Perhaps it was fate.
But Rep. Aaron Schock, who tendered his resignation following allegations of improperly using of taxpayer and campaign money, ironically gave his first floor speech in 2009 on transparency.
Less than two weeks after the start of the 111th Congress, Schock took to the House floor in support of an amendment to the TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009, creating a website to track TARP money.
“This amendment is about accurate accounting, openness, fair government, transparency and hopefully one day balancing our budget,” Schock said.
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