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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Rep. Banks Announces Release of Reagan Task Force Report on Strengthening America's National Security Innovation Base
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: This week, the Reagan Institute's Reagan Task Force released a report outlining its recommendations to strengthen America's National Security Innovation Base (NSIB). The report, the "Contest for Innovation: Strengthening America's National Security Innovation Base in an Era of Strategic Competition," addresses key challenges facing the Department of Defense (DoD) as it prepares for the future constructs of warfa  more

Rep. Brooks Issues Statement Recognizing Noblesville Mayor Ditslear
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 5, entitled "Recognizing John Ditslear": I rise today to recognize John Ditslear on his retirement from the Office of Mayor of Noblesville, Indiana. A well-respected public servant, Mayor Ditslear's career has been defined by his steadfast leadership of Noblesville. His many decades of public service in a number of different roles has greatly impacted th  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement After Voting in Support of Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement & Deterrence Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting in support of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (S. 151): "I am pleased to stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide relief to Hoosiers who are tired of annoying robocalls. "These seemingly endless scam calls are often criminals that are knowingly breaking the law and trying to defraud Americans. "By requiring phone companies to block robocal  more

Rep. Bustos Names Heather K. Sager New Communications Director
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has hired Heather K. Sager as her new Communications Director. Sager joins Bustos' office with deep experience rooted in policy and communications, after leading communications for the re-election campaign of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Prior to that role, Sager worked for the Indiana Senate Democrats Committee and New York State Senate, and r  more

Rep. Carson Issues Statement on Drafting Articles of Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, a senior member of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on the House to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump: "Speaker Pelosi has made the right decision. In fact, it's the only reasonable decision she could have made when faced with the facts our impeachment inquiry has uncovered. "I have been heavily involved in this process, participat  more

Rep. Greg Pence Hosts First Semi-Annual Veterans Advisory Board
COLUMBUS, Indiana, Dec. 2 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today announced the formation of the Sixth District Veterans Advisory Board and hosted its first meeting. The board is comprised of veterans within the Sixth District and those who serve as leaders on veterans issues. Each member of the Board serves on a volunteer basis and provides counsel to the Congressman on all matters relating to veterans, including legislation   more

Rep. Walorski Reintroduces Critical Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring Patient Access to Breakthrough Medical Products
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today reintroduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 5333). This bill would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting-edge medical innovation by streamlining the coverage determination process and improving the availability of breakthrough devices for patients. Walorski's bipartisan legislation is being co-led by Rep.  more

Sen. Young Continues to Push for U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Passage
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to push for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provide certainty to tens of thousands of Hoosier farmers and manufacturers who rely on exports to Canada and Mexico. "As of last weekend it was one year, one year, since the President of the United States signed the USMCA Trade Deal with our counter parties: Canada and Mexico. So it's be  more

Sen. Young Urges Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable, Ensure Human Rights at 2022 Beijing Olympics
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards. "We hold great concern t  more

Sens. Young, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordin  more

Young, Scott, Grassley, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunit  more