Candidate Profile
Peter Roskam

Republican , Illinois


Peter Roskam
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

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%



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%





Illinois Federation for Right to Life, Illinois Right to Life, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life

Selected Contributions


Adam Hasner, Adam Kinzinger, Adrian Smith, Alan Nunnelee, Alecia Webb Edgington, Alex Mooney and 188 more
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


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







Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015


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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.


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

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

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


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.

No Answer

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

No Answer

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 Constitution Voters Congress/Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When necessary to save the life of the mother.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

"The great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others…In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” James Madison, Federalist No. 5

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

As Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee for Ways & Means, I have worked to shine the light of transparency on the IRS and their illegal targeting of political groups. As a result, legislation was signed into law to prevent this type of politically motivated harassment. As Chairman, my subcommittee has placed a renewed focus on fixing the rampant waste within Medicare. More than one billion dollars a week of taxpayer money is lost each year due to fraud. My legislation, H.R. 3220 would help put an end to this criminal activity saving taxpayers $60 billion per year. I have also been a leader in opposing the President’s Iranian Nuclear deal and introduced legislation passed by the House which would prohibit the lifting of sanctions. I am a staunch defender of our close ally Israel, and serve as Co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus. I have consistently fought to protect the sanctity of life, as evidenced by both my voting record and public statements.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 630-221-0006

Additional comment from candidate:

no answer


  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1983
  • IIT-Kent Chicago College of Law, Chicago, Juris doctor, 1989
Work & Military
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  • U.S. House of Representatives, Held 2007-present
  • Illinois State Senate, Held 2000-2006

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