Press Releases

Nov 15, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “WhipCast is a breakthrough in government transparency and its launch marks an important step in ensuring that the American public can stay up-to-date with the latest in Congress."

Nov 10, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “The solution introduced in the House today would put in place valuable preventative fraud-check measures to strengthen Medicare, saving taxpayers billions. Stopping Medicare fraud won’t be the cure-all of our country’s fiscal woes, but it is a commonsense bipartisan solution to save taxpayers billions and help strengthen Medicare.”

Oct 28, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "These new citizens are a reminder that the American Dream is still thriving and we should not take our citizenship for granted," said Congressman Roskam. "These men and women have shown the dedication, patience, and commitment to obtain lawful permanent residence here, and we welcome them with open arms."

Oct 27, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "This bill will free companies from the burdensome withholding rule, giving them more access to capital to grow their business. Employers all across the country are facing capital shortfalls, directly undermining their ability to create jobs. I urge President Obama and Senate Democrats to continue to work with us on policies that will help create jobs, like the three pro-export trade agreements both parties supported just weeks ago..."

Oct 14, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “This bipartisan legislation is another commonsense solution to restore confidence in American businesses and workers. This is a regulatory solution that would protect jobs, keep electricity costs low, and keep construction material costs low. The construction and energy industries can’t grow and expand with regulations as these excessive these."

Oct 12, 2011 Press Release

Video: Floor Speech

Excerpt: This means it's going to help 145,000 Illinois jobs right now that are tethered within 650 companies that are dealing with exports. This deal helps them. Twenty five percent of all manufacturing jobs in my home state of Illinois are related to exports and let's face it, ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of the United States. So you know what this trade deal does, this says, game on.

Oct 5, 2011 Press Release

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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 Press Release

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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

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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 19, 2011 Press Release

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 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."

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