Thursday, April 25, 2013
A meet-and-greet will be held for the 6th District congressman on April 27.
Thursday, April 25
Congressman Peter Roskam, (R-6th District) is opening a satellite office at Barrington’s Village Hall. Roskam will hold a meet-and-greet for constituents at the new office from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27. Roskam’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with by-appointment hours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Roskam’s main office is in West Chicago.
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 …
Illinois House Rep. Peter Roskam will open a satellite office inside Barrington Villlage Hall.
The Barrington Village Board approved a lease agreement with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam for office space in village hall, at the Feb. 11 meeting. Roskam’s district is spread out and ranges from south of Wheaton to Crystal Lake. Barrington Village President Karen Darch said Roskam was looking to locate a satellite office in the northern part of his district. His other area office is in West Chicago. “This is good news for us,” Darch said. “This is nice for us to have first hand contact with federal officials here.”
Monday, November 19, 2012
U.S. Rep Peter Roskam (IL-06) talks about avoiding the fiscal cliff on CNBC.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) 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. Roskam said the …
Saturday, November 10, 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.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Barrington area's 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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Republican Peter Roskam appears to have won the race for the 6th Congressional District, defeating challenger Leslie Coolidge. This is according to unofficial results.
Update 10:21 p.m. Incumbent Republican Peter Roskam ran against Democrat Leslie Coolidge for the 6th Congressional District seat. Unofficial results show that Roskam received 185,093, to Coolidge's 125,961. This is with 98% of precincts reporting. The 6th Congressional District crosses five counties. Coolidge watched the results come in at Emmetts in Palatine. Results information from Chicagotribune.com. GO BACK TO THE ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS Candidates Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Barrington resident writes in support of Leslie Coolidge. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Peter Roskam is playing politics with the voters of his newly drawn district. Through debates, voters in other districts have a real opportunity to learn about their candidates and to see how they perform in the spotlight. Unfortunately, we voters in the 6th Congressional District do not have that opportunity. Despite Leslie Coolidge's repeated offers to debate Rep. Roskam any time any place, he would not agree to a debate. What is he afraid of? The fact that Leslie Coolidge is an intelligent woman with the skills needed in Washington right now? As a CPA and a former external auditor with KPMG, she can use her experience to tackle the budget issue. Is it because she takes a pragmatic rather than partisan approach to the issues …
Wheaton resident writes in support of Peter Roskam. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------ I LIKE CONGRESSMAN PETER ROSKAM! I like Peter because he is such a likeable man, and he gets my vote. He has earned it! He is a younger man who has made his mark during his two terms as Congressman. That's why I like Peter Roskam. It is vitally important that he be reelected to the office of United States Congressman. John Oldenburger Wheaton, Illinois
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…