|Peter J. Roskam|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 6|
|January 3, 2007-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Predecessor||Henry J. Hyde (R)|
|Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Illinois Senate, 20th/48th district|
|Illinois House of Representatives, 40th district|
|High school||Glenbard West High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|J.D.||Chicago-Kent College of Law.|
|Birthday||September 13, 1961|
|Place of birth||Hinsdale, Illinois|
|Profession||Attorney, Political Assistant|
|Religion||Anglican Mission in America|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Awards Received
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Roskam won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Roskam is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.
Roskam was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Roskam graduated from Glenbard West High School, where he was a varsity athlete and school leader. Later, after graduating from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Institute of Technology Law School, Peter served as a staffer for his predecessor, Congressman Henry Hyde. 
- 1993-1998:Illinois House of Representatives, 40th district 
- 2000-2007:Illinois Senate, 20th/48th district
- 2007-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District
- 2011-Present: Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives
Roskam serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Ways and Means
- Subcommittee on Health
- Subcommittee on Trade
In the 2007-2008 Congress, Roskam served on the following committees:
- House Financial Services Committee
- Capital Markets subcommittee
- Insurance subcommittee
- Government-Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee
- Domestic and International Monetary Policy subcommittee
- Trade and Technology subcommittee
- Oversight and Investigations subcommittee
In the 2011-2012 Congress, Roskam served on the following committees:
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means
- Subcommittee on Oversight
- Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
- Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Roskam voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Roskam won re-election in the November election. Roskam was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 6th District. Roskam ran on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
Roskam ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He defeated Leslie Coolidge in the general election on November 6, 2012. Coolidge defeated candidates Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates in the Democratic primary.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peter Roskam Incumbent||59.2%||193,138|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House, Illinois District 6 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Peter Roskam incumbent||63.6%||114,456|
|Democratic||Benjamin S. Lowe||36.4%||65,379|
Comprehensive donor information for Roskam is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Roskam raised a total of $11,763,266 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.
|Peter Roskam's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Illinois, District 6)||$3,277,931|
|2010||U.S. House (Illinois, District 6)||$2,381,858|
|2008||U.S. House (Illinois, District 6)||$2,659,880|
|2006||U.S. House (Illinois, District 6)||$3,443,597|
|Grand Total Raised||$11,763,266|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Roskam's reports.
|Peter Roskam (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Roskam won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roskam's campaign committee raised a total of $3,277,931 and spent $3,406,887. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Roskam spent $2.14 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District, 2012 - Peter Roskam Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$413,376|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$411,149|
|Top contributors to Peter Roskam's campaign committee|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$15,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$210,850|
Roskam won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Roskam's campaign committee raised a total of $2,381,858 and spent $1,251,223 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Peter Roskam Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$66,632|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$63,300|
|Top contributors to Peter Roskam's campaign committee|
|Performance Trust Capital Partners||$16,800|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$148,550|
Ideology and leadership
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Roskam most often votes with:
Roskam least often votes with:
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roskam ranked 150th in the conservative rankings in 2012.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roskam ranked 87th in the liberal rankings.
Voting with party
Peter J. Roskam voted with the Republican Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 117th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Lifetime missed votes
According to the website GovTrack, Roskam missed 118 of 5,226 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Roskam paid his congressional staff a total of $802,755 in 2011. He ranks 51st on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 58th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
According to an analysis by CNN, Roskam was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Roskam's staff was given an apparent $3,068.50 in bonus money.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Roskam's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $475,053 and $1,652,000. That averages to $1,063,526, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 2.21% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Roskam's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $491,046 and $1,590,000. That averages to $1,040,523, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Americans for Tax Reform honored him with a “Hero of the Taxpayer” award in 2005.
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- Column archive at National Review Online
- 2012 candidate questionnaire at the Chicago Tribune
- 2012 candidate questionnaire at the Daily Herald
- 2012 candidate questionnaire at the Northwest Herald
- Peter Roskam Serving the Sixth District of Illinois "Biography" Accessed November 1, 2011
- ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Roskam for Congress "Meet Peter" Accessed November 1, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998"
- Open Secrets "Peter Roskam" Accessed April 5, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Peter Roskam 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
- Open Secrets "Peter Roskam 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
- Open Secrets "Peter Roskam 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
- Gov Track "Roskam" Accessed June 16, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Rep. Peter Roskam," Accessed August 1, 2013
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- GovTrack, "Peter Roskam," Accessed April 1, 2013
- LegiStorm "Peter Roskam"
- CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
- http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004719&year=2011 OpenSecrets.org, "Roskam(R-Ill), 2011"]
- OpenSecrets.org, "Roskam, (R-Illinois), 2010"
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