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Stutzman Decries Lack of Leadership by President

Press Release from the office of Marlin Stutzman:

Fort Wayne, IN – Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN-03) issued the following statement after Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announced their change to the debt outlook of United States from ‘stable’ to ‘negative.’

“It is time for truthful and honest leadership from those in power in Washington,” stated Stutzman “the President has decided to ignore the S&P downgrade as a ‘political judgment’ again showing his disregard for the fiscal situation facing our Nation.  This lack of leadership is unconscionable.  Now is the time for the adult conversation on economic issues as we approach the ‘debt ceiling.’ If we make the hard decisions now we can protect the promises made to seniors and still allow our children and grandchildren their opportunity at the American Dream.”

Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties; as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.

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Marlin Stutzman Issues Statement on Obama’s 2nd Budget Attempt

Stutzman Comments on Obama Budget Redo
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN-03) issued the following comments on President Obama’s second attempt at a budget plan.
“The deficit situation that faces our Nation cannot be fixed with ‘tax and spend’ policies,” stated Stutzman, “we must take responsible actions for economic stability and job creation.  It takes more than platitudes to create a plan that will lead to long term stability to protect our seniors today and our grandchildren tomorrow.  It is disappointing that the President believes that ‘investing’ is spending more taxpayer dollars, it is time to invest in the Nations future by controlling spending.”
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties; as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.

Stutzman Signs On in Defense of Marriage

This is a press release from the office of Marlin Stutzman:

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) has signed on to cosponsor two bills to protect marriage and the traditional role it serves.  H. R. 875, the Marriage Protections Act of 2011, as introduced by Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana, states that courts created by Congress will not have jurisdiction on cases under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  This would leave same-sex marriage to be determined by the states and not the courts.  H. J. Res. 45 as introduced by Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia will propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman.

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is bipartisan legislation passed in 1996 by Congress and signed by President Clinton to set basic guidelines for the interactions of states in dealing with same-sex marriage.  DOMA‘s defense in court is the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of the United States. For the last 15 years Attorneys General from both parties have upheld their duties and represented the Federal Government on DOMA as they have on other issues.  Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is picking and choosing which laws he will represent.

“The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the office of Attorney General for the purpose of prosecuting and defending federal laws in court.” Stutzman stated “Attorney General Eric Holder has not met this fundamental obligation. He has let the American people down by refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, contrary to his own job description.  The Justice Department is wrongly exercising its prosecutorial discretion. In effect, it is circumventing the process. Those who want to redefine marriage are free to introduce that legislation. Instead of working in the system, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department are taking the coward’s way out.”
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties; as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.

Stutzman Votes to End Burdensome ObamaCare-1099 Debacle

This is a press release from the office of Marlin Stutzman:

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stutzman (IN-03) voted to end the burdensome 1099 provision of ObamaCare.  H.R. 4 the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011 was Cosponsored by 273 Members including Congressman Stutzman.  This repeal found strong bipartisan support and passed 314-112.  The repeal will remove regulations on business and individuals that incur business expenses in excess of $600, saving time, energy and money that can be better used in this tough economy.

“The House today voted to end a government regulation and improve job creation by giving employers a sign of stability.”  Stutzman said  “The 1099 provision of the ObamaCare Bill is an example of ‘pass the bill to find out what is in it.’  The purpose was never explained and could be the gateway to a Value Added Tax, which would continue to stifle economic growth.  Business owners, farmers and sole proprietors in Northeast Indiana should not be forced into increased costs due to IRS bureaucracy.  This is an additional stride in recalling the job killing ObamaCare Bill.”

More information on H.R. 4 can be found at: www.Thomas.gov

Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties; as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.

DeMint Endorsing Stutzman

From Fort Wayne Observed:

FoxNews is reporting that US Senator Jim DeMint is endorsing State Senator Marlin Stutzman in the race for the Republican nomination for US Senate. Senator Stutzman will get a needed boost from Mr. DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund.

Fox’ Chicago Reporter Steve Brown reports:

Just in the nick of time?

With the Republican primary in Indiana’s US Senate race just two weeks out, candidate Marlin Stutzman picked-up an endorsement from a potential future colleague. Senator Jim DeMint from South Carolina told Fox News exclueively that Stutzman was his choice in the Hoosier State’s five-candidate GOP primary.

DeMint disclosed to Fox News senior producer Trish Turner late Monday about his decision to back Stutzman.

I like Dan (Coats). I like John (Hostettler), but we need new faces here,” said DeMint.

The Palmetto State Senator continued, “(Stutzman’s) not as well known as the other two, but what we’ve seen …(Stutzman’s) won just about all the straw polls. The activists are beginning to know who he is, and that’s the reason I decided to get in. I’m trying to give some spotlight to the underdogs.”

Senator DeMint plans to put some money toward the Stutzman campaign so that it can be more competitive with electronic advertising. The Senator said that he is planning a “money-bomb” over the next week that would benefit Stutzman. A “money-bomb” is a call to supporters across the internet to hit a specific money goal within a short time frame. US Senator Scott Brown gained huge traction when a “money-bomb” during his campaign far exceeded goals.

Read the rest at Fort Wayne Observed.

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