Trade

President Obama has set a goal to double exports by 2015 and I support that goal. Trade is an economic win and Chicago is uniquely positioned as a hub for global trade, from the companies of all sizes that produce products and services to those that transport the goods by truck, rail, and air.

There have been successes, including enacting free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, but there is more to be done.  There are efforts underway, with bipartisan support, to negotiate a free trade agreement with 10 Pacific Rim countries, a renewed trade partnership with the European Union, and other agreements for sectors such as services and information technology.  As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, we are working on a bipartisan basis to ensure high-quality agreements that will create jobs and grow the U.S. economy.

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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:

Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
Iran uses commercial passenger aircraft to supply a worldwide network of terror proxies, including the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria
Oct 7, 2016 Press Release
In addition to further empowering and enriching Iran’s tyrannical regime, Iranian accession to the WTO could seriously complicate our ability to combat Iran’s support for terrorism, human rights violations, ballistic missile program and other illicit activity
Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
House Democrats did not mount any significant opposition and, in many cases, joined efforts to block the sale.
Jun 22, 2016 Press Release
If Boeing goes through with this deal, the company will forever be associated with Iran's chief export: radical Islamic terrorism.
Jun 17, 2016 Press Release
The lawmakers “strongly oppose the potential sale of militarily-fungible products to terrorism’s central supplier.”
May 10, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam is warning American and European companies not to sell airplanes and other products to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
May 3, 2016 Press Release
We urge you not to be complicit in the likely conversion of Boeing aircraft to IRGC warplanes.