might understand the position in which U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) has found himself (resigning after weeks of media scrutiny over questionable spending) is former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner also resigned from Congress after a scandal.
Had some other downstate Republican congressman resigned suddenly amid allegations of padding his mileage reimbursement, as did Aaron Schock of Peoria six days ago, the world outside his district might scarcely have noticed. But Schock was not just another face among the 18-member congressional delegation from Illinois.
In the quick unraveling of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political career, some have questioned whether millennials are ready for Congress, but it's wrong to conclude that Schock's youth was the reason for his mistakes. And it's even worse to write off young people as unfit for public office.