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Friday, February 24, 2012
Illinois Congressmen Chooses to Hold First News Conference of the 2012 Election Year at Rock Island Auction Company and Talks 2nd Amendment
Bobby Schilling (R) a U.S. House Representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district, choose to hold his first news conference of the 2012 election year at the Rock Island Auction Company. Mr. Schilling assumed office back in 2011 and was the first Republican to hold the seat in 27 years. The freshmen Republican used the press conference to announce that he would be returning $110,000 back to his district from the allotted tax-payer funded MRA (member’s representational allowance). “A lot of my collogues believe that they need to spend every dollar that is given to them. With a growing state and national debt to the tune of billions in the state of Illinois, and many trillions nationally we need to be as conservative as we can with our money and cut wasteful spending”, Mr. Schilling said. Congressman Schilling is one of only a handful of members to actually return allotted funds back to the tax payers. After the press conference was over Mr. Schilling fielded questions from both the press and audience.