Rep. Peter Roskam

Rep. Peter Roskam
Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health
U.S. Congress

Congressman Peter Roskam is the Congressional representative for Illinois’ 6th district covering Winfield, West Chicago, Saint Charles and Barrington. He is currently in his sixth term of service.

Congressman Roskam serves as the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee Chairman for the 115th Congress where he plays a leading role in issues affecting the healthcare industry. In 2017, the Congressman was instrumental in achieving the first major overhaul of the nation’s tax code in over three decades.

He also sits on the Tax Policy Subcommittee and previously led the Oversight Subcommittee—a key watchdog post with jurisdiction into the spending and operations of tax-writing and healthcare programs within the federal government. 

Congressman Roskam was at the center of the 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. He also championed efforts to overhaul the troubled agency’s civil asset forfeiture program and probed the relationship between the rising costs of college and the tax code.

Promoting America’s role in the world, Congressman Roskam is Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, assisting legislatures in emerging democracies; he serves as a co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, the largest Republican congressional organization dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship; and he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Endowment for Democracy. He previously served on the Select Committee investigating the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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May 9, 2018

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