Todd Rokita

Congressman Todd Rokita on fiscal cliff

Nov 9, 2012
U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Todd Rokita says he’s ready to work with members of both parties on balancing the federal budget and reducing the national debt.

The 4th District Republican, who was reelected Tuesday with 62% of the vote, says he is willing to compromise, but only if it solves the country’s problems.

Rokita says if revenue must be raised, he wants to eliminate tax credits, deductions and loopholes. He also says that should be coupled with a decrease in spending.

Chris Sigurdson / WBAA Radio

The candidates in the 4th Congressional District tried to distinguish themselves during the only broadcast forum of the campaign.

Republican incumbent Todd Rokita, Democrat Tara Nelson, and Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen answered question about keeping college affordable, trade with China and reducing the deficit among other topics.

Rokita & Nelson differ on extent of tax reforms

Jul 31, 2012

A vote in Congress on a two-tier tax rate could come in the next few months.

Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN4) says he’d like to see it happen before the election in November.

It calls for one tax rate in the mid-twenties for the upper income bracket and another in the teens for the lower bracket, but the income level cut-off has not been determined. Rokita says that would be the same for businesses and individuals.

Congress on your Corner in Monticello & Frankfort

Jul 27, 2012

Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN4) is holding constituent events Saturday in White and Clinton counties.

He says he will use the forums to talk about tax reform and the need continue the so-called Bush Era tax cuts for everyone. Those are set to expire at the end of this year.

A report from a national healthcare advocacy group shows that nearly five hundred Hoosiers died as a result of not having health insurance in 2010.

The number of uninsured Americans ages 25 to 64 hit an all-time high in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available.  And using a formula developed by a national research institute, a study by Families USA shows that more than 26 thousand people died as a result.

Executive Director Ron Pollack says the cost of a lack of health insurance is often lost in the national debate.

Rokita touts Red Tape Rollback success

May 21, 2012

Government is overreaching.

That’s the message of Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita.

The fourth district U.S representative is pushing for less government regulation.

He started an effort last year called operation Red Tape Rollback and says the first twelve months have resulted in 18 successes.

Rokita says successes are defined by stopping, delaying, or writing a bill to halt regulations, but does not necessarily mean there was a change to a law.

Democrat Tara Nelson will be the party’s nominee in the 4th Congressional District.

She won 58% of the vote over Lester Moore in Tuesday’s Primary.

Nelson thinks the General Election race against incumbent Republican Todd Rokita will be tough. However, she feels prepared to take her message to voters.

Bowman off 4th Congressional District ballot

Apr 30, 2012

A candidate in the Fourth Congressional District race is being kicked off the November ballot.

The Libertarian Party elected to remove Joe Bowman’s name after it was discovered that he lied about his criminal record when registering for the nomination.

The State Central Committee notes that the Lafayette resident “misrepresented” himself at the state convention and rescinded his bid for the seat.

Party officials are seeking a replacement candidate now.  They have until June 30th to do so.

4th Congressional District Democratic Primary

Apr 2, 2012

Congressman Todd Rokita is ending his first term in office without a challenger in the Primary Election. However, the Republican will have opposition in November.

Two Democrats are vying for their party's nomination in the 4th Congressional District.

WBAA's Mike Loizzo reports on the race between Tara Nelson and Lester Moore.

For more information about the candidates, click on the links below:

Tara Nelson

Lester Moore

GLC preparing for Washington, D.C. trip

Feb 21, 2012


A group from the Lafayette area is preparing to meet with some of Indiana’s Congressional delegation February 29 - March 2.

They hope to share some of their goals with such lawmakers as Senator Dick Lugar and Congressman Mike Pence.

Tippecanoe County Councilman Dave Williams chairs the Federal Government Committee for Greater Lafayette Commerce. He says the goal of these annual trips is to plant seeds with lawmakers, and to come together locally to address common needs.