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Politics

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider Talks About Upcoming Elections

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (10th District of Illinois) visited Lake Forest College on Tuesday evening, September 30th, and addressed students about the upcoming midterm congressional elections.

Schneider urged students of all political stripes to get involved as campaign volunteers, which he touted as a great opportunity to gain valuable experience building skills that employers value.  He also urged students to register and get out to vote. 

He said issues Congress will need to deal with in 2015 are important to younger voters. 

Jobs and the economy are the number one issue facing members of Congress.  A member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Schneider shared his thoughts on the challenges facing the US in the Middle East, in particular the growth of the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and concerns about Iran gaining a nuclear weapons capability.

Schneider also took questions from students on a range of domestic and foreign policy.