Press Releases

June 2

Rokita Offers Amendment to Cut $2.5 Billion in Wasteful and Ineffective Programs from DHS

Late Wednesday, Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) offered an amendment in conjunction with the Republican Study Committee to the FY2012 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act that would reduce the overall funding levels contained in the Homeland Security budget by 10%, with the exception of funds for immigration enforcement and border security. This amendment would save American taxpayers $2.5 billion.

June 1

Democrats’ Debt Ceiling Increase Fails

Today the House of Representatives defeated legislation advocated by President Obama and over 100 Democrats in Congress to raise the debt ceiling without significant cuts to federal spending. The legislation was defeated 318-97. Despite their rhetoric in support of such an increase, 82 Democrats joined all voting Republicans in opposition.

May 30

Rokita Statement on Memorial Day

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) released the following statement today marking Memorial Day:

May 27

Rokita Co-Sponsors Resolution Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) co-sponsored a House resolution this week marking the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and released this statement today:

May 26

Unions Using Harassment, NLRB to Avoid Secret Ballot Elections

Today the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions heard testimony from David Bego, President and CEO of Executive Management Services of Indianapolis on the impact of union corporate campaigns and the National Labor Relations Board on job creation and the economy.

May 25

Rokita Co-Authors Legislation to End Ineffective and Duplicative Programs

Today the House Committee on Education and the Workforce marked up H.R. 1891, the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act, legislation to eliminate 40 ineffective or duplicative programs from the Department of Education.

May 24

Rokita Statement on Netanyahu Address to Congress

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) released the following statement today after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress:

May 23

Rokita Votes for Legislation Helping Disabled Veterans, GI Bill Recipients

Issues: Veterans

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) voted for legislation to protect benefits for disabled veterans and extend educational benefits for veterans attending private colleges and universities on the GI Bill.

May 18

Rokita Tours Area Businesses, Presents Export Award

Today Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4) toured several growing Indiana companies to learn how they are succeeding in tough economic times and gather suggestions on federal regulations that are making doing business more difficult.