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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 Schock's resignation ended the committee's jurisdiction
Photo of Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL18, 2009-2015]


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 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 from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. 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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Schock recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Schock voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 …

Schock voted Aye

Schock voted Aye

Schock voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Schock voted Nay

Schock voted Yea

Failed 254/153 on Dec 8, 2010.

Schock voted No

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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