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  • 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?

     
  • Follow Mike Riopell’s tweets during State of the Union speech Feb 27, 2014 11:21 AM
    Daily Herald State Government Editor will be tweeting about the State of the Union speech as it happens at 8 tonight. You can follow the tweets and other news feeds on President Barack Obama’s big speech.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Local lawmakers back budget plan, tout local gains Jan 16, 2014 9:32 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.

     
  • Local lawmakers divided on federal budget deal Dec 12, 2013 7:58 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.

     
  • Roskam: “Can you understand the level of frustration?” Oct 30, 2013 8:07 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.

     
  • House extends review of Roskam trip to Taiwan Sep 12, 2013 12:11 PM
    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.

     
  • Roskam expects to be cleared by ethics commission Aug 5, 2013 4:12 PM
    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.

     
  • Schakowsky: 23 privately funded trips since 2007 Aug 1, 2013 10:04 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.

     
  • Roskam faces House ethics probe over Taiwan trip Jul 26, 2013 7:42 PM
    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.

     
  • Roskam: Anti-theft tech could save Medicare money Jun 11, 2013 8:58 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 4:26 PM
    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.

     
  • Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job? Jan 24, 2013 9:13 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.”

     
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