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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).
I greatly respect and admire my friend for his service to Indiana and our country, and his commitment to his faith and family. I will greatly miss his leadership in the delegation.
This legislation capitalizes on Americans’ generosity and would increase access to educational opportunities without spending more money.
REP. ROKITA, HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE UNVEIL FY16 BUDGET PLAN: A BALANCED BUDGET FOR A STRONGER AMERICA
This budget is crucial to giving individuals, families, and job creators greater certainty for the future. It shows the American people that we are ready to make the tough decisions and hold government accountable for how it spends hard-earned tax dollars.
At this time, the state of Indiana, assuming it wants to preserve the progress that has been made to date on this project and wants rail service in this part of the state to continue, should be exercising every legal option to protect the state's position.
I’m very pleased to continue the effort we started last Congress to eliminate the third class medical. As a pilot, I believe these two bills will grow the general aviation community by reducing unnecessary red tape, holding federal agencies accountable, and protecting the rights of pilots.
The RAISE Act is pro-worker, common-sense legislation to address this problem by allowing employees in Indiana and across the country to earn higher pay.
As you know, DHS funding will expire in 15 days. It is imperative that we work together to fund the critical functions at DHS to ensure Americans are safe at home and abroad. Our constituents and the American people demand action.