Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Press Releases

Dec 17, 2014 Press Release
I join all Americans in welcoming Alan Gross back to the United States following his five years of unjust imprisonment by the Castro regime. However, the Obama administration’s decision to release three Cuban spies—including one responsible for the death of innocent Americans—and seek normalized relations with Cuba is a dangerous mistake.
Dec 17, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after blocking an attempt to add language to last week’s federal spending bill that would potentially cut Chicagoland waterways off from Lake Michigan in an effort to prevent the spread of Asian Carp.

Dec 15, 2014 Press Release
Joins Reps. Roskam, Lamborn, and Lance in leading the Caucus in the 114th Congress
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus announced that Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin (R-NY) will join the group and serve as caucus co-chair. Zeldin joins Roskam, Congressmen Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in leading the caucus, which is the largest Republican congressional organization dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release
Reps. George Holding (R-NC) and Ami Bera (D-CA) to Take Over Caucus
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans for the 113th Congress, announced that Congressman George Holding (R-NC) and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) will serve as the new co-chairs for the 114th Congress:
Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 5059, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (SAV), which helps prevent veteran suicides by increasing access to quality mental health care for our veterans. This overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation, which the House passed unanimously, is named in honor of Marine Cpl.

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Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
“I am saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague Judy Baar Topinka. Judy was a tenacious and dynamic leader who dedicated her life to public service and the people of Illinois. She was a trailblazer, a fighter and a total sparkplug. She will be dearly missed and Elizabeth and I join her family and many friends in mourning her passing."
Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) was named House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Chair for the 114th Congress. The Oversight Subcommittee is a key watchdog over the spending and operations of programs within the tax-writing and healthcare jurisdiction of the full committee.
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Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after a measure seeking transparency on the Iran nuclear negotiations he co-authored with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was included in the final 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House unanimously passed today. The Roskam-Walorski measure requires the Obama administration to report to Congress on Iran’s compliance with ongoing nuclear negotiations and the overall state of its nuclear program. The 2015 NDAA is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Obama before the end of the year.
Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Will Help Americans with Disabilities Save for the Future
Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows disabled Americans to create tax-free saving accounts to help these individuals and their families save for the future. The legislation passed the House 404-17 and will now be considered by the Senate for final passage.
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on House passage of S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act:

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement lauding House passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows disabled Americans to create tax-free savings accounts:

Dec 2, 2014 Press Release
Legislation Includes Roskam-Carney Bipartisan, Bicameral PRIME Act
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE), praised introduction of the Protecting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2014 (PIMA), a Ways and Means bill aimed at combating waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. PIMA, which was first released as a discussion draft this summer, includes the Roskam-Carney Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2013.
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Nov 24, 2014 Press Release
It’s time we stop this nonsensical process and reinstate the crippling economic sanctions that brought the radical Iranian regime to the negotiating table in the first place.”
Nov 21, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Yesterday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss President Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and act unilaterally on immigration.

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Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL-6), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14 , John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), and Aaron Schock (R-IL-18) today released the following statement reacting to President Obama’s announcement that he will be using an executive order to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release
Discussion Draft Contains Roskam Bills to Combat Superbugs and Repeal Massachusetts’ Obamacare Kickback
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam hailed the release of the Ways and Means Committee Hospitals Improvements for Payment Act of 2014 discussion draft, which includes two Roskam-led bills.
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Nov 18, 2014 Press Release
I congratulate my friend Paul Ryan on becoming the new chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. Paul is a talented leader whose ideas for moving forward our country have already sparked a vibrant national debate and proved that the challenges we face are not too big to tackle if we lean into them.
Nov 18, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Aims to Combat Medicare Fraud
Today, U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Stop Schemes and Crimes Against Medicare and Seniors Act (Stop SCAMS Act) of 2014. The bipartisan bill seeks to prevent Medicare fraud by requiring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to verify that a provider enrolling in the program does not have a record of defrauding Medicare in a previous practice.
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Nov 18, 2014 Press Release
I am horrified and outraged by today's senseless terrorist attack that killed four innocent Israelis—including three Israeli-Americans—and grievously injured several others praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem. This is the latest in a string of barbaric acts of violence against Israeli citizens by terrorists who value death over life and hate over peace.
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:

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