Wednesday, February 27, 2013
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam responds to President Obama's remarks on the sequester.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) responded to President Obama's remarks on his sequester with the following statement Tuesday: “Today, the void of presidential leadership was on full display. Instead of getting in a room with Senate Democrats and passing a sequester replacement plan, President Obama chose to get behind a podium and give yet another speech. Noticeably absent from his speech was the fact that House Republicans have already passed two alternatives to the sequester his White House proposed in the last round of budget negotiations. “Everyone agrees that the sequester is not an artful way to achieve the spending cuts that our bloated federal budget desperately needs. But the president gets it wrong when he demands that Americans…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Peter Roskam talks about President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on CNBC.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) said he doesn't expect to see President Barack Obama embrace bipartisanship in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, according to CNBC. He said he'd like to be surprised with some bipartisanship from Obama, but thinks the speech will be his "Inauguration Speech 2.0." The following message is from Peter Roskam's office: The President’s Illinois Worldview Isn’t Growing the Economy “You take Illinois spending patterns and extrapolate that onto the U.S. economy and that’s where the president is proposing to lead us—to about $26 trillion in debt. I don’t think we’re going to hear a lot about how the president can grow the economy through the private sector and why unemployment is still at a nagging 7.9 …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wheaton resident writes in support of Peter Roskam's views related to the fiscal cliff.
Wednesday, January 9
Congress: Job Half Done? While it was good to see some solution to the 'fiscal cliff' situation from Congress, does anyone really question that Congress has only completed half of the task before them? The Obama Administration calls for a 'balanced approach' but only really desired to address increased revenues. We all know that revenues alone will not solve the problem. I agree with my Congressman, Peter Roskam of the 6th District, when he calls for curbing 'out of control' spending. Roskam believes that the only way our economy will rebound is to put in place a strong economic foundation. That foundation must be built with measurable spending cuts. Is it unreasonable to think that our federal government is immune to the same budget …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
U.S. Rep Peter Roskam, R-6th District, talks about avoiding the fiscal cliff on CNBC.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-6th District, on Friday appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" to discuss how to avoid the "fiscal cliff" in 2013. He said House Republicans want to cut spending and avert the cliff, and that the House has already acted on the issues by arguing to extend current rates for a year as a bridge to tax reform, according to a press release. Starting Jan. 2, about $600 billion in tax increases and spending reductions would begin if Congress does not agree on how to implement less extreme measures, according to CNBC. Payroll taxes would increase to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent, dividends would be taxed as income and estates worth more than $1 million would be taxed at 55 percent, according to a Reuters report. Let …
Friday, November 9, 2012
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says the fiscal cliff can be avoided, and thinks there is an opportunity to bring Republicans and Democrats together to work on tax reform.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) appeared on CNBC's Kudlow Report Thursday to discuss the fiscal cliff and the House push for tax reform. He said there is a "tremendous opportunity" to avoid the fiscal cliff because of House Speaker John Boehner's comments Wednesday on a willingness to discuss more revenues. "The House has already acted on one proposal that says move forward and extend the current tax rates for one more year, and use that as a bridge to tax reform," he said. "Before there were voices on the Democratic side that were saying, 'Well let’s just go over the fiscal cliff.' Well that’s a bucket of crazy. Nobody wants to go over the fiscal cliff, it’s ridiculous." Roskam said he predicts President Barack Obama will extend tax …
Monday, October 22, 2012
St. Charles resident urges residents to get out and vote on Nov. 6, and to support Roskam's re-election bid.
Monday, October 22, 2012
George Washington stated that “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.” We don’t’ want more excuses from our elected officials. We want ideas and policies that work. On November 6th, we get to choose the course that we go on as a nation. If the last four years have taught us nothing else, it is that how we vote actually does make a big difference. Make your vote count by re-electing Congressman Peter Roskam, a true policy and idea guy who has represented the Sixth District well. He has worked hard to make a difference in Washington despite the current administration by fighting for policies that aid job creators and end costly Medicare fraud and crony capitalism. Roskam has earned another two years and will take with him back to…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The challenger to 6th District incumbent Republican Peter Roskam talked about the environment, health care, and her opponent at the Clarendon Hills Library Tuesday night.
Leslie Coolidge, the Democratic candidate in the re-drawn 6th Congressional District that now includes Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, visited the southern end of the new district Tuesday night to speak at the Clarendon Hills Public Library about her stances on some of today's political hot topics. For more information on Coolidge, see her Patch candidate profile. WGN Radio's Bill Moller, who lives in Clarendon Hills, posed questions to Coolidge during the event. Afterward, those in attendance had the opportunity to ask their own questions. Lucy Tarabour, adults program coordinator for the Clarendon Hills Public Library, said Republican incumbent Peter Roskam declined an invitation to attend the event. For those new 6th Disticters not so …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Rep. Peter Roskam is unable to attend Patch, League of Women Voters candidate forum due to a prior commitment.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) on Friday notified the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Palatine Area he will not be able to attend an Oct. 11 candidate forum in Palatine because of a previous commitment. Last month, Patch partnered with the LWV to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation was the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Roskam was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 invitations. Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patch has partnered with the Palatine-area League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District race on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palatine.
Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation. The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
St. Charles Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Letters may be submitted to local editor Ted Schnell at email@example.com.
To the editor: As the upcoming election approaches, I took time from my busy family and work schedules to dig a bit deeper into what is going on in Washington. I want to make an informed decision that is not manipulated by the internet, radio or television. Have you ever asked yourself, “What are they accomplishing in Washington?” I investigated this question in early August. I sat down at my computer and started to search. I stumbled upon www.opencongress.org, which listed all the bills currently in the House and Senate. Are you ready? There are 6,347 bills in the House of Representatives alone! A quick glance shows bills like the Plant Health Inspection and the Sport Fishing Safety Act. I’m sure these are important, viable bills to …