Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam


Roskam Statement on the Passing of Cardinal Francis George


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the passing of Cardinal Francis George. Read More

ICYMI: Roskam: IRS Targeting is Insidious and Poisonous


This week, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) spoke on the House floor in support of Congressman Jim Renacci’s (R-OH) Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act, which ensures that any IRS employee found guilty of targeting Americans for their political beliefs is fired immediately. The bill passed unanimously along with several other measures to rein in IRS abuse. Read More

President Obama Signs Roskam, Carney Medicare Fraud Provisions Into Law


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, which contains key Medicare fraud provisions authored by Roskam and Carney. The enacted measures, which were originally filed in the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME Act) of 2015, will strengthen these programs by eliminating vulnerabilities that expose them to fraud and improper payments. Read More

ICYMI: Roskam: The IRS Needs to Do More with Less


Yesterday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) spoke on the House floor in support of Congressman George Holding’s (R-NC) legislation to streamline the 501(c)4 application process by allowing groups to self-declare their tax-exempt status rather than endure indefinite delays by the IRS. The bill passed unanimously along with several other measures to rein in IRS abuse. Read More

ICYMI: Roskam Op-ed: House Republicans Take on the IRS


This week, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) published the following op-ed on in light of tax day and House efforts to curb IRS abuse. Read More

ICYMI: Roskam: We Are Going to Rein in the IRS


Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) appeared on FOX News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to preview seven key bills slated for House passage on Tax Day to rein in IRS. Roskam also laid out the House Republican plan to end IRS abuse in an op-ed published in the Independent Journal Review (IJReview). Read More

Roskam Hails Passage of IRS Abuse Bills as “A Victory for American Taxpayers”


National Taxpayer Advocate: “A landmark achievement” Read More

ICYMI: Roskam: Here Are 7 Bills House Republicans Are Pushing to Rein in the IRS


Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam published an op-ed in the Independent Journal Review (IJReview) on House Republican efforts to rein in IRS abuse. The bills referenced, which passed unanimously out of the Ways and Means Committee in March, are slated to pass on the House floor tomorrow. Read More

Roskam, Deutch Urge Sec. Kerry to Prevent Russian Arms Transfer of S-300s to Iran


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to do everything in his power to prevent Russia from selling S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran. The letter follows Russia’s decision to lift its ban on the transfer of these advanced systems. Read More

House Republicans Will Take on IRS Abuse on Tax Day


On Wednesday, April 15, the House will mark Tax Day by passing a series of commonsense bills to rein in IRS abuse, protect taxpayer rights, and hold agency employees accountable for misconduct. These measures were unanimously approved by the Ways and Means Committee in February. Read More

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Peter Roskam is the U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of Illinois. Upon his election, the Chicago Sun-Times and Roll Call newspapers called Roskam a "rising star."

Roskam's priorities in Washington include providing tax relief for hard working families and businesses, reining in federal spending, expanding healthcare access and affordability, and promoting energy independence. The Daily Herald described him as an "avowed fiscal conservative who could lay claim to the anti-tax mantel."

As the people of the Sixth District are heavily impacted by the financial services sector, Roskam sought and received an appointment to the exclusive House Financial Services Committee and sits on the subcommittees for Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises; Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology; and Oversight and Investigations. House Republican Leader John Boehner said about Roskam, “as a former Member of the Illinois State House, he has shown an unyielding commitment to the people of Illinois and will continue to do so while serving as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Financial Services Committee.” Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus called Roskam “a top-notch legislator who will perform his new duties with integrity, thoughtfulness, and energy.”

In 1993 Roskam 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. He has received numerous awards from businesses, health care and pro-family organizations. He has also earned the praise of environmental and law enforcement groups for his leadership. In 2005, Americans for Tax Reform named him “Hero of the Taxpayer.”

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He took a hiatus from his legal studies to teach high school history and government in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Following law school, Peter pursued his interest in public policy and moved to our nation's capitol, where he worked for then freshman Congressman Tom DeLay and his predecessor from the Sixth District, Congressman Henry Hyde.

Back in Illinois, Peter served as Executive Director of Educational Assistance Ltd., a nonprofit scholarship program for disadvantaged youngsters. This organization received President Reagan's Volunteer Action Award for outstanding service to the community.

Peter's roots in the district go back to Hill Avenue in Glen Ellyn where he lived as a toddler. Growing up, Peter started a house cleaning service, served as Student Senate President at Glenbard West High School and was a varsity gymnast. At one point, he bicycled across America - from San Diego to Virginia Beach.

During his years on Capitol Hill, Peter met his wife Elizabeth. Congressman and Mrs. Roskam now live in Wheaton where they are raising their four children.

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