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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 24 items )  

Cardin, Young Introduce Resolution Honoring Sikh Community
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced the first Senate resolution honoring Sikh Americans. The resolution works to further diversity and afford all Americans the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikhs. "This resolution honors Sikh Americans, a vital part of our Nation's rich culture and diversity,"   more

Rep. Banks Introduces Resolution Protecting Freedom of Conscience
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced today that he's introduced a joint resolution declaring protection for the freedom of conscience for all Americans. Congressman Banks' resolution comes after Beto O'Rourke shocked watchers of a nationally televised town hall when he called to punish churches and other religious institutions like colleges, non-profits, etc. who did not agree with his views on human sexual  more

Rep. Brooks Issues Statement Opposing Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement regarding her opposition of the impeachment inquiry authorization: "As history illustrates, impeachment proceedings should only be commenced under the gravest of circumstances, which is why it has only happened three times before in our Nation's history. "When impeachment proceedings are initiated in the House of Representatives, the process laid out must be fair, transparent, and afford due process to the P  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement After Voting Against Impeachment Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting against the House Democrats' resolution to impeach President Trump (H.Res. 660): "House Democrats are eroding the Constitutional foundation of due process and fairness through secret, closed door hearings and the presumption of guilty until proven innocent. The complete lack of transparency and leaking of select documents by a handful of Congressional Democrats is merely an attempt to undue the res  more

Rep. Carson Statement on House Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on House passage of a resolution (H.Res. 660) that establishes the process and procedures for open hearings as the House moves forward with the next phase of the impeachment inquiry: "The vote I took today to advance the public phase of our impeachment inquiry was done with a heavy heart, but with the strongest sense of urgency and necessity. Here in "The Peop  more

Rep. Lee Issues Statement on Passage of Newborn Care Improvement Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nevada, member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the committee passed her bipartisan Newborn Care Improvement Act, a bill she introduced with Reps. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pennsylvania, Doug Collins, R-Georgia, and Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana: The bill was included as a provision of the Deborah Sampson Act, which passed the committee today. The Newborn Care Improvement Act would extend coverage of newborn health ca  more

Rep. Pence Commemorates 36th Anniversary of U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, U.S. Representative Greg Pence, a United States Marine Corps and Beirut Veteran, led the U.S. House of Representatives in commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which claimed the lives of 241 American servicemembers. The commemoration included a moment of silence on the House floor and a Special Order led by Representative Pence.  more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on Commissioning of USS Indianapolis
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, issued the following statement on the commissioning of the USS Indianapolis at the Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor: "As the Congressman for Northwest Indiana, I want to particularly welcome all of our visitors who have come here to witness this historic event. "The circumstances that allowed for this commissioning to occur are incredibly unique. I thank the Navy, particularly f  more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on House Resolution Supporting Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting in favor of a House resolution to support the impeachment inquiry: "Today, I supported the House Resolution that directs the six House Committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to impeach the President. "This Resolution will further reinforce the abilities of the House Committees to c  more

Rep. Walorski Applauds USTR Decision to Provide Tariff Relief to RV Manufacturers
MISHAWAKA, Indiana, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislative Fix Championed by Walorski Paved Way for Duty-Free Treatment for Lauan Plywood * * * U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today applauded a decision by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to grant duty-free treatment for lauan plywood, which will provide cost-saving tariff relief and long-term certainty for American RV manufacturers. "Northern Indiana is the RV Capital of th  more

Rep. Walorski Introduces Bill to Ensure Dignified Treatment of Aborted Fetal Remains
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Includes Reporting Requirement to Hold Abortion Providers Accountable for Disposition of Remains * * * U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation to ensure the remains of aborted children are always treated with dignity. Following the discovery of more than 2,200 human fetal remains on the property of longtime Indiana abortionist Ulrich K  more

Rep. Walorski Issues Statement on Commerce Inspector General's Memo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following statement on a Commerce Inspector General memo finding a lack of transparency that contributes to the appearance of improper influence in decision-making for tariff exclusion requests under Section 232: * * * - Inspector General Confirms Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Lacks Transparency, Unfairly Favors Objectors * * * "These findings are extremely troubling and confirm what has been apparent since the   more

Reps. Walorski, Kuster Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling on VA Clinicians to Check State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) today led a bipartisan group of 25 members of Congress in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide an update on their actions to ensure VA clinicians are complying with a law that aims to prevent over prescribing of opioids to veterans. The VA Prescription Data Accountability Act was introduced by Kuster in 2017, co-sponsor  more

Sen. Braun Issues Floor Statement on Rule Relating to State Relief, Empowerment Waivers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, on a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 52) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, U.S., of the rule submitted by the secretary of the Treasury and the secretary of Health and Human Services relating to State Relief and Empowerment Waivers: We are going to vote on a CRA later this afternoon, and this has been the issue dominatin  more

Sen. Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Babies With Down Syndrome
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and 12 colleagues in introducing the Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act, which would prohibit abortion of unborn babies who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The bill's other sponsors are Senators Steve Dain  more

Sen. Young Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 27 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. "At this watershed moment in the battle against terrorism, we thank the special operation forces who carried out the mission and the thousands of men and women who have led the fight against ISIS. "We think of Hoosier Marine Jordan Spears and his family, who represent the great sacrifice by many of our nation's fin  more

Senate Conducted Four Committee Hearings for Oct. 29
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Senate conducted four committee hearings for Oct. 29: NOMINATIONS Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Lisa W. Hershman, of Indiana, to be Chief Management Officer, who was introduced by Senator Young, Dana S. Deasy, of Virginia, to be Chief Information Officer, and Robert John Sander, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and  more

Senate Schedules Four Committee Hearings for Oct. 29
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Senate scheduled four committee hearings for Oct. 29: Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Lisa W. Hershman, of Indiana, to be Chief Management Officer, Dana S. Deasy, of Virginia, to be Chief Information Officer, and Robert John Sander, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to exa  more

Sens. Grassley, Braun Submit Op-Ed on How Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act Can Reduce Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Mike Braun, R-Indiana, issued the following op-ed on how the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act can reduce drug costs, which was provided to The Washington Times: The cost of prescription drugs is too high, plain and simple. It's a chorus we hear repeatedly from our constituents in Indiana and Iowa. If you ask any of our colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives, you'll almost cer  more

Sens. Grassley, Braun Submits Op-Ed on Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Sens. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mike Braun, R-Indiana, issued the following op-ed on how the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act can reduce drug costs, which was provided to the Washington Times: The cost of prescription drugs is too high, plain and simple. It's a chorus we hear repeatedly from our constituents in Indiana and Iowa. If you ask any of our colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives, you'll almost certainly hear the same thing. The Kais  more

Sens. Young, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Fast Track to and Through College Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would provide resources aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. These types of early college programs provide academically-prepared high school students the opportunity to receive college credit while they are still in high school. "E  more

Walorski Encourages Hoosiers to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on Take Back Day
MISHAWAKA, Indiana, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Signed Into Law One Year Ago * * * U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today encouraged Hoosiers to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, by bringing unused and expired prescription medications to collection sites across Indiana for safe disposal. Collection sites can be found at DEAtakeback.co  more

Young Joins Resolution Recognizing Program Critical to US-Indo-Pacific Partnership
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fosters regional cooperation, advances common goals * * * U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Md.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today to announce a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YS  more

Young, Cardin Introduce Resolution Honoring Sikh Community
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the first Senate resolution honoring Sikh Americans. The resolution works to further diversity and afford all Americans the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikhs. "This resolution honors Sikh Americans, a vital part of our Nation's rich culture and diversity," said S  more