Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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May 17, 2012 Press Release

Press Release:

Excerpt: "WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box alongside Paul Farr, CFO of PPL to preview a CFO roundtable discussion hosted by Roskam on the pending hike in capital gains and dividend taxes.  Roskam was joined at the roundtable by CFO’s across several industries, as well as fellow House members, to discuss the negative affect increased taxes would have on the American economy."

May 17, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Not only is Israel a beacon of democracy in the Middle East, but is also an example of prosperity and economic growth that its neighbors and the global community can follow,” said Roskam.  “Sitting down with Mayor Barkat today, we reaffirmed the unshakable and vital U.S.-Israel relationship, and I reinforced that my colleagues and I in Congress will continue to stand with Israel in our shared quest for peace in the Middle East.” 

May 10, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: “We must be honest with the American people about the challenges before us, and get down to real solutions.  The sequester would have devastating consequences for our military men and women as well as the readiness of our Armed Forces. Republicans and Democrats both agree that the sequester is bad policy and must be replaced."

Apr 26, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Exerpt: "America and Israel have a special relationship based on shared values, a shared vision, and shared strategic challenges. Today we recognize the strength and endurance of our friends, and I remind them that United States stands united with Israel as they continue to work towards genuine peace.” 

Apr 23, 2012 Press Release

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Exerpt:“I think what we’ve got to recognize is that there’s nobody that can defend the status quo of our tax code, and that creates an opportunity where we can all come together." 

Apr 19, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Washington has created one obstacle after another to job creation. For the small business person just trying to get their head up above water, the Small Business Tax Cut is a pathway forward for them to grow, prosper, and hire." 

Apr 18, 2012 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: Article, by Peter Roskam

Excerpt: "Studies show that Americans spend more than six billion hours a year complying with federal taxes. That means that, on average, each taxpaying household spends the equivalent of a week’s work preparing their taxes. The total compliance cost adds up to about $228 billion a year. As heavy a burden as this may be, many Americans can actually avoid spending their own limited resources on filing taxes."

Apr 17, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “Today Americans are reminded exactly how much of their hard-earned money they must hand over to the government. In order to spur our economy and create jobs we must let them keep more of what they earn and fix our overly complex and outdated tax code by pursuing comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform. "

Apr 16, 2012 Ask Peter

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Exerpt: "WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam answered letters with concerns about the mounting U.S. debt crisis from two boy scouts, Sean from Mount Prospect and Frank from Itasca."

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