I also know that every person faces adversity in life. Abraham Lincoln held this seat in Congress in one term. But few faced as many defeats in his personal, business and public life as he did,
In politics, you never know who's going to die, retire, or - in Illinois - get indicted. Aaron Sc
My only personal time is a couple of hours in the gym in the morning.
Everybody has a smartphone; everyone is a reporter. Aaron Sc
I know that God has a plan for my life.
Everybody has a smartphone; everyone is a reporter.
When you're a politician, someone always wants something from you, so they're constantly telling you how smart or great you are, and that can warp people! Exercising humility is important to me. My friends back home treat me like the same person I was when I was waiting tables.
When I travel overseas on many occasions, I get pulled out because I may be buying a one-way ticket, I may be traveling with my sister and we have different last names. That's smart profiling. Just pulling people out one at a time when we have millions of passengers in random screenings I'm not sure
I didn't start working out until college. But in college I could feel my body changing, and I knew that if I didn't make some changes, I was going to go in the wrong direction.
Exercise is more important than diet for me because it's a twofer. It keeps me in good physical shape, and it relieves stress. And when you're a representative of the public, there's never a shortage of things to do.
I have always had great respect for former president Mandela. The personal sacrifices he made in order to achieve what was right for the people of South Africa is something I carry with me every day.
In politics, you never know who's going to die, retire, or - in Illinois - get indicted. Aaron Schoc
I got to know Elton John's older music by learning to like his newer stuff. 'The Lion King?' That's what I like.
I don't believe that we should limit waterboarding - or, quite frankly, any other alternative torture technique - if it means saving Americans' lives.
Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door.
We should make it so that young people pay their fair share for health care, and nothing more. And instead of Washington telling us what to buy, let's get back to letting every American choose the plan that's best for them and their family.
Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program. Aaron Sc
I've had Republicans come to me and say, 'Tell me how I should talk to young people!' as if it's some foreign language or something.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business.
Obviously, exercise is an important part of my life, and I think taking care of yourself is an important part of every individual's health care.
When 'Men's Health' reached out and said, 'Will you be on the 'Today Show' and do a fitness challenge?' I said, 'OK. I'm not showing them anything they don't already know.' But I'm going to take what some would argue is a negative or not substantive and turn it into a substantive thing to hopefully
Quite frankly, I think if a man or a woman likes their American job, wherever they were born, they should be able to keep that job. We need a clear path to citizenship for workers who are already here and a fair and efficient on-ramp for those who want to come here.
If people don't know who you are, they're not going to listen to your message. And not everybody pays attention to politicians by watching Fox News and CNN.
I'm a big believer if you want to change people's minds or get someone to vote for you, either a voter or a colleague, you've got to first get their attention.
Your belief system tends to be a function of how you were raised. Being raised in the Midwest and in a relatively conservative household, my views were shaped by my upbringing, by my Christian faith.
It's great to be in a room full of young people...The average age of the Senate, I think, is death.
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Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program. Aaron Schoc
I take four planes a week, honestly. You know, I am for intelligence screening. Aaron Sc
Good supporters who have single daughters say, 'Hey, you need to take my daughter out.' And it's awkward.