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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 10 items )  

GAO Denies Protest by BHB, Indiana Associates of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by BHB and Indiana Associates of Washington, D.C. According to the GAO, BHB and Indiana Associates "protests the terms of Request for Lease Proposals (RLP) No. 6DC0335 issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the lease of office space. The protester challenges certain terms of the RLP as unduly restrictive of competition." The bid protest decision (B-417760,B-417760  more

Rep. Baird Introduces VA Directly Returning Opioid Prescriptions Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. James Baird, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) today introduced the VA DROP Act (H.R. 4817) to direct the Secretary of the Veteran's Administration to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substance medications. "This commonsense legislation provides for the secure disposal of controlled substances by creating a safe, anonymous, and continu  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement After Voting Against SHIELD Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting against the SHIELD Act (H.R. 4617): "House Democrats' latest attempt at government overreach is a federal takeover of the election process. Their legislation is a wolf in sheep's clothing - they claim that it merely includes provisions to stop foreign influence through reasonable protections. "However, in reality it will have substantial consequences on American citizens by suppressing their First  more

Rep. Bucshon Welcomes Brenda Goff as New District Director
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) today announced the addition of Brenda Goff to his staff. Goff, formerly with Senator Todd Young's office, will fill the role of District Director that was vacated by long time employee Carol Jones who left to return to a career in nursing earlier this year. Brenda will be based in Congressman Bucshon's office in Evansville. "While Brenda is a new addition to my sta  more

Rep. Hollingsworth Highlights National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: In advance of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26th, U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) urged Hoosiers to take advantage of the opportunity to properly dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to support ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that is facing Indiana's Ninth Congressional   more

Sen. Crapo Announces Staff Changes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) today announced several staff promotions and hires in his Washington, D.C., office. Molly Carpenter joined the office in September as the new Military Legislative Assistant. Previously, Carpenter served in a similar role for the late Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona). She will cover policy areas of defense, military, intelligence, veterans and fore  more

Sen. Young Encourages Hoosiers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: To mark the one-year anniversary of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is highlighting progress in the fight against opioid addiction and encouraging Hoosiers to take part in the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Local collection sites can be found here. The bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communit  more

Sen. Young Meets Kenzie Academy Students Using Income Share Agreements
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Young's ISA Student Protection Act would help more students take advantage of Income Share Agreements to finance higher education * * * U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today visited Kenzie Academy, an online and in-person technology school based in Indianapolis. He was joined by Kenzie Academy CEO and Co-founder Chok Ooi for the visit, and they hosted a roundtable discussion with  more

Video: Young Calls for Passage of USMCA Trade Deal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - "President Trump has struck a good deal, a very good deal. Nancy Pelosi needs to move forward with it to sustain our economic health." - U.S. Senator Todd Young * * * U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today discussed the importance of the House of Representatives quickly passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for Hoosier farmers and manufacturers. Signed one year ago, this agreeme  more

Young Joins Walorski, Sponsors of STOP for School Buses Act to View Demo of Bus Safety Technology
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Group Marks School Bus Safety Week by Highlighting Efforts to Prevent Illegal Passing * * * U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), sponsors of the STOP for School Buses Act (https://www.young.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/senators-announce-stop-for-school-buses-act), today marked National Sch  more