From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)…
WASHINGTON – 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 responds to Michael Danielson from Roselle about gas prices and what the House is doing to pursue a common sense energy policy.
Ask Peter videos will be available to the public at Roskam.house.gov, facebook.com/reproskam, twitter.com/peterroskam, and via press release. The videos will also be sent to the constituents via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, depending on how they contacted the Roskam office.
I’m Congressman Peter Roskam, welcome back to Ask Peter.
I’ve gotten a lot of calls and letters from folks that are concerned about summer gas prices in particular.
I heard from Michael Danielson from Roselle who wrote in on that specific topic.
Well the good news Michael, is that the House of Representatives is acting. And what we are trying to do is to pursue domestic sources of energy and to take our lead from what’s happening in North Dakota.
North Dakota is pursuing energy and their unemployment rate is about 3% right now compared to the state of Illinois, which has an unemployment rate of way over 8%.
So we’ve got a choice of going in two different directions.
The way President Obama wants to lead us is he literally has said he wants to double down on his energy policy. And what has that brought us?
That’s brought us Solyndra which is a failure. That’s brought us electric cars that nobody wants to drive, and it’s a failure.
By contrast, the House is taking up legislation that will pursue domestic sources of energy, it will expedite the process by which the Environmental Protection Agency reviews these things. And ultimately it’s driving towards safe, productive, all-of-the-above energy for the United States, which is a good thing from a national security standpoint as well.
I’m Congressman Peter Roskam. I need to hear from you by Facebook, email, Twitter or an old fashioned letter or phone call.
Thanks for watching.