Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

ASK PETER: Affording Higher Education

Aug 20, 2014
Ask Peter

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam answers an email from Jackie McGrath, a professor at the College of DuPage, who wants to know what the House is doing to help make higher education more affordable for families and students.

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“This is the time of year when students are going back to college, and so the cost of college is on a lot of people’s minds. In fact, in the past four years the cost of higher education has jumped nearly 30 percent. That’s why this summer the House passed the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act, which does a couple of things. It consolidates the tax code—making it simpler—and it creates more flexibility. Frankly, it makes more transparency at higher education institutions so that college is easier to afford.

Ask Peter videos are available at, Facebook, Twitter, and via press release. The videos are sent to constituents via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, depending on how they contacted the Roskam office.