WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter last week, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam responds to an email from Ed and Allie Roney of Barrington who expressed concern about the debt ceiling and the fact that the United States Senate has not passed a budget in years.
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“The House of Representatives has moved legislation that’s very simple. It says we’re going to raise the debt ceiling because we’ve got to pay the bills that the U.S. government has incurred in the past, but the Senate and the House have to pass a budget. And if they don’t pass a budget, then Members of Congress don’t get paid. It’s very simple: no budget, no pay.”
Ask Peter videos are available to the public at Roskam.house.gov, facebook.com/reproskam, twitter.com/peterroskam, and via press release. The videos are sent to constituents via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, depending on how they contacted the Roskam office.