Economy and Jobs

America should always be a place where hard work, success and achievement are rewarded.  But for too long, the economy has been stuck in neutral, causing stifled growth and shrinking opportunity for many individuals.  It’s clear that the current playbook isn’t working: an expanding federal government, with more taxes, more debt and more regulation is not the answer. 

American innovation is what drives economic growth.  We are the hardest working, most innovative nation in the world, and our people and ideas are what drives our success.  We must work together to build a 21st Century economy, working on reforms and jobs legislation that ensures the United States can compete globally and create jobs here at home. 

More on Economy and Jobs

Dec 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan named Republican lawmakers to serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Representative Roskam (IL-06) was selected as one of five members of the Ways and Means Committee to work with members of the Senate to reconcile the respective tax bills and present a final version for a full vote.

Regarding the appointment, Rep. Roskam released the following statement:

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation responded to letters they received last week from Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth concerning tax reform and the impact on middle-income families.
 
The following letter was sent by U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (IL-15), Peter Roskam (IL-06), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Darin LaHood (IL-18):
 

Nov 16, 2017 Page
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is designed to get our economy growing and increase take home pay for hardworking families.  It will do just that.  The status quo of the tax code is indefensible, and we have the opportunity of a lifetime to seize this reform.  Our tax code is a self-imposed weight dragging on our economy, and we have the power to change it.
 
Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

DuPage County, IL – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), 227-205. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06), who voted in favor of H.R. 1, also serves as the Chairman of the Tax Policy Subcommittee on Ways and Means and has taken a leadership role in crafting this legislation. Rep. Roskam released the following statement:

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump delivered remarks to a joint session of Congress this evening
Feb 10, 2017 Press Release
Chairman Roskam met with individuals from all walks of life to hear how they interact with the tax code.
Feb 2, 2017 Press Release
I'm glad to see so many great American companies stepping up to the plate and recognizing the need to end the 'Made in America' tax
Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
Everybody knows we need something new and now House Republicans have put forward a bold plan – a better way.