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Most Indiana lawmakers Wednesday criticized the president’s proposals to prevent mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, called the plan a “radical overreach by a power-hungry executive branch.”
President Barack Obama gave a speech today calling for background checks on all gun sales, whether in stores or at auctions and conventions, as part of efforts to prevent gun violence.
When U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita talks about “morality” as it pertains to his job, it isn’t about gay marriage or some of the other social issues that tend to define the term.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today released the following statement in response to the gun control agenda announced by the Obama administration:
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today took the oath of office for his second term representing Indiana’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, which begins today, Rokita will serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, part of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
In some ways, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita wishes the House of Representatives hadn’t adjourned for Christmas. He said he and a few other House Republicans wanted to stay in Washington, D.C., and work out a compromise to avoid automatic across-the-board tax increases and government spending cuts.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement after Gov. Nikki Haley announced her appointment of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to serve as the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina.
Between partisan bickering and political posturing, it is doubtful Democrats and Republicans will reach a quick agreement to head off the “fiscal cliff” year-end tax increases and spending cuts that could hit millions of middle class taxpayers. Yet some U.S. representatives and senators from Indiana in the 112th Congress say an agreement will be reached by year’s end.
U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita (IN-04) and Candice Miller (MI-10) today introduced the Voter Registration Integrity Act to direct states to implement a voter registration check and verification when individuals move.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today issued the following statement on the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.