Roskam votes with Trump
94.2% of the time!
Pro Big Business!
Rolled back SNAP that feeds poor children!
Rolled back ACA Healthcare Protections!
Voted to double the federal budget deficit
from $585 Billion in 2016 to over $1.1 Trillion
in the upcoming 2019 budget year!
Voted to approve Trump budget to cut funding
for Medicare and Medicaid in next fiscal year
Outside money drives Roskam campaign!
Roskam's miserable voting record on Women's Rights
Peter Roskam voted against an equal pay bill, and voted to defund Planned Parenthood 15 times. He also voted against the Violence Against Women Act and for an abortion ban. His dangerous voting record and extreme commitment to opposing a women’s right to choose, even in cases of rape, show a pattern of undermining women’s health, safety, and equality.
The Chicago Sun-Times Calls Out Roskam For Lying About Sean Casten
In the Sunday August 12, 2018 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, the paper called out the lies and misrepresentations of the Roskam campaign in recent advertising in FaceBook and other electronic media. They analyzed the outrageous accusations and convoluted claims in that advertising and contacted the Roskam campaign for supporting information to back up those claims. The campaign came up empty and couldn't substantiate any of their claims with facts. After digging into each Roskam claim about is opponent Sean Casten, the Sun-Times used the Politifacts Truthfulness scale to rate the Roskam campaign claims as "PANTS ON FIRE" lies and misrepresentations.
To read the Chicago Sun-Times article yourself, CLICK HERE.
Roskam consistently votes against funding education!
Peter Roskam cuts education funds in favor of big tax cuts for the rich!
Peter Roskam worked to cut critical federal loans and Pell Grants for low-income students.
Up to 24,000 of those students live in his district.
Roskam voted to override Fish and Wildlife Service rules to allow hunting bears and their cubs in their dens
The U.S. House of Representatives overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that stopped a set of appalling and unsporting predator control methods on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. These practices include shooting or trapping wolves while at their dens with cubs, using airplanes to scout for grizzly bears to shoot, trapping bears with cruel steel-jawed leghold traps and wire snares and luring grizzly bears with food to get a point blank kill. It was approved by President Trump.
The repealed restrictions were enacted by the Fish and Wildlife Service after years of disputes between the U.S. government and the state of Alaska over the legality of such practices as bear baiting, hunting via aircraft, killing hibernating bears, and “denning” (killing wolves, coyotes, and offspring in their dens) on or near federally protected lands.
The Humane Society of the United States condemned the bill, which they said ought to “shock the conscience of every animal lover in America”
Examples of Peter Roskams HORRIBLE partisan voting record !
February 16th, 2017: Roskam voted for HJR 69, to make it legal for hunters on national wildlife reserves to kill several species of hibernating bears or wolves while they’re sleeping in their dens.
March 16th, 2017: Peter Roskam voted for HR 1181, which would allow veterans deemed mentally incompetent to continue to own firearms.
March 28th, 2017: Rep. Roskam voted for SJ Res 34, which allowed internet providers to sell the data gathered on their customers’ internet usage to businesses without their consent.
May 4th, 2017: Roskam voted for the GOP’s healthcare plan that would eliminate coverage for pre-existing conditions, and would treat pregnancy, post-partum depression, and sexual assault as “pre-existing conditions”. Oh, and it contained a provision that would make sure that Roskam would be allowed to keep his healthcare plan as it exists under the ACA, which would be repealed for the rest of the country.
June 8th, 2017: Peter Roskam voted for HR 10, the GOP’s attempt to repeal Dodd-Frank financial reform to allow the big banks to make the same mistakes that imploded the economy only a decade earlier.
September 8th, 2017: Rep. Roskam chooses to be one of 90 Republicans in Congress who voted against disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey.
October 3rd, 2017: Roskam voted for HR 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, that would try to ban abortion at 20 weeks based upon the false premise that fetuses can feel pain then even though medical science states that fetuses do not have the capability to feel pain until week 29.
December 19th, 2017: Peter Roskam voted for HR 1, the GOP’s $1.7 trillion tax cut to benefit the wealthiest Americans and corporations permanently that coincidentally also removes the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and kicks 13 million people off their health insurance. The bill has no provisions to off-set the loss of revenue and increased the national debt.
GOP-related Super PAC creates fake Sean Casten web-site that lies about the candidate!
The Washington-based GOP Super PAC, Congressional Leadership Fund has created a FAKE website attempting to create the illusion that it is the official Sean Casten campaign site and distorts the background and positions of Peter Roskam's opponent in the upcoming 2018 congressional election. To-date, congressman Peter Roskam has not acknowledged or condemned this underhanded tactic.
When the ATF Wanted to Ban Armor Piercing Ammunition. Guess Who Demanded They Stop? Yep, Congressman Roskam Strikes again!
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was forced in 2015 to back down from a proposed ban on manufacturing and selling one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles. The NRA organized an attack on the ATF via social media and blanketing the Federal Register with comments that halted common sense reforms. The icing on the top of the NRA's dangerous cake was a letter co-signed by Peter Roskam, questioning the ATF and demanding the proposed rule be stopped.
Roskam Voted To Cut SNAP Funding For Poor Americans!
Peter Roskam, following strict party policy, voted to cut Food Stamp/SNAP payments for poor Americans which was a key provision of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 on June 21, 2018 (HR 2). The Republican sponsored bill also exempted some forest management activities from requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) again demonstrating complete disregard for protecting the environment. The bill also repeals the Conservation Stewardship Program CSP which is the largest conservation program in the United States with more than 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled in CSP.
NAACP Gives Roskam An F For His Civil Rights Voting Record
The NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Report Card demonstrates how every Member of Congress voted on the bread and butter civil rights issues and priorities important to the NAACP.
To read their annual score card Click Here
Congressman Roskam Supports Reneging on another Treaty Commitment!
On May 8th, Congressman Peter Roskam publicly endorsed President Trump reneging on the IRAN Nuclear Arm Limitation Accord (JCPOA) over the objections of the 5 other signatories of this historic agreement. The congressman and the President chose to ignore the finding of the inspection teams that Iran was adhering to the terms of the treaty. If the treaty collapses as expected without American participation, this opens the likelihood that Iran can now resume it's nuclear weapons program which the treaty had stopped. It also opens the doors for Russia and China to increase their influence in Iran and the Middle East at the expense of the U.S. business interests in the region.
Once again, the congressman has ignored the majority of his constituents who supported the agreement that kept nuclear weapons away from a dangerous regime in the middle east to support his own right wing agenda!
League of Conservation Voters Fails Roskam on his environmental voting record AGAIN!
Based upon his horrible voting record on environmental issue this year the League rated Congressman Roskam as the worst representative in Illinois with a score of 3%. To view their review CLICK HERE
Peter Roskam votes with Trump 94% of the time!
Voted to roll back Big Bank regulations designed to protect from another Wall Street meltdown!
Voted Against EPA environmental safeguards and clean water rules!
Voted Against Programs for the poor!
Supports cuts to Medicare and Social Security!
Enacted Tax giveaways to the rich and powerful!
Votes with the NRA every time!
Roskam Endorses Cutting ACA Healthcare Subsidies For Low Income Constituents!
Congressmen Peter Roskam of the IL 6th congressional district and Randy Hultgren of the 14th publicly endorsed President Trumps latest attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act as he stopped making subsidy payments that support healthcare coverage for poor Americans. By eliminating premium and deductible subsidies for low income Americans, industry experts expect the number of people in the program to drop because of dramatic price increases for coverage!
In an article in the Chicago Tribune, Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano characterized the cutting the subsidies for low income Americans as “eliminating free money for insurance companies" and would "actually benefit low-income consumers and increase the number of insured Americans starting in 2020".
Somehow the congressman believe that making healthcare more expensive for lower Americans will somehow magically lead to more people signing up for health insurance sometime in the future. One constituent commented "The idea of making health insurance more expensive for lower income Americans by cutting subsidies will somehow drive down overall health insurance costs is patently stupid! These are the same clowns that voted to cut Medicaid funds as part the their Repeal and Replace scam which would have also reduced assistance for the poor!"
This plan is particularly cruel to the 6.7 million middle-class Americans whose premiums will also increase but who do not qualify for the tax subsidies,” Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Hoffman Estates said in a letter to the president protesting the cuts. "Middle-class families would see their out-of-pocket costs increase just to access the same level of care in the plans before the funding cuts."
Roskam Votes For Big Money Over American Consumers! AGAIN!
Congressman Peter Roskam voted in lockstep with the Trump Administration again putting Big Business ahead of the average American. He joined fellow Republicans in gutting the financial protections put in place in 2010 to rein in risky Wall Street banking practices that led to the 2008 financial collapse that started during the Bush administration.
The House bill, called the Financial Choice Act, attempts to scale back much of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act rules protecting the U.S. economy from the risky banking practices that almost destroyed the American economy.
- Roskam Refuses To Even Discuss Dreamers
Date: March 24, 2018
Peter Roskam refused to meet with a group of clergymen to discuss a pathway to citizenship for our Nation's Dreamers. The 6th Congressional District has over 2,700 Dreamers waiting for ...
- Peter Roskam Co-Sponsored Trump Tax Bill that raises taxes on average Americans over time
Date: March 3, 2018
According to most tax experts, the Trump tax cuts co-sponsored by Congressman Peter J Roskam will actually cost most Americans more over time while the rich get permanent tax breaks! While ...
- Roskam Rated One of the Lowest Congressman By League of Conservation Voters AGAIN!
Date: March 3, 2018
Roskam voted to overturn EPA Stream Protection Rules to allow coal mining companies to dump toxic waste into nearby waterways. This measure, H.J. Res. 38, threatens the drinking water and public ...
- Roskam Votes To Increase Federal Deficit In New Trump Budget
Date: October 26, 2017
Representative Peter Roskam of the Illinois 6th Congressional District Voted YES today on the House Continuing Budget Resolution and raise the Federal Deficit by $1.5 Billion. He Voted To: Increase the ...
- Outside Money Pours Into Roskam Campaign
Date: October 18, 2017
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Peter Roskam has built a HUGE campaign war chest to fend off challengers in the upcoming 2018 congressional race. (click here) What the ...