Rep. Roskam and his wife took a trip to Taiwan sponsored by the Taiwanese government, violating federal law and House rules.
Although Rep. Roskam listed the Chinese Culture University as the trip’s sponsor, the trip was planned by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Taiwan’s de facto embassy in Washington. The Office of Congressional Ethics found reason to believe Rep. Roskam violated House rules and federal law, which prohibit foreign governments from paying travel expenses for the family of members of Congress.
- Four-term member of Congress representing Illinois’ 6th district
- Under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for improperly accepting a trip to Taiwan for himself and his wife sponsored by a foreign government
- One of two members of Congress from Illinois named to CREW’s Most Corrupt