Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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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order to spur our economy and create jobs we must let them keep more of what they earn and fix our overly complex and outdated tax code by pursuing comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform.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

Press Release

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."

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” 

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