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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Rep. Baird Named as Outside Conferee to NDAA Conference Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. James Baird, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) announced Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will serve as an outside conferee on the House-Senate Conference Committee to resolve bicameral differences in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Baird is the only Republican selected from the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to help negotiate the defense bill. "Jim h  more

Rep. Banks Backs Federal Investigation Into Dr. Klopfer Case
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced today he supports a full federal investigation into the discovery of more than 2,200 fetal remains found in the late Dr. Klopfer's home in Illinois. Seeing as Klopfer practiced in Indiana, these remains would have crossed state lines. As such, a federal investigation is appropriate. Rep. Banks said, "We need to determine how Dr. Klopfer was able to get away with this   more

Rep. Banks to Fight for Hoosiers on NDAA Conference Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Hoosier Rep. Jim Banks has been named to the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee, where he will fight for Indiana's defense priorities. The bipartisan, bicameral committee consists of 32 members and is responsible for reconciling differences between the current House NDAA and the Senate's version. Once complete, the committee will refer the amended bill to bo  more

Rep. Brooks Issues Statement on Executive Order to Modernize Influenza Vaccines
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement on Trump administration's announcement of an executive order to modernize influenza vaccines: "It has been over 100 years since the 1918 pandemic influenza killed millions of people around the world and 675,000 people here in the United States. This flu season, more than 50 Hoosiers lost their lives because of the seasonal flu. "Although the development of vaccines and drugs is a challenging process, our cu  more

Rep. Brooks Supports Passage of Bill to Honor WWII Merchant Mariners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R.550, Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, a bill Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) co-sponsors and previously introduced. Prior to passage, Brooks provided the following remarks to encourage her colleagues to formally pay respect to all deserving veterans and recognize the countless sacrifices and contributions of t  more

Rep. Bucshon Announces Federal Funding for the Huntingburg Regional Airport Runway Extension Project
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) today announced that the Dubois County Airport Authority will be receiving a $5.97 million grant from the Department of Transportation for the Huntingburg Regional Airport's runway extension project. "Regional airports like Huntingburg Regional Airport in Dubois County, Indiana connect Hoosiers to cities all across the Midwest and help drive the local economy. "Th  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement on Banning of Flavored E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement on banning of flavored e-cigarettes: "As a cardiothoracic surgeon and father of four kids, I am deeply troubled by the increasing rate of e-cigarette use among our children. "The long-term negative health implications of nicotine use on the heart and entire cardiovascular system are well known. With an offering of enticing flavors, vaping is attracting teens who might not otherwise have exposure to nicotine.  more

Rep. Carson Issues Statement on Whistleblower Complaint
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding a whistleblower complaint related to national security: "I was very disturbed to learn that the Intelligence Community Inspector General designated a whistleblower complaint as urgent, yet he was blocked from providing this information to the House Intelligence Committee. "Even more disturbing are news reports that the Department of Justice's Offi  more

Rep. Hollingsworth Introduces YIMBY Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) and Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, in the House. The bill encourages communities to prioritize measures that will increase housing supply and affordability. Under the bill, local governments applying for federal housing development funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program would be r  more

Reps. Bucshon and Engel Introduce the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressmen Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08) and Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) introduced the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2019 (H.R. 4400), a bipartisan House companion bill to legislation introduced earlier this year in the Senate by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). "As new biological and biosimilar product options become available, it is important that physicians have current infor  more

Reps. Walorski, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan R.V. Floor Plan Tax Fix
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act Would Restore Inventory Interest Deductibility for All Types of RVs * * * U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) today introduced the bipartisan Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act (H.R. 4349) to restore inventory financing interest deductibility for all types of RVs, including travel trailers and campers. "Businesses ac  more

Sen. Young Greets Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed Hoosier veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. "In the Marines our slogan is Semper Fidelis, meaning 'always faithful' - to our nation and to those who protect it. Today I had the privilege of meeting Indiana veterans through Northeast Indiana's Honor Flight program. These soldiers defended our nation during a time of global u  more

Senate Environment Committee Sets Business Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee issued the following hearing information: Business meeting at 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 25: Business Meeting to consider the following items: * PN 964, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service * PN 887, Katherine Lemos, of California, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board * PN 971, Katherine Lemos, of Califo  more

Young and Braun Introduce Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Resolution
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Resolution Recognizes Sept. 22-29 as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Leading Up to Gold Star Mother's Day * * * U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) helped introduce a bipartisan resolution establishing the week of Sept. 22-29, 2019, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces. "As a Marine, I know there is   more

Young Condemns Discovery of Fetal Remains in Home of South Bend Abortionist
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) condemned the "grotesque" discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains in the Illinois home of deceased Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who performed abortions in South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Gary for decades. Senator Young has called for a federal investigation into the situation. "Sadly, it appears that we in the state of Indiana have our very own Kermit Gosnell. This discovery is   more

Young, Braun Write Letter Voicing Concerns Over Bill Provision That Would Prevent the Sale of Bioengineered Salmon
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) wrote a letter to Chairman Richard Shelby (R- Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) of the Senate Appropriations Committee voicing concern on a provision in the FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill. This provision would prohibit the commercialization of a product approved by the FDA in 2015 after an extensive review process. If this l  more