Economy and Jobs
America should always be a place where hard work, success and achievement are rewarded. But for too long, the economy has been stuck in neutral, causing stifled growth and shrinking opportunity for many individuals. It’s clear that the current playbook isn’t working: an expanding federal government, with more taxes, more debt and more regulation is not the answer.
American innovation is what drives economic growth. We are the hardest working, most innovative nation in the world, and our people and ideas are what drives our success. We must work together to build a 21st Century economy, working on reforms and jobs legislation that ensures the United States can compete globally and create jobs here at home.
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Washington, D.C. — Representative Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, through both chambers of Congress:
“Today is a great day for Americans – Congress followed through on its commitment to the American people and delivered a tax code that is simpler and fairer and will allow millions of Americans to keep more of the money they earn.
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