The firearms debate is probably the wrong one for U. S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria). “Much of what’s being proposed by the Biden Commission would not have prevented the travesty in Connecticut,” Schock said after a talk to a Springfield political group Wednesday.
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“I am advancing legislation in the House that’s taking on some of these mental health laws. I had a number of constituents in my district call me that have bipolar children … that said, ‘Look, we can’t get them institutionalized, we can’t get them the care that they need.’ There’s funding issues in the state and the like that you’re going to see need to become much more active in the next year.” Schock says he hopes the U. S. Senate can follow the House’s lead on the budget, adding the Senate has not passed one in years.