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.
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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.
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.
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:
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
Washington D.C.— Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Kay Granger (R-TX), and Marc Veasey (D-TX), the co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following joint statement on a recent report by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv indicating a sharp increase in anti-Semitism acros
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on recent developments on the Korean Peninsula:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, sent a letter to a key House panel – cosigned by 40 other Members of Congress – urging it to continue funding for U.S.-Israel defense cooperation programs.
Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released this statement following joint strategic strikes on Syrian regime assets: