U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today took the oath of office for his second term representing Indiana's Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, which begins today, Rokita will serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, part of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
"It is an honor to continue my service to the people of Indiana as we begin the new Congress. I intend to continue tackling the key issues I've fought for since the beginning, namely, the trillions of dollars of debt that are being passed on to the children of tomorrow, and a federal government that has far outgrown its limits. And as I begin my service as chairman of the subcommittee with oversight of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, I'll have the opportunity to fight to ensure that other states can make reforms like those that have worked so well in Indiana.
"I'm also very glad to be joined in the fight by some reinforcements: Susan Brooks, Luke Messer and Jackie Walorski. We've got a lot of work ahead of us to cut spending, reform entitlements and overhaul our tax code, and these new Hoosier representatives are going to be great partners in the ongoing fight against spending and debt and an overgrown federal government," said Rokita.