Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam

ILLINOIS' 6th DISTRICT

Chairman Roskam Presses IRS for Answers on Hiring Obamacare Contractor

2015/01/23

Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking him to explain why the agency recently hired CGI Federal, the same contractor that bungled the rollout of Healthcare.gov. Read More

Roskam, Deutch Urge Crackdown on Russian Transfer of S300 Missiles to Iran

2015/01/21

Today, Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) urged Secretary of State John Kerry to work to prevent the sale of advanced S300 surface-to-air missiles by Russia to Iran. The letter to Secretary Kerry comes amid reports of a new Russia-Iran defense agreement that includes the transfer of S300 air defense systems. Read More

Roskam Statement on 2015 State of the Union Address

2015/01/21

In November, the American people sent a clear message that Washington gridlock and business as usual must end. The new Republican majority in Congress responded immediately by passing bipartisan bills to reduce barriers to job creation and help families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Yet tonight, President Obama pushed for a $320 billion tax hike on everything from investments to middle class college savings accounts—all in order to pay for more Washington spending. Read More

Roskam Congratulates Dr. Michael Wahl, Illinois Poison Center Medical Director, on Winning Unsung Hero of Public Health Award

2015/01/13

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) announced that Dr. Michael Wahl, Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) has been selected by the Campaign for Public Health Foundation as an Unsung Heroes of Public Health Award, recognizing his work on a state-wide public health effort that produces remarkable outcomes. Roskam nominated Wahl for the "Rock in the Pond" Award this past fall for Wahl’s outstanding work on Illinois public health issues. Read More

Roskam, Glen Ellyn Fire Chief Hail Passage of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

2015/01/13

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Glen Ellyn Fire Chief Jim Bodony released the following statement after last night’s House passage of H.R. 33, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. Read More

Roskam: Veterans Deserve the Best Mental Health Care Possible

2015/01/12

We must continue to help our nation’s heroes—the brave Americans who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our national security—by ensuring they receive the best possible care and support upon their return home.” Read More

Roskam: 2,303 Days is Long Enough—Time to Build Keystone XL

2015/01/09

Today, the House acted once again to pass bipartisan legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will reduce North American dependency on foreign oil and, according to President Obama’s own State Department, create 42,000 American jobs. Read More

Roskam: Time to Restore the 40-Hour Workweek

2015/01/08

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, which will restore the traditional 40-hour workweek eliminated by Obamacare in order to boost wages for American families and help small businesses grow and prosper. Read More

Roskam Applauds Passage of the Hire More Heroes Act

2015/01/06

Our new Republican majority is committed to advancing the priorities of the American people who sent us here. Today, the House began the 114th Congress by overwhelmingly passing the Hire More Heroes Act, which incentivizes businesses to hire more veterans by exempting veterans with health coverage through the VA from being counted against Obamacare’s employer mandate. Read More

Roskam Statement on the Release of Alan Gross from Cuba

2014/12/17

I join all Americans in welcoming Alan Gross back to the United States following his five years of unjust imprisonment by the Castro regime. However, the Obama administration’s decision to release three Cuban spies—including one responsible for the death of innocent Americans—and seek normalized relations with Cuba is a dangerous mistake. Read More

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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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