Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


America is on the cusp of a new energy future.  Our nation’s vast natural resources and advances in technology could lead to an energy boom that turns around the American economy, bringing more jobs to our communities, growing our manufacturing base, and lowering the cost of energy for American families.  

What we need is an energy policy that sets the stage so the best idea and the best science win the day.  A true all-of-the-above strategy is critical, because energy independence will not happen through just one source.   An energy renaissance is upon us.  Let’s make sure we seize the moment. 

More on Energy

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release
If the President honestly believes the world is a more ‘secure’ and ‘peaceful’ place and Americans should feel more confident about their children’s futures, he’s the only one who thinks so.
Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after President Obama announced his opposition to building the Keystone XL pipeline.
Aug 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Last week, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus and Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, joined Polish TV’s Piotr Kraśko in Warsaw, Poland to discuss U.S.-Poland relations, the Iran nuclear agreement, Russia’s ongoing aggression toward Ukraine, and the state of America’s role in the world.

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Jan 20, 2015 Press Release
In November, the American people sent a clear message that Washington gridlock and business as usual must end. The new Republican majority in Congress responded immediately by passing bipartisan bills to reduce barriers to job creation and help families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Yet tonight, President Obama pushed for a $320 billion tax hike on everything from investments to middle class college savings accounts—all in order to pay for more Washington spending.
Jan 9, 2015 Press Release
Today, the House acted once again to pass bipartisan legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will reduce North American dependency on foreign oil and, according to President Obama’s own State Department, create 42,000 American jobs.
Nov 14, 2014 Article
Building Keystone will help create thousands of good-paying jobs, increase North American energy independence, and help fuel a domestic energy renaissance. I hope the president will listen to the American people, stop stonewalling a good idea with widespread support, and allow pipeline construction to begin without further delay.”
Jul 22, 2014 Article
Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) joined community leaders for a tour of the Kerr-McGee facility site in West Chicago, which closed in 1973 after processing radioactive thorium for the federal government.
Apr 18, 2014 Press Release
Excerpt: "President Obama has been saying a lot lately that he's finally ready to make jobs and the economy his main focus but amazingly refuses to sign off on Keystone, one of the largest and fastest ways to put thousands of Americans back to work. It's shameful."
Mar 5, 2014 Opinion Piece
Excerpt: "After five and a half years, the Keystone XL pipeline – which would create thousands of American jobs and boost our weak economy – is still gathering dust on the president’s desk."
Sep 19, 2013 Opinion Piece

Press Release:

Exerpt: "What America needs is a vision for an energy future that will jumpstart domestic energy production and put thousands of Americans back to work. The place to start would be immediately approving the Keystone XL Pipeline."