Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Jan 23, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Jan 21, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jan 20, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Jan 12, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jan 12, 2015 Press Release
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.”
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Jan 9, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jan 6, 2015 Press Release
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.
Dec 17, 2014 Press Release
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.
Dec 17, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after blocking an attempt to add language to last week’s federal spending bill that would potentially cut Chicagoland waterways off from Lake Michigan in an effort to prevent the spread of Asian Carp.

Dec 15, 2014 Press Release
Joins Reps. Roskam, Lamborn, and Lance in leading the Caucus in the 114th Congress
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus announced that Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin (R-NY) will join the group and serve as caucus co-chair. Zeldin joins Roskam, Congressmen Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in leading the caucus, which is the largest Republican congressional organization dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release
Reps. George Holding (R-NC) and Ami Bera (D-CA) to Take Over Caucus
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans for the 113th Congress, announced that Congressman George Holding (R-NC) and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) will serve as the new co-chairs for the 114th Congress:
Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 5059, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (SAV), which helps prevent veteran suicides by increasing access to quality mental health care for our veterans. This overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation, which the House passed unanimously, is named in honor of Marine Cpl.

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Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
“I am saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague Judy Baar Topinka. Judy was a tenacious and dynamic leader who dedicated her life to public service and the people of Illinois. She was a trailblazer, a fighter and a total sparkplug. She will be dearly missed and Elizabeth and I join her family and many friends in mourning her passing."
Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) was named House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Chair for the 114th Congress. The Oversight Subcommittee is a key watchdog over the spending and operations of programs within the tax-writing and healthcare jurisdiction of the full committee.
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Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after a measure seeking transparency on the Iran nuclear negotiations he co-authored with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was included in the final 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House unanimously passed today. The Roskam-Walorski measure requires the Obama administration to report to Congress on Iran’s compliance with ongoing nuclear negotiations and the overall state of its nuclear program. The 2015 NDAA is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Obama before the end of the year.
Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Will Help Americans with Disabilities Save for the Future
Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows disabled Americans to create tax-free saving accounts to help these individuals and their families save for the future. The legislation passed the House 404-17 and will now be considered by the Senate for final passage.
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on House passage of S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act:

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement lauding House passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows disabled Americans to create tax-free savings accounts:

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