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Aaron Schock on Government Reform

 


Tired of campaign negativity & disgruntled with government

I believe voters are tired of the harsh negativity of campaigns. Voters find themselves disgruntled with government leaders who concentrate first on how to carefully position themselves politically while ignoring tremendous problems that get worse by the day.

Congress needs healthy balance in its membership for optimal performance. I believe my entrepreneurial and political background, and my record of getting things done will allow me to be a positive force in Congress on behalf of the people I serve.

Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.aaronschock.com, “Issues” , Nov 4, 2008

Voted NO on Senate pay raise.

Congressional Summary:
    Makes appropriations to the Senate for FY2010 for:
  1. expense allowances;
  2. representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders;
  3. salaries of specified officers, employees, and committees (including the Committee on Appropriations);
  4. agency contributions for employee benefits;
  5. inquiries and investigations;
  6. the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control;
  7. the Offices of the Secretary and of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;
  8. miscellaneous items;
  9. the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account; and
  10. official mail costs.
Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act of 1968 to increase by $50,000 the gross compensation paid all employees in the office of a Senator. Increases by $96,000 per year the aggregate amount authorized for the offices of the Majority and Minority Whip.

Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Rep. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D, FL-20): We, as Members of Congress, have responsibility not just for the institution, but for the staff that work for this institution, and to preserve the facilities that help support this institution. We have endeavored to do that responsibly, and I believe we have accomplished that goal.

Opponent's argument to vote No:Rep. SCALISE (R, LA-1): It's a sad day when someone attempts to cut spending in a bill that grows government by the size of 7%, and it's not allowed to be debated on this House floor. Some of their Members actually used the term "nonsense" and "foolishness" when describing our amendments to cut spending; they call that a delaying tactic. Well, I think Americans all across this country want more of those types of delaying tactics to slow down this runaway train of massive Federal spending. Every dollar we spend from today all the way through the end of this year is borrowed money. We don't have that money. We need to control what we're spending.

Reference: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act; Bill HR2918&S1294 ; vote number 2009-H413 on Jun 19, 2009

Member of House Committee on House Administration.

Schock is a member of the House Committee on House Administration

The House Committee on House Administration deals with the general administration matters of the United States House of Representatives, such as:

Source: U.S. House of Representatives website, www.house.gov 11-HC-HA on Feb 3, 2011

Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars".

Schock co-sponsored Sunset All Czars Act