Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
Today, the House acted on bipartisan legislation to begin the process of reforming the VA and restoring accountability throughout the entire system.
Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
“Radical Islamists have a phrase: ‘First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.’ Those who call for Israel’s destruction are the same radicals who are persecuting Christians throughout the Middle East.”
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
The Obama Administration's decision to extend conciliatory talks with Iran is a colossal mistake. If the past six months of "negotiations" have taught us anything, it's that Iranian leaders have zero intention of dismantling their nuclear program.
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
Today Congress is using its constitutional power of the purse to send the IRS a message. This amendment penalizes the IRS Enforcement Division responsible for these abuses, moving $10 million instead to the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent office that works to protect taxpayers' religious freedom and ensure these kinds of abuses can never happen again
Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
During these dangerous times, I firmly support Israel’s fundamental right to defend itself against these belligerent assaults on its civilians. We must continue to hold Hamas accountable for its actions and work with our ally Israel to restore peace and stability in the region.”
Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) praised bipartisan passage of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The bill, which passed the Senate in June, consolidates existing workforce development programs to make them more effective, while increasing focus on real-world jobs skills training.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Obamacare HHS mandate:

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release
“I am pleased to see the IRS is finally taking action to recognize these ten fundamental rights the American people have as they work and pay taxes. The IRS targeting scandal has shown us the ugly reality of a government agency abusing its power at the expense of the people it exists to serve."
Jun 10, 2014 Press Release
Today, the House continued to take action to increase VA accountability and get our veterans the care they need without delay. This bill will provide veterans who have waited longer than routine wait times immediate access to private-sector healthcare institutions.
May 30, 2014 Press Release
Sweeping changes are needed to eliminate institutional corruption and make the VA work again, and House Republicans are committed to making this right for our veterans and their families. That's why the House passed the VA Management Accountability Act, which gives VA leaders every possible tool to improve management and hold their team responsible for delivering high quality care.
May 22, 2014 Press Release
We ask so much of our men and women in uniform, so it is vital that we uphold our promise to them by providing our soldiers with the training and resources they need to fulfill their critical mission.
May 22, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: "This is one in a series of steps we will take to help the Administration turn things around at the VA. The U.S. Senate should pass this bill immediately, and the president should sign it without delay.”
May 9, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: "I am humbled by the opportunity to serve alongside my colleagues on the Select Committee as we work to bring all of the facts to light, seek out justice for the families of the victims, and hold accountable those that committed this heinous attack.”
May 8, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: “For nearly two years, Congress and the American people have sought the truth regarding the terror attack on our Special Mission in Benghazi that resulted in the tragic deaths of four brave Americans."
May 8, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) was on FOX News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee and Jon Scott to discuss the creation of a Select Committee on Benghazi.
May 7, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after the House voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, and called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal:

May 6, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Roskam hosted local high school artists in his West Chicago Office for the annual 6th District Congressional Art Competition reception. From dozens of submissions, three students were recognized for their outstanding artistic talent by an independent local judge.
May 5, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: "U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, who hosted the forum at Benedictine, sees opportunity in [increasing awareness]. He said once people become aware of an injustice, they move to address it."
May 2, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: "A Select Committee will build on the extensive work of the standing committees which have diligently investigated the situation on the ground before, during, and after the event, as well as the extent of the Administration’s efforts to conceal the truth from the American people."
May 2, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the April jobs report: