Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Foreign Affairs and National Security

During this time of increased volatility in the Middle East and strained relationships with both Russia and China, American leadership in world affairs is vital.  As a nation, a strong national defense is critical to meet the challenges of a dangerous and shifting global landscape, as well as maintaining relationships with crucial allies.  That is why I am proud to be the co-chair for the caucuses of some of the United States’ biggest partners, including the Israel Caucus, the Caucus on India and Indian Americans, and the South Korea Caucus.

More on Foreign Affairs and National Security

Sep 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, sent a letter to the President – cosigned by eight other Members of Congress – urging the Administration to lift waivers on sanctions of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

In December 2012, Congress enacted the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act, which required the President to sanction the IRIB. However, waivers on the application of the sanctions have been issued since 2013, even though the IRIB continues its destructive behaviors.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-Chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating anti-Semitism, released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1911 – the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act.

Aug 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement regarding the arrest of Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani:

“Only days ago, two men were arrested in the United States on charges of acting on behalf of the Iranian regime to conduct surveillance and collect intelligence on individuals and groups considered to be enemies of the Iranian regime.

Jul 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) released this statement following the press conference held by President Trump and Vladamir Putin:

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act – bipartisan legislation authored by Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel in International Governmental Organizations (IGO’s) – advanced through the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Jun 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement on the North Korea Summit:

"While yesterday's summit was an important step forward in future peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea must prove its commitment to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization and begin the process immediately. Until this occurs, we must maintain maximum pressure on the regime and not forget the horrors the North Korean people face the under Kim Jong Un Regime."  

 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA):

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism in schools and on college campuses across the nation. The "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act" directs the Department of Education (DOE) to use a widely-accepted definition of anti-Semitism when determining if incidents of harassment or discrimination that are potentially in violation of U.S.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-Chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating anti-Semitism, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraging him to ensure the State Department is fully capable of combating rising anti-Semitism and to swiftly fill the position of Special Envoy to Monitor Combating anti-Semitism. The Special Envoy, created by Congress in 2004 to advance U.S.

May 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on the U.S. officially relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel: