Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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Feb 14, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "I and my colleagues pushed the Russian Ambassador to at least let current adoption cases go through where the families have met and bonded with the child.  In the absence of rejecting the ban entirely, the Russian government should at least allow these children’s adoptions to be completed.”

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "The White House manufactured sequestration as a gimmick to avoid difficult choices, and now the president is trying to replace his sequestration with other gimmicks."

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Now is the time for both parties to find common ground on a platform of growth, competitiveness, debt reduction and accountability from a bloated and inefficient government.  Doing so will do more to address the ‘unfinished task’ of reviving the economy for the middle class than the tax and spend rhetoric of the last four years."

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "I don’t think we’re going to hear a lot about how the president can grow the economy through the private sector and why unemployment is still at a nagging 7.9 percent. I think that's where the action is and what he should be talking about but I don't think that's what we'll be hearing.”

Feb 8, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "This week, Republican Israel Caucus co-chair and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL), became a cosponsor or H.R. 300, the Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill would add Israel to the Visa Waiver Program, allowing Israelis to visit the United States for up to 90 days without a visa for tourism and business purposes."

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Over the last few years, American families have had to make hard financial choices and tighten their belts.  It’s time President Obama come forward with his plan to ensure a budget balance and thwart the coming debt crisis.” 

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Under the president’s logic, there’s no amount, there’s no limit to which you can’t spend if all this spending is good. And of course, it’s an absurdity. What it means is we march into a debt crisis"

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "The Free File program is a win-win,” said Roskam.  “Not only do middle income families save money on tax preparation each year, but there is no cost to the federal government, and the program has actually saved the IRS hundreds of millions of dollars."

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "It’s an honor to play a leading role in the advancement of U.S.-India relations along with my friend Joe Crowley. This caucus has grown to become the largest caucus dedicated to one country in the House, showing the importance of nurturing our ties with one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world."

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Every missed deadline is a missed opportunity especially since, under Obama’s watch, the government has spent over $1 trillion each year and now our $16.5 trillion debt is larger than our entire economy. The government cannot spend at this rate anymore if we want to get on sound fiscal footing."

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