Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers Urge House Appropriators to Prohibit Funds for P5+1 Talks with Iran
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), two co-chairs of the House Republican Israel Caucus, joined with other House colleagues in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs urging the panel to prohibit funding for further U.S. involvement in dangerous P5+1 negotiations with Iran in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations bill.
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Will Stop IRS from Targeting Donations to Nonprofit Organizations
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) announced a broad coalition of support from key advocacy organizations for his Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act (H.R. 1104), which would permanently ensure that donations to 501(c)4, (c)5, and (c)6 organizations are not subject to the gift tax.
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Mar 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 federal government’s use of data analysis—particularly the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Fraud Prevention System (FPS)—to identify emerging trends and stop Medicare fraud.
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Mar 24, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (IL-06) Chris Smith (NJ-04), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Kay Granger (TX-12), Steve Israel (NY-03), and Ted Deutch (FL-21) announced the launch of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism in the House of Representatives. Together, these Members will serve as co-Chairs of the Taskforce in the 114th Congress and spearhead initiatives aimed at addressing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism around the world.
Mar 24, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers Seek to Speed Up Completion of David’s Sling, Arrow 3
Today, 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, urged House appropriators to increase funding for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense systems including Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3, and David’s Sling.
Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

Americans deserve a government that’s efficient and effective, but that’s not exactly how you’d describe the IRS. So on Wednesday, the Ways and Means Committee will take up a series of bills based on the Tea Party targeting investigation to change how the IRS does business.

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Mar 10, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, released the following statement after a press conference held by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Mar 10, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, appeared on FOX News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email address and the Committee’s ongoing investigation.
Mar 6, 2015 Press Release
This week, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) joined with eight additional House colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg seeking further information and ideas from the FDA on how best to prevent fatal outbreaks of antibiotic resistant bacteria, or superbugs.
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Mar 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), a member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, released the following statement regarding the Committee's decision to subpoena all communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mar 5, 2015 Press Release
Today, columnist George Will published a column in the Washington Post highlighting Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam’s (R-IL) efforts to curb IRS abuse and prevent a Lois Lerner 2.0 situation.
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Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined with 65 House colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud expressing condolences on the passing of his late father and encouraging him to serve as an advocate for human rights and democratic reforms in Saudi Arabia.
Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, House Republican Israel Caucus Co-Chairs Peter Roskam (R-IL), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) published the following op-ed in The Hill following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress:

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 1104, the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act, to permanently ensure donations to 501(c)4, (c)5, and (c)6 organizations are not subject to the gift tax.

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Feb 26, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Includes Roskam-Carney Bipartisan, Bicameral PRIME Act
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee’s markup and subsequent passage of the Protecting Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA), a bipartisan Medicare fraud package that includes the Roskam-Carney Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2015.
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Feb 25, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) reintroduced a pair of key bills to protect taxpayer rights against intrusive IRS abuse.
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Feb 23, 2015 Press Release
Over the weekend, Forbes featured an op-ed from political economy contributor Carrie Sheffield on how the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel actually undermines Palestinians. It mentions how Congressman Roskam’s bipartisan U.S.-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act (H.R. 825) is a critical step forward in the fight against BDS
Feb 21, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner demanding answers as to how nearly one million Americans received inaccurate tax forms from health insurance marketplaces set up by the President’s health care law. As a result of receiving erroneous information from the government, these Americans will likely experience delays and further challenges in filing their annual tax returns.
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Feb 18, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member company Navistar International Corporation in Lisle, Illinois.

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