There Oughtta Be…a New Congressman


Stupid ideas never die…

Congressmen Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) today unveiled his "There Oughta Be a Law" initiative at a press conference in Bloomingdale. Roskam was joined by State Senator Dan Cronin, State Senator Kirk Dillard, State Senator Christine Radogno, State Senator Carol Pankau, State Representative Randy Ramey, State Representative Sandy Pihos, Bloomingdale Mayor Bob Iden and Erickson Elementary School Principal Dr. John Markgraf. Roskam released the following statement:

"As a new member of Congress, I have learned first-hand what most 6th District residents already know, Washington is broken. Partisan politics have hamstrung Congress' ability to find solutions to the most pressing problems our nation faces.

"The constituents I represent are reasonable folks with sound ideas – and it's time to send a little more 6th District solutions to Washington.

"Therefore, I am proud to give my constituents the unique opportunity to have their legislative idea introduced in Congress. The very best way to restore faith in our nation's government is to empower individuals. This is the ultimate definition of representative government.

"Working together, we will send more common sense to Washington and Springfield."

Results of prior "there oughtta be a law" competitions: drug testing for welfare recipients, and seat belts for dogs.