Roskam Lauds Cement Plant EPA Relief Bill

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam, who new district covers McHenry County’s Algonquin Township, where I live:

Roskam Applauds House Passage of the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act

Peter Roskam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. Earlier this week at the GOP Stakeout, Roskam spoke about two job creators whose businesses will be directly hurt if these Washington-imposed regulations go into place. You can watch that here. Read Speaker Boehner’s blog post about them including Roskam’s remarks by clicking here.

“The House has taken important action to stop the EPA’s job-destroying Cement MACT rules. It is imperative the Senate takes up this legislation immediately to save American jobs. The Cement MACT rules is just the latest example of Washington-imposed excessive regulations by unelected bureaucrats that will result in fewer American jobs.

“Americans want our economy to recover and for Washington to implement commonsense regulatory policies that give businesses certainty and allow them to exist, grow, and innovate. We can turn this economy around, but only if we start removing unnecessary regulations that are barriers to private-sector job creation.”


Roskam Lauds Cement Plant EPA Relief Bill — 3 Comments

  1. This is about proposed EPA regulations for Portland cement manufacturing.

    Here’s another viewpoint of the subject.

    “Portland cement manufacturing is the third-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. Mercury in the air eventually deposits into water, where it changes into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish.” The article goes on in further detail and can be found here:

  2. With that in mind, here are the two people and companies Roskam mentions in the linked video.

    Brad Slabaugh, Vice President and General Manager, Hilltop Basic Resources, One West Fourth Street, Suite 1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202, ph 513-651-5000, It’s a private company with annual sales between $20 – $50 million.

    Karl Watson, Jr., President, CEMEX USA, 920 Memorial City Way, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77024-2649, phone (713) 650-6200, Cemex USA is the largest cement and ready mix company in the United States and its a subsidiary of Cemex which has its international headquarters in Mexico.

    Cemex, Av. Ricardo Margáin #325, Col. Valle del Campestre, San Pedro Garza García, N.L., Mexico 66265, phone (011-5281) 8888-8888.

    San Pedro Garza Garcia is a suburb of Monterrey, a large city in northeastern Mexico. Cemex is the world’s largest building materials supplier and third largest cement producer with $14 Billion Annual Revenue.

    I wonder to whom they gave campaign contributions?

  3. Roskam is offering some dinner fundraising options, one is $1,000 for a reception dinner and photo. There are different packages with different price points.

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