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VPP has been a great success in Indiana, including worksites like Cintas in Frankfort and Nucor in Crawfordsville. It is one federal program that works well, fostering cooperation between private businesses and a government regulator
Each and every dollar spent on a federal program should have a direct and meaningful impact on those it is intended to serve – not those looking to cheat the system. Using the ideas and proposals we heard at today’s hearing, we will continue working to strengthen transparency and accountability in these programs.
I am honored to recognize the hundreds of WWII vets attending the ceremony, along with the thousands of others that could not make it to the event. This truly is a special day.
I was honored to serve on the conference committee that forged this budget agreement. This budget will provide greater certainty for the future and will truly help all people build better lives for themselves and their families.
Ms. Nimmer is an inspiration to her students, her colleagues, and to all who hear her incredible story. Not only is she an exceptional teacher who has spent more than twenty years perfecting her craft, she has also managed to excel in the classroom despite blindness. Ms. Nimmer represents the Hoosier state well and deserves this recognition as 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year and as a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year.
I am committed to the task of passing legislation that replaces NCLB with positive reforms that empower state and local leaders, limit the federal footprint in the classroom, and trust students, parents, and teachers to make education decisions that are best for them.
It is my goal that as we begin this reconciliation process, the result will be an accountable, positive, pro-growth, and unified budget. The American people are looking for leadership, and now is our chance to demonstrate it.
One-size-fits-all federal rules and mandates for school lunches are a recipe for disaster. I want to ensure that nutrition programs can continue serving students and families that need it most. This hearing is the first step in that process.
I am grateful for the opportunity to continue leading the charge for a balanced federal budget. As the House begins working with our Senate colleagues, I am confident we can iron out our differences and produce a unified budget that will provide greater certainty and accountability for the future.
For the fifth year in a row, this budget demonstrates leadership to the American people. It continues the conversation regarding the drivers of our debt by proposing positive solutions to reform auto-pilot entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).