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Rep. Aaron Schock

Former Representative for Illinois’s 18th District

Schock was the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2015.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2018 Schock will be tried for soliciting campaign contributions in excess of legally allowed amounts. In 2013, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Rep. Schock's response. In 2015, Schock resigned amid a host of allegations of improper use of campaign funds.

Aug. 30, 2012 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation
Feb. 6, 2013 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Rep. Schock's response.
Mar. 17, 2015 Schock resigned effective Mar. 31, 2015.
Jan. 2, 2017 House Committee on Ethics reported that the member's resignation ended the committee's jurisdiction.
Photo of Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schock is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Schock sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schock sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (40%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Health (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) International Affairs (5%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schock’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schock’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
Nay S. 25 (113th): South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Feb 11, 2014. Passed 326/90.
This is a budget bill that makes small changes to the budget deal enacted previously. Although the bill began as the "South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act" and had passed the Senate in that form, the House replaced the text of the bill in whole ...
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.Res. 1704 (111th): Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.
Dec 8, 2010. Passed 359/44.
Yea H.R. 5987 (111th): Seniors Protection Act of 2010
Dec 8, 2010. Failed 254/153.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Mar 2015, Schock missed 239 of 4,609 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2015. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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