Congressman Peter Roskam today voted against H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and released the following statement:
"In his inaugural speech, President Obama rightly observed that our economy is badly weakened because of our failure to make hard choices.
"Unfortunately, H.R. 1 fails to live up to that inaugural standard.
"By spending over $1 trillion, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that this legislation will have zero impact on our GDP by 2013, and a negative impact on GDP by 2019 - greatly weakening our economy over time.
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to consider bipartisan input further jeopardizes our economy and long-term prosperity.
"It was with somber conviction today that I stood up for my district with my no vote."