American for Tax Reform: IRS Spends 500,000 Hours Per Year on Union Activities


As Roskam points out, this squandered an estimated $23.5 million in taxpayer funds, all while the IRS pleads poverty and makes excuses for not answering the phone.

 

The Hill: IRS Funding Pleas Don't 'Pass The Laugh Test,' Republican Says


 “The argument that the IRS lacks the resources to operate efficiently doesn’t pass the laugh test given the misguided judgment demonstrated by an organization that has lost the confidence of the American people,” Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said in a statement.

The Blaze: The GOP's Six-Point Plan to Protect You From The IRS


 “No government agency, especially one that routinely intrudes on the lives of hardworking taxpayers, should ever be able to ask how you vote or to whom you pray,” Roskam said when he introduced the bill in February. “In light of our new majority in Congress, I am confident we can finally send these commonsense protections to the president’s desk.”

AP featured on Drudge Report: IRS Apologizes For Seizing Bank Accounts of Small Businesses


Roskam said the IRS has too much power to seize assets, even if the agency doesn't have adequate evidence of a crime.

The Daily Caller: State Department Witness Gets Grilled About His Criticism of Conversatives


“I find it shocking that you can’t give a straight answer to that simple question,” the congressman told him, “and you’re not going to give it to me, so let’s move on.”

The Daily Caller: Top Lawmaker Demands Answers From IRS Over Hiring Of Healthcare.Gov Company


Roskam told the commissioner he was troubled that even after the firings, “the IRS selected the same contractor to provide critical technology services to the administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” — also known as Obamacare.

 

Roskam receives clean sweep of endorsements


Peter is honored to receive a clean sweep of endorsements from all major news outlets in the 6th district.

Roskam Column: The Urgent Need for New Antibiotics


By Rep. Peter Roskam

Each year, more than two million Americans are diagnosed with drug-resistant infections, and 23,000 die as a result. These dangerous superbugs have been found in every corner of the globe, and their unchecked spread threatens modern medicine as we know it.

Roskam, Kirk speak to local business leaders


U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, spoke to local business owners Aug. 6 at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort Hotel about tax reform, workforce development, and international issues facing businesses.

Northwest Herald: Roskam gives business leaders vision for future


U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam brought local businesses an update from Washington, D.C., on Friday, but left the pessimism in the nation's capital.

Op-Ed: Fighting human trafficking in the foster care system


By Congressman Peter Roskam

For too many children in the foster care system, their lives have been filled with instability, abuse, and neglect. Often these children are passed from home to home not knowing how long they will stay in one place or who they can trust. That is why lawmakers, community leaders and law enforcement agencies are joining forces to prevent the estimated 104,000 children in foster care from becoming victims of physical and psychological abuse.

Op-Ed: Reinvigorating The Antibiotics Pipeline


By Congressman Peter Roskam

Later this month, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology–commonly known as PCAST–will issue a highly anticipated report on antibiotic resistance, bringing much-needed attention to a growing public health threat that is fast becoming a global crisis.

Opinion: Work needed to fix VA hospital system


By Congressman Peter Roskam

Over the past several weeks, disturbing reports have emerged of widespread mismanagement at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that resulted in shockingly poor treatment of our veterans at facilities across the country, including at Chicagoland’s own Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.

CNN Opinion: Free elections good for Ukraine, but could be bad for Putin


Free elections good for Ukraine, but could be bad for Putin

By Kelly Ayotte and Peter Roskam

Sun-Times: Experts back House bill to develop new drugs to combat superbugs


U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., hosted a discussion on the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms Act, which aims to pave the way for companies to develop new antibiotics to treat the superbugs. The two congressmen, who come from different sides of the political spectrum, teamed up on the issue after a superbug called CRE — carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae — hit home last year, infecting 38 patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Op-Ed: Americans deserve an Obamacare watchdog


By Congressman Peter Roskam

In a recent victory lap, President Obama announced that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare and so in his view, "the repeal debate is and should be over. The Affordable Care Act is working." But there are significant problems with the president’s assertions.  The American people remain deeply unhappy about a law that has increased out-of-pocket healthcare costs for millions and taken away their choices.  A recent Congressional investigation revealed that only 67 percent of individuals and families that selected a healthcare plan from the federal marketplace have paid their first month’s premium—laying waste to the 8 million figure the Administration has been touting.

House Ways and Means Committee votes to refer Lois Lerner for criminal prosecution


The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday morning  23 to 14 to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.

The reason Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee took the action they did was explained by Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) on Fox News, yesterday.

VIDEO: Rep. Roskam calls for Obamacare watchdog


Congressman Peter Roskam discusses his bill to establish an Obamacare watchdog.

Fox News: Republican proposes hiring official watchdog for ObamaCare


A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare, amid ongoing concerns about fraud and mismanagement. 

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a "Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)." He told Fox News the position is needed to follow the money. 

Op-Ed: An Obamacare Watchdog


By Congressman Peter Roskam

Americans were shocked when Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the Affordable Care Act: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” It seemed bad enough that the bill was rushed through Congress with virtually no debate or amendments, but now its architects refuse to give the American people a full picture of the law as it stands today. Six months into implementation, Obamacare is wreaking havoc on Americans’ health-care decisions, spiking out-of-pocket costs, and limiting access to doctors; millions of Americans have lost their health-care plans altogether.

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