Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the passing of Cardinal Francis George.
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 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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Apr 15, 2015 Press Release
National Taxpayer Advocate: “A landmark achievement”
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Apr 15, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) appeared on FOX News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to preview seven key bills slated for House passage on Tax Day to rein in IRS. Roskam also laid out the House Republican plan to end IRS abuse in an op-ed published in the Independent Journal Review (IJReview).
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Apr 15, 2015 Press Release
We need an IRS that works for—not against—the American people.
This week, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) published the following op-ed on GOP.gov in light of tax day and House efforts to curb IRS abuse.
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Apr 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to do everything in his power to prevent Russia from selling S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran. The letter follows Russia’s decision to lift its ban on the transfer of these advanced systems.
Apr 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam published an op-ed in the Independent Journal Review (IJReview) on House Republican efforts to rein in IRS abuse. The bills referenced, which passed unanimously out of the Ways and Means Committee in March, are slated to pass on the House floor tomorrow.
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Apr 10, 2015 Press Release
Key IRS Bills Slated for House Passage on Wednesday
On Wednesday, April 15, the House will mark Tax Day by passing a series of commonsense bills to rein in IRS abuse, protect taxpayer rights, and hold agency employees accountable for misconduct. These measures were unanimously approved by the Ways and Means Committee in February.
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Apr 9, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Roskam, Co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, published an op-ed in the Times of Israel on the dangers of the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as well as the need for Congress and the American people to review any final agreement.
Apr 8, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s speech at Brookings Institution on the agency’s funding.
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Apr 2, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s announced civil asset forfeiture policy change. The new policy follows Roskam’s February hearing on protecting small businesses from having their bank accounts seized by federal authorities without due process.
Apr 2, 2015 Press Release
“One year of talks has only yielded more talks.”
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after the Obama administration announced a “statement of progress” and an extension of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
Apr 1, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s announcement that it would not move forward with a criminal contempt prosecution of Lois Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division:
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Mar 30, 2015 Press Release
Letter Urges President Obama to Defend Israel from Discrimination at the U.N.
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern with recent reports that his Administration plans to “reevaluate” its policy towards Israel, including potentially reducing support for Israel at the United Nations.
Mar 30, 2015 Press Release
On Friday, Citizens United President David Bossie published the following op-ed in Breitbart highlighting the importance of Congressman Roskam's 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 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
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.

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