Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam

ILLINOIS' 6th DISTRICT

Roskam Leads Chicago Delegation to Poland, Israel

2015/09/01

Mission Tours Key Sites, Meets With Top Thoughts Leaders and Policymakers Read More

Roskam, Dold Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors from Fraud at Zebra Technologies

2015/08/28

WEST CHICAGO, IL—In an effort to protect seniors from identity theft and combat fraud in the Medicare system, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Congressman Robert Dold (IL-10) yesterday unveiled a bill that would update Medicare cards to safeguard seniors’ personal information and reduce Medicare fraud, which costs taxpayers upwards of $60 billion per year. The Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2015 (H.R. 3220) would keep seniors' personal information secure by installing in Medicare cards chip technology similar to those issued by the Department of Defense.

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Roskam Talks Iran Deal, Russian Aggression on Polish TV

2015/08/25

WASHINGTON, DC—Last week, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus and Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, joined Polish TV’s Piotr Kraśko in Warsaw, Poland to discuss U.S.-Poland relations, the Iran nuclear agreement, Russia’s ongoing aggression toward Ukraine, and the state of America’s role in the world.

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Chairman Roskam Statement on Growing Number of Taxpayers at Risk from IRS Data Breach

2015/08/17

This afternoon, the IRS announced that additional taxpayers had their personal information compromised in a data breach, far above previous estimates released in May. In response, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement. Read More

Roskam on Greta: How Could Secretary Clinton Not Know The Emails Were Classified?

2015/08/14

Clinton was granted Original Classification Authority as Secretary of State Read More

Bipartisan Members of Oversight Panel Urge Treasury to Return Seized Assets to Small Businesses

2015/08/12

This week, a bipartisan group of members on the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee is calling on the Treasury Department to return money seized from a Maryland family of dairy farmers. Read More

Roskam Applauds Democratic Leadership for Opposing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

2015/08/07

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after several leading Democrats announced their opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement this week, including Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Steve Israel (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Nita Lowey (D-NY). Read More

Roskam Applauds Launch of Bipartisan, Bicameral Distressed Communities Initiative

2015/08/06

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement after helping launch a bipartisan, bicameral initiative to develop new solutions to provide access to capital and new private sector investment in distressed communities all across the country. Read More

ICYMI: Roskam on Cavuto: Congress Must Reject the Iran Nuclear Deal

2015/08/06

Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, appeared on FOX Business’s Cavuto to discuss why Congress must reject the Iran nuclear agreement. Earlier this week, Roskam secured a majority of House members as cosponsors of his resolution expressing disapproval of the deal. Read More

Roskam, Price Op-Ed: Political Reform is Critical as Ukraine, Georgia Face Russian Offensive

2015/08/04

This week, House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC) published an op-ed in Roll Call on their recent Congressional delegation to Ukraine and Georgia, where they met with leading parliamentarians, heads of state, and civil society organizations. Roskam and Price were joined on the trip by Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA), Tom Rice (R-SC), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Rob Woodall (R-GA). They also hosted a debrief of the trip last week, a recap of which can be found here, and Roskam's House floor remarks on his expereince can be found here. Read More

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Roskam Slams Dangerous Iran Nuclear Agreement on i24 News

2015-09-02 17:21:11


Roskam Talks Iran Deal, Planned Parenthood Defunding on WTTW Chicago Tonight

2015-09-02 03:45:19


Roskam Talks Iran Deal, Russian Aggression, on Polish TV

2015-08-20 05:00:27


Roskam on Greta: How Could Sec. Clinton Not Know The Emails Were Classified?

2015-08-13 23:51:37


Roskam on Cavuto: Congress Must Reject the Dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal

2015-08-05 16:16:23


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


Contact Information

227 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4561
Fax 202-225-1166
roskam.house.gov

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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