Schock: Tax reform is key to America's Competitiveness

By Audrey Williams

June 13, 2012 Updated Jun 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- Representative Aaron Schock (R) visited Bloomington-Normal Wednesday, which is now included in the re-drawn 18th congressional district that he represents.

Schock said he is working to get acquainted with the area, and hopes to do more if he is re-elected come November.

For now, Schock says he is planning town hall meetings to hear more from the constituents he hopes to represent.

"We'll have forums where the public can come and then, once, if, I'm hopefully elected in November and I'm officially the representative then we can be doing more over here as well," said Rep. Schock.

Meanwhile, two important issues Schock said he is working on in Washington is de-regulating the government and reforming the tax code.

He says the Ways and Means committee on which he serves has come up with a plan that has bi-partisan support in the house.

"It basically would take the corporate tax rate down to 25% from 35% by getting rid of a lot of the deductions and loop holes. And then on the individual side, we would take it from 6 individual tax rates down to two. And the top rate would be 25% and the bottom rate would be 10%," said Rep. Schock.

Schock will face Democrat Steve Waterworth in November.

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