Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Press Releases

Mar 8, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “I applaud the House for overwhelmingly passing the commonsense, bipartisan JOBS Act that will make it easier for American small businesses to launch, grow, and create jobs. Small businesses are hurt by barriers to capital and excessive, outdated bureaucrat-imposed regulations that hurt job growth. Small businesses are the engine of the American economy and they need better."  

Mar 8, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “I applaud the Ways & Means Committee for taking this important step in protecting seniors from a future of rationed healthcare. The IPAB is not a feasible solution to solve Medicare’s insolvency, but an ill-advised denial-of-care board empowering bureaucrats to decide reimbursement rates for doctors that will determine how they administer care to patients, affecting the doctor-patient relationship and leading to healthcare rationing. Doctors and patients should be the ones making decisions about their healthcare, not bureaucrats. Repealing the IPAB will help protect seniors from one of Obamacare’s most egregious components, and will bring us one important step closer to a full repeal of the President’s healthcare law.” 

Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

Press Release:

Excerpt: "WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Financial Officer of Naperville-based and family-owned Eby-Brown Co., Mark Smetana, testified in front of the House Ways & Means Committee regarding the treatment of privately-held businesses in the context of tax reform. Smetana previously served as the Chairman of the Private Company Policy Committee of Financial Executives International (FEI), a 15,000 member-company organization. Congressman Roskam asked Smetana to appear before the Ways and Means Committee today to hear from a Illinois-based private businessman.   

Mar 6, 2012 Press Release

Press Release:

Excerpt: "Chief Deputy Whip Roskam: “Under IPAB, will healthcare providers ability to provide care to patients be affected by reimbursements being cut for particular services?” Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research: “I think it absolutely will.”  Chief Deputy Whip Roskam: “Rationing as you know is not defined in the statute. Let me ask you this: can you have per se rationing based on what the Independent Payment Advisory Board makes decisions to reimburse?”Scott Gottlieb, M.D.: “Sure, you’re going to have payment driven so low in some settings that certain services won’t be available. Physicians won’t be available to take patients.”

Mar 1, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "In suburban Chicago there is a company called Fellows Manufacturing. These are the folks behind the bankers boxes, shredding machines and so forth. Stellar reputation, 550 employees, and in a nutshell they eneterd into a joint venture in China in 2006, which went well for 3 years and then in 2009 it just devolved into a nightmare.  The nightmare now has involved theft of their property, they’ve been locked out, and they’ve lost tools and it’s been dramatic, to say the least. They have now been involved in a Chinese court to try and seek justice and over the past year it's become increasingly murky.  So my question – and your staff has again been really helpful on this – my question is: would you be willing to raise this? You know how this works, if the trade ambassador raises it, it has the imprimatur and you’re able to move the ball significantly based upon your personal attention. "

Issues:
Feb 28, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “Right now, excessive Washington bureaucrat-imposed regulations are preventing American innovation, stalling economic growth, and killing jobs. With national unemployment still stuck at over 8 percent, Washington has to stop being a barrier to job creation so entrepreneurs and small businesses can succeed, grow, and hire in the U.S  The bipartisan JOBS Act does just that by removing barriers many start ups face to present a less burdensome path forward, like Whip Kevin McCarthy’s bill to repeal the solicitation ban on companies trying to raise capital. Small businesses are the engine of the American economy; let’s stop Washington from hurting them.” 

Feb 23, 2012 Press Release

Press Release:

Excerpt: Roskam: “The Administration has basically come up with an energy policy that rewards his political allies. He has put Solyndra on top of Keystone… [The White House is essentially saying] we're going to cater to a radical environmental base, which is completely on the fringe of the energy discussion. We're going to kowtow to them as opposed to trying to lower energy prices for the rest of the country.”

Feb 22, 2012 Press Release

 Press Release: 

Excerpt: “It’s encouraging that the White House is finally joining the business tax reform conversation and to see bipartisan agreement on the need to lower the business tax rate, broaden the tax base, and eliminate loopholes that give certain sectors preferential treatment. Our tax code is overly complex, is the second highest business rate in the world, and is easily manipulated and antiquated, having last seen reforms in 1986. The status-quo is simply indefensible and continues to create barriers to American job creation."

Feb 16, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt:  “Three years ago President Obama promised Americans 3.5 million jobs and unemployment under 8% if they just supported his nearly trillion dollar ‘stimulus’ plan. In the time since, Americans have endured crushing job losses, 36 straight months of unemployment above 8%, and trillions more in debt. And yet, astonishingly, the White House still refuses to pivot from trying to borrow, tax, and spend our way into prosperity. Americans have fundamentally rejected this debt-end approach."

 

 

Feb 13, 2012 Press Release

Press Release


Excerpt: "With national unemployment above eight percent for three years and debt challenges so great they threaten to diminish our children's futures, America needed more than an election-year budget with the same debt, doubt, and job-destroying policies from President Obama."

Pages