Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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Oct 5, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Today was an important step forward to implementing no-cost job creating policies. These pro-export policies will open up more markets for American products to be sold, and in turn create more American jobs. Furthermore, they will be important strategic tools for our foreign policy. Republicans have been advocating for these commonsense policies for years. With unemployment at 9.1% nationally, Washington has to be embracing commonsense solutions that remove barriers to private-sector job creation."

Oct 4, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: Investors Business Daily, by Congressman Peter Roskam

Excerpt: An important first step — with broad support from America's business community — would be to remove uncertainty and make permanent the 15% rate on capital gains and dividends.

Faced with the threat of a dramatic tax increase in 2013, American businesses, investors and families are hamstrung by uncertainty when making consequential investment and financial decisions.

Oct 4, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "With near double-digit unemployment, fostering a competitive and stable environment for job creation is critical for turning the American economy around," said Chief Deputy Whip Roskam. "A critical first step is removing uncertainty and making these tax rates permanent. If we don't act, Americans who rely heavily on these current rates – from seniors to businesses to investors of all kinds – will be severely negatively impacted. Instead of adding more barriers to private-sector job creation, let's choose to foster a culture that encourages investment, capital formation, and economic growth."

Oct 3, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "These three pro-export policies will make it easier for American manufacturers to sell our products overseas and in turn create jobs here. Republicans have been advocating for these commonsense no-cost job-creation policies for years. While our economy has unfortunately suffered as the Administration stalled on these agreements for the last years, it is very welcome news that the Administration is finally supporting them. With unemployment at 9.1% nationally, Washington has to be embracing commonsense solutions that remove barriers to private-sector job creation."

Sep 30, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: The Daily Caller, By Congressman Peter Roskam

Excerpt: ...the Administration refused to act for months – as Palestinians built UN support – finally pledging a "no" vote in September long after the die was cast. In fact, when the Security Council had their final open meeting prior to the UDI this past July, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice reportedly did not even attend. While the summation of this failure is embarrassing for America, it's far more disappointing and consequential for our strong ally Israel. Our allies should not have to be saddled with the residual failures of America leading from behind.

Sep 19, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

 Excerpt: "It is disappointing that with our economy on the verge of a double-dip recession President Obama is proposing trillions in higher taxes. Small businesses are already begging for mercy from Washington's high tax and regulatory environment. Higher taxes – and the uncertainty caused by the threat of them – is the last thing American small businesses and job creators need to endure. It's unfortunate but this latest proposal is predictably sad and sadly predictable from an Administration that has over-taxed, over-regulated, and over-spent our way to nine-percent unemployment and $14 trillion in debt."

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 Press Release

Discusses The Impact of Excessive Regulations

 Congressman Roskam highlights some of our federal government regulations that hurt small businesses. The private sector will grow if government eliminates some of these barriers. Job creation can only come from businesses with confidence: reducing regulations will give them the confidence to grow jobs in America.  

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.