Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Members of the Illinois Republican Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government. The Senate is expected to vote at 12:00pm EST today on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through February 8 and fully fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) released this statement following the Senate’s vote to re-open the government and fund vital services:

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to the government shutting down.

The following statement was made by U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (IL-06), Rodney Davis (IL-13), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Darin LaHood (IL-18):

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

DuPage County, IL — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the appointment of fellow Illinois GOP Representative Darin LaHood (IL-18) to the House Ways and Means Committee: 

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) yesterday voted ‘no’ on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Regarding his vote on the bill, Rep. Roskam released the following statement:

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