Government Oversight

Congressman Roskam serves as chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight —a key watchdog post with jurisdiction into the spending and operations of tax-writing and healthcare programs within the federal government. Roskam was at the center of the Committee investigation into the IRS after it was revealed the agency was targeting Americans for their personal, religious, and political beliefs, authoring legislation to protect against these abuses that became law.

More on Government Oversight

May 3, 2017 Press Release
“We respectfully urge the DOJ to examine the cases that the IRS has recommended for remission of funds and to remit the funds expeditiously,” the lawmakers wrote.
Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
Despite a three-year investigation, clear evidence of criminal misconduct, and a referral to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution, the Obama Administration refused to consider the information and bring justice to the taxpayers harmed by Ms. Lerner’s actions
Apr 3, 2017 Press Release
The RESPECT Act would limit the IRS’s ability to seize people’s money without first charging them with a crime.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
The loss of a child takes a nearly unimaginable toll on any family.
Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump delivered remarks to a joint session of Congress this evening
Feb 3, 2017 Press Release
All Americans should have financial planning resources available to them, not just the wealthiest among us
Jan 17, 2017 Press Release
We’re asking the intelligence community to provide a full accounting of Iran’s use of commercial airlines to support its global network of terror proxies, including the tyrant Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and hold these bad actors accountable for their war crimes.
Oct 7, 2016 Press Release
In addition to further empowering and enriching Iran’s tyrannical regime, Iranian accession to the WTO could seriously complicate our ability to combat Iran’s support for terrorism, human rights violations, ballistic missile program and other illicit activity
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Today we took a big step toward delivering justice for victims of IRS abuse.
Sep 14, 2016 Press Release
Experts testified on the rising costs of higher education and how some institutions are using their tax-exempt endowments to fulfill their charitable purposes and reduce costs for students.