Rep. Bobby Schilling to Talk GOP Jobs Plan in the Weekly Republican Address

Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL), a small business owner, will highlight Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators when he delivers the Weekly Republican Address, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today.  Schilling is expected to highlight opportunities to build on common ground between the two parties, including the ‘forgotten 15’ jobs bills passed by the House that are stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate. 

"The number one issue the American people want addressed is jobs,” Rep. Schilling said, “Jobs isn't a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, but a red, white, and blue issue.  I know firsthand from my experience as a small business owner the challenges of creating jobs and meeting a payroll in the face of almost overwhelming government regulations and paperwork. Regrettably, the Senate and the Administration seem more intent on having talking points than on taking up the jobs bills the House has already approved on a bipartisan basis.  The House knows we can’t wait to spur economic growth and create an environment for private-sector job creation, and we will continue tackling our Plan for America’s Job Creators.”

Schilling is a husband, father, and small business owner born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois.  A lifelong Illinois resident, he and his wife Christie recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They are parents to 10 children and grandparents to two granddaughters. He and his family own and operate Saint Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizzeria in Moline.  He previously worked in the financial services industry and as a machine operator, serving as a member of the United Paper Workers Union, Local 191.  With his business, Schilling has experienced firsthand how inefficient and ineffective government can be.  He decided to get involved and try to make a difference, and is now serving his first term representing Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.

“The House continues to take action to help America’s job creators, but more needs to be done, and it will take willing partners in the Senate and the White House,” Speaker Boehner said.  “As a small business owner, Bobby is dealing with the challenges facing America’s job creators, and is committed to finding common ground on their behalf.  I hope everyone in Washington and around the country will listen to what he has to say.”  

The text and the audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be available tomorrow, Friday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. EST on http://speaker.gov/.  It will be embargoed until Saturday, October 29 at 6:00 a.m. EST, at which time it will be available here for viewing and here for downloading.