Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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Nov 1, 2011 Article

Article: The Washington Post, by Ben Pershing

Excerpt: But while Roskam earns less ink than his colleagues, he serves as a calming, drama-free influence at the leadership table, and in those sometimes tense meetings where rank-and-file lawmakers are persuaded to vote with the team. Roskam also is the sole high-ranking member of leadership who has run a recent close race or won in a swing district, and he has a unique perspective on President Obama, as the two men served together in the Illinois state Senate and were on friendly terms.

Oct 28, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "These new citizens are a reminder that the American Dream is still thriving and we should not take our citizenship for granted," said Congressman Roskam. "These men and women have shown the dedication, patience, and commitment to obtain lawful permanent residence here, and we welcome them with open arms."

Oct 27, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "This bill will free companies from the burdensome withholding rule, giving them more access to capital to grow their business. Employers all across the country are facing capital shortfalls, directly undermining their ability to create jobs. I urge President Obama and Senate Democrats to continue to work with us on policies that will help create jobs, like the three pro-export trade agreements both parties supported just weeks ago..."

Oct 24, 2011 Article

Article: The Daily Herald, by Kerry Lester

Excerpt: “If we don’t act, Americans who rely heavily on those tax rates — from seniors to businesses to investors of all kinds — will be severely negatively impacted”

Oct 14, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “This bipartisan legislation is another commonsense solution to restore confidence in American businesses and workers. This is a regulatory solution that would protect jobs, keep electricity costs low, and keep construction material costs low. The construction and energy industries can’t grow and expand with regulations as these excessive these."

Oct 12, 2011 Press Release

Video: Floor Speech

Excerpt: This means it's going to help 145,000 Illinois jobs right now that are tethered within 650 companies that are dealing with exports. This deal helps them. Twenty five percent of all manufacturing jobs in my home state of Illinois are related to exports and let's face it, ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of the United States. So you know what this trade deal does, this says, game on.

Oct 12, 2011 Article

Article: The Minority Report, by Steven Foley

Excerpt: Roskam represents the Sixth District of Illinois and is not only the party’s future but a consummate conservative warrior with real solutions on issues ranging from the economy and jobs to taxes, government spending and health care... Peter understands what businesses, small business owners and families outside of Washington need to succeed. He’s the real deal.

Oct 5, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "Today was an important step forward to implementing no-cost job creating policies. These pro-export policies will open up more markets for American products to be sold, and in turn create more American jobs. Furthermore, they will be important strategic tools for our foreign policy. Republicans have been advocating for these commonsense policies for years. With unemployment at 9.1% nationally, Washington has to be embracing commonsense solutions that remove barriers to private-sector job creation."

Oct 4, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: Investors Business Daily, by Congressman Peter Roskam

Excerpt: An important first step — with broad support from America's business community — would be to remove uncertainty and make permanent the 15% rate on capital gains and dividends.

Faced with the threat of a dramatic tax increase in 2013, American businesses, investors and families are hamstrung by uncertainty when making consequential investment and financial decisions.

Oct 4, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: "With near double-digit unemployment, fostering a competitive and stable environment for job creation is critical for turning the American economy around," said Chief Deputy Whip Roskam. "A critical first step is removing uncertainty and making these tax rates permanent. If we don't act, Americans who rely heavily on these current rates – from seniors to businesses to investors of all kinds – will be severely negatively impacted. Instead of adding more barriers to private-sector job creation, let's choose to foster a culture that encourages investment, capital formation, and economic growth."