“It’s appropriate that the cost to attend Mike Pence’s fundraiser for Peter Roskam is $25,000 per couple, because the super-wealthy benefited most from Peter Roskam’s tax bill. Meanwhile, everyday families will pay even more since Peter cut their deduction for state and local taxes – including property taxes,” said Casten.
“I am disappointed, but not surprised, that Peter Roskam already has decided that Brett Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court. Peter Roskam’s not interested in the Senate hearings and what Judge Kavanaugh has to say — just as Peter Roskam’s not interested in hearing from his own constituents. This is another example of how Peter Roskam’s driven by ideology, not by facts, similar to when he didn’t wait for the Congressional Budget Office to evaluate the cost or impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act.”
“The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is very troubling for those of us who support a woman’s right to choose. We must watch very closely the upcoming hearings to determine if he/she would carry out the extreme Trump-Roskam agenda of reversing Roe v. Wade and, as Roskam has supported, banning abortions even for victims of rape. We must also be concerned that Judge Kavanaugh would strike down the Affordable Care Act, which Peter Roskam voted in Congress to do 60 times.”
“I am deeply concerned about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh particularly when it comes to women’s health, contraception and reproductive rights. As a Member of Congress, I would be vigilant in defending a woman’s right to make personal, private medical decisions, including abortion, without the interference of politicians like Peter Roskam and Donald Trump.” said Casten.
“President Trump's defunding of the Affordable Care Act will condemn thousands here in Illinois to massive premium increases or lose their health care coverage entirely.” Casten said. “Peter Roskam voted repeatedly to kill the Affordable Care Act, and now with Trump’s callous action Peter Roskam gets his wish. It’s a heartless and vindictive act, especially since neither the President nor Peter Roskam have any viable alternative to helping people afford health care coverage.”