Peter Roskam: Taking on Washington’s toughest challenges.

Fighting for tax reform:

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“Peter Roskam, a conservative lawmaker from Illinois, will be chairman of the subcommittee on tax policy ahead of a major Republican effort to pass tax reform this year.” – Washington Examiner

For more information:

https://morningconsult.com/2017/05/18/business-leaders-want-tax-changes-made-permanent/

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/peter-roskam-to-head-tax-subcommittee-ahead-of-overhaul-effort/article/2611134

(VIDEO) https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-02-14/rep-roskam-u-s-tax-reform-is-needed-this-year

Fighting against forfeiture abuse:

Peter Roskam: “It’s clear to everyone involved that there was rampant abuse in the forfeiture program. The IRS and DOJ abused their authority and took money from people who did nothing wrong. With today’s legislation, we’re making sure they can never do it again. With the support of so many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, we can finally put this ugly chapter to rest.”

For more information:

https://roskam.house.gov/Roskam-Crowley-RESPECT

Demanding justice for IRS victims:

“Randy Sowers, a Maryland dairy farmer who became a national symbol for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) abuse of structuring laws, is getting his money back. Mr. Sowers testified before Chairman Peter J. Roskam and the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee in May during a hearing on Protecting Small Businesses From IRS Abuse. Both Republicans and Democrats expressed outrage over the IRS and DOJ’s actions to seize the bank accounts of law-abiding American citizens.” – Roskam press release

For more information:

https://roskam.house.gov/Randy-Sowers-Getting-His-Money-Back

https://roskam.house.gov/Rein-In-IRS-Extend-Tax-Cuts

Helping those struggling with disease:

“[Roskam] was instrumental in passing the record-breaking research funding increase authorized by Congress last December and is a sponsor of both of our main federal priorities:

  • The HOPE for Alzheimer’s ACT, which would ensure that doctors diagnose and document dementia when they see it and expand Medicare coverage to include care planning services; and
  • PCHETA, which would provide grants to American medical schools to expand palliative and hospice care training.

He has understood how important this issue is since he was first elected, having helped pass the National Alzheimer’s Plan Act in 2010, which established the goal of effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, and the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, which from this year forward, will allow the National Institutes of Health to submit a proposed budget for dementia research directly to Congress, without any politically motivated alterations.” – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter

More more information:

https://roskam.house.gov/2016-ALZ-Assoc-Award

Healthcare:

Obamacare is failing. Something must be done to fix health care…NOW.

Published reports are clear: Obamacare must be either fixed or replaced with a system that works. Peter Roskam said it best: 
 
“As a member of the Ways and Means Committee with jurisdiction over health policy, I understand that the new health care law was an attempt to meet worthy goals—namely, greater access to healthcare and coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.  However, the way in which the law was crafted will likely result in higher premiums, decreased care, and government bureaucrats standing between you and your doctor.  This is unacceptable.  In my oversight role, I am working to ensure the American health care system is the best in the world, and that families are not forced to pay more for diminished care.” – Peter Roskam

Championing a tougher-approach on Iran:

Peter_J._Roskam_113th_CongressTHE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Don’t Be So Quick to Do Business With Iran

The U.S. Congress will use all the tools at its disposal to name and shame those who pursue profit at the expense of innocent lives.

By PETER J. ROSKAM

April 1, 2016

It’s a good time to be a repressive Iranian theocrat. Relieved of most sanctions by President Obama’s nuclear deal, the mullahs have been flexing their muscles lately by firing ballistic missiles in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, capturing and humiliating American sailors, and firing rockets near U.S. ships. Meanwhile, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is currently on an international tour to convey a simple message to the West: The Islamic Republic is open for business. [click for more]