Sunday, September 30, 2012

Take It From Peter

Lake County Republican & Ladies Man Congressman, Peter Roskam, wants your vote, ladies. According to Roskam's new mailer, he wants to help with the cost of your daughter's college tuition -- or as is often the case nowadays, her mother's college tuition:

"Peter Roskam worked to pass a bill with bipartisan support to
prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this summer
Roskam has been "working across party lines" for you, ladies, no doubt because every lady appreciates a congressman who knows how to get to yes by giving that special liaison what they need.

Of course it goes without saying that laws and sausages are two things you do not want to see being made. As Deputy Whip, Roskam successfully whipped up enough party votes to pass a Student Loan Bill in the Republican House. But bipartisan support did not seem to be a priority. While the President vowed to veto the Bill, it was rejected by the Democratically controlled Senate. According to CBS News:
The measure passed by a vote of 215 to 195, with only about a dozen Democrats supporting the bill. Most Democrats opposed the bill because its $6 billion price tag is paid for by repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund -- a fund that would provide for hundreds of thousands of screenings for breast and cervical cancer.
House passes student loan bill
This tale, however has a happy ending. With the expiration date for Student Loan guarantees approaching, cooler heads ultimately prevailed. A Senate version of the Student Loan Bill, one that did not defund women's health screening, was ultimately sent to the President's desk and signed.

Ladies, Peter Roskam -- who knows a thing or two about legislation and sausages -- has your backs.

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