VIDEO: Interview With Chief Dep. Whip, Congressman Peter Roskam

by Warner Todd Huston | March 11, 2011 3:20 pm

Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam (R, 6th District) has really climbed the ladder of leadership since the 2010 elections. He went from Congressman in the minority party in DC to the Chief Deputy Whip of the majority Republican Party riding the GOP wave that overtook the Hill last November.

Roskam is the go-to man for the budget debate. He handles this like an expert and, with his role of Chief Dep. Whip, is part of the leadership team. But I peg him as one of the best guys on that team where it concerns the budget.

Some of the things he’s talking about here are already in play, but the one thing I’d like to focus on are his comments on regulations and the idea of states trying to file for bankruptcy.

Roskam stands for cutting regulations for job growth. But on states going bankrupt, he stands strongly against it. The latter is a very interesting point, one that Congress needs to be held to. If states think they can declare bankruptcy that means all of us will be left holding the bag from Democrat controlled states that evinced no fiscal responsibility whatever.

Take a look…

This interview was conducted at CPAC 2011.

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