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Peter Roskam

Dear Representative Peter Roskam

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 02.03.2017 | Chicago
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Dear Representative Roskam: You haven't met me, yet, but not for my lack of trying. I am one of your constituents from the 6th Congressional District...

Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.

CRP Opposing Roskam Measure To Shrink Nonprofits' Reporting Requirements

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Outside spending by 501(c) organizations continues to break records in the 2016 presidential election, totaling about three times more than at a comparable point in the record-setting 2012 elections.

Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: April 28 -- The legislation passed out of the Ways and Means Committee on a party line vote with all Republicans in support and Democrats in o...

Roskam and Roe Bills Compete to Weaken Protections for Retirement Savers

Barbara Roper | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Barbara Roper

Without a single Committee Democrat voicing support, the House Education and the Workforce Committee reported out two bills that purport to require all financial professionals to act in the best interests of their customers when providing retirement investment advice.

These Democrats Are Doing Wall Street's Bidding

Micah Hauptman | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Micah Hauptman

Most Democrats appear to see through the industry's cynical ploy and fully understand that it is spending these vast sums out of pure self-interest, not out of genuine concern for low- and moderate-income families. However, some Democrats want to stop the rulemaking.

Iran Deal Opponents Refuse To Admit Defeat

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the Iran nuclear accord have lost the debate in Congress, but are not ready to admit it. The morning after Senate Democrats...

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

U.S. Congress Being Tricked Into Defending Settlements

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Alan Elsner

A little-noticed clause in the comprehensive free trade bill currently being debated by Congress would turn the United States into an open defender of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, turning almost 50 years of U.S. policy on its head.

New York Times Ignores Dangerous Consequences of Pro-Israel Amendment to TPA

James Zogby | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The New York Times' coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the "paper of record" to change its motto from "All the news that's fit to print" to "All the news we think fits, we print."

Peter Roskam Defeats Michael Mason In Illinois House Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) was re-elected to Congress in Illinois' 6th congressional district on Tuesday. Roskam, who was first elected to Congress...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Republicans Elect Kevin McCarthy To Replace Eric Cantor As Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their new majority leader on Thursday, a week after Rep. Eric Cantor said he w...

Jennifer Bendery

The Real Leadership Race House Republicans Are Contesting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his Republican primary election, setting off a mad dash for his job as House Majority Leade...

GOP Rep Explains Why Used Car Salesmen Are Good For Congress

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are awesome, because they'll trick you into buying a car you can't afford. That was the message from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) a...

Michael McAuliff

Not Implicated In the Lois Lerner IRS Furor: The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House of Representatives committees held nearly unprecedented votes this week targeting the former IRS official at the heart of the ...

A Call to Non-Violent Resistance: Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative

Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales

The time has come to resist our nation's immigration system: we cannot justify a system which deports 400,000 people per year, even while there is widespread agreement that the system is broken.

Obama's Republican Ally May Be Key To Negotiation

Daily Beast | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

If House Republicans need insights on dealing with President Obama amid their fiscal cliff melodrama, they need go no farther than their chief deputy ...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

Peter Roskam Calls NYC Mosque 'A Conquering Sort Of Act' By Muslims

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GOP Congressman Peter Roskam appeared on WIND Radio's Big John & Amy yesterday and was asked for his comment on the proposal to build an Islamic cultu...

Racial Profiling: Ben Lowe, Half-Chinese Democrat For Congress, Frisked For 'Looking Hispanic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Racial profiling made a strange entrance into an Illinois congressional race Thursday night with a police stop in west suburban Cicero. Ben Lowe is t...

If a Young Evangelical Runs for Congress, Will Anybody Hear?

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

More and more of us need to start paying intentional attention to every politician in every party who doesn't choose to misbehave to get noticed. If you're looking for an example, I'd suggest Ben Lowe.

Medicare Needs a Digital Elliot Ness

Peter Roskam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Peter Roskam

Medicare, the government health care safety net for seniors, processes $460 billion of claims every year -- as much as 10% of which turn out to be fraudulent.

Illinois GOP Tries To File Suit Against Health Reform, Madigan Says No Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Falling in line with several states, Illinois Republicans have teamed up to try and stop the health care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tues...

Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...

Jason Linkins

The Craziest Examples Of Congressional Theatrics (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyse Siegel contributed to this story Just over twenty years ago, the cable industry launched the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network -- better k...