Press Releases

May 25, 2016

ROKITA DISCUSSES CONGRESS’S “POWER OF THE PURSE”

Our Constitution lays out clear roles and boundaries for all three branches of our government. Unfortunately, recent actions by the President and courts have put that separation of powers in jeopardy.

May 18, 2016

A MATTER OF FACT: IMPROVING CHILD NUTRITION

Issues: Education, Health

Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers.

May 18, 2016

ROKITA AND KLINE STATEMENT ON CHILD NUTRITION BILL

Issues: Education, Health

When it comes to helping students succeed, there are few things more basic than making sure they eat and eat healthily at school. The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act allows schools to target assistance more effectively while increasing spending on children in actual need, all without adding to our nation’s debt problem.

May 13, 2016

ROKITA-COSPONSORED OPIOID BILLS PASS HOUSE

Issues: Health

This week, the House passed 18 bills addressing this epidemic. I cosponsored six of these bills because they are commonsense proposals that help compassionately assist those suffering with addiction, while also providing measures to prevent more people from becoming addicted. This is not the end of our action. The House and Senate will conference to create comprehensive legislation on this issue going forward, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to address this crisis.

May 12, 2016

U.S. DISTRICT COURT AGREES WITH HOUSE REPUBLICANS

Issues: Health

Today’s historic ruling affirms the position that the House of Representatives took in challenging the administration’s unilateral actions on ObamaCare funding. Our Constitution clearly gives the ‘power of the purse’ to the Legislative Branch, which was reaffirmed by today’s outcome.

Apr 28, 2016

ROKITA REJECTS BURDENSOME FIDUCIARY RULE

The DOL’s new ‘fiduciary’ rule would deny Hoosiers retirement options while also driving up the cost of receiving financial consulting

Apr 27, 2016

HOUSE PASSES ROKITA-LED BILL REMOVING BURDENSOME TARIFFS

"Helping eliminate these miscellaneous tariffs will reduce costs and lower incentives to relocate manufacturing operations abroad, keeping good jobs here,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Indiana Manufacturers Association

Apr 26, 2016

CONGRESSMAN AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE TALKS VOTER ID LAW IN LIGHT OF NC RULING

This ruling reaffirms that states have a legitimate interest in ensuring no one casts more than one ballot and bolsters the states' ability to prevent election fraud.

Apr 21, 2016

ROKITA STATEMENT ON DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S FIDUCIARY RULE OVERREACH

The DOL’s new ‘fiduciary’ rule is the latest over-regulation of the private sector we have experienced under President Obama. This rule will deny retirement options while also driving up the cost of receiving financial consulting.

Apr 13, 2016

ROKITA PROMOTES ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH REMOVAL OF BURDENSOME TARIFFS

The introduction of this bill is an important step to restoring the competitiveness of Hoosier manufacturers. Indiana is a state that works and produces in-demand goods. The American Manufacturers Competitiveness Act provides Indiana businesses and job creators with needed tax relief.

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