WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a member of the House Budget Committee and a coauthor of the House-passed FY2014 budget resolution, questioned Treasury Secretary Jack Lew today during a hearing on the Presidents budget proposal.
President Obamas gun control proposals are a radical overreach by a power-hungry executive branch that is committed to restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, without any concern for either the constitution or how this plan would actually work in the real world.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today issued the following statement after voting no on H.R. 41, a bill to temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today issued the following statement on the December 2012 jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The slow growth of our economy is a direct result of a federal government that seems to only succeed at causing uncertainty for job creators.
LAFAYETTE -- The Carry the Torch Walk Committee and the staff of Community Cancer Network would like to thank the community for their support of the second annual Carry the Torch walk. Through your generous donations, we were able to raise nearly $85,000 to assist those fighting cancer with their non medical needs. These funds will go toward direct financial assistance, rent & utility assistance, fuel cards and transportation assistance to those battling cancer right here in our community.
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today issued the following statement on the escalating violence between Hamas militants and Israel. Rokita today also supported the passage of H. Res. 813, expressing Americas commitment to Israels security and its right to defend itself.
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labors October unemployment numbers: Every month, the jobs report serves as a sobering reminder of the degree to which Americans are suffering under the Obama economy."
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement after the Labor Department released unemployment statistics for September: Todays jobs report is small consolation to the 23 million Americans who are struggling for work in the Obama economy."
By Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) When the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1913, it established Congress power to levy an income tax. That year, the federal tax code weighed in at a modest 400 pages.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement after the House yesterday failed to pass the STEM Jobs Act, which would have offered 55,000 visas per year to skilled immigrants with advanced degrees from certain U.S. universities in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The measure received 257 aye votes, short of the two-thirds of present and voting House members that were required for passage under suspension of the rules.
By State Sen. Brandt Hershman, District 7. New rankings from a national business publication are adding to the list of accolades Indiana has received in recent years for its pro-growth economic policies.
By State Sen. Brandt Hershman. Recent data show national economic growth is slowing from a crawl to a halt.Add that to the mountain of evidence that the federal government's bailouts and borrowing can't really create jobs. It's time Washington learned some lessons from Indiana, where government creates conditions for economic growth without punishing taxpayers and the private sector.
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) tied for third place in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's rankings of the state's 50 Senate members and their votes in favor of pro-jobs, pro-economy policies.
By Deborah Hearn Smith, CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana When the Girl Scout Cookie Program began last month, I was struck by the new t-shirts that many of the girls were wearing. The shirts said, ?Every cookie has a mission: to help girls do great things.?
After seven and one-half years, the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq Wednesday night. When President Obama ran for office he campaigned on leaving the country in a sensible way and that day has finally arrived. The arrival of the 14,000 troops of the Armys 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Lewis, Wash., into Kuwait marked the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of a new mission in Iraq.
BY GUNES YILMAZTUERK, SOLLE COACHING. Last night, we received terrifying news that my mother had gotten dizzy, then paralyzed, and then lost consciousness. My husband and I stayed on the phone as my sister drove behind the ambulance, explaining to us in shaky and terrified voice what had happened.
BY JASON RUBSAM, LAFAYETTEPC.COM. So there you are surfing the Internet or reading email when you see a pop-up alert warning that your computer may be infected with viruses, trojans and spyware...oh my!
BY JASON RUBSAM, LAFAYETTE PC. LAFAYETTE -- There are many security products available for free home/non commercial use including Avira, AVG, and Comodo. My current recommendation (and it pains me to say this) is Microsoft's Security Essentials.
Out with 2009 and in with 2010. No matter if we are ready for it or not, 2009 is coming to a close and we will usher in a new year in 2010. Time keeps ticking. The earth keeps turning. Days continue to turn into nights and back into days.
BY DAVE KITCHELL. HOWEYPOLITICS.COM. Children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in American classrooms is as typical as anything in our society these days. But one of the dangers in any society comes when a countrys citizenry simply go through the motions of being citizens, repeating words in anthems or pledges they either dont believe or understand.
BY DAVE KITCHELL, HOWEY POLITICS.COM. Its hard to be a change agent if you dont want to change. That may be the simplest way to describe whats happening with the Republican Party and the rest of the nation. Channel surf on any given night and the opinions on what has gone wrong with the Grand Old Party vary.
BY DAVE KITCHELL, HOWEYPOLITIC.COM. Streamlined, more efficient government always should be a goal for taxpayers, policymakers and lawmakers. Sometimes though there are streamlining proposals that are sort of like the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
BY DAVE KITCHELL. HOWEYPOLITICS.COM. WASHINGTON Taxation Without Representation is what District of Columbia residents have on their license plates these days, and most Americans in the know can figure out the rest of the phrase is tyranny.
One question the historic 2008 presidential election did not answer is one that could be answered in eight years: Who will be Americas first female president? The most likely female name we might see in the mix is the name of a woman who once lived in the White House, Caroline Kennedy.
Need advice on a relationship problem? Dealing with an ungrateful boss? Raunchy roommates? Pesky relatives? Know-it-all friends? Janine Futrell has the answer for you in a straight-forward, cut-to-the-chase style that will leave you with a smile and wanting more. See her first column here!
Indiana's voter identification has been approved by the U.S. Supreme Court and survived the state's May presidential primary with minor problems, but is it a political oil spill waiting to happen? Here's what one veteran journalist has to say about it.