Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Schilling calls for debt reduction at town-hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling called for urgent reforms to reduce the nation’s debt at his first town-hall meeting in Springfield Monday.

The event, held at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Center, drew about 30 people.

Congress faces votes on whether to increase the nation’s debt ceiling, and Schilling, a first-term Republican from Colona, said significant cuts and assurances that the government won’t reaching the new ceiling again are needed for his support.

Schilling's appearance was featured in an May 18, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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