Peter Roskam

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2018-06-14 21:49:57


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2018-05-17 19:29:33

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2017-12-19 19:14:58

Rep. Roskam makes opening remarks at Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Committee Meeting

2017-12-13 21:47:32

Rep. Roskam Speaks on House Floor on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2017-11-15 23:30:40

Rep. Rokam spoke with Bloomberg to discuss the progress of the tax reform bill

2017-11-08 20:34:47

Rep. Roskam Speaks at House Leadership Press Conference on Introduction of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2017-11-04 18:38:24

Rep. Roskam introduces bill to address loophole in animal fighting ban

2017-11-01 16:40:19

Rep. Roskam Floor Speech on Budget Resolution and Tax Reform

2017-10-26 15:53:52

House passes Roskam amendments to bar aircraft sales to Iran

2017-09-14 14:22:50

Representative Peter Roskam speaks on 2018 NDAA amendment

2017-07-14 17:35:58

House Panel Unanimously Votes to End IRS Forfeiture Abuse

2017-07-13 22:46:12

Rep. Roskam asks USTR Lighthizer about anti-Israel BDS movement

2017-06-23 18:25:10

Rep Roskam Asks Sec Mnuchin about tax reform, aircraft sales to Iran

2017-05-25 16:32:40

Rep Roskam Discusses Tax Reform and American Competitiveness on Bloomberg TV

2017-05-23 19:00:50

Rep Roskam Talks Tax Reform on Bloomberg TV

2017-05-18 19:12:42

Rep Roskam Previews the Ways & Means Tax Reform Hearing on Fox News

2017-05-17 21:07:04

Rep Roskam Discusses the White House tax proposal on Fox News

2017-04-26 13:46:40

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

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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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