Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam answers a Facebook message from Richard Foltz of Palatine who wants to know the status of funding the government passed September 30th.
"I don't want to shut the government down. And, in fact, I'm working very hard to make sure it's open. Toward that end, the House of Representatives is going to pass legislation that will do three things -- it will fund the government, it will make sure that Members of Congress are not treated in a special way under Obamacare and are treated the same way as everyone else, and then finally it would delay the individual mandate. This is a process that President Obama set in motion earlier in the summer when he delayed the mandate on big business. What we're saying is if you're going to delay [the mandate] for big business, you ought to delay it for individuals as well."