Roskam Applauds FTA Passage In Ways & Means Committee And Passage of Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Ill)…

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip and member of the House Ways & Means Committee, issued the following statement after the long-stalled Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) passed out of the Ways & Means Committee today. Roskam has traveled to South Korea, Panama, and Colombia in support of these three agreements:

“Today was an important step forward to implementing no-cost job creating policies. These pro-export policies will open up more markets for American products to be sold, and in turn create more American jobs. Furthermore, they will be important strategic tools for our foreign policy. Republicans have been advocating for these commonsense policies for years. With unemployment at 9.1% nationally, Washington has to be embracing commonsense solutions that remove barriers to private-sector job creation.”


Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. Earlier this week at the GOP Stakeout, Roskam spoke about two job creators whose businesses will be directly hurt if these Washington-imposed regulations go into place. You can watch that below. Read Speaker Boehner’s blog post about them including Roskam’s remarks by clicking here.

“The House has taken important action to stop the EPA’s job-destroying Cement MACT rules. It is imperative the Senate takes up this legislation immediately to save American jobs. The Cement MACT rules is just the latest example of Washington-imposed excessive regulations by unelected bureaucrats that will result in fewer American jobs.

“Americans want our economy to recover and for Washington to implement commonsense regulatory policies that give businesses certainty and allow them to exist, grow, and innovate. We can turn this economy around, but only if we start removing unnecessary regulations that are barriers to private-sector job creation.”

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