Friday, October 26, 2012
Wheaton resident writes in support of Peter Roskam. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Friday, October 26, 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 was pleased to see that Peter Roskam was endorsed by both the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune to be our representative here in the Sixth Congressional District. Both note that Roskam can help solve the economic issues of the day and will be an influential voice at the table for our district by, for one thing, focusing on rewriting our cumbersome federal tax code. I hope that you’ll join these endorsements by voting for Peter Roskam on November 6th. Let’s send a man of …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
St. Charles resident writes in support of Peter Roskam. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com
Wednesday, October 24, 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. ------------ To the Editor: I recently learned that I am a part of the newly redrawn 6th Congressional district in which Congressman Peter Roskam is running for reelection. Congressman Roskam is a fiscal conservative and a firmbeliever that private industry job creation is the key to the reversal of President Obama’s current policies that favor higher tax rates and even heavier federal spending. Roskam also favors the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and will work in a bipartisan …
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…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Congressman Peter Roskam welcomes Y.J. Choi, Korean Ambassador to the United States to Wheaton and commemorates service of Korean War veterans.
Congressman Peter Roskam Monday welcomed Y.J. Choi, Korean Ambassador to the United States, to the Midwest and commemorated the service of Korean War veterans in Memorial Park in Wheaton. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebook On the 59th anniversary of the armistice signed in the Korean War, Roskam said it is "absolutely vital" to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the American veterans and on the progress Korea has made in the past six decades. Roskam and Choi honored the veterans Monday, before Choi spoke at Wheaton College about East-West relations, the enduring alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea and human rights in North Korea, and a Free Trade Agreement roundtable discussion in Addison. "The Korean War was often called…
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 …
Friday, September 14, 2012
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To the Editor: The great American job creation machine is stalled. The headline 8.1 percent unemployment rate, which is “adjusted”, understates the un-adjusted 15 percent U6 unemployment rate. To get Americans working again, we need to send people like Peter Roskam to Washington. He understands that over-regulation by the Federal government is restraining job growth. Peter Roskam voted for the Red Tape Reduction Act, to help small businesses reduce burdensome regulatory compliance. He is an influential member of the House Ways and Means Committee, responsible for tax reform to help small and large companies become more globally competitive. He knows business owners like me are hesitant to hire when the Federal Government is constantly …
Monday, August 27, 2012
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Don’t be fooled! Peter Roskam and Todd Akin are birds of a feather. We may be appalled by Akin’s ridiculous claims about legitimate rape not resulting in pregnancy, but both Roskam and Akin are of the same mind when it comes to women, women’s rights and women’s health. Peter Roskam is a proud co-sponsor of HR 3, which redefines rape to narrow a woman’s right to choose. Both Roskam & Akin would like to redefine to separate so-called “forcible rape” from statutory rape. As our President said, “rape is rape.” Gentlemen, do you really want to legitimize rape that results from adults taking advantage of vulnerable, underage children? Shame on you Peter Roskam! If you are skeptical, just look at Roskam’s voting record on women’s issues…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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The residents’ of the 6th Congressional District have been represented for several decades by two of the greatest Congressmen in my lifetime: Henry Hyde and now Peter Roskam. Both have been men of integrity and fiscal responsibility. I have appreciated how these men have served their country and constituents well. Unfortunately, I no longer reside in the 6th District. However, I will continue to encourage everyone to vote for Peter. Peter takes time to listen to the people he represents and has a genuine desire to be their spokesman in Congress. Peter Roskam is one of the wisest and most articulate members of Congress and is fighting hard to spur job growth, balance the budget,and combat excessive federal regulations. I encourage every …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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Peter Roskam for the 6th District I am eager to elect men and women to Congress that truly want to represent their constituents. Congressman Peter Roskam has been doing just that, fighting to create jobs and put a stop to excessive regulations that are hurting small businesses right here in Illinois. He supports the Red Tape Reduction Act, which would bring relief to businesses here in Illinois that are swamped with burdensome and sometimes unnecessary regulations. As a lifelong Illinoisan, Peter has been working hard for the residents of the 6th district in the fight for commonsense economic policies here and across the country. Peter Roskam’s deep Illinois roots have prepared him to fight for your values this upcoming term. I encourage…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Here is a wrap-up of some of the latest political news.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
U.S. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced legislation that would allow private student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. The bill does not include federal student loans. This may be a boon to some senior citizens who are more concerned about having money for student loans rather than for golf or cruises. These senior citizens are still paying their college loans; others are paying costs incurred when they returned to college later in life; and others are strapped with loans they co-signed for their children who cannot, in this job market, afford to pay their loans. The Washington Post reported that new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that Americans 60 and older still owe about $36 billion in student loans, …