Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

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.
Feb 12, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) hosted his first hearing on protecting small businesses from IRS abuse. Roskam prompted IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to apologize for the agency’s longtime practice of seizing banks accounts of individuals and small businesses without any proof of wrongdoing.
Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during the subcommittee's hearing on the IRS’s use of civil-asset forfeiture laws to seize the bank accounts of law-abiding small businesses and the settlement tactics used by the agency.
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Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) hosted his first hearing on protecting small businesses from IRS abuse. Members pressed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for answers regarding the agency’s ability to seize people’s bank accounts without any proof of wrongdoing, and heard from several victims of this harmful IRS practice.
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Feb 10, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Counters BDS, Strengthens U.S.-Israel Economic Relationship
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) released the following statements after introducing the U.S.-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act. This bipartisan bill would counter the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic relationship.
Feb 10, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (IL-06) appeared on FOX News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the IRS’ decision to rehire former employees who were previously fired for performance or misconduct.
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Feb 7, 2015 Press Release
DOWNERS GROVE, IL—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after surprising Downers Grove North High School senior Peyton Sally Winters with a certificate recognizing her appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy prior to her varsity basketball game versus Downers Grove South High School.
 
Feb 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) called on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to protect the American taxpayer and take commonsense steps to end fraud involving important benefits.
Feb 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service [IRS] Commissioner John Koskinen demanding answers as to why the IRS rehired hundreds of former employees who were previously terminated for performance or conduct issues, including the mishandling of taxpayer information.
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Feb 5, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after introduction of the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2015 to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid:
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Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (IL-06) questioned Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the Administration’s inability to name one thing it has done to prevent the IRS from once again targeting taxpayers for their political and religious beliefs.
Feb 3, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) appeared on Bloomberg TV’s In the Loop with Betty Liu to discuss President Obama’s FY16 budget proposal and the need to fix the broken tax code ahead of a Ways and Means hearing with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
Feb 2, 2015 Press Release
If the American people thought that President Obama would bring his A-game to the last two years of his presidency, this budget proposal will be a sore disappointment. His desire to add $8.5 trillion dollars to our debt and $2.1 trillion in new taxes to pay for short-term benefits is possibly the worst play call we’ve seen since he first got elected.
Jan 30, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) issued the following statements after introducing H.R. 512, the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms (DISARM) Act, groundbreaking legislation to address the critical shortage of advanced antibiotics that can treat resistant infections, or “superbugs.”
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