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WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. employers are being choked into unprofitability by ballooning federal regulations, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., said in the party's weekly address Saturday.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., the chief deputy whip, calls Gov. Pat Quinn's notion the federal government could back Illinois' pension debt a "non-starter."
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., said Saturday Democrats insist on pursuing a "stimulus agenda" that will lead to more job losses and more government debt.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Two U.S. congressmen from Illinois have introduced a bill calling for new Social Security cards with security features to help combat fraud and identity theft.

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Peter James Roskam (born September 13, 1961) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party and Chief Deputy Whip in the 112th Congress, ranking fourth among house Republican leaders; also served in the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives.

Roskam was born in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was the fourth of five children and was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, graduating from Glenbard West High School. Roskam received his B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

In 1984, Roskam taught history and government at All Saints High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. From 1985 to 1986, Roskam served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), and from 1986 to 1987 as a legislative assistant to Rep. Hyde. In the late 1980s, Roskam served as the Executive Director of Educational Assistance Ltd., a scholarship program for disadvantaged children founded by his father in 1982. In 1992, Roskam was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, serving from 1993 to 1999. In 2000, he was appointed by DuPage County Republican leaders to replace the retiring Beverly Fawell in the Illinois State Senate where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Roskam resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Elizabeth and their four children.

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