How Long Was Congressman Aaron Schock in Office?


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Aaron Schock served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008 until 2015. Schock, the representative for Illinois' 18th congressional district, resigned in March 2015, following media inquiries into allegedly inappropriate reimbursements, as well as other potentially unethical behavior.

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Schock had billed the federal government and his campaign for reimbursement of 170,000 miles on his personal car from January 2010 through July 2014. However, when Schock sold his car in July 2014, it had just under 82,000 miles on the odometer. This effectively meant that Schock received reimbursements for roughly 90,000 miles that his car was never actually driven. Schock had also come under heavy scrutiny in the months preceding the reimbursement scandal for taking lavish trips and using $40,000 from his office budget to redecorate his office to look like scenes from "Downton Abbey."

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