Roskam was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006. He was a member of the Illinois State Senate from 2000 to 2007 and the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998. Roskam also launched an unsuccessful bid for majority whip. He was defeated by Steve Scalise (R-LA) and also ran against Marlin Stutzman (R-IN).

Roskam graduated from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Institute of Technology Law School. After graduating, he served as a staffer for his predecessor, Rep. Henry Hyde.

Roskam is strong on national security, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, and tax reform. He reported $3.4 million in contributions at the end of March.

Key Issues

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National Security & Borders

There’s no issue more important to Peter than keeping our country and our communities safe. We must develop a long-term strategy to combat the spread of radical Islamic extremism. The rise of ISIS and extremist groups around the world has led to terror attacks against our citizens at home and abroad. This is unacceptable and it must stop.

Peter voted to halt the unchecked influx of Syrian refugees into our communities until we have better screening processes in place to keep out violent extremists who intend us harm. Any efforts to reform our country’s immigration system must start with border security. The federal government has been derelict in its duty to secure our borders and the result is a serious threat to our national security.

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Health Care

By almost every conceivable metric, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has failed. Americans have seen their healthcare plans cancelled and their options limited. We pay more for less, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We must repeal and replace this misguided and harmful law.

Peter has long supported the full repeal and replacement of the ACA. As a member of the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, he supports patient-centered alternatives designed to increase access to affordable, portable health insurance and spur competition among providers to bring down costs.

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Engie Mohsen



Saturday, October 23
12PM - 3PM

Chicago YMCA
459 Broadway
New York, NY 10013