Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam


Roskam, Kirk, Blumenauer, Rubio Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors, Prevent Medicare Fraud


U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-Ill.-06) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.-03) and U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from identity theft and combat waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare system. Read More

What They’re Saying About Chairman Roskam’s Hearing on How the IRS Can Use Audits to Target Americans


Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: “The Obama Administration has made a two-year career of dismissing concern about IRS policies targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. That evasion just got harder. New information shows the agency may have shown similar bias in tax audits." Read More

Roskam on Greta: The IRS Can Use Audits to Target Americans


WASHINGTON, DC—Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) appeared on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss a new independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report commissioned by the Ways and Means Committee, which concludes that the IRS audit selection process is at risk for unfair targeting of organizations based on their “religious, educational, political, or other views.” The appearance

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Roskam Praises Enactment of Illinois Anti-BDS Law


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement praising enactment of Illinois Senate Bill 1761 to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The bipartisan legislation, which Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law this afternoon, makes it illegal for state pension funds to investing in companies engaged in BDS. Read More

New Report Exposes the Next Frontier of IRS Targeting


Today, Ways and Means Oversight Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) will hold a hearing at 10am ET on the IRS audit selection process, which a brand new independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report commissioned by the Ways and Means Committee shows is at risk for unfair targeting of organizations based on their “religious, educational, political, or other views.” Read More

Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Review of IRS Audit Selection Process


Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s audit selection process and internal controls within the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division. This hearing comes on the same day a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the audit selection process is at risk of abuse and improper targeting based on people's beliefs. Read More

Roskam Helps Introduce Bill to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, helped introduce H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would fully defund Planned Parenthood for the next year. Read More

Broken Promises: Clinton ’94 on North Korea v. Obama ’15 on Iran


Nuclear Deal Announcements Reveal Stark, Foreboding Similarities Read More

Roskam Leads Legislation Backed By 171 House Members Condemning Iran Deal


Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, introduced legislation expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran. The resolution, H. Res. 367, which is backed by 171 cosponsors, including 14 of 22 House committee chairmen, is intended to build support for an expected vote on a formal joint resolution of disapproval in September. Read More

Roskam Op-Ed in Times of Israel: 60 Days to Sink the Iran Deal


If the American people rise up against this agreement, we can still prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the time is short and the time is now. Read More

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Roskam Urges House Passage of REINS Act

2015-07-28 17:18:30

Roskam Urges Passage of the Medicare Independence at Home Act

2015-07-24 17:54:38

Roskam on Greta: The IRS Can Use Audits to Target Americans

2015-07-24 13:06:08

Roskam to IRS Commissioner: Why Not Just Admit that Targeting Occurred?

2015-07-23 15:42:46

Roskam Grills IRS Commissioner on Improper Audit Selection Referrals

2015-07-23 15:06:01

Roskam Opening Statement on Hearing About New Frontier of IRS Targeting

2015-07-23 14:09:14

Roskam on Politics Tonight: We Must Stop this Dangerous Iran Deal

2015-07-22 22:43:51

Roskam: The US Must Support Ukraine and Georgia Against Russian Agression

2015-07-14 17:17:36

Roskam Urges House Passage of DISARM Act to Combat Superbugs

2015-07-10 14:21:52

800 Years Later, We Honor Magna Carta

2015-06-26 20:28:06

Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Premiums Skyocketing Under Obamacare

2015-06-24 14:17:46

Roskam Honors Rep. John Lewis at Ways and Means Oversight Hearing

2015-06-24 14:13:16

Roskam: If you want free trade with the U.S., you can't boycott Israel

2015-06-13 06:42:46

Roskam on Greta: We Found Another Illegally-Funded Obamacare Program

2015-06-12 14:17:20

Roskam Exposes Unconstitutional Spending on Obamacare Program

2015-06-10 15:38:47

Roskam Presents Cathy Perkowitz with Alzheimer's Advocate of the Year Award

2015-06-01 22:04:46

Roskam: How to Get the IRS to Apologize for Abusing Small Businesses

2015-05-22 19:53:28

Roskam: An Obamacare Special Inspector General Could Save Billions

2015-05-21 20:57:04

Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Use of Administrative Actions to Implement Obamacare

2015-05-20 14:12:20

Roskam Launches Campaign to Hear Your #ALZSTORY

2015-04-29 22:21:47

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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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