Article: Naperville Sun, by Susan Frick Carlman
Excerpt: ...Roskam told his colleagues on the House floor Wednesday that employers' apprehensions about expanding their head counts in the face of uncertainties about their future health care expenses underscore the need "to change this economy so that people want to hire again." The local lawmakers were also on board when the House voted Thursday to move ahead on a revised health reform plan. Included in that proposal are a dozen general goals, most of which are part of the existing law, with direction for four committees to draw up new legislative proposals.
Representative Peter Roskam: "[Americans] understand that what has to happen is that businesses have to be able to thrive, and to hire, and to grow and be dynamic. If we repeal this and replace this with the type of thoughtful healthcare initiative that is going to be forthcoming, I think we will do a world of service to everybody that we're trying to help, and that is to change this economy so that people want to hire again."
Excerpt: "Attacks of this kind, in our democratic society, simply cannot stand. My thoughts and prayers are with all those injured and their families in this senseless attack."
Excerpt: "Decemeber was the 20th consecutive month of unemployment over 9%, and America clearly still has a long way to go towards an economic recovery. While today's positive news is welcome progress, House Republicans intend to use our new Majority to focus on creating an economic environment in which employers large and small feel confident enough to hire new workers. We will deliver on this by running a cut-and-grow House; we're going to cut spending and cultivate a growing economy."
Article: The Daily Herald
Excerpt: A suburban Congressman will play a major role in the swearing in of new House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday, as one of a handful of lawmakers selected to escort the Ohio Republican to the chamber podium to take the oath of office. Sixth District Congressman Peter Roskam's part in the ceremony, which comes weeks after the Wheaton resident's appointment as chief deputy Whip, is the first public display of his rise in the ranks of his party.