Articles filed under 6th Congressional District

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  • Roskam Medicare plan gets moving Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    A proposal from U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam aimed at curbing Medicare fraud is set to make it to the House floor this week. The Wheaton Republican’s plan would, among other things, raise the cash rewards seniors can claim if they report a doctor who is abusing the Medicare system.

  • What did he mean by that? Lawmakers debate phrase from Rauner's speech Feb 6, 2015 5:31 AM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to work with lawmakers, but is he presenting his proposals as a package deal with no room for compromise? Republicans don't see it that way, but a couple lines of his speech had Democrats raising their eyebrows.

  • U.S. reps from suburbs sound off on Obama’s speech Jan 20, 2015 11:06 PM
    Suburban members of Congress had these reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. His speech sought to highlight recent economic gains and propose, among other things, free community college for qualifying students.

  • Local legislators invite teachers, students to State of the Union Jan 16, 2015 7:03 PM
    Local Democratic members of Congress are trying to highlight President Barack Obama’s education message with their picks of guests to take to next week’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

  • Suburban congressmen starting new term try to strike bipartisan tone Jan 7, 2015 1:01 AM
    Suburban members of Congress struck a conciliatory tone as they were sworn in to a new term on Tuesday. Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold of Kenilworth was the only change in the suburban delegation. He replaces Democrat Brad Schneider. He said Tuesday voters expect both parties to work together after a Congress that flirted with deadlines and led to a government shutdown. “I don’t know too many people who think Washington is working,” Dold said.

  • Dold, new Congress get started Tuesday Jan 2, 2015 5:00 AM
    When the new class of Congressional representatives is sworn in Tuesday, the suburbs will have just one change to its lineup as Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth takes over from Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield. This week, Dold stressed he'll work to be a “thoughtful independent voice” from the north suburban 10th Congressional District.

  • Congressman facing heat bested Roskam for job this summer Dec 30, 2014 6:01 PM
    The Louisiana Republican now facing heat for speaking at a 2002 conference of white supremacists is the lawmaker who stood between U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam and the House’s No. 3 spot this summer.

  • Top leaders give Cuba move mixed reviews Dec 17, 2014 6:44 PM
    Local leaders react after President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the release of American prisoner Alan Gross from Cuba and a move toward a diplomatic relationship with the country.

  • Roskam gets post to help lead IRS investigations Dec 4, 2014 1:58 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, will have a new post in the next Congress that could have him presiding over hearings into ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandals.

  • Roskam keeps 6th Congressional seat Nov 5, 2014 12:18 AM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam kept his 6th District Congressional seat Tuesday, cruising to an easy victory over Democratic challenger Michael Mason of Naperville. With all 564 precincts reporting, Roskam captured roughly 67 percent of the vote to Mason’s 33 percent.

  • 6th Congressional candidates clash on immigration Oct 27, 2014 12:09 PM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam knows that immigration reform needs to occur, but he wants to see it occur in well-thought out steps. His challenger for the 6th Congressional District seat, however, Democrat Michael Mason, said if Congress continues to stall reform he believes President Barack Obama should utilize his executive powers to move it forward.

  • 6th Congressional hopefuls differ on health care reform Oct 15, 2014 5:20 AM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says he feels the structure of the Affordable Care Act is very unstable, and he's of the opinion that it is "collapsing as it's being constructed." But his Democratic challenger for the 6th Congressional seat, Michael Mason, says he has agreed with "pretty much everything" that has been done with the act so far. He is unhappy, however, with how polarized the issue has become.

  • 6th District candidates debate how to handle terrorism Oct 11, 2014 7:31 AM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam and 6th District Democratic challenger Michael Mason agree that the U.S. needs to keep a close eye on the Islamic State terrorist group, but they disagree on exactly how. Last month, Roskam, of Wheaton, voted yes reluctantly to President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train rebels in Syria to fight ISIS. Mason said he mostly supports Obama's strategy regarding ISIS.

  • Endorsement: Roskam for Congress, Dist. 6 Oct 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Republican Peter Roskam in the Sixth Congressional District.

  • Peter Roskam: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Peter Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Michael Mason: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Michael Mason, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Political newcomer challenging Roskam for U.S. Congress seat Sep 30, 2014 9:57 AM
    Democrat Michael Mason of Naperville is challenging incumbent Peter Roskam of Wheaton for the 6th Congressional District seat in the Nov. 4 election. Both say they want to help lead the country's economic recovery, but they differ on how to do it.

  • Roskam talks tax reform, health care, immigration in St. Charles Aug 26, 2014 6:51 PM
    Congressman Peter Roskam shared his views on tax reform, the president's health care law and immigration reform with an audience of local businesses leaders in St. Charles Tuesday.

  • Roskam hires wounded veteran in West Chicago office Aug 22, 2014 5:04 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, says he’s hired an Army veteran who was badly injured in an Afghanistan explosion to work on veterans issues. Retired Sgt. Shane Scherer was seriously injured in a 2009 explosion at his base in Afghanistan and will work out of Roskam’s West Chicago office.

  • Roskam: Whip race ‘was a regional issue’ Jun 27, 2014 1:00 PM
    A week after losing his bid to become the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House, Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton said his position as a Republican from a Democratic-leaning state proved to be the deciding factor. “When it all came down to it, it was a regional issue,” Roskam said this week. “And the argument that prevailed was we need a southern member or we need a red state member to sit at the leadership table.”

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