Schneider sees Democratic-controlled House keeping White House in check

Returning to the nation’s capitol for the lame-duck session of Congress this week, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider can hardly be described as a hobbled lawmaker.

Schneider scored a 30-point margin of victory over a new Republican challenger in the north suburban 10th Congressional District, where voters had flipped between Schneider and Republican Robert Dold during the last three election cycles by much narrower margins.

Schneider, 57, of Deerfield, won his first consecutive term Nov. 6 since voters first elected him in 2012. When the 116th Congress convenes in January, Democrats will hold a majority of U.S. House seats for the first time since 2010.

“Taking back the House significantly improves chances that Congress will exercise its constitutional responsibility to be a check and balance on the administration,” said Schneider. “The most important thing, I think, that we do is fulfill the responsibility that the founders envisioned for Congress to be a check and balance on the other branches of government.”

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November 12, 2018 at 02:09PM

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