Peter (Peter) J. Roskam (R-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.4561
FAX: 202.225.1166
District: 630.232.0006
District FAX: 630.232.7393
Representative
Room 2246 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1306

Residence: Wheaton, IL
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Elizabeth Andrea Gracey   DOB: 9/13/1961
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Tax Policy
Co-ChairCongressional U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Working Group [KORUS STA]
Co-ChairCongressional Korea Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Korea
Co-ChairBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
Co-ChairHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Netherlands
FC MemberCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberSuburban Agenda Caucus
FC MemberDutch Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican New Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Cook / Du Page

Bio

U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam is currently in his sixth term of service to the people of the 6th District of Illinois.

He currently serves as the Ways & Means Tax Policy Chairman for the 115th Congress. From this key legislative perch, he is expected to play a leading role in the first major overhaul of the nation's tax code in over three decades. The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." Roskam has served on the Committee since 2009 and assumed the Tax Policy Chairmanship in 2017.

He also sits on the Health 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. 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 hold overhaul the troubled agency's civil asset forfeiture program and probed the relationship between the rising costs of college and the tax code.

Active on national security issues and promoting America's role in the world, Roskam leads the House Democracy Partnership, assisting legislatures in emerging democracies; 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 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.

Roskam graduated from the University of Illinois before spending his early career in the office of his mentor, legendary Congressman Henry Hyde. He later earned his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and began a law practice, where he developed significant experience as a litigator. Roskam has represented Chicago's western suburbs in both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate.

Roskam lives in Wheaton with his wife of over 28 years, Elizabeth. They have four children.








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