Candidate Profile
Peter Roskam

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
Peter Roskam
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  72%, 87%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 85%
Club for Growth, 2015:  69%, 70%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  53%, 70%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  69%, 59%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  56%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  10%, 21%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

2
Americans for Legal Immigration, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
194
Adam Hasner, Adam Kinzinger, Adrian Smith, Alan Nunnelee, Alecia Webb Edgington, Alex Mooney and 188 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
138
13th Colony Leadership Committee, 2006 Joint Candidate Committee, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Americans for Legal Immigration, Associated Builders and Contractors and 132 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
23
613 PAC, Airline Pilots Association, American Association for Justice, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Maritime Officers, Democrat, Republican, and Independent Voter Education and 17 more

Summary

7%

LIBERAL

93%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

I am working to reduce the debt, reform the tax code and replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms. I have voted to cut wasteful spending and balance the budget, and I am working to make our broken tax code simpler, fairer and more competitive. We must fundamentally reform the corporate tax code to keep jobs here at home and make America more competitive, and we must create a flatter, fairer tax system for individuals so families can keep more of their hard earned money. To fix our broken healthcare system, we must institute market based reforms to increase access to care and lower costs for all without creating a costly, massive government bureaucracy. Opening healthcare markets across state lines to allow purchasing insurance in a competitive, nationwide system and improving and expanding high-risk pools will allow Americans with pre-existing conditions to access coverage.

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I believe in the sanctity of all human life.

16. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, the Constitution, the Voters, the Congress, the Supreme Court

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe we are all the children of a loving God, and our freedoms come from Him. As a follower of Christ serving in the House of Representatives, my faith is an integral part of my service. I believe the very founding of our country was guided by divine providence: the founding fathers established a system in which the God-given inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are to be protected and cherished. The Lord entrusted us with unique blessings as Americans, bestowing upon us a free society where discourse is encouraged, participation is celebrated, and as that great Illinoisan Abe Lincoln said, our government is of, by and for the people. And so, all of us are responsible for the blessings we enjoy as free citizens of the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth. This values system and form of government has incredible power to be a force for good in the world, and we have a responsibility to be a part of achieving that.


Background

Education
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1983
  • IIT-Kent Chicago College of Law, Chicago, Juris doctor, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Held 2007-present
  • Illinois State Senate, Held 2000-2006
 

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