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Rep. Roskam supports House tax reform bill



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WASHINGTON DC – Thursday, 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:

Today we took a transformative step to putting an end to the status quo. The status quo benefits the few, it benefits the privileged, and it benefits those at the top of the economic ladder. Today the House voted to reject the old way of doing things and support the most significant tax overhaul in over 30 years that will help hardworking families and small businesses around the country.

This bill is about the businesses on Main Street and the family at the end of the block. It’s about the recent college graduate struggling under the weight of student loans and the newlyweds expecting their first child. We’re boosting the economy to create more good-paying jobs, and we’re making sure that taxpayers get to keep more of their money in every pay check.

I’m proud of the work that we’ve done and will continue to do on this legislation. The end result will be a law that works for an overwhelming number of Americans and boosts our economy to allow us to be more competitive on the world stage.


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  1. Peter Roskam is in real trouble as to the prospects of his re-election. And he well deserves to be.
    Here his PR guy is sending out a release touting his support for a milquetoast tax bill – that is a mere shadow of the Reagan tax cuts of ’82.
    And previously his PR guy sent out a meaningless release telling us how Peter eschews the IL State government’s abortion funding measure (over which he has absolutely no impact) but the release looks nice.
    But when push comes to shove, when he could actually do something, Roskam has been AWOL.
    He failed to back President Trump’s call to build the wall. He took cowardly positions geared toward further kicking the ball down the road on illegal immigration. SEE: http://chicagolampoon.blogspot.com/2015/05/roskam-weasels-out-again-il-gop-awol-on.html
    And, at the urging of his non-conservative staff and his Chamber of Commerce big money donors, Roskam persists in advocating increased H-1B immigration, which lets tens of thousands of immigrants in, to perform American hi-tech jobs at wages cheaper than Americans were getting.
    The Dems are targeting Peter Roskam, since Hillary carried his district.
    I can’t imagine why serious conservatives and populists should back this guy.
    Roskam vs. the lib-Dem? It would be six of one and a half dozen of the other.
    America is in an immigration crisis – and milquetoast Peter Roskam has been doing a political fan-dance on the sidelines.