Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

May 26, 2015 Press Release

Readout of May 22, 2015 call between Ways & Means Oversight Chairman Peter Roskam and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on IRS Data Breach

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May 21, 2015 Press Release
Similar Watchdogs Have Saved Taxpayers Nearly $10 Billion in Recent Years

Over the past decade, Congress has mandated Special Inspectors General (SIGs) to oversee large government expenditures, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

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May 20, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the use of administrative actions in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
May 19, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Supported By Conservative Advocacy Groups and All Key Oversight Chairs
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 2400, legislation to create a Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA).
May 15, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) returned the wrongfully seized $107,000 bank account of North Carolina business owner Lyndon McLellan, which was taken without any suspicion of illicit activity.
May 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which passed the House 400-25.
May 7, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) hosted local high school artists in his West Chicago office for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition reception.
May 6, 2015 Press Release
Roskam: The IRS owes the American people an explanation for this display of bureaucratic incompetence. To argue that budget cuts provide ‘a tax cut for tax cheats’ while harboring employees who violate the laws they are supposed to enforce quite frankly defies logic.
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Apr 29, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after introduction of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures Act, which includes provisions authored by Roskam to address the critical shortage of advanced antibiotics that can treat resistant infections, or “superbugs.” These measures were originally released as Roskam’s bipartisan Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms (DISARM) Act.
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Apr 29, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement on the appointment of Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) to the Oversight Subcommittee.
Apr 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington has a tendency to avoid difficult problems until it's too late to fix them, but ignoring deficiencies in Medicare and Medicaid - both of which are on a steady path to bankruptcy due to rising costs and a ballooning fraud rate - will only make these problems worse and jeopardize their long-term solvency. That's why I'm proud that these common-sense reforms to help fix our critical healthcare safety-net programs for seniors and save billions of taxpayer dollars are now the law of the land. Even during these challenging times, Democrats and Republicans agree that legislation like PRIME Act is an important step toward making healthcare fraud a thing of the past.
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Apr 23, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Unanimously Adopted into Trade Promotion Authority
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) released statements following unanimous adoption of measures to combat the boycott of Israel in the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee drafts of fast-track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on the 2015 tax filing season and general operations at the Internal Revenue Service.
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Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
New Ways and Means Report Exposes Misspent Funds
Today, the Ways and Means Committee released a report debunking the IRS’s claim that it lacks sufficient funding to provide quality customer service to American taxpayers. Here are some of the key takeaways:
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Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
Today, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted to Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) that the agency was wrong to rehire hundreds of employees previously fired for misconduct or performance issues. Roskam first raised the issue with the IRS in February following an audit report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) that faulted the agency for this practice.
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Apr 21, 2015 Press Release
Tonight, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) appeared on FOX Business News’ The Willis Report with Gerri Willis to discuss House efforts to rein in the IRS and preview tomorrow’s Subcommittee hearing on the 2015 tax filing season.
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Apr 17, 2015 Press Release
This week, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) spoke on the House floor in support of Congressman Jim Renacci’s (R-OH) Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act, which ensures that any IRS employee found guilty of targeting Americans for their political beliefs is fired immediately. The bill passed unanimously along with several other measures to rein in IRS abuse.
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Apr 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the passing of Cardinal Francis George.
Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, which contains key Medicare fraud provisions authored by Roskam and Carney. The enacted measures, which were originally filed in the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME Act) of 2015, will strengthen these programs by eliminating vulnerabilities that expose them to fraud and improper payments.
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Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) spoke on the House floor in support of Congressman George Holding’s (R-NC) legislation to streamline the 501(c)4 application process by allowing groups to self-declare their tax-exempt status rather than endure indefinite delays by the IRS. The bill passed unanimously along with several other measures to rein in IRS abuse.
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