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Aaron Schock
Aaron Schock.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRay LaHood (R)
Leadership
President of the Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2004-2005
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.85 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,129,615
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
2005-2009
Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2001-2005
Education
High schoolRichwoods High School
Bachelor'sIllinois Central College, Bradley University
Personal
BirthdayMay 30, 1981
Place of birthMorris, Minnesota
ProfessionReal Estate Investor
Net worth$144,186
ReligionConservative Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Aaron Schock campaign logo
Aaron Schock (b. May 28, 1981, in Morris, Minnesota) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 18th congressional district since 2008.

Schock won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He previously represented District 92 of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009.[2]

Schock is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schock is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Schock graduated from Rolling Acres Middle School and Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois in 2000. He then graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a B.S. in Finance (a four year degree) in only two years.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schock serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Schock served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Schock was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 61%.[5][6]

Schock's response

In response to the Club's attacks, Schock gave an interview on MSNBC during which he stated, "With all due respect to the Club and these other quote think tanks, special interest groups in Washington, D.C., I go home to my district every weekend, I know my constituents better than they do. And I don’t need a score sheet or some lobbyist in Washington to tell me what my constituents think."[7]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Schock's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Schock voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Schock voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Neutral/Abstain Schock did not vote on House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[10] Project Votesmart, "Aaron Schock Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Schock voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[12]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Aaron Schock endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2014

Schock is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012

Schock won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 18th District. Schock ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Steve Waterworth in the general election.[14][15]

U.S. House, Illinois District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Schock Incumbent 74.2% 244,467
     Democratic Steve Waterworth 25.8% 85,164
Total Votes 329,631
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schock is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schock raised a total of $8,129,615 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[18]

Aaron Schock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $3,220,549
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $2,300,387
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $2,608,679
Grand Total Raised $8,129,615

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schock's reports.[19]

Aaron Schock (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]4/15/2013$2,098,507.39$716,766.76$(81,183.95)$2,734,090.20
July Quarterly[21]7/12/2013$2,734,090.20$302,457.99$(185,779.63)$2,851,011.56
October Quarterly[22]October 13, 2013$2,851,011.56$304,122.30$(190,582.80)$2,964,551.06
Running totals
$1,323,347.05$(457,546.38)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Schock's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Shock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Shock's campaign committee raised a total of $3,220,549 and spent $2,164,695.[23] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[24]

Cost per vote

Schock spent $8.85 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schock's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schock won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schock's campaign committee raised a total of $2,300,387 and spent $1,303,848 .[25]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 18th Congressional District, 2010 - Aaron Schock Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,300,387
Total Spent $1,303,848
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $135,859
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $135,859
Top contributors to Aaron Schock's campaign committee
Caterpillar Inc$47,310
RLI Corp$19,450
Kirkland & Ellis$18,650
Exelon Corp$15,100
Tuesday Group PAC$14,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$146,951
Health Professionals$143,110
Insurance$83,790
Building Materials & Equipment$78,635
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,732

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schock is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 17, 2013[26]

2012

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schock is a "rank-and-file Republican".[27]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[28]

Schock most often votes with:

Schock least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 205th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[29]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 189th in the conservative rankings.[30]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Aaron Schock has voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[31]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schock missed 170 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 5.1%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,018,767 in 2011. He ranks 34th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 141st overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schock's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$880,811 and $1,169,184. That averages to $144,186, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 42.88% from 2010.[34]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-916,584 and $1,118,411. That averages to $100,913.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[35]

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Personal

Schock resides in Peoria, Illinois.[2]

External links


References

  1. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Congressman Aaron Schock "Biography" Accessed November 4, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Aaron Schock "Committees" Accessed November 4, 2011
  5. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013
  6. The New York Times, "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  7. Politico, "Aaron Schock: Don’t need Club for Growth ‘score sheet’," accessed September 18, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Project Votesmart, "Aaron Schock Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  13. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  14. pjstar.com "Easton man will oppose Schock" Accessed December 15, 2011
  15. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 7, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Aaron Schock 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Aaron Shock 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  24. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Aaron Schock 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
  26. Gov Track "Aaron Schock" Accessed June 17, 2013
  27. Gov Track "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 11, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Rep. Aaron Schock," Accessed August 1, 2013
  29. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Aaron Schock," Accessed April 1, 2013
  33. LegiStorm "Aaron Schock"
  34. OpenSecrets.org, "Schock (R-Ill), 2011"
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Schock, (R-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
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Ray LaHood
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 18
2009–Present
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Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
2005-2009
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Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2001-2005
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