Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Press Releases

Sep 11, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

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

Press Release

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

Press Release

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

Press Release

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."

May 26, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: The Korean War National Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a museum in Chicago that honors the millions of Americans who fought against Communism in Korea. In November 2010, Roskam traveled to Korea to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War. He was joined by his mother, Martha, and father Swede, a Korean War veteran. They attended President Obama's speech to troops at Yongsan Garrison and ceremonies at the Demilitarized Zone while in Korea.

May 26, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

 Excerpt: "It's no secret that the trillions in stimulus spending and a massive increase in government red tape has destroyed jobs and hurt our economic recovery. More of the same is a recipe for the same results. That's why House Republicans have designed a plan that will remove barriers to job creation, empowering and helping families, small businesses, and entrepreneurs struggling to create jobs and spur our recovery.

May 24, 2011 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a strong, principled, and important speech to Congress today. The Prime Minister and Israel have a friend in House Republicans. As Mr. Netanyahu reiterated today, America and Israel have a unique and special relationship. As our strongest ally and only democratic friend in a deeply troubled region, America must stand with our friend Israel and reject any moves that diminish our special relationship."

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