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Roskam gave the keynote speech at the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization’s 2017 Ronald Reagan Dinner at Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th St.
Many protesters said they came out to oppose Roskam’s support of a tax plan they describe as regressive and harmful to the middle class.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Roskam, who serves as chairman of the Tax Policy Subcommittee on the Ways and Means Committee, has taken a leadership role in crafting the legislation.
Tom Shadle of Westmont described the tax plan as “completely unfair for most Americans.”
“It benefits millionaires and corporations over us,” he said.
Shadle said changes in the nation's political climate motivated him to attend the rally.
“I used to never come to these myself, [but] what’s happened over the last year has just been utterly insane," he said.