Tag: Peter Roskam

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Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman

The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.

<> on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Rep. Peter Roskam: The Man Who Could Be Speaker

Illinois Republican Peter Roskam is one of the emerging candidates to replace Ohioan John Boehner as the powerful Speaker of the House of Representatives. So, who is Peter Roskam?

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Meet Peter Roskam, Dark Horse Candidate for Speaker

The last time Republicans faced a crisis of succession for Speaker of the House, they turned to a quiet figure from Illinois, Dennis Hastert, to lead them. With Peter Roskam, the House GOP may again find the answer in Illinois.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) speaks as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference after a closed meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House plans to move on Wednesday to extend highway and transit …

Roskam: Republicans Gather Enough Votes For Special Conference To Slow Down Speakership Election

Republicans in the House of Representatives have banded together to ensure a cooperative debate on strategy and party disagreements before House GOP conference chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) can try to help House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take Rep. John Boehner’s ’s soon-to-be-vacated job as House Speaker, and instead force a special extended conference meeting that can now happen without McMorris Rodgers’ approval.

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Rebel House Conservatives Delay Vote on Iran Deal

A House vote to start a floor debate on the Iran nuclear deal was scheduled for Wednesday, reportedly because that many Republican members don’t want to hold the vote amid Tea Party protests and a closed-door “rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives.”

How Steve Scalise Smoked Peter Roskam In Whip Race

How Steve Scalise Smoked Peter Roskam In Whip Race

The first rule of leadership races, it’s often said among the few people who have experience waging power struggles at the top of the congressional food chain in the most powerful country on earth, is that he who who gets

No Regrets for Marlin Stutzman After Losing Majority Whip Race

No Regrets for Marlin Stutzman After Losing Majority Whip Race

Exiting the House leadership elections, today Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) said that he had no regrets after running for House Majority Whip. Rep. Steve Scalise won the election on the first ballot, beating Stutzman and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) ending

Steve Scalise Elected Majority Whip

Steve Scalise Elected Majority Whip

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) has just been elected House Majority Whip by his Republican colleagues. Scalise defeated Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) in a three-way race that was decided by one ballot. In the days prior

Leadership Candidates Make Their Cases To House GOP

Leadership Candidates Make Their Cases To House GOP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Majority Leader Eric Cantor stepping down after his unexpected primary defeat last week, the candidates for leadership positions are in a mad dash to election day. Wednesday morning, in advance of the Thursday vote, the candidates

GOP Leadership Fallout: House Of Cards Meets Game Of Thrones

GOP Leadership Fallout: House Of Cards Meets Game Of Thrones

Aristotle said “nature abhors a vacuum.” Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat last night has left a rather large one in the House GOP power structure, and the resulting struggle is likely to get bloody. “It’s very fluid. There

Steve Scalise For Whip?

Speculation about whether Speaker John Boehner will return for the next Congress is prompting secondary discussions on Capitol Hill about the changes that might happen if he left. One of the most interesting scenarios is a potential race for Whip

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), the chief deputy majority whip, is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The investigation stems from a $25,653 trip Roskam took with his wife in October 2011, and whether the Taiwanese government funded it

Labor, Immigration Activists Launch Campaign to Force House Vote

Labor, Immigration Activists Launch Campaign to Force House Vote

One of the most prominent groups in support of comprehensive immigration reform will join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and wage an “all-in, throw-down” campaign against 11 House Republicans to try to force a vote on the bill before

Are Billions of Medicare Dollars Going to Castro's Cuba?

Are Billions of Medicare Dollars Going to Castro's Cuba?

The same federal government that wants to take over the U.S. healthcare system may also be the same federal government who is unwittingly funneling billions of Medicare and Medicaid dollars to Castro’s Cuba. So worry Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Tom

House GOP Leaders Support Additional Spending Cuts

House GOP leaders are lining up behind the conservative Republican Study Committee to support additional spending cuts next week when the 2011 continuing resolution reaches the floor. But even with leadership on board, will it be enough to hit the

We've Got the Tea Party, But They Have the Mad Hatter

It wouldn’t be an election without an October surprise, and sure enough, the 2010 cycle will not disappoint. This time, it’s not some 11th hour accusation about unpaid taxes, illegal nannies or secret love affairs, but an appearance from the

Blackburn, Issa and Roskam: Job Creators vs. ObamaCare

By Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Darrell Issa and Peter Roskam: Last January, President Obama declared, “Jobs must be our number one focus in 2010.” Since that time, more than 2.5 million Americans have lost their jobs and unemployment stands at 9.6%.

Illinois Grant to ACORN Housing Under Review

According to a 2008 annual progress report from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, “ACORN Housing” was listed as a recipient of a $100,000 capacity building grant for a “Predatory Lending Database Program.” The funding was announced in November 2008. Rebecca