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Today, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report looking into the events preceding and following the Benghazi attack. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to the report’s release.
Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking portions of a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.
Today, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that President Obama’s executive order regarding illegal immigration is unlawful. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to the ruling.
As we enter the oversight phase of ESSA’s implementation, hearings like today’s help us ensure that the Department of Education is following Congressional intent, not allowing unelected bureaucrats to dictate our education policy.
With this report, we have laid out our blueprint for repealing Obamacare and bringing power and responsibility back to the states on healthcare issues. The report’s block grant language reflects both conservative values and the work that many conservatives have championed during my tenure on the House Budget Committee.
The Every Student Succeeds Act was supported by this great organization last year. It represents the ‘largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century,’ according to the Wall Street Journal.
Today, Rep. Todd Rokita voted in support of H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act, which passed out of the House of Representatives. H.R. 5053 prevents the IRS from collecting and releasing information about private donors to tax-exempt organizations.
Today, Rep. Todd Rokita chaired a House Budget Committee hearing focused on the need to control automatic spending and unauthorized programs.
I am honored to welcome Prime Minister Modi back to the United States for today’s address. I had the privilege of meeting the Prime Minister back in 2014, and was impressed by his comments on free markets and democracy, in addition to his wanting to reduce government red tape and corruption.
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.