Voting for House Resolution 230, Republicans voted on March 28, 2017 to roll back privacy rules established by the FCC that will allow Internet Service Providers to collect and sell Americans personal information to anyone for a profit. Both congressmen Roskam and Hultgren voted along party lines to roll back privacy rules established during the Obama administration. 15 brave Republicans did break with their party to vote against this major privacy give away but neither of our congressmen joined them.
Under the regulation rollback, there are few limits on the ways Internet providers can collect and use your sensitive data. That includes not just allowing providers to create marketing profiles based on your browsing history, but will also let them deploy undetectable software tools to track your web traffic.
“They can use your information and sell it to the highest bidder,” California congresswoman Anne Eshoo stated. “I think it’s a sad day if the bill passes.”
What will it take to get Peter Roskam to listen to his constituents instead of national party big-wigs?
According to the Chicago Tribune, Roskam backs the tax provisions in the ACA repeal which would give big tax cuts to medical device makers, insurance companies and wealthy Americans.
Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article here.
Roskam has a long record for pro-business voting that is reflected in his campaign donors roster and consistently supports tax cuts that heavily favor the rich and powerful.
Click here to view his recent voting record for more details.
Despite a massive outcry from District 6 constituents Roskam vowed to vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care ACT including last minute draconian cuts in coverage demanded by ultra-conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus.
Changes to the bill which Roskam continued to support included:
- Repealing the requirement that health insurance plans cover a core set of essential health benefits such as hospitalizations, maternity care, prescription drugs, as well as mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
- If this provision was repealed, insurers would be free once again to arbitrarily cut off coverage for patients because their treatment is too expensive.
What will it take to get our right-wing representative to listen to the voters?
Read the March 24, 2017 article by Glenn Minnis of the North Cook News for more here
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ROSKAM WATCH UPDATE!
Peter Roskam voted Yes on H.R. 1181 Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act—Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs to prevent veterans who are mentally incapacitated or deemed mentally incompetent from obtaining a firearm. Let him know how you feel about his vote–202-225-4561
Source: 6th District of Illinois – Holding Rep. Peter Roskam Accountable FaceBook Page
Special Thanks to Dana Bussing