Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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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

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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"

Mar 22, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: “In the two years since Obamacare passed Americans have overwhelmingly rejected the overhaul that has delivered nothing but broken promises and made our healthcare system worse.  The Administration promised Obamacare would lower health costs for families, reduce the deficit, create thousands of jobs, and that patients would be able to keep their doctor and healthcare plan if they liked it – the opposite has happened in each case."

Mar 21, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: "Washington has created one obstacle after another to job creation. So for the small business owner whose trying to get their head up above water it just keeps crashing down on top of them, just one cascade after another. This is a pathway forward that is basically a lifeline to these companies, that says we want to see you prosper, we want to see you expand, and it makes all the sense in the world."

Mar 20, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: “Look, to Paul’s point this is the most predictable event in history. That is the debt crisis of the United States if we don’t act. And for the Democrats to be doing cartwheels in the parking lot is completely absurd. It has been since the governor of my home state Rod Blagojevich was indicted since they last passed a budget. So I think the country is road weary of the nonsense and the sniping. They want remedies and this is a remedy that moves forward.”

Mar 15, 2012 Ask Peter

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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 addressed a comment from Scot Hansen on Facebook and an email from Harvey Randecker about the President’s healthcare reform law, specifically the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – an unelected panel of 15 bureaucrats that find ways to cut Medicare, affecting the doctor-patient relationship for seniors."

Mar 9, 2012 Press Release

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Excerpt: “It's a positive development to see more Americans finding jobs, but economic growth is still nowhere near where it should be. Millions are still out of work and the Administration refuses to budge from the same failed policies of raising taxes on job creators, denying job-creating energy projects like Keystone XL while investing in failed taxpayer-funded boondoggles, and adding trillions more in debt that threatens future generations. It's been over three years since the “stimulus” became law and national unemployment is still higher than the Administration promised it would ever get."

Mar 8, 2012 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “I applaud the House for overwhelmingly passing the commonsense, bipartisan JOBS Act that will make it easier for American small businesses to launch, grow, and create jobs. Small businesses are hurt by barriers to capital and excessive, outdated bureaucrat-imposed regulations that hurt job growth. Small businesses are the engine of the American economy and they need better."  

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