Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam

ILLINOIS' 6th DISTRICT

Roskam on Iran Talks: Another Day, Another Missed Deadline

2015/06/30

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after the Obama administration missed the June 30 deadline for a final nuclear agreement with Iran. Read More

Roskam Anti-BDS Provisions Signed Into Law

2015/06/29

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama signed ‎into law Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which contains provisions authored by Roskam to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Read More

Roskam Honors Civil Rights Champion John Lewis With “Dreams of Freedom” Painting by Wife, Elizabeth

2015/06/24

Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) honored Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA) with an original painting titled “Dreams of Freedom” by his wife, Elizabeth, depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” on the Washington Mall in 1963. At age 23, Lewis was the youngest civil rights activist to speak at the March on Washington. Read More

Roskam Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

2015/06/24

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after the House and Senate approved Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which will now head to the President’s desk for his signature. Read More

Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Rising Health Insurance Premiums Under Obamacare

2015/06/24

Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums. Read More

Roskam Anti-BDS Provisions Headed to President's Desk

2015/06/24

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after House and Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which includes bipartisan language Roskam authored to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Read More

Roskam Launches Campaign to Help Alzheimer’s Caregivers

2015/06/18

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, launched a social media campaign to help Alzheimer’s caregivers who are told the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevents them from obtaining the health information of loved ones struggling with the disease. Read More

Roskam and Meng Secure Boost for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Systems

2015/06/12

This week, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, secured increased aid for cooperative U.S.-Israel missile defense systems including Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3, and David’s Sling. Read More

Roskam Exposes Unconstitutional Spending on Second Obamacare Program

2015/06/12

Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) went On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News to expose the Obama administration’s unconstitutional spending on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Basic Health Program—a program projected to cost billions of dollars annually. Read More

Ahead of Critical TPA Vote, Pro-Israel Groups Rally in Support of Roskam Anti-BDS Provisions

2015/06/11

Tomorrow, the House is scheduled to vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which includes bipartisan, bicameral language authored by Congressman Roskam to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Europe. Read More

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

2015-06-01 22:04:46


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


Roskam Leads Moment of Silence for Nepal on House Floor

2015-04-29 18:32:59


Roskam: America Will Not Be Complicit in Isolating Israel

2015-04-27 16:53:01


Roskam Offers Measure to Combat EU Boycott of Israel

2015-04-24 14:18:13


Roskam: The IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Taxpayer Service Budget

2015-04-23 13:41:41


IRS to Roskam: You're Right, We Shouldn't Rehire Formerly Fired Employees

2015-04-22 17:36:28


Chairman Roskam: No, the IRS Doesn't Need More Money

2015-04-22 14:13:54


Roskam: The IRS Needs to Spend Its Money Wisely

2015-04-21 22:24:49


Roskam: IRS Targeting is Insidious and Poisonous

2015-04-15 21:33:00


Roskam: The IRS Needs to Do More With Less

2015-04-15 19:08:31


Roskam: We Are Going to Rein in the IRS

2015-04-15 02:02:31


Roskam: Administration Talking Points on Obamacare Don't Reflect Reality

2015-04-14 15:00:07


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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