Press Releases

September 2

ROKITA, KLINE STATEMENT ON NEW HEAD START PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Issues: Education

Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule revising the Head Start Program Performance Standards:

August 5

REP. ROKITA RELEASES STATUS REPORT ON FIGHT FOR HOOSIER FAMILY HELD BY CANCUN HOSPITAL

I have been working with decision-makers at our consulate in Merida, Mexico on the situation. It is clear that the Consulate is aware of the situation and engaged at the highest levels.

July 24

ROKITA LEADS EFFORT TO HELP INDIANA SCHOOLS AFTER BUREAUCRATIC ERROR

Issues: Education

Last week, the US Department of Education granted permission for the Indiana Department of Education to grant waivers regarding the expenditure of Title 1 funds.

July 18

ROKITA STATEMENT ON BATON ROUGE ATTACK

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-04) issued the following statement in the wake of a deadly attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 14

ROKITA STATEMENT ON JOHN GREGG INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Issues: Transportation

Yesterday, Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal.

July 13

ROKITA AND GRAVES STATEMENT ON FAA EXTENSION

Issues: Transportation

U.S. Representatives Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Sam Graves (R-MO), both commercial pilots and members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operating through September 2017.

July 6

REP. ROKITA ADDRESSES THE INDIANA STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Issues: Education

Today, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita (IN-04) addressed over 130 members of the Indiana State Teachers Association at the annual National Education Association conference in D.C.

June 27

REP. ROKITA STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT ABORTION RULING

Issues: Health

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.

June 23

REP. ROKITA STATEMENT ON UNITED STATES V. TEXAS RULING

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.

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