Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on House Passage of Troop Funding Bill and White House Veto Threat

Apr 7, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed the troop funding bill:

"A full 47 days after the House first passed H.R. 1 – and a year after House Democrats failed to even introduce a budget – the House has once again acted to keep the government open, cut spending, and fund the troops for the rest of the year. It is astonishing that President Obama is threatening to veto a bill to fund our troops – without stating a single policy objection – particularly when our troops are now in three different foreign conflicts. I'm disheartened the White House and Senate Democrats are putting politics ahead of funding our troops and keeping the government open. We owe it to our troops to make sure they are getting paid when in harm's way."