Roskam To Attend White House Health Summit
Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Ways & Means Committee member and Deputy Whip, today accepted Leader Boehner's invitation to attend the upcoming White House Health Summit.
"I'm honored to join Leader Boehner and other Congressional leaders at the White House Health Summit," said Rep. Peter Roskam. "I'm looking forward to offering the President commonsense reforms to cut costs and increase access that we can work together on in a bipartisan manner. Unfortunately the latest version of the Democrats' healthcare overhaul plan offers more of the same that Americans have already overwhelmingly rejected. I strongly urge President Obama to come to the table truly ready to work across the aisle, like we did on a range of controversial issues in the Illinois Senate. "
"I'm glad we'll have Rep. Peter Roskam at the White House to offer commonsense ideas that would lower health costs, increase access, and benefit millions of struggling Americans," said House Republican Leader John Boehner. "Peter brings good judgment, experience and knowledge of America's healthcare problems from his days in the Illinois Senate with President Obama to the Ways & Means Committee today."
Rep. Roskam is a leader on efforts to responsibly reform healthcare, get our economy back on track and combat our massive national debt. At the House GOP Issues Caucus, Rep. Roskam urged President Obama to buck Speaker Pelosi's "stiff-arming" of Republicans, and work with Republicans on healthcare, economic recovery and no-cost jobs-creating trade deals.
Rep. Roskam and President Obama served together in the Illinois Senate from 2000-2004, working closely on the Judiciary Committee on a host of issues including death penalty reform.