Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


Jan 31, 2012 Article

Article: Daily Herald, by Kerry Lester 

Excerpt: " The real focus continues to be on jobs and economic growth. The entire debate is on how do you do that, how you create an environment when you try to see 5 and 6 percent growth."

Jan 26, 2012 Article

Article, by Adam Kredo

Excerpt: "The letter signals a sense of urgency from members on both sides of the aisle, as well as frustration that the Obama administration is not doing everything it can to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear capability."

Nov 1, 2011 Article

Article: The Washington Post, by Ben Pershing

Excerpt: But while Roskam earns less ink than his colleagues, he serves as a calming, drama-free influence at the leadership table, and in those sometimes tense meetings where rank-and-file lawmakers are persuaded to vote with the team. Roskam also is the sole high-ranking member of leadership who has run a recent close race or won in a swing district, and he has a unique perspective on President Obama, as the two men served together in the Illinois state Senate and were on friendly terms.

Oct 24, 2011 Article

Article: The Daily Herald, by Kerry Lester

Excerpt: “If we don’t act, Americans who rely heavily on those tax rates — from seniors to businesses to investors of all kinds — will be severely negatively impacted”

Oct 12, 2011 Article

Article: The Minority Report, by Steven Foley

Excerpt: Roskam represents the Sixth District of Illinois and is not only the party’s future but a consummate conservative warrior with real solutions on issues ranging from the economy and jobs to taxes, government spending and health care... Peter understands what businesses, small business owners and families outside of Washington need to succeed. He’s the real deal.

Sep 18, 2011 Article

Article: Newsmax

 Excerpt: GOP Rep. Peter Roskam is challenging President Barack Obama to reduce regulations on businesses, saying government agency rules are choking off hiring.

 "Washington has become a red tape factory, with more than 4,000 rules in the pipeline — hundreds of which would cost our economy more than $100 million each annually," the Illinois Republican said during his party's weekly address Saturday. 

Sep 17, 2011 Article

Article: USA Today, by David Jackson

Excerpt: Roskam cited examples of over-regulation that have affected companies ranging from Boeing airplanes to Gibson guitars.

While there are "appropriate and responsible regulations help protect our health and safety," Roskam added that "things have changed quickly, and for the worse."

Sep 17, 2011 Article

Article: The Hill, by John T. Bennett

Excerpt: He said more than 4,000 new rules are coming, charging “hundreds … would cost our economy more than $100 million each annually.”

Roskam also highlighted two high-profile issues Republicans view as overstepping by the federal government: the National Labor Relations Board’s charges that a new Boeing factory in South Carolina violates labor laws; and federal agents’ raid on a Gibson Guitars plant over charges of using illegal wood materials.

Sep 17, 2011 Article

Article: Los Angeles Times, by Andrew Malcolm

 Excerpt: Republicans are listening to America's job creators and working to address their concerns with real solutions. In the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor has scheduled several bills for a vote this fall aimed at cutting red tape and addressing the excessive, Washington-imposed regulations that hamper job creation.

 This week, the House passed a bill to eliminate the barriers Boeing faces. It stops the government from telling an employer where it can – and cannot – create jobs.

 We can take common-sense steps like these and still have rules that look out for our health and safety. What's important is that these rules are effective and dependable. Job creators should be able to focus on their work – not on Washington's busy-work.

Aug 31, 2011 Article

Article: Chicago Sun-Times, by Abdon M. Pallasch

Excerpt: Roskam's prescription for a cure: a new bill that would require any administration regulation that would have greater than a $100 million impact on the economy would need to be approved by Congress. Fraleigh said the administration should trust the food industry to regulate itself.