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Candidate Bio: Peter Roskam - 6th District

Congressman Peter Roskam is the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 6th congressional district, and has served in that position since January of 2007.

The Republican was born and reside in the 6th district, and has a cool, calming presence in Congress.

The Chief Deputy Whip believes in fiscal responsibility, a small government role when it comes to business and will fight for realistic tax initiatives.

He is running against Democrat Leslie Coolidge, to retain his seat in Congress.

Illinois' 6th district is spread over Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry Counties, including Algonquin, Barrington, Cary, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Palatine, South Elgin, West Chicago, Westmont and Wheaton.

On The Issues

Lowering Family Energy Costs - Taking advantage of America's natural resources is a commonsense way to lower gas prices, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create jobs here. Unfortunately, many refuse to listen to commonsense. By actively blocking and delaying American energy production, the White House's energy policy has caused gas prices to spike, jobs to be lost, and made the U.S. more reliant on unstable foreign energy. Read more...

Reducing Job-Destroying Regulations - Some federal government regulations that hurt small businesses. The private sector will grow if government eliminates some of these barriers. Job creation can only come from businesses with confidence: reducing regulations will give them the confidence to grow jobs in America. Read more...

Pro-Growth Tax Reform - We need a comprehensive fundamental tax reform overhaul — one that produces a system that raises the necessary revenue for the government to run as efficiently as possible, while removing barriers to private-sector job creation. More specifically, we need a revenue code that is fairer, simpler and no longer hinders our economic competitiveness — all of which cost jobs. A fairer and simpler tax code would reduce costs for American citizens and job creators. Right now, the tax code often forces employers to make investment decisions based on the tax code, not by what is best for their business. The tax code should not be used to favor one widget over another, or one sector over another. Read more...

Reforming Our Healthcare System - Enhance the doctor-patient relationship, reduce skyrocketing costs, preserve medical innovation and allow "patients' rights to know." Read more...

Reducing Debt and Saving Crucial Entitlements – The path to prosperity includes economic growth and job creation, spending cuts and controls, real security, patient-centered health care and restoring America's exceptional promise. Read more...

Balancing the Federal Budget – A constitutional mandate would legally bind both the president and Congress to produce annual budgets that spend no more than the government takes in. It would end the explosive annual deficits that have ballooned to record levels. Last year alone, under President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress, our annual deficit was $1.4 trillion, and we're paying billions in interest on the borrowing for the failed $800 billion "stimulus" bill from the year before. These figures are unconscionable, and only the legal force of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget will guarantee a change in our fiscal course. Read more…


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