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Jul 1, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed, by Congressman Roskam

Excerpt: Oil is a vital resource for the U.S., and affects everything from the cost of our vacation travel to the price of food for our barbeques.  In fact, oil fulfills nearly 40% of total U.S. energy demands, including 94% of the energy used in the transportation of people and goods.  No matter what your plans are this holiday weekend, you’re being negatively impacted by the energy barriers created in Washington.

Jun 23, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "It's increasingly clear that this Administration has no credible or responsible plan for our economy or lowering Americans' energy costs. Faced with that reality, the Administration is instead taking 30 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, oil saved for our strategic national security."

Jun 21, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed, by Congressman Roskam

Excerpt: We need a comprehensive fundamental tax reform overhaul — one that produces a system that raises the necessary revenue for the government to run as efficiently as possible, while removing barriers to private-sector job creation. More specifically, we need a revenue code that is fairer, simpler and no longer hinders our economic competitiveness — all of which cost jobs.

A fairer and simpler tax code would reduce costs for American citizens and job creators. Right now, the tax code often forces employers to make investment decisions based on the tax code, not by what is best for their business.

Jun 16, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "The question that has to be asked and the question that has to be answered is where's the White House's credibility as it comes to economic growth? Remember, this is a White House that promised that unemployment would peak, declaratively, at 8% if only the stimulus bill was passed, and that was 28 months ago. Since then, we've had nothing but 28 months of underperformance and ultimately failure.

Jun 14, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "As the Obama administration continues its efforts to 'reset' relations with Russia, the United States Congress can and must press for progress on democracy and rule of law in Russia," said Congressman Peter Roskam. "Congress is considering legislation with bipartisan support that would impose targeted sanctions on Russian officials complicit in human rights and rule of law violations like the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer working to uncover official corruption, and businessmen like Khodorkovsky. I plan to support such legislation and work to see it become law."

May 26, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: The Korean War National Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a museum in Chicago that honors the millions of Americans who fought against Communism in Korea. In November 2010, Roskam traveled to Korea to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War. He was joined by his mother, Martha, and father Swede, a Korean War veteran. They attended President Obama's speech to troops at Yongsan Garrison and ceremonies at the Demilitarized Zone while in Korea.

May 26, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

 Excerpt: "It's no secret that the trillions in stimulus spending and a massive increase in government red tape has destroyed jobs and hurt our economic recovery. More of the same is a recipe for the same results. That's why House Republicans have designed a plan that will remove barriers to job creation, empowering and helping families, small businesses, and entrepreneurs struggling to create jobs and spur our recovery.

May 24, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a strong, principled, and important speech to Congress today. The Prime Minister and Israel have a friend in House Republicans. As Mr. Netanyahu reiterated today, America and Israel have a unique and special relationship. As our strongest ally and only democratic friend in a deeply troubled region, America must stand with our friend Israel and reject any moves that diminish our special relationship."

May 23, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

 Excerpt: "I'm honored to receive this award from the Chamber of Commerce for fighting for more jobs and commerce in the Sixth District," said Congressman Roskam. House Republicans are committed to removing barriers to job creation in Washington so businesses can flourish all over the country. Republicans have fundamentally changed the conversation in Washington – from one of spending and borrowing money we don't have, to cutting and saving your tax dollars. Cutting spending and putting Washington on sound financial footing will return certainty to the economy, and create jobs and economic growth."

May 18, 2011 Article

Article: The Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

Excerpt: With regard to the rest of the Middle East, Roskam is blunt. He said that no one can really dispute that the administration has "underperformed" in the region. Roskam is concerned that the "mixed messages and ambiguity have exacerbated" tensions and instability there. In Syria, for example, the administration has intervened in countries with "comparatively less importance" than Syria to U.S. security. He would like to see some acknowledgment that our past approach hasn't worked. He compares today's events to the situation in June 2009 in Iran, when the administration "squandered' an opportunity to align itself with the democracy movement. Roskam urged that Obama take "the opportunity to be more forthright and clear" about where we stand.

 

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