U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says the same technology that credit card companies use to protect their customers from theft could help scale back Medicare fraud.
Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, introduced legislation Monday that would have the federal government create such a system.
A bipartisan group of House and Senate members has introduced legislation aimed at cutting billions of dollars of waste, fraud and abuse from Medicare and Medicaid.
Roskam comments on Obamacare's false promises.
By Rep. Peter Roskam
As details emerge of the IRS targeting groups for how they view the world, not how they comply with the tax code, many wonder if anything can be accomplished in this escalating culture of distrust. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the scandal highlights the urgent need to reform the IRS by simplifying the tax code.
As is, the tax code is so burdensome and complex that Americans spend an average of 13 hours a year trying to comply. Taxpayers can’t help but fear as they submit their forms that they’ve left themselves vulnerable to an audit. Even before details of the IRS scandal came out, there was an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and mistrust about the massive amount of power the IRS holds.
After a four-hour House Ways and Means Committee hearing, lawmakers never were able to elicit from Miller the name or names of career IRS employees who devised the plan to scrutinize organizations with “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their names. Miller said what they were doing was a “shortcut” to grapple with a heavy workload.
The former trial lawyer in 6th District congressman Peter Roskam emerged in a House committee's questioning of how much an IRS commissioner knew about the revenue service targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
What are the prospects for an immigration overhaul in the House? Are Republicans relishing another debt ceiling showdown with President Barack Obama?
In the second part of our Tax Day Q&A with House Chief Deputy Majority Whip Peter Roskam, the Illinois Republican opens up about those subjects and others. As co-chairman of the House Korea Caucus, Roskam also offers his thoughts on the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. And he doesn’t mince words on his opinion of the president’s leadership.
As the House chief deputy majority whip with a coveted slot on the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Peter Roskam regularly finds himself at the nexus of the political and policy issues driving debate on Capitol Hill.
With Monday’s deadline for Americans to file their tax returns, Roll Call sat down with Roskam, 51, to discuss the House Republicans’ effort to overhaul the tax code.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th District) told the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Friday that he’s not optimistic about working with the current administration in solving the nation’s problems.
Noting that among the first calls President Obama made after he was re-elected was to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to assure her that winning back the House was his first priority, Roskam senses political interests trump the president’s desire for problem-solving.
Both the House Republicans and Senate Democrats released budget blueprints for fiscal year 2014. The GOP plan balances the budget by slowing the rate of spending growth, reforming entitlements and assuming comprehensive tax reform and the repeal of Obamacare.
Given the very different budget priorities between the two parties, finding much common ground to improve our economy and lower deficit spending seems like a tall order. Roskam said the two parties must come together.
After years of pining for more face time with the president, House Republicans found out Wednesday that Barack Obama looks and sounds the same behind closed doors as he does on TV.
President Barack Obama headed to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to discuss the deficit with the House GOP. Among those he spoke with was his former Illinois state Senate colleague, Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Wheaton.
By Rep. Peter Roskam
Medicare fraud costs America's elderly a staggering $60 billion each year, or 10 percent of the total cost of Medicare. And with Medicare facing bankruptcy within the next 10 to 12 years, acting to save as much as possible is essential for the future of the program.
The Republican party has chosen Peter Roskam, a House of Representative member from Illinois, as the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus of India and Indian Americans - the largest caucus dedicated to one country in the House - charged with advancement of US-India relations.
He takes over from Ed Royce, who has become chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and joins Democrat co-chair Joe Crowley on the panel.
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California is supposed to know what all his members are up to, but he got a birthday surprise on Monday night.
Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, R-Ill., surprised the California Republican, who turned 48 on Jan. 26, with a oil-on-canvas portrait of McCarthy and his wife Judy, hand-painted by Roskam’s wife, Elizabeth.
Rep. Peter Roskam is in his third term in the U.S. House, but the politician is a fresh face to many McHenry County residents because his 6th Congressional District was redrawn to include Algonquin Township.
The Republican, who lives in west suburban Wheaton with his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth, also serves as chief deputy whip of the House.
In that role, he has been dubbed the “listener in chief.”
Could Peter Roskam, who cut deals with the president back when they were cub state legislators, be a key GOP bridge to the White House? James Warren reports.
A top House Republican predicted that President Barack Obama will lose public support for increasing tax rates for the highest earners if he doesn’t also propose spending cuts to achieve a budget deal with Congress.
Illinois Representative Peter Roskam, his party’s chief deputy whip in the House, reiterated that the chamber’s Republicans aren’t willing to back higher tax rates because that would hurt small businesses and job growth. They also are still awaiting a “substantive” proposal from Obama to cut spending, he said.
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-III., will retain his spot as chief deputy whip of the U.S. House.
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday reappointed the congressman whose 6th Congressional District now includes Algonquin Township in McHenry County.
House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam made overtures toward avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff,” which would trigger automatic federal spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
Although Obama had campaigned on a platform of raising marginal tax rates, Roskim dismissed such talk as “flowery rhetoric that he used to pump up his base.”
“I predict he will do it again, simply because the House is not going to pass a tax hike,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen.”