The Journal & Topics Newspapers endorses U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th) as our pick to continue representing the district over Democratic challenger Leslie Coolidge...Roskam has worked hard to rise to a position of leadership as House majority whip and has represented the district well especially responding to local issues...We urge Mr. Roskam’s reelection.
In Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, three-term Republican incumbent Peter Roskam of Wheaton is running against Democratic newcomer Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills...If elected to another term, Roskam, who serves in a leadership role as chief deputy whip of the U.S. House, wants to simplify the U.S. tax code, ending certain loopholes that favor some industries over others, and creating incentives for businesses to keep and grow jobs in the U.S. He favors repealing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a series of reforms aimed at cutting costs, including tort reform that would cap monetary awards from lawsuits and reduce defensive medicine costs, and expanding state-run insurance pools for those with pre-existing conditions. He supports Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity budget plan that cuts federal spending and, over time, tackles the nation’s massive debt...We recommend Roskam.
In the last couple of years, Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton has become one of the more influential Republicans in Illinois and on Capitol Hill. We had some skepticism about him when he first ran for Congress, but he has focused on fundamental economic issues and gained stature as a member of the Ways and Means Committee and chief deputy whip. He was recently named "most up-and-coming member of Congress" by The Hill.
Now finishing his third two-year term as a congressman, Peter Roskam of Wheaton has established himself in the Capitol as a GOP leader with influence. As chief deputy whip and with his seat on the House Ways and Means Committee, Roskam is a player in how Washington fixes the economic challenges facing the country.
RNC 2012: Rep. Peter Roskam discusses serving with Barack Obama in Illinois, and new GOP confidence.
TAMPA — House GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam says Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan provides more insight into his style as a leader than any “single other move” the former Massachusetts governor has made on the campaign trail.
“Good leaders and good executives get good people in good positions,” Roskam said of Romney Thursday, hours before the GOP nominee delivered his nomination acceptance speech. “What Romney has seen in Ryan is a person of talent.”
U.S. House Republicans will vote this week to create a process for a tax-code overhaul in 2013, satisfying restless first-term members who want to show they’re moving forward on the issue.
The Republican plan would simplify and flatten the income tax system, requiring lawmakers to remove or curtail tax breaks to cover the cost of lowering the top individual and corporate rates to 25 percent from 35 percent.
“If you were to distill down the single adjective that was to describe what members are looking for in tax reform, it would be bold,” Representative Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, said in an interview this week.
President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the nation’s top earners is a path to failure because it ultimately raises taxes on the job creators, Rep. Peter Roskam said.
Roskam, an Illinois Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview that a report by accounting firm Ernst & Young confirms what Republicans already knew, which is “to raise taxes at the individual level is to raise taxes on job creators and it also confirms what we’re hearing from other elements within the Democratic Party.”
Melissa Block talks with GOP Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, a congressman from Illinois, about why he says the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act is not a victory for Americans, as the president claimed Thursday.
Roskam comments on current Congressional issues. Watch the interview here.
By Rep. Peter Roskam
After weeks of bad economic news and public White House stumbles, President Barack Obama decided it was time to give another speech about the economy. He laid out his sweeping vision of America’s future—in hopes of distracting us from the failed policies of the past three and a half years.
The fundamental problem is: Obama implemented his vision virtually unchecked during his first two years in the Oval Office. With the Congress of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Obama gave us the $800 billion failed stimulus, a government takeover of health care that increases costs and green energy programs that produce no energy.
You can call Obama’s vision “Solyndranomics.” It’s basically about using taxpayer dollars for broad government intervention in the economy, often to support your donor’s speculative adventures.
By Kerry Lester
Congressman Peter Roskam took the stage at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Rosemont and outlined before the nation’s top Republicans why Illinois — which he called a bankrupt state with heavy-handed unions — is a “perfect example” of Democrats’ failures in leadership.
“Illinois plays a pivotal role in Nancy Pelosi’s drive to become speaker of the House again,” Roskam said, predicting that Republicans would “overperform” in November “because on a large part a state has been miserably run by one party for a long time.”
Using local issues to illustrate a larger Republican national agenda, the fourth-highest ranking Republican in the U.S. House simultaneously alluded to his own unique role to play in the months ahead.
By Kerry Lester
Buoyed by Gov. Scott Walker’s historic victory in Wisconsin this week, top conservatives took the stage in Rosemont Friday to urge a team effort as the Nov. 6 national election nears.
“This past Tuesday I was a cheesehead,” cracked GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Wheaton while noting he wasn’t quite ready to become a Green Bay Packers fan.
Highlighting the party’s ideals and successes, Roskam said Republicans have an opportunity to “invite people to come along with us on our journey,” stressing “this is the way forward.”
That means using various sectors of the conservative party — from Tea Partyers to moderates — in broadcasting a message that the country needs to return to Republican values, speakers at the conference said.
Rep. Peter Roskam believes that a tax code overhaul, despite its prickly political connotations, could actually drive Members of varying ideological perspectives together.
“That sounds counterintuitive,” the Illinois Republican said Thursday, the same day his chamber passed a tax-cut package decried by Democratic leaders and sure to hit a wall in the Senate. “But it’s based on the premise that you want to get a deal done. There’s nobody that can defend the status quo on the tax code. There’s no voice in the public square today that can look at the totality of the tax code and say, ‘It’s terrific. We just love this whole thing.’”
Rep. Peter Roskam’s decision to stay out of the messy Illinois primary that pitted a freshman incumbent against a veteran lawmaker was a prescient strategy for a rising leader, Members and political observers said of the GOP’s Chief Deputy Whip. While some Illinois junkies complain of Roskam’s cautious style when it comes to state politics, others noted that the three-term Republican is wisely picking his spots and building goodwill in a diverse Conference that widely views his future as bright.
By Rep. Peter Roskam
This is the time of year when Americans have calculated to the penny how much of their money must be paid to the government. Not only do the folks at Treasury require families to give them the product of their labor, but the IRS makes them labor for hours to give them your money.
Studies show that Americans spend more than six billion hours a year complying with federal taxes. That means that, on average, each taxpaying household spends the equivalent of a week’s work preparing their taxes. The total compliance cost adds up to about $228 billion a year. As heavy a burden as this may be, many Americans can actually avoid spending their own limited resources on filing taxes.
In the third day of the Supreme Court's hearings on the health reform law, justices delved into the constitutionality of Medicaid expansion and whether the law could survive without a so-called individual mandate. Judy Woodruff discusses the eagerly anticipated decision with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
When GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, of Wheaton, calls Eric Cantor “leader” at news conferences and delegation meetings, the reverence is clear in his voice.
Widely considered to be next in line for the House's top post, Cantor's success depends largely on his relationship with the 435 members of Congress, 19 of them from Illinois.
During a brief stop in Chicago last week, he sat down with the Daily Herald and talked about how the Illinois delegation — from Roskam to Tea Partyer Joe Walsh — fits into the party's overall picture and agenda.
With reapportionment having sliced and diced McHenry County, three of the four United States Congressmen who have present or future ties with the area were in Crystal Lake.
Making his first foray into the McHenry County part of his 6th congressional district (Algonquin Township) was Peter Roskam.
Roskam, as Deputy Whip in the House Republican Leadership, is in high demand all over the country.
It’s his job to rev up the Republican base and he did a good job of it at the sell-out crowd of almost 300 people.