Schock http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock introduces bill to help military surviving family members http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-help-military-surviving-family-members <p>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock introduced legislation to give surviving military spouses more time to decide how best to spend death benefits.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 02:36:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to help military surviving family members Schock: IRS official should be prosecuted http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-irs-official-should-be-prosecuted <div>Congressman Aaron Schock says a high ranking IRS official should be prosecuted for misusing her position to target TEA Party based not for profit groups who filed as social welfare organizations. Lois Lerner headed the division in charge of making decisions on tax exempt status.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:50:55 +0000 Charles Schlenker 21546 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock: IRS official should be prosecuted Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-expand-health-care-exemption <div>US Congressman Aaron Schock wants to expand a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act. The House passed Schock’s Equitable Access to Care and Health, or EACH, Act. Schock says the Affordable Care Act currently allows a few select faiths to exempt themselves from paying individual penalties. He says his legislation expands the exemption to more individuals.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:40:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption Schock touts passage of federal water resources act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-touts-passage-federal-water-resources-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Aaron </span>Schock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Water Resources Reform and Development Act overwhelmingly approved by the House is much needed </span>legislation<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says it provides a variety of policy reforms and improvements for waterways like the Illinois River and its Lock and Dam system. The Congressman spoke to reporters at the Lock in </span>Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:28:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock touts passage of federal water resources act Congressional pay questions during government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressional-pay-questions-during-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A couple of Central Illinois Congressmen says they&rsquo;re voluntarily going without pay during the government shutdown. 13th District Republican Rodney Davis says he will forgo pay until the shutdown is resolved. &nbsp;18th District Republican Aaron Schock&rsquo;s office says he will also reject pay as long as the shutdown continues.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:58:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12778 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressional pay questions during government shutdown Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-stresses-veteran-employment-job-fair-bradley <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed. &nbsp;Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock. &nbsp;Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley Federal funds for Brimfield fire department http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funds-brimfield-fire-department <p>The Brimfield Community Fire Protection District is getting federal funding for firefighting gear. Congressman Aaron Schock says the more than $148,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant will help buy self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. Schock says the grant is important to ensure the safety and effectiveness of first responders.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:51:58 +0000 Orko Manna 7609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funds for Brimfield fire department Schock calls for top IRS official to resign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-calls-top-irs-official-resign <p>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is calling on the acting IRS commissioner to resign after the agency gave extra scrutiny to tea party groups applying for tax exempt status. &nbsp;Schock, a Republican, is on the Ways and Means Committee that oversees tax policy. He says the Ways and Means Committee is launching an investigation into the IRS controversy</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:32:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5592 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock calls for top IRS official to resign Schock on proposed immigration bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-proposed-immigration-bill <p></p><div>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is pleased with the Senate proposal of the immigration bill. Schock says he's concerned about potential "poison pill" amendments that could be added by lawmakers, but he's hopeful the current basic proposal will emerge:</div><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:14:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4861 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock on proposed immigration bill