Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


Apr 15, 2013 Article

Article: Tax Day Q&A With Peter Roskam by David Drucker

Excerpt: "Do people pay too much in taxes? Yes. They spend an extraordinary amount of time, certainly, complying with the tax code. I did a manufacturer’s round table in my district last week, where the theme of complexity was … as much of a concern as tax rates."

Apr 4, 2013 Article

Press Release:

Excerpt: "I will be reporting back that my manufacturing constituents place a premium on simplicity," the congressman said after the meeting. "That's a theme we should pursue."

Apr 1, 2013 Article

The Times of Israel: House chief deputy majority whip Peter Roskam has been a keen supporter of pro-Israel legislation whether on budget cuts, visa waivers or Iran  By Haviv Rettig Gur

Excerpt:  “I’ve long maintained, and I’m sure I’m not the first, that the ability of Israel to demonstrate any kind of flexibility as it relates to negotiating is premised on a strong US relationship. Or said another way, if Israel is confident in its relationship with the United States, then Israel has more confidence and as a result more flexibility in its ability to deal with its Arab neighbors. If its relationship is tenuous, it has an adverse impact on Israel’s ability to interact with its neighbors."

Mar 13, 2013 Article

Daily Herald:  Roskam, Obama exchange less jovial in Capitol meeting by Kerry Lester

Excerpt: "When they hear the president talking about how he approaches the economy, they fear he's leading in the same direction Illinois is now," Roskam said he told the president during the meeting in the Capitol basement with 232 Republican members. "Pursuing revenues, not dealing with the underlying spending problems. Higher than average unemployment. What they hear is avoidance behavior."

Oct 10, 2012 Article

Article: Townhall Magazine, by Kate Hicks

Excerpt: "Nicknamed the “listener-in-chief,” this GOP representative knows how to work with others – even Obama – but isn’t into compromising his principles for a ‘bipartisan’ label."

Apr 11, 2012 Article

Article: Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Hughes

Excerpt: "WASHINGTON—House Republicans, preparing for a year-end expiration of tax cuts, this week begin meetings within their caucus in hopes of building a strategy that can both garner significant GOP support and counter Democratic attacks on tax policy." 

Mar 6, 2012 Article

Article: The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Harper

Excerpt: "At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, Illinois congressman Peter Roskam had this question for Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute: “Under IPAB, will healthcare providers ability to provide care to patients be affected by reimbursements being cut for particular services?” IPAB (the Independent Payment Advisory Board) is the fifteen-member board created by Obamacare to determine Medicare payments."

Feb 29, 2012 Article

Article: The Weekly Standard by Daniel Halper

Excerpt:"Sixty percent of employers said they offered medical benefits this year, a decrease from 69 percent in 2010." Yet today, in testimony on Capitol Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obamacare is not the reason there's been a drop in employer-sponsored health care coverage: his was the question asked by Illinois congressman Peter Roskam: "How about when the president said you can keep your health care coverage if you like it? And yet, the reality is, according to Bloomberg at least, 9 percent fewer businesses are offering medical coverage than in 2010. There the rhetoric didn’t meet the reality, did it?"

Feb 24, 2012 Article

Article: Washington Times by Emily Miller

Excerpt: "Republicans on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee aren't impressed with the corporate tax reform plan released by White House Wednesday. "While some of the president's proposal moves in the right direction, perverting the tax code further with more loopholes to help allies - picking more political winners and losers - won't help our economy a bit," Rep. Peter Roskam, the chief deputy whip, told The Washington Times."

Feb 9, 2012 Article

Article: by Richard Rubin

Excerpt: “The international comparisons are very helpful because they frame the entire debate,” Representative Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican who has introduced legislation to make the current rates permanent, said in an interview. “It’s a zero-sum game. Capital is fungible and capital is going to go where it’s treated best.” Roskam said he and other Republicans will continue using international comparisons as they seek to shape a broader overhaul of the tax code. “The world isn’t waiting,” he said. “We’re wise to be measured by the fact that other tax jurisdictions have gotten the joke.”