Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jun 29, 2015 Press Release
Enactment Marks First Legislation to Combat Boycotts of Israel in Nearly Four Decades
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.
Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
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.
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Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
Landmark Legislation Will Make Countering BDS Central to US-EU Free Trade Negotiations
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.
Jun 24, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jun 18, 2015 Press Release
Alzheimer’s Association: “We applaud Rep. Roskam for spearheading this important initiative.”
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.
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Jun 12, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jun 12, 2015 Press Release
“The law is really clear: you can’t spend money that hasn’t been appropriated.”
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.
Jun 11, 2015 Press Release
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.
Jun 8, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after the Supreme Court partially ruled against listing “Israel” on passports of Americans born in Jerusalem.
Jun 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, sent a letter to President François Hollande urging him to denounce French cellular firm Orange's decision to sever ties with its Israeli subsidiary Partner Communications

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, slammed French cellular firm Orange for its decision to sever ties with its Israeli subsidiary Partner Communications Company.
Jun 3, 2015 Press Release
Republican Study Committee, House Freedom Caucus Chairs Support Roskam’s SIGMA Act
Leading House conservatives, including the Republican Study Committee and House Freedom Caucus chairs, strongly back Roskam's effort to bring much-needed oversight to Obamacare.
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May 29, 2015 Press Release
Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) have sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen demanding information on the IRS data breach, which exposed sensitive information of 104,000 American taxpayers.
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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). As the chart below indicates, these independent watchdogs alone have recouped nearly ten billion dollars in wasted taxpayer money.

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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.

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