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Congressman Todd Rokita, Chairman of the K-12 Education Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Trump signed a resolution to rescind the Obama administration’s final regulation implementing accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
President Trump was sent to Washington to change business-as-usual, and tonight’s address laid out just how he is going to do that. His plans for education, tax reform, and healthcare show once again that he is focused on empowering the hardworking taxpayers of this country, not federal bureaucrats.
Today, Rep. Todd Rokita released the following statement after the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for the Secretary of Education position.
This week's Rokita Report discusses recent efforts to push back on regulations, a hearing that Chairman Rokita hosted on school choice, and Rep. Rokita's thoughts on Judge Gorsuch.
Today, Chairman Todd Rokita led a Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education hearing entitled “Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice.”
Rep. Todd Rokita, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education re-introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunities for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act today to coincide with National School Choice Week. Rep. Rokita issued this statement following the re-introduction.
Yesterday, Rep. Todd Rokita and Rep. Virginia Foxx issued the following statement after the Department of Education withdrew its proposed “supplement, not supplant” regulation. Rep. Rokita is the Chairman of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee and Rep. Foxx is the Chairwoman of the Education and the Workforce Committee. The Department of Education’s proposed rule would have changed the longstanding requirement that federal funds supplement—not supplant—state and local funds, in stark contrast to the written intent of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Red Tape Rollback is Rep. Rokita’s signature regulatory reform program, which to date has secured over 60 victories on behalf of Hoosiers.
Today, H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, passed the House after Rep. Todd Rokita spoke on the House of Representatives floor in support of the measure.
Today, Rep. Todd Rokita questioned James Runcie, the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in a letter asking for more information and data related to the government rules that ultimately forced Indiana-based ITT Educational Services, Inc. to close.
Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule revising the Head Start Program Performance Standards: