President Obama has set a goal to double exports by 2015 and I support that goal. Trade is an economic win and Chicago is uniquely positioned as a hub for global trade, from the companies of all sizes that produce products and services to those that transport the goods by truck, rail, and air.
There have been successes, including enacting free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, but there is more to be done. There are efforts underway, with bipartisan support, to negotiate a free trade agreement with 10 Pacific Rim countries, a renewed trade partnership with the European Union, and other agreements for sectors such as services and information technology. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, we are working on a bipartisan basis to ensure high-quality agreements that will create jobs and grow the U.S. economy.
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Washington, D.C. — Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan named Republican lawmakers to serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Representative Roskam (IL-06) was selected as one of five members of the Ways and Means Committee to work with members of the Senate to reconcile the respective tax bills and present a final version for a full vote.
Regarding the appointment, Rep. Roskam released the following statement:
This tax deal will make America more prosperous
By: Editorial Board
Washington, D.C. — Today, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation responded to letters they received last week from Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth concerning tax reform and the impact on middle-income families.
The following letter was sent by U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (IL-15), Peter Roskam (IL-06), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Darin LaHood (IL-18):
DuPage County, IL – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), 227-205. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06), who voted in favor of H.R. 1, also serves as the Chairman of the Tax Policy Subcommittee on Ways and Means and has taken a leadership role in crafting this legislation. Rep. Roskam released the following statement:
Roskam on tax reform: 'Either get this done' or it 'will be the lost opportunity of a lifetime'
By: Katherine Skiba