Peter Roskam

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Chairman Roskam: Businesses Should Think Twice Before Doing Business With Iran

2015-11-04 17:19:53

Chairman Roskam Opening Statement at Hearing on Iran's Terror Financing and the Tax Code

2015-11-04 15:19:11

Roskam Challenges Administration on Failed Obamacare CO-OP Program

2015-11-03 21:48:26

Roskam to Clinton: What's your responsibility to Benghazi?

2015-10-24 14:59:28

Roskam: Chris Stevens' Security Requests Were Ignored

2015-10-23 17:08:30

Roskam Questions Secretary Clinton on Chris Stevens' Ignored Security Request

2015-10-23 17:08:29

Roskam Urges Passage of Reconciliation Bill to Gut Planned Parenthood, Obamacare

2015-10-23 14:29:44

Chairman Roskam on the Rising Cost of HIgher Education

2015-10-07 18:25:41

Roskam Opens Hearing on Protecting Seniors' Retirements from the DOL Fiduciary Rule

2015-09-30 14:24:19

Roskam: I Will Always Stand for Life

2015-09-18 17:11:27

Roskam: Iran Deal Wins the Worst Idea Ever Award

2015-09-11 15:27:45

Roskam: Administration's Failure to Turn Over Iran-IAEA Side Deals is a Scandal

2015-09-10 20:51:18

Roskam: What Happened to No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal?

2015-09-10 19:27:46

Roskam Raises Question of the Privileges of the House Demanding Access to Iran-IAEA Side Agreements

2015-09-08 20:52:03

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

2015-09-02 13:36:34

Roskam Talks Iran Deal, Russian Aggression, on Polish TV

2015-08-24 15:24:36

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

2015-08-13 23:58:29

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

2015-08-05 16:17:43

Roskam Urges House Passage of REINS Act

2015-07-28 17:22:00

Roskam Urges Passage of the Medicare Independence at Home Act

2015-07-24 18:31:06

Contact Information

227 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4561
Fax 202-225-1166

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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