Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Rep. Roskam named Chairman of Subcommittee on Health

Jan 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — After serving as one of the leading voices ushering through the most significant tax reform in over three decades, Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) has now been named as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health on Ways and Means.  Rep. Roskam served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy last year and was one of the architects of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has already lead a great number of employers to offer bonuses, pay raises, and new investments as a result of the new law. During the tax reform debate, Rep. Roskam was a strong advocate for small businesses, middle- and lower- income families and taxpayers throughout his district.

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Rep. Roskam will lead the subcommittee in its work under its jurisdiction that includes Medicare and tax credit and deduction provisions of the Internal Revenue Code dealing with health insurance premiums and health care costs.

“I’m honored to be named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health at this critical time for thoughtful health policy,” said Rep. Roskam. “Our healthcare system has been broken for many years, and it’s important that we get this right.  I’m focused on the needs of our families and what changes we can make that will protect the vulnerable, keep health insurance affordable and put American families back in control of their own healthcare.”

Rep. Roskam has been a member of the Committee on Ways and Means since 2009 and has previously served as Chairman of the Oversight subcommittee, during which time he led bipartisan investigations and legislative activity that has resulted in millions of dollars of wrongly seized funds being returned by the IRS and Department of Justice to hundreds of small business owners.

Roskam will continue to serve as a member of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy.