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  • Local lawmakers back budget plan, tout local gains Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban federal lawmakers of both parties unanimously backed the budget plan approved by Congress Wednesday, praising what they called an imperfect compromise. “As any football fan knows, you don't just score on perfect 50-yard passes, you work your way to the end zone running the ball for three yards and a cloud of dust,” U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, said.

     
  • House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers. Suburban lawmakers are divided on the issue.

    Local lawmakers divided on federal budget dealDec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    A bipartisan collection of suburban federal lawmakers backs the latest federal budget deal struck in Washington, but others are waiting until closer to a possible House vote today to make a decision. Approval would avoid another budget battle that led to a government shutdown this year, and some local lawmakers say they support the agreement at least partly for that reason.

     
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    Roskam: “Can you understand the level of frustration?” Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam Roskam questioned Medicare chief Marilyn Tanner at a committee hearing Tuesday over a Hoffman Estates woman who won't be allowed to keep the same health insurance terms she previously had as the Affordable Care Act takes effect.

     
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    House extends review of Roskam trip to TaiwanSep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The U.S. House Committee on Ethics today extended a review into U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam's 2011 trip to Taiwan. The panel began looking into whether the Taiwanese government improperly funded the $25,000 trip after an Office of Congressional Ethics report called for an additional review. Roskam has argued the Committee on Ethics reviewed and signed off on the trip, which was paid for by Chinese Cultural University in Taipei, before he left.

     
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    Roskam expects to be cleared by ethics commission Aug 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Congressman Peter Roskam says he expects a congressional ethics committee to clear him of any wrongdoing. The House Ethics Committee is investigating a claim made by Office of Congressional Ethics that the Taiwanese government improperly funded a 2011 Taiwan trip that Roskam took with his wife.

     
  • Jan Schakowsky

    Schakowsky: 23 privately funded trips since 2007 Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, has taken 23 privately funded trips worth about $198,000 since 2007, more than any others in the suburban congressional delegation during that time, records compiled by the website Legistorm.com show. “These trips encourage bipartisanship and are filled with rigorous policy discussions," her spokesman said.

     
  •  U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics over a $25,000 university-funded trip he took to Taiwan with his wife.

    Roskam faces House ethics probe over Taiwan tripJul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics over a $25,000 university-funded trip he took to Taiwan with his wife, but the Wheaton Republican says the panel approved the trip before he left.

     
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    Roskam: Anti-theft tech could save Medicare moneyJun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says the same technology that credit card companies use to protect their customers from theft could help scale back Medicare fraud. “It is outrageous that the federal government has this problem where they can't keep track of the money properly,” Roskam said.

     
  • Roskam opens Barrington satellite office Apr 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Republican Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton will host a meet-and-greet at the opening of his 6th District satellite office from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27 at Barrington village hall, 200 S. Hough St.

     
  • State Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale

    GOP governor contenders mostly mum on BradyJan 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Should Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady should keep his party post after voicing support for same-sex marriage? The growing field of likely GOP gubernatorial primary bidders is largely silent on the issue. Only state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, who described Pat Brady as a “gregarious and fearless leader,” said he agreed with Pat Brady that the party needs to be more open and inclusive and gain additional supporters.

     
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    Brady still thinking about a second term as chair Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    In the wake of calls for his removal over statements supporting gay marriage, Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady reflects on the last few years at the helm of the state party and says he's not ruling a bid for another term. "I feel like we're in the process of taking a good hard look at where's the party's at," he says.

     
  • Pat Brady

    Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job?Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Newly elected suburban state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered party, Pat Brady of St. Charles, over Brady's support for legalizing same-sex marriage. “All of my time is now being spent responding to emails on social issues,” he said. “I don't think those are the most pressing issues we should be dealing with.”

     
  • Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, center, poses a question during a Ways and Means Committee meeting.

    Does Peter Roskam's future include speaker's job? Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Despite a gerrymandered district crafted to favor Democrat challenger Leslie Coolidge, 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam sailed to victory. So — what's next for Roskam, a Wheaton attorney and former state senator who's unobtrusively built up a formidable political resume? “The sky's the limit for Peter Roskam,” said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican.

     
  • Peter Roskam

    Roskam keeps his 6th District seatNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Congressman Peter Roskam celebrated victory Tuesday in his election battle against challenger Democrat Leslie Coolidge in the 6th District. With all precincts reporting, Roskam had 191,065 or 59 percent, to Coolidge's 131,410 according to unofficial results. For Roskam, "the big priority will be to turn the economy around as fast as we can; clearly the federal government needs to live within its means," he said.

     
  • Democrats take all three targeted House seats; GOP eyes governor’s race Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrats picked up all three targeted seats in the suburbs on Tuesday, unseating three Republican members of Congress — two freshmen and one seven-term veteran. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates won in the 8th Congressional District, Naperville Democrat Bill Foster won in the 11th District and Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider won in the 10th District.

     
  • Republican Rep. Bob Dold, of Kenilworth, opposes Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider in the 10th Congressional District.

    Suburban congressional races play big in national picture Nov 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    With a congressional map drawn by Illinois' Democrats, the suburbs have become the battlegrounds between Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the U.S. House. With just days until the election, here's a rundown of those contests between Peter Roskam and Leslie Coolidge; Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth; Jan Schakowsky and Timothy Wolfe; Robert Dold and Brad Schneider; Judy Biggert and Bill Foster; and Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson.

     
  • Leslie Coolidge, left, opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th congressional district for the 2012 General Election.

    Killings in Libya and fears of trade war with China on minds of 6th District rivals Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrat Leslie Coolidge thinks the Obama administration handled the Libyan crisis well but her Republican opponent Peter Roskam disagrees. And here do the two candidates for the 6th Congressional District stand on China and U.S. ties with Israel?

     
  • Leslie Coolidge, left, opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th congressional district for the 2012 General Election.

    6th District candidates offer different cures for Medicare Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Leslie Coolidge are at odds on Medicare in the race for the 6th Congressional District.

     
  • Coolidge for Congress Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Leslie Coolidge is my choice to represent the 6th District in Congress. Leslie's experience as a CPA partner for KPMG LLP gives her an understanding of working within a budget, which translates to Congress.

     
  • Roskam known for rational leadership Oct 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: Peter Roskam is well known for his rational leadership and fiscal responsibility. His tax initiatives make sense for the people of Illinois and specifically to this district. He is the man to serve our needs in Washington.

     
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