Ending Human Trafficking
As many as 25,000 women and children in our area are forced into the commercial sex trade each year. Tragically, 2/3 of victims are forced into prostitution by age 18. Chicagoland is now the 5th largest location for human trafficking in the U.S.
As a member of the Congressional Human Trafficking Task Force, I organized a regional human trafficking roundtable this past August in conjunction with Naomi's House, Administer Justice, the West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition, International Justice Mission, the Salvation Army and other leaders.
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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