Mar 15, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock Bills Taxpayers For staffers’ Weekend In New York

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., took at least 10 of his House staffers on a $10,053 taxpayer-funded trip to New York last September, where most of them had few official duties, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Schock was in New York for events on Sept. 27 and 28 connected to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S. — and given the latitude House members have with their taxpayer allowances – not at issue is whether Schock personally conducted official business.


But a Sun-Times examination has revealed that most of the Schock staffers — who worked in Peoria or Washington — did almost no government work during their taxpayer-funded weekend in New York.

A Schock spokesman confirmed that at least 10 Schock House staffers were on the taxpayer-funded New York trip. Schock had 14 staffers on his House payroll at the end of last year, according to House disbursement records. –Source: Chicago Sun Times

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