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Roskam Tapped To Help Lead New Contract With America

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Location: Washington, DC

House Republicans have tapped Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) to help build the GOP's 2010 version of a contract with America.

Roskam, a second-term lawmaker and a rising star within the Republican Conference, will be vice chairman of a new committee charged with producing the contractlike GOP document -- initially dubbed "Commitment With America."

The project, Republican leaders say, will be built in part from a social media network where the GOP solicits input from people around the country.

"A newer member of Congress, Peter understands that the old Washington-knows-best attitude in Congress has failed the American people and we need a new way of doing business," Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the head of the project, said in an e-mailed statement.

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