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  • 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.

  • 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 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.”

  • 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.

  • Roskam to talk at synagogue on Israeli relations Mar 9, 2014 4:28 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will be speaking at Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 at Hilltop Road, from 8 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 17, on the current state of the Israel-U.S. Alliance.

  • Two weeks before Election Day, early voting starts Feb 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    Early voting starts Monday. So if you have something to do March 18 — or otherwise need an excuse to get out of work for a few minutes — you can go cast a ballot in person well in advance, then press fast forward on your DVR during political ads guilt-free the rest of the spring.

  • Roskam asks for fair IRS probe Feb 11, 2014 7:46 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, is asking for an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, including a DuPage County organization, for extra scrutiny of their tax exemption applications.

  • 6th District U.S. Representative Roskam: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 6th District U.S. Representative Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • 6th District U.S. Representative Mason: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:30 AM
    Candidate information for 6th District U.S. Representative Mason, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction help Feb 7, 2014 4:11 PM
    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, took to the House floor this week to criticize cuts to federal money used to fight heroin abuse in the same week award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent overdose this week.

  • Kirk thinks 'Petey' Roskam could be a fine U.S. House speaker Jan 31, 2014 5:51 AM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park thinks his fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, could have a shot at being speaker of the U.S. House one day. “I think Petey has a great career ahead of him,” Kirk says. “I thought when he got elevated to the position, with the normal churning of leadership, that someday Roskam could be speaker.” Petey?

  • Suburban members of Congress on State of the Union Jan 28, 2014 11:11 PM
    What suburban lawmakers said about the State of the Union address.

  • Local attendees give State of the Union mixed reviews Jan 29, 2014 10:15 AM
    The local attendees to Tuesday’s State of the Union address gave mixed reviews of the yearly speech. Estefanía Garcia, who works for the nonprofit Mano a Mano Family Resource Center in Round Lake Park, was a guest of Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and was happy to hear President Barack Obama mention wanting a new immigration law.

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