Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Aug 28, 2015 Press Release
New “Common Access Card” Guards Against Identity Theft, Medicare Fraud

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.

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Aug 25, 2015 Press Release

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 st

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Aug 14, 2015 Press Release
Clinton Was Granted Original Classification Authority As Secretary of State
Clinton was granted Original Classification Authority as Secretary of State
Aug 12, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Aug 7, 2015 Press Release
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).
Aug 6, 2015 Press Release
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.
Aug 6, 2015 Press Release
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.
Aug 4, 2015 Press Release
Last week, House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC) hosted a bipartisan debrief of their recent Congressional delegation to Ukraine and Georgia, where they met with leading parliamentarians, heads of state, and civil society organizations.
Aug 4, 2015 Press Release
House Democracy Partnership Leaders Recap Recent Trip to Key U.S. Strategic Allies
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.
Aug 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a members of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Obama signed into law legislation he co-authored with Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX).
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Aug 3, 2015 Press Release
A majority of House Members now cosponsor Roskam resolution condemning the deal
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after securing enough votes to disapprove the Iran nuclear agreement. 218 House members are now supporting Roskam’s H. Res. 367 expressing disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran.
Jul 28, 2015 Press Release
New “Common Access Card” Guards Against Identity Theft, Combats Medicare Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-Ill.-06) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.-03) and U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from identity theft and combat waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare system.
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Jul 28, 2015 Press Release
Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: “The Obama Administration has made a two-year career of dismissing concern about IRS policies targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. That evasion just got harder. New information shows the agency may have shown similar bias in tax audits."
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Jul 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) appeared on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss a new independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report commissioned by the Ways and Means Committee, which co

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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Finds IRS audit process could “select organizations for examination in an unfair manner”
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) will hold a hearing at 10am ET on the IRS audit selection process, which a brand new independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report commissioned by the Ways and Means Committee shows is at risk for unfair targeting of organizations based on their “religious, educational, political, or other views.”
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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s audit selection process and internal controls within the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division. This hearing comes on the same day a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the audit selection process is at risk of abuse and improper targeting based on people's beliefs.
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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement praising enactment of Illinois Senate Bill 1761 to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The bipartisan legislation, which Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law this afternoon, makes it illegal for state pension funds to investing in companies engaged in BDS.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Nuclear Deal Announcements Reveal Stark, Foreboding Similarities
Nuclear Deal Announcements Reveal Stark, Foreboding Similarities
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, helped introduce H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would fully defund Planned Parenthood for the next year.
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