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Rep. Peter Roskam

Former Representative for Illinois’s 6th District

pronounced PEE-ter // ROSS-kum

Roskam was the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2007 to 2018.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2013 Roskam was investigated for accepting impermissible travel gifts in 2011. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that there was insufficient evidence to show that the travel was improper.

Jun. 13, 2013 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation
Nov. 15, 2013 House Committee on Ethics concluded that there was insufficient evidence to show that the travel was improper
Photo of Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Roskam.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roskam is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Roskam sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Enacted Legislation

Roskam was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roskam sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (35%) Health (27%) International Affairs (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Roskam’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Roskam voted Nay

Passed 342/85 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Roskam voted No

Roskam voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Roskam voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Roskam voted Aye

Roskam voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Roskam voted Nay

Roskam voted Nay

Passed 348/73 on May 24, 2007.

The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2018, Roskam missed 297 of 8,876 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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