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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Cotton, Colleagues Send Letter to Microsoft President Detailing Huawei's Threat to National Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) today sent a letter to Microsoft President Brad Smith in response to his recent comments that the U.S. government should provide more evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei so that business leaders can decide whether to continue doing business with the Chinese tele  more

GAO Denies Protest by Raytheon of Indianapolis, Indiana
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Raytheon of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to the GAO, Raytheon "protests the award of a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), located in Reston, Virginia, by the Department of the Navy under request for proposals (RFP) No. N0016418RWP44, for the overhaul, repair, and material and technical support of subsystems of the MK-99 fire control system. The pro  more

GAO Issues Report on Maternal & Child Home Visiting Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program's maintenance of effort requirement. The report (GAO-19-645) is titled "Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program: HHS Determined That States Generally Met the Maintenance of Effort Requirement". The report was sent to Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, ranking member of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, and Rep. Adrian   more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement on Proposed Changes to Stark Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement: Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement applauding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for proposing regulatory changes to the Medicare physician self-referral law, more commonly known as the Stark Law, and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute regulations to enable increased physician coordination that leads to better and more affordable care for patients. "As a physician, I kn  more

Rep. Visclosky Announces Grant Award for Porter County Fire Departments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant to three Porter County fire departments under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The $452,857 grant award will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatuses for the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, the Kouts Volunteer Fire Department, and the Morgan Township Volunteer  more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on Rep. Lowey Not Seeking Re-Election
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following statement after Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, announced she would not be seeking re-election in 2020: "Chairwoman Lowey is a tremendous legislator and a constant, effective force for the people of our nation and the institution of Congress. "Nita's dedication to her constituents and all Americans has never wavered. "Her steadfast leadership of the House Appropriations Committee has not only provided untold benefits   more

Rep. Walorski Announces Medicare 101
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: The Medicare enrollment period is coming up, and we want to help answer your questions. On October 8th, 15th, and 16th, a member of my staff and a Medicare specialist from Indiana's State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will hold "Medicare 101" educational sessions throughout the 2nd District to answer questions about Medicare. Medicare is a sacred commitment we have made to our seniors, and part of keep  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Statement After Former EPA Employees Called for Congressional Probe
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued the following statement after former Environmental Protection Agency employees called for a congressional probe into the agency's attacks on California: "Today, 593 former EPA officials sent a letter calling for a congressional investigation into whether agency leaders inappropriately threatened California. "I couldn't agree with these individuals more: Enforcement actions must be fair and impartial and should never be used as   more

Sen. Young Applauds West Lake Corridor Project Advancement
CHESTERTON, Indiana, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauds today's announcement that the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is eligible to begin the design and engineering phase of the West Lake Corridor Project after receiving approval to enter the second stage of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. "The FTA's acceptance of this commuter rail proj  more

Sen. Young Holds Farmer Roundtable in Allen County
HARLAN, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a roundtable discussion with the Indiana Farm Bureau at Roemke Farms in Allen County. Senator Young was joined by Roemke Farms owner, Mark Roemke, and members of the Indiana Farm Bureau for a roundtable discussion on the extreme challenges Indiana farmers faced this spring as well as the steps Senator Young has taken to ensure Hoosier farmers receive clarity an  more

USDA Invests in Washington County Rural Telephone Cooperative
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of $152 million in 19 projects across the country to provide or improve rural broadband service. This investment includes $14 million for the Washington County Rural Telephone Cooperative, which reaches Washington, Clark, Scott, and Floyd Counties. "Communities across Indiana's Ninth Congressional District have been fight  more

White House Shows Support for Rep. Banks' Plan to Restrict Investment Portfolio Flows Into China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: In reaction to reports (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-08/white-house-zeroes-in-on-limit-to-chinese-stocks-in-pension-fund) that the Trump administration is moving ahead with discussions around possible restrictions on capital flows into China, with a particular focus on investments made by U.S. government pension funds, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement. Banks said, "I am  more