AP: Rep. Schock Billed Taxpayers for Private Flights
The Associated Press has learned that Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game.
The flights last November don't include more than a dozen trips on donors' planes that Schock paid for out of his House office expenses or campaign funds since joining Congress in 2009.
Schock, a 33-year-old Republican representing Peoria, had been under scrutiny for using congressional funds to redecorate his Capitol Hill office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey." He personally repaid those charges last month, and his office had said it's reviewing other expenses.
The Bears trip was first reported Sunday by the Chicago Sun-Times.
A spokesman for Schock did not immediately comment Monday on the flights.