Peter Roskam

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Peter Roskam ()
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Peter Roskam currently serves the 6th Congressional District of Illinois

Peter Roskam is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Sixth Congressional District of Illinois since 2007.


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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Roskam was born in 1961 in Hinsdale, Illinois and was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, graduating from Glenbard West High School. Roskam received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

In 1984, Roskam taught history and government at All Saints High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1985, Roskam served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), and in 1986 as a legislative assistant to Rep. Hyde.[1] In the late 1980s, Roskam served as the Executive Director of Educational Assistance Ltd., a scholarship program for disadvantaged children. In 1992, Roskam was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, serving from 1993 to 1999. In 2000, he was appointed to the Illinois State Senate where he currently serves.

Roskam resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Elizabeth and their four children. [1]

2006 election

Roskam defeated Democrat Rep. Tammy Duckworth 51% to 49% to replace retiring Rep. Henry Hyde in the 2006 congressional election.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Exelon Corp$ 36,700
Oil-Dri Corp of America$ 18,200
Koch Industries$ 17,800
Intuit Inc$ 17,300
New York Life Insurance$ 15,200
Abbvie Inc$ 15,000
NorPAC$ 14,750
Morgan Stanley$ 14,201
Northwestern Mutual$ 13,750
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 13,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Peter Roskam
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

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DC office
  • 227 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4561 Fax: 202-225-1166
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District offices
  • 150 S. Bloomingdale Road Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Ph: 630-893-9670 Fax: (none entered)
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