Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Press Releases

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."

Feb 3, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Unemployment is still above 8 percent effectively three years after the "stimulus" passed. Yet even still, the Administration's putting their political agenda ahead of American jobs." 

Feb 1, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "The CLASS Act was just he kind of fantasy budgetary gimmick only dreamed up in Washington. This cornerstone program of the Democrats healthcare overhaul -- supposedly a way to pay for Obamacare's outrageous cost -- is just one more broken promise that's saddled the American taxpayer with more debt." 

Jan 26, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "With a belligerent Iranian regime marching towards nuclear capability, the time is now for President Obama to fully unleash the new sanctions at his disposal."

Jan 25, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Rather than commonsense solutions, Americans heard a campaign speech of broad platitudes supporting the same policies that have made our economy worse."

Jan 23, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "I was disturbed to hear about Senator Kirk. Elizabeth and I have Mark and his family in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time."