Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Oct 1, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chairman of the Congressional India Caucus and Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, released the following statement after yesterday’s ceremony welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the U.S. Capitol:

Sep 24, 2014 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) honored two local businesses—Magenium Solutions in Glen Ellyn and Mueller & Co, LLP in Elgin—with congressional commendations after being chosen as two of The Daily Herald’s “Best Places to Work in Illinois.” Roskam presented both companies with official congratulatory remarks that were submitted to the Congressional Record.
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Ways and Means Bill Would Make Critical Reforms to Foster Care System, Now Awaits President’s Signature

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) praised last night’s Senate passage of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, which passed the House of Representatives in July.  H.R. 4980, seeks to prevent child sex trafficking, focusing specifically on at-risk youth in the foster care system.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution, authored by Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Kay Granger (R-TX), condemning the rising tide of anti-Semitism abroad.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released their highly anticipated report on Antibiotic Resistance:

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Delivers painting from wife Elizabeth depicting the Capitol Dome
It was an honor to hear this morning from President Poroshenko—a true friend of the United States who I had the pleasure of meeting in Ukraine this summer.
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
The threat we face from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is real...I will continue to closely monitor the Administration’s actions, and press them to carry out their objective to degrade and destroy ISIL. Allowing ISIL to establish a safe haven in the Middle East will only increase the threat, make our options worse and the decisions even harder.
Aug 22, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement on staff changes in his Illinois and Washington, D.C. offices, including hiring U.S. Army Sergeant Shane Scherer (Ret.) as Veterans Constituent Advocate and Hannah Schiller as Staff Assistant. Sgt. Scherer joins the office as part of the Congressional Wounded Warriors Program, which helps injured veterans find employment with the House of Representatives.
Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, inquiring about recent reports of an agreement between the IRS Exempt Organizations Examinations Department and the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) to investigate

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) lauded the inclusion of H.R. 2305, their bipartisan Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2013 in the Ways and Means Medicare fraud discussion draft entitled The Protecting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2014 (PIMA).

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced a Congressional resolution condemning the growing anti-Semitism abroad.
Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) urged the Obama administration to hold Qatar accountable for its continued support of the terrorist organization Hamas. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Congressman Roskam expressed concern with the Administration’s partnership with Qatar despite their ongoing financial and political backing of Hamas.
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."