Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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Apr 13, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “The North Korean government has once again demonstrated that it maintains a clear posture of antagonism.  Flying in the face of an unequivocal commitment to not pursue any such missile launch in exchange for food aid, the new North Korean leadership has shown we can ill-afford to trust its assurances, and its aggressiveness is increasingly alarming when coupled with its nuclear capability."

Apr 11, 2012 Article

Article: Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Hughes

Excerpt: "WASHINGTON—House Republicans, preparing for a year-end expiration of tax cuts, this week begin meetings within their caucus in hopes of building a strategy that can both garner significant GOP support and counter Democratic attacks on tax policy." 

Apr 10, 2012 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: Article, by Peter Roskam

Excerpt: "With unacceptably high unemployment plaguing the country and the U.S. now faced with the highest corporate tax rate in the world, the White House and Washington should be working toward a simple goal: making America the most dynamic and competitive place in the world for job creation."

Apr 7, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "House Republicans are fighting against these failed economic policies and working to create jobs and boost the economy. Yesterday we saw the Leader Cantor's JOBS Act get signed into law to help new businesses and start ups grow, innovate, and create jobs. This is the type of initiative that will ensure Washington stops hurting and starts helping America's job creators."

Mar 30, 2012 Ask Peter

Press Release

Excerpt: "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 responded to a tweet from Robert Ewoldt from Naperville and an email from Sandra Weise from Schaumburg about the House Republican Budget, The Path to Prosperity."

Mar 29, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “Our nation is facing the most predictable debt crisis in history – we either manage our debt now or our debt manages us forever. Yet even on the verge of this crisis, the White House continues to push an unserious budget that would never balance and didn’t get a single vote in the House.  Senate Democrats refuse to offer their own plan, last passing a budget when Rod Blagojevich was indicted three years ago."

Mar 27, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt:“Now, the Supreme Court is obviously taking up the healthcare debate. And not withstanding the decision that the Supreme Court makes – in other words regardless of how they rule – in the court of public opinion the country has spoken” 

Mar 23, 2012 Ask Peter

Press Release

Excerpt: "This is the two year anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. But did you notice something? The White House has no events to talk about it. And that’s because I think if they could, they would revisit this. They made all kinds of promises when the bill was first passed. They said it was going to bring costs down and that turned out not to be true. They said that you were going to be able to keep your doctor and your healthcare plan and that turned out not to be true. They also said that it was going to create jobs and be all sorts of abundance and that turned out not to be true."

Mar 22, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: We’re for the repeal IPAB. We’re for the repeal of something that is going to put such downward pressure on seniors, it will make people’s heads spin. What we’ve got to do is make sure we put remedies in place that empower seniors, that create patient-centered healthcare and don’t deny care and put more out of pocket costs on the backs of seniors.” 

Mar 22, 2012 Press Release

Press Release 

Excerpt: "WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) yesterday welcomed the Washington fly-in of the Committee on Private Company-Policy of Financial Executives International (FEI), a membership association representing 15,000 CFOs and other senior financial executives. The group, comprised of financial executives of family-owned and privately-held businesses, met with Members of Congress and staff to discuss the need for comprehensive tax reform and how privately-held and family-owned businesses are affected by the current tax code. Like many small businesses, these businesses file under the individual income tax bracket – and thus are affected by changes in the tax code for individuals"