Candidate Bio: Bobby Schilling – 17th District - FOX 32 News Chicago

Candidate Bio: Bobby Schilling – 17th District

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Bobby Schilling is a Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 17th District of Illinois. He serves the interests of his district on the House Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and the Committee on Small Business.

Schilling is running again in the 2012 election against Democrat Cheri Bustos.

Illinois' 17th congressional district covers a portion of western Illinois, including the counties of: Winnebago, Carroll, Jo Davies, Stephenson, Rock Island, Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Whiteside, Knox, Warren, and Mercer.

On the Issues

Social Security & Medicare: Bobby believes Social Security and Medicare are vital programs that Congress must fight to protect. The toxic combination of a terrible recession with out of control government spending has resulted in the greatest threat to Social Security and Medicare solvency America has ever seen. Read more...

Gun rights: It is the responsibility of our elected officials to uphold the Second Amendment, although we have seen attempts by Washington to usurp that critical liberty in the past. Bobby understands that the right to defend ones' self is paramount to sustaining a free society. He will continue to be a champion of the right to bear arms. Read more...

Veterans: The men and women who have fought for this great nation should not have to come home and fight for the benefits they have rightly earned. Bobby believes our veterans' hospitals should be the standard throughout America's medical facilities for quality and affordable healthcare. Read more...

Protecting life: Life begins at conception. And unfortunately, abortion takes life – approximately 1.2 million unborn babies' lives each year in this country. The most basic rule of law tells us that it is wrong for one person to take the life of another person, no matter their stage of life. Read more...

National Security: The government's greatest responsibility is to protect its citizens. Our military must continue to receive superior training and equipment, and our civilian leadership has an obligation to maintain the same level of commitment to our national security as our soldiers. Read more...

Healthcare: Bobby voted to repeal President Obama's health care overhaul, arguing that the law will cost millions of jobs, add $700 billion to the deficit, and do nothing to prevent skyrocketing medical costs. Read more...

Fiscal Responsibility: Our government cannot spend one penny without the approval of Congress. As your representative, I will continue to work to reduce spending, balance the budget, and pay down our debt. This is the only choice we have. We must make tough decisions now so we can preserve this great nation for our children and grandchildren. Read more...

Jobs and Economy: As a working class small business owner, I understand how to create jobs. Responsible government can play an important role in job creation by working to create an environment that encourages long-term private sector growth. An irresponsible government stymies growth by imposing an oppressive culture of overtaxation and overregulation, encouraging small businesses to downsize at a time when we desperately need jobs. Read more...

Source: ReelectBobby.com

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