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  • 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.

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

     
  • Peter Roskam: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Peter Roskam, 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.”

     
  • Roskam could be out of leadership after losing whip bid Jun 19, 2014 8:29 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton lost his bid to move up the House Republican power ladder today, losing the whip job to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Roskam could be out of the leadership picture for now as Scalise gets to pick his right-hand lawmaker and could be expected to reward an ally who helped him rise.

     
  • Thursday brings Roskam’s chance to move up Jun 19, 2014 5:35 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s bid to become the No. 3 Republican in the House will be put to a vote Thursday as federal GOP lawmakers meet to pick their leaders. Roskam is vying against Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Marlin Stutzman of Indiana. He has stayed mostly quiet publicly about his effort but has spent hours at the Capitol trying to win support of Republicans. He devoted the weekend to asking for support over the phone from the suburbs.

     
  • Roskam campaigns to become majority whip Jun 13, 2014 8:36 PM
    In a letter to members of the House Republican Conference Friday evening, Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton asked for support in his bid for majority whip. Roskam wrote that Republicans need to articulate "where we want our policies and our country to be in 10, 20, and 50 years, so the American people know where we stand and what we are fighting for into the future.”

     
  • Rauner joins Duffy on barbershop tour Jun 13, 2014 5:26 AM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner joined state Sen. Dan Duffy of Lake Barrington on a tour of barbershops on the South Side of Chicago last weekend. Duffy, who was born on the South Side, has done the tour via the Young Government organization regularly over the past five years in an effort to learn the concerns of small business owners and voters in the black community.

     
  • Roskam would run to move up in wake of Cantor’s loss Jun 11, 2014 7:01 PM
    Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton would run to move up a spot in the House Republican leadership team if there’s an opening in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss Tuesday, sources close to him say. Roskam, Republicans’ chief deputy whip and No. 4 on the GOP power ladder, would run for the whip job if Cantor left his post in the coming days and the spot came open, the sources said.

     
  • What does Cantor's loss mean for Roskam? Jun 11, 2014 9:18 AM
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said it's too early to tell if House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss Tuesday could spark a Republican leadership change that sends U.S Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton further up the GOP power ladder. “It's more complicated,” said Hastert, who rose to the speakership in 1999 from the spot Roskam occupies. “I don't think that's going to happen.”

     
  • Duckworth joins Roskam on Benghazi committee May 21, 2014 4:36 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, has been named to the special committee charged with investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. Duckworth will join U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, on the panel.

     
  • Roskam: Human trafficking a growing threat in suburbs Apr 24, 2014 7:02 PM
    Human trafficking — both in terms of labor and sex — is becoming more prevalent in the suburbs, and legislators and law enforcement officials say they’re taking steps to fight it. Elected officials joined suburban police to learn about what more can be done to address the problem. “It (human trafficking) is happening in the suburbs,” Rep. Peter Roskam said. “It is happening in ways that should be apparent to us, but we don’t even see it.”

     
  • New Republican faces line up for central committee posts Mar 28, 2014 5:41 PM
    Only one suburban member of the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is running for re-election next month. In the 10th Congressional District, committeeman Mark Shaw of Lake Forest is running for another term against challenger Louis Atsaves, also of Lake Forest. Other districts feature battles between newcomers.

     
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