Schock speaks out on spending and jet setting

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PEORIA, Ill. - Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), spoke out for the first time about his controversial spending and jet setting.

He told reporters at a press conference yesterday that he has "fallen short" and will be making changes personally and professionally.

He said he's hired third party administrators for his campaign and office functions, for more oversight.

"I know that when I take a trip and I post photos online it can create the image of being out of touch with my constituents. I have tried to balance being a young congressman and doing things differently and more open while maintaining a seriousness on issues of the day.  I know some days I have failed at this," Schock said.

Schock has paid some money back, including $1237 to cover a flight to a Bears game, and $40,000 to redecorate his Capitol Hill office.

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