Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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Nov 15, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “WhipCast is a breakthrough in government transparency and its launch marks an important step in ensuring that the American public can stay up-to-date with the latest in Congress."

Nov 10, 2011 Press Release

Press Release

Excerpt: “The solution introduced in the House today would put in place valuable preventative fraud-check measures to strengthen Medicare, saving taxpayers billions. Stopping Medicare fraud won’t be the cure-all of our country’s fiscal woes, but it is a commonsense bipartisan solution to save taxpayers billions and help strengthen Medicare.”

Nov 7, 2011 Opinion Piece

Op-Ed: The Miami Herald, by Congressman Roskam

Excerpt: We're at a crossroads in this country. We borrow, spend and tax too much, and our federal government is painfully inefficient. Stopping Medicare fraud won't be the cure-all of our country's fiscal woes, but it would be a commonsense bipartisan solution to save taxpayers billions and help strengthen Medicare.

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.