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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 14 items )  

House Passes Carson Bill Honoring Senator Lugar
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Andre Carson's legislation to rename the post office located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis after Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, who passed away earlier this year. Every member of Indiana's congressional delegation sponsored this bipartisan bill. A native Hoosier, Richard Lugar served as the mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975, an  more

House Transportation Subcommittee Issues Testimony From National League of Cities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Highways and Transit issued the following testimony by Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, who testified on behalf of the National League of Cities, at a hearing entitled "Examining the Future of Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities": "I am Karen Freeman Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana. Gary is a legacy city, established by United States Steel as a company town in 1906. We experienced expone  more

House Transportation Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Future of Transportation Network Companies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Highways and Transit issued the following hearing information: Examining the Future of Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16: WITNESS LIST Member Panel * Christopher H. Smith, A Representative in Congress, From the 4th District of New Jersey, Testimony * Thomas R. Suozzi, A Representative in Congress, From the 3rd District of   more

Rep. Banks Named Co-Chair of Future of Defense Task Force
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) announced the official activation of the Future of Defense Task Force, naming Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) co-chairs. "Since he entered Congress, Rep. Jim Banks has been focused on the national security issues that will define the next generation," said Ranking Member Thornberry. "He'  more

Rep. Brooks Supports Effort to Sanction Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Brooks Joins Over 90 Republican House Colleagues to Introduce Legislation Imposing Sanctions Against Turkey * * * Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) joined over 90 colleagues to introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara's military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. Brooks urged President Trump to immediately reconsider  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement Designating Post Office in Dana, Indiana as Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle Post Office
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after introducing legislation to memorialize a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Hoosier hero by designating the U.S. Post Office in Dana, Indiana as the Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle Post Office: "The art of storytelling ensures that history is remembered. It ensures the good times are celebrated and the bad times are never repeated. "Ernie Pyle answered the call to tell the stories of America's fighting men and  more

Rep. Fulcher Joins Letter to Review Gruesome Discovery of 2,200 Fetal Remains
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, issued the following news release: Rep. Fulcher has signed onto Reps. Jim Banks and Jackie Walorski's letter requesting Attorney General William Barr to review whether any federal laws were violated in the gruesome discovery of more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains on the Illinois property of the recently deceased Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer. Dr. Klopfer is a known abortionist who practiced for decades in northern Indiana until 2015. "I beli  more

Rep. Visclosky Congratulates Recipients of AFL-CIO Labor Awards in Northwest Indiana
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 11, congratulating the recipients of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations Labor Awards in Northwest Indiana: It is my distinct honor to congratulate several of Northwest Indiana's finest citizens. The Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), recognized several i  more

Rep. Walorski Raises New Questions About Tariff Exclusion Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - In Third Letter to Secretary Ross, Walorski Requests Explanation of Inconsistent Exclusion Decisions * * * U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today sent a third letter (https://walorski.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191017_Letter_Commerce_Exclusions.pdf) to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross outlining her concerns that U.S. manufacturers and small businesses seeking relief from steel and a  more

Reps. Jim Banks, Susie Lee Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Student Veterans, Remove Financial Burden From GI Bill Overpayments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.-03) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), both members of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan Student Veteran Protection Act on Friday. The bill would change how GI Bill overpayments are reimbursed by making schools, not student veterans, responsible for reimbursing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for GI Bill overpayments. "Veterans have already sacrific  more

Sen. Braun Issues Floor Statement on Arms Sales to Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 17, on legislation (S. 2624) to prohibit arms sales to Turkey: I rise to speak today because I just finished up visiting all 92 counties in our home State, and every one of them, especially at the tail end, have backed what we have been doing here, especially following the lead of President Trump. When it comes to the particular issue of Syria, I thin  more

Sens. Young, Murphy Introduce Bill to Limit Non-Compete Agreements, Protect Workers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced the Workforce Mobility Act, bipartisan legislation to limit the use of non-compete agreements that negatively impact American workers. Senator Young and Senator Murphy recently led a bipartisan Senate letter urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the use and abuse of non-competes. An alarming 40 percent of Americ  more

Young Helps Introduce Joint Measure on Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Committee's Ranking Member, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to introduce a bicameral, bipartisan measure opposing the decision to allow the Turkish military to attack America's Syr  more

Young Leads Indiana Delegation on Letter Defending Indiana Salmon, Hoosier Jobs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter signed by members of Indiana's Congressional delegation to President Trump and Vice President Pence this week expressing concern with efforts to block production of bioengineered salmon, an action that would negatively impact the state of Indiana and the future of biotechnology. Bioengineered salmon was developed by AquaBounty Technologies, which has started produc  more