Join Kelley Drye & Warren’s Government Relations and Public Policy group as we hear from Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) about the House Ways and Means Committee’s priorities for the remainder of the 111th Congress. The Committee has jurisdiction over all trade, taxation, and other revenue-related measures and plays a key role in some of the most significant legislative proposals making their way through Congress, from health care to climate change to economic stimulus and “jobs” initiatives.

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First elected in 2006, Congressman Peter Roskam is the U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of Illinois. In 1993, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he served six years. In 2000, he was appointed to the Illinois Senate and served in the leadership as the Republican Whip and Floor Leader. Rep. Roskam was recently recognized by The Hill as the “most up-and-coming member of Congress.” In February 2010, Rep. Roskam was selected by Republican leadership to participate in the White House Bipartisan Meeting on Health Reform.

U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz is serving in her third term representing Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district. In just her second congressional term, Schwartz was appointed to the Committee on Ways and Means. In January 2009, Rep. Schwartz was appointed Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, where she has distinguished herself as an outspoken critic of deficit spending. In addition to being a leading advocate for children, particularly with respect to healthcare coverage, Rep. Schwartz is instrumental in legislative efforts redirecting the nation’s environmental and energy policies towards energy independence and the reduction of global warming.

About Kelley Drye’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group


Kelley Drye’s Government Relations and Public Policy practice helps clients understand and shape the policymaking landscape, as they work to achieve and sustain market leadership. Combining the unique strengths of attorneys who are legislative advocates and non-attorney government relations professionals, our politically-balanced team is skilled in navigating the intricacies of the legislative and executive branches in support of clients’ policy agendas. Our practice provides clients the benefit of leveraging our long-term relationships and significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government.

Kelley Drye’s practice is built on a legacy of innovation that stretches back more than 47 years. In 1963 the firm’s Washington, D.C. office was founded by two former congressional staffers, creating one of the first law firms to specialize in lobbying and to bring together attorneys with non-lawyer government relations professionals. For more information on our team, please click here.

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