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Schock Defends Plane Travel, NYC Trip With Staff

September New York City trip with staff cost taxpayers more than $10,000

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    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois on Monday again defending his travel expenses after a report that a New York City trip with staff cost taxpayers more than $10,000. NBC Chicago's Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, March 9, 2015)

    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois on Monday again defending his travel expenses after a report that a New York City trip with staff cost taxpayers more than $10,000.

    The Peoria Republican spoke amid intense scrutiny over his spending. That includes an Associated Press review that found he used campaign donors' private planes at least a dozen times since 2011.

    Schock argued that his district is expansive so he needs to spend more on travel, while other congressmen spend more on mail. He said he has fewer district offices.

    He defended a trip detailed in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times in which he took at least 10 staffers to New York for events connected to the Indian prime minister's visit.

    Schock Billed Taxpayers for Staffers' NYC Trip

    [CHI] Schock Billed Taxpayers for Staffers' NYC Trip
    Two-day visit to New York City in late September was connected to a visit by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. (Published Monday, March 9, 2015)

    Schock said it was official business and he's glad his staff attended.


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