Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Press Releases

May 23, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: “There was bipartisan outrage ..if the IRS can manipulate and target one group, in a different scenario, in a different season with different motivations, they can target another group. And what the IRS is finding is, look, they’ve got no friends."

May 23, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Today, the House continued its efforts to strengthen the economy and create jobs by passing the Northern Route Approval Act. It removes the bureaucratic and legal roadblocks that delay the Keystone XL Pipeline project that will create 20,000 new jobs, lower energy costs and decrease America’s reliance of volatile foreign countries."

May 21, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "If left uncorrected, hospitals in 40 states will experience reduced funding of more than $3.5 billion over the next ten years.  H.R. 2053 would ensure that Medicare reimbursements are shifted back to a state-by-state allocation system; allowing hospital politics to remain local rather than allowing one hospital to drain the system."

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Photo Release:

Excerpt: “It’s important to take the time to highlight the hard work and dedication these student have exemplified. I look forward to watching them  accomplish great things in the future as they become the leaders of our country.”

May 20, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt:“Over the past five years, the United States and India have increased our mutual efforts at protecting our respective homelands, including in areas such as information sharing, sharing of data related to terrorism and urgent threats and investigation of currency counterfeiting."

May 17, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "On the one hand you’re arguing today that the IRS is not corrupt, but the subtext of that is you’re saying ‘look we’re just incompetent.’ And I think it is a perilous pathway to go down. There is sort of this notion that hasn’t been satisfactorily answered, and that is ‘if the targeting wasn’t targeting, if the targeting wasn’t based on philosophy, how come only conservatives got snagged?"

May 16, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "We must take the mystery out of the cost of higher education.  For the colleges and universities that rely on federal dollars, it is only reasonable that Congress demand these institutions provide transparency for the students and families that pay tuition."

May 16, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "The ultimate question is what created this culture, this milieu, in which people at the IRS felt it was acceptable behavior to target people based on a political philosophy and ultimately to push a political agenda.  Congress is determined to get answers and find out what the incubator was for this behavior.”

May 15, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) along with Ways and Means Republicans sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on her solicitation of outside groups to promote and support the Affordable Care Act."

May 10, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: “It is our responsibility to ensure that Iran and its accomplices know that their actions have consequences. I want to commend the Treasury Department and the Department of State for sanctioning this vessel, and encourage them to remain vigilant against Iran’s illegal shipping endeavors."

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