Press Releases

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 15, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "I applaud the House for taking action to free a Chicago-based business blocked by unelected Washington bureaucrats from simply creating more American jobs. The NLRB's declaration and lawsuit was an unprecedented regulatory overreach – made worse since Boeing had already invested over $1 billion in their new South Carolina plant. Washington has no place telling American companies where they can and cannot create American jobs. The disappointing reality is that the NLRB's cheap political trick has real consequences on local economies and families. Not only is South Carolina's economy affected by the thousands of new good-paying jobs being stalled, but Boeing devoting resources to fighting this regulation means there's less to invest in other parts of their business, a company with employees in all 50 states."

Sep 13, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Sixteen years ago Congress came just one vote shy of passing a balanced budget amendment – garnering bipartisan support in the process. Now, Congress has the chance to get it right this time. For our economy now and for future generations’ sake later, we must pass a balanced budget amendment.”

Sep 11, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Americans have felt the effects of September 11th in many ways in the decade since. I want to pay particular tribute to the brave men and women in our military who have fought for our freedom this past decade, especially those that gave their lives."

Jul 27, 2011 Press Release

Interview on Fox News

Excerpt: I'm not here today pumping sunshine telling you that this makes all of the fiscal problems of the United States go away. The previous congress and this administration have rung up national debt to the point where it is crippling, and these are the consequences of it. What we've got to do is take this on one step at a time, and I would submit that Speaker Boehner's plan is exactly that first step we need to move forward, and I think most folks are getting clear-minded about that as well.”

Jul 25, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and higher taxes and putting politics ahead of good policy is not a viable solution. Americans support the principles of Cut, Cap and Balance. That’s why the House will vote this week on a debt plan that upholds the principles of Cut, Cap and Balance, and cuts more than it raises."

Jul 8, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Washington's spending problem continues to create barriers to job creation, yet Democrats simply want more of the same failed policies: higher taxes and continuing the spending binge. That's exactly what got us 9.2% unemployment, a potential double-dip recession, and our backbreaking debt.

Jun 23, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "It's increasingly clear that this Administration has no credible or responsible plan for our economy or lowering Americans' energy costs. Faced with that reality, the Administration is instead taking 30 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, oil saved for our strategic national security."

Jun 16, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "The question that has to be asked and the question that has to be answered is where's the White House's credibility as it comes to economic growth? Remember, this is a White House that promised that unemployment would peak, declaratively, at 8% if only the stimulus bill was passed, and that was 28 months ago. Since then, we've had nothing but 28 months of underperformance and ultimately failure.

Jun 14, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "As the Obama administration continues its efforts to 'reset' relations with Russia, the United States Congress can and must press for progress on democracy and rule of law in Russia," said Congressman Peter Roskam. "Congress is considering legislation with bipartisan support that would impose targeted sanctions on Russian officials complicit in human rights and rule of law violations like the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer working to uncover official corruption, and businessmen like Khodorkovsky. I plan to support such legislation and work to see it become law."