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  • House GOP to File Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal

    04/13/2017 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) went on with Stewart Varney on Thursday morning to discuss recent developments on Capitol Hill.   Roskam told Stewart House Republicans are planning of filing criminal charges against Lois Lerner.     Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people...
  • Roskam: Republicans Gather Enough Votes For Special Conference To Slow Down Speakership Election

    09/28/2015 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    (Washington, DC) Republicans in the House of Representatives have banded together to ensure a cooperative debate on strategy and party disagreements before House GOP conference chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) can try to help House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)s s soon-to-be-vacated job as House Speaker, and instead force a special extended conference meeting that can now happen without McMorris Rodgers approval. The debate is enabled by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), who was circulating a letter to his colleagues calling for debate on the Speakership process. At least 50 fellow GOP members have...
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • Congress Unplugged: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) says Lois Lerner Committed Felonies

    04/10/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT · by revdavis · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/10/14 | TellDC
    Rep. Roskam (R-IL) answered the following question to TellDC: What is going on to happen with potential contempt charges today against Lois Lerner in your House Ways and Means committee? (02:42)
  • Roskam: IRS Credit Card Excesses A Pathetic Joke

    06/25/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    free bacon ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) called news of Internal Revenue Service workers being allowed to use agency credit cards to buy such things as wine, pornography and diet pills a pathetic joke on Fox News Tuesday: GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: This may seem like a small number, but even like a $50 bottle of wine, thats a couple weeks of student lunches for some families. Why are these people just stealing? Are you going to refer this to the Justice Department to tell Eric Holder, open a criminal investigation and lets stop looking the other way? ROSKAM: Without question, the work...
  • Roskam: Why Did You Tell the ABA About IRS Scandal Before Congress?

    05/17/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/13 | Joel B. Pollack
    Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, who only took over in November and resigned this week at President Barack Obama's behest, will testify before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday on his role in targeting Tea Party and conservative groups for audit or excessive review. Miller was the first senior IRS official to be disciplined in the scandal, though the problems began before he took over the IRS, and other senior officials were aware of the problem and appear to have misled Congress. Though Miller's resignation was reported as a decisive step by the president, his...
  • Weekly Republican Address: 9/17/11 by Peter Roskam of Illinois (Boeing & Gibson Mentioned!)

    09/18/2011 10:07:30 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/17/11 | P Roskam
    Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivers this week's address, highlighting some of our federal government's many burdensome regulations that hurt small businesses. The private sector will grow if government just gets out of the way. Job creation can only come from businesses with confidence and reducing regulations will give them the confidence to grow jobs in America. Visit to see what we're doing to help.
  • A Thanksgiving Message From Congressman Peter Roskam (R, IL)

    11/25/2010 6:59:31 PM PST · by shibumi · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | November 25, 2010 | Rep. Peter Roskam
    -By Peter Roskam, Representative from the Illinois 6th District As we enjoy this Thanksgiving Day, we have much to be thankful for. This holiday is an opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family, and to reflect on the many accomplishments and challenges the past year has brought. One of the challenges most on the minds of families and individuals throughout Illinois is the looming federal income tax hike set to take effect in just five short weeks. As I have traveled across the Sixth Congressional District, speaking to small business owners and local residents, I have heard an outpouring...
  • Rep. Roskam on The 'Pledge To America' (Answers to Earmarks Question)

    09/28/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last week the House Republicans issued their update of the 1994 "Contract With America." They have labeled it the "Pledge To America," and it was launched to a standing ovation from House Republicans. On Friday I spoke to Representative Peter Roskam (R, Ill.) and asked a few questions about this new effort. Roskam said that the preamble of the pledge, "which is really, I think, moving," was met with a standing ovation when it was presented to all the Hose Republicans and the representative was pleased that the National Review said that the new pledge was bolder than the original...
  • Roskam on Stunning Admission That White House is Reconsidering Moving Guantanamo to Illinois

    02/02/2010 2:09:24 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 462+ views
    Congressman Roskam's website ^ | 2-2-2010 | Congressman Peter Roskam
    Statement from Congressman Peter Roskam after Majority Leader Hoyers stunning admission that moving Guantanamo to Illinois is a mistake and the White House is re-thinking this flawed strategy: I'm pleased to see that both Leader Hoyer and the White House are recognizing that moving Guantanamo is a mistake and are subsequently reconsidering their flawed plan. The opposition to this controversial move has been widespread, broad based and well reasoned. While they have ignored good reason for months now, this presents Democrats in Illinois and around the country a new opportunity to listen to common sense and oppose this controversial move...
  • U.S. Rep. Roskam in Honduras on fact-finding mission

    10/02/2009 2:54:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies · 537+ views
    Miami Daily Herald ^ | October 2, 2009 | Joseph Ryan
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam was in Honduras Friday to meet with the torn nation's interim president as part of a Republican fact-finding mission that flew in the face of current U.S. foreign policy. Roskam, as part of a contingent headed by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, met with interim President Roberto Micheletti. But President Barack Obama's administration is seeking to isolate Micheletti and other architects of the military coup that ousted the nation's president for allegedly trying to defy term limits. The U.S. and European Union, among many nations around the world, have condemned the ouster of Honduras President Manuel...
  • Roskam expects crowded (2010) Senate race, may run

    01/22/2009 3:35:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2008 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said Monday that he expects a crowded field to pursue the Senate seat of Roland Burris (D) and that it might include him. I do think that Roland Burris is going to be political sorbet, Roskam said of embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevichs (D) appointee. He added: I think youll see a whole host of folks coming forward. In an interview with The Hill, Roskam promoted his Illinois GOP colleague, Rep. Mark Kirk, saying he would be a very, very strong candidate. But Roskam also said he would consider the race.
  • Roskam on Fox Business (Opposes Auto Bailouta asks Auto Execs if they will work for a $1)

    12/13/2008 10:05:23 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 328+ views ^ | November 19, 2008 |
  • Roskam, Morgenthaler face off in election (Roskam may run for Obama's Senate Seat)

    12/13/2008 9:33:46 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 421+ views ^ | 10-23-2008 | by Josh Singer, Pioneer Press
    For the second consecutive race, Congressman Peter Roskam, R-6th, is campaigning against a Democratic Iraq war veteran, but economic turmoil has changed this campaign's tone from the one in 2006. Roskam, 47, an attorney andstate legislator for 13 years from Wheaton, won re-election two years ago by edging out wounded war veteran Tammy Duckworth with 51 percent of the vote. Although his current challenger, Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler, is also an Iraq war vet, economic issues are far more prevalent on the campaign trail this year. Iraq war "Nobody's really talking about Iraq because it's going well," Roskam said at...
  • Roskam Ad (If there is a special election in Illinois he may run for Obama's seat)

    12/13/2008 9:23:27 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 265+ views ^ | September 23, 2006 |
    Here is an old Roskam ad when he was running against Duckworth. This guy understands how to defeat liberal challengers.
  • Scandal, appointments give GOP hope (Conservative Rep. Peter J. Roskam considering run)

    12/13/2008 8:54:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 854+ views ^ | 12/10/08 | By JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    In Illinois, all eyes are on GOP Rep. Mark Kirk, who is considering running for the Senate seat in a special election. He would give Republicans a battle-tested candidate with no ties to the tainted Chicago and Springfield machines. He might otherwise have been unlikely to run statewide, since as a moderate Republican he could be vulnerable in a primary where conservative voters would hold sway. Kirk isnt the only credible Illinois Republican mulling a Senate bid. A source close to Rep. Peter J. Roskam said the second-term congressman is also very interested in running for the Senate seat and...
  • Duckworth says she won't run again (IL-6)

    07/13/2007 7:53:30 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 889+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 7/13/07 | ERIC KROL
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth won't seek a rematch in the 6th Congressional District next year against Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam. Her husband is back in Iraq, and she's got a new prominent job as Illinois veterans' affairs director. "I'm not going to run. It was a really hard decision. It just came down to 'Where can I get the most work done?'" she said Sunday. "(I did) a lot of soul searching about why I entered public life. Did I do it because I wanted to win the congressional seat or make things happen and get things done?" In the...
  • GOP's Roskam defeats Duckworth in 6th (A bit of good news)

    11/09/2006 7:49:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies · 727+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/8/06 | BY DAN ROZEK, MONIFA THOMAS AND SHAMUS TOOMEY Staff Reporters
    The national trend was to send Democrats to the House, but DuPage County held firm Tuesday, voting in Republican Peter Roskam over wounded Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs in combat. The traditionally Republican DuPage gave Roskam a 6,000-vote margin, more than enough to overcome Democrat Duckworth's edge among suburban Cook County voters in the battle to replace the retiring Henry Hyde.
  • VFW snubs Duckworth, backs Roskam [Kerrey and VoteVets mad]

    11/04/2006 11:03:11 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 38 replies · 1,403+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 11-04-2006 | Eric Krol
    Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth was severely injured serving her country in Iraq, but that apparently wasnt what it takes for the national Veterans of Foreign Wars to endorse her. Instead, the national VFW relied on the word of former Republican state Sen. Ray Soden of Wood Dale to back Republican Peter Roskam in the down-to-the-wire 6th Congressional District contest. Roskam billed the endorsement as a great boost to his campaign in the final days but admitted he sat on the endorsement until a few days before Tuesdays election to have the biggest possible influence. World War II veteran Joe...
  • VFW Passes Over Veteran in Illinois { Tammy Duckworth }

    11/03/2006 1:10:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 117 replies · 2,518+ views
    AP ^ | 11/3/6 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars' political action committee Friday endorsed a Republican congressional candidate with no military experience over a Democrat who lost her legs in combat in Iraq. The endorsement of GOP state Sen. Peter Roskam over Tammy Duckworth angered some Illinois veterans, as well as national figures such as former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a veteran who lost a leg in Vietnam. "They should be ashamed of themselves," he said. "They have some explaining to do to their members." Duckworth is a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the Army who lost her legs when her aircraft...