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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 28 items )  

On Anniversary of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging U.N. to Raise Issue of China's Human Rights Violations
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: On the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) in a letter with their colleagues to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, urging him to raise the issue of China's violations of human rights and its destruction of its documentary record in both his discussions with member states and at the U.N. Human   more

Rep. Banks Issues Statement on Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee's vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump: "Having failed to convince the American people or produce any evidence that the president committed a high crime or misdemeanor, Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and House Judiciary Democrats have determined to plow ahead anyway and vote to impeach the president on a party line vote. "I am appalled that the powerful tool of  more

Rep. Banks Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after House passage of the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement: "As the son of a factory worker who grew up in a home where NAFTA was a 'four letter word,' it is hard not to see today's House passage of USMA as not just a big win for American workers but also the biggest promise delivered yet by President Donald Tr "This trade deal will be a boon to northeast Indiana. Our farmers need it. Our manufacturers need it. Mexic  more

Rep. Brooks Issues Statement on Impeachment Articles Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting against the articles of impeachment against President Trump: "Today is a somber day for our country. For only the third time in our nation's history the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting President," said Rep. Brooks. "Regrettably, the impeachment process in the House was flawed, inherently unfair, and politically motivated. All things our Founding Fathers warned us against. "Th  more

Rep. Brooks Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "I am proud to vote for USMCA because it is a victory for Hoosier workers, farmers, small businesses and manufacturers. As I travel my district and meet with Hoosiers, the most regular request I hear is to finally pass USMCA. "Indiana is the 8th largest agricultural exporter in the nation. Hoosier farmers have overwhelmingly shared with me how crucial   more

Rep. Brooks Votes to Keep America Safe, Secure
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor of a bipartisan spending agreement that includes five of her top priorities and funds the government through October 01, 2020, the remainder of the current fiscal year. This legislation passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. "Congress has the constitutional responsibility to provide certainty to our economy and the America  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement on Impeachment Articles Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting against House Democrats articles of impeachment against President Trump: "For over three years, House Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching President Trump because they simply cannot accept the results of the 2016 presidential election and are fearful for the results of the 2020 election. That is why from the outset, this sham impeachment process has been nothing more than a partisan exercis  more

Rep. Bucshon Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after voting in support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "It is a great day for the farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses in Indiana. In addition, this is a great day for all U.S. consumers and workers. The North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) was grossly outdated and failed to put America in a position to succeed. It is past overdue that America modernizes its trade agreement with our neighbor  more

Rep. Carson Issues Statement on House Vote to Impeach President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the House vote to impeach President Trump: "The vote I have taken to impeach President Trump was done with a heavy heart but with the strongest conviction. The President of the United States takes an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws of this nation. He takes an oath to work as a representative of the people he serves  more

Rep. Pence Issues Statement on House Impeachment of President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, issued the following statement regarding the House vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump: "Democrats and their allies in the fake news media have been trying to impeach President Trump since the day he took office. "The American people deserve a congress focused on them, not Democrats walking around gloating and high-fiving each other for wrongfully impeaching President Trump, trying to undo the 2016 election. "The only thin  more

Rep. Pence Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, issued the following statement after House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "House Democrats have been holding American farmers and manufacturers hostage for over a year by blocking passage of the USMCA to deny the president, and American working families, a victory. "Democrats had to score their bogus political point in their impeachment vote before actually getting to work for the American people. "The USMCA will bring billions   more

Rep. Pence's OORAH Act Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) applauded the Senate's vote to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Pence's OORAH Act, H.R. 2790, is included in the package and now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "The NDAA is on its way to President Trump's desk in a huge victory for our nation's men and women in uniform. I am honored my OORAH bill was included. We are on our way to   more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following statement on the House consideration of articles of impeachment against President Trump: "I rise today in support of two articles of impeachment - one regarding abuse of power and one regarding obstruction of Congress - against President Trump. "I decided to support the President's impeachment after a judicious consideration of the facts established by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and   more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on NDAA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following statement on the House consideration of the conference report for the fiscal 2020 National Defense Appropriations Act: "I would like to begin by expressing appreciation to Ranking Member Calvert. He continues to be a tremendous partner in this process. "I also would like to express my gratitude to Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, and the other Members of the Committee for their efforts. "And thank you to e  more

Rep. Visclosky Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Indiana, issued the following statement into the congressional record at the House consideration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement: "I rise today to oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. "Throughout my entire career, I have heard the promises of free trade agreements, yet have seen the subsequent challenges faced by steelworkers and the American manufacturing industry. "Specifically, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  more

Rep. Walorski Issues Statement on Impeachment Articles Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following after voting against articles of impeachment against President Trump: "This is a sad day for our country. House Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since day one, regardless of the facts. "They set up a rigged process with a predetermined outcome, and even though they failed to uncover a single piece of evidence to justify impeachment, today they got the result they wanted. This is pure partisan politics   more

Rep. Walorski Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following after voting for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a deal negotiated by President Trump to modernize North American trade: "American farmers, manufacturers, and workers won a historic victory today with passage of USMCA. I'm thrilled to finally cast my vote for this modernized trade agreement, which will keep our economic momentum going, create good jobs, and drive more American-made exports. "It will open Canada's ma  more

Rep. Walorski Secures Permanent Repeal of Job-Killing Medical Device Tax
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Year-End Funding Agreement Also Boosts Defense Funding, Gives Troops Biggest Pay Raise in a Decade, Repeals Other Costly Obamacare Taxes * * * U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) applauded House passage of a year-end funding agreement that includes her bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the job-killing medical device tax. The legislative package also ends two other costly Obamacare taxes, boo  more

Reps. DelBene, Bucshon Issue Joint Statement on HHS Efforts to Increase Organ Transplants
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, and Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, co-chairs of the Kidney Caucus, issued the following joint statement on the Department of Health and Human Services' efforts to increase organ transplants: "As co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus we welcome HHS's announcement to lower the barrier to entry to be a living organ donor and hold Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) to a higher standard by establishing valid performance standards and en  more

Sen. Young Issues Statement on HHS Proposal Adopting Organ Donation Legislation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement applauding Health and Human Services Department's announcement that it is proposing rules that would adopt performance measures that Sen. Young proposed in his legislation to bring greater accountability to the organ donation system: "In Indiana there are more than 1,300 Hoosiers currently in need of a transplant, and nationally more than 113,000 people are waiting on an organ. "The best way to save lives is to   more

Sen. Young Issues Statement on Passage of Tobacco 21, Medical Device Tax Repeal, Military Pay Raise
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement: * * * - Passage of the year-end government funding bill includes three of Senator Young's major priorities * * * U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement on the passage of the year-end government funding bill, over half of which funds our military, homeland security, and veterans. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 81-11 and included several of Senator Young's priorities, includin  more

Sen. Young Issues Statement on Senate Passage of NDAA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following statement applauding the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2020: Senator Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked to successfully include provisions in the annual military funding bill that support Indiana and national security priorities. The Senate voted 86-8 to approve the legislation and send it   more

Sen. Young Pays Tribute to VA Congressional Relations Officer Wheeler
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 12, paying tribute to Jeremy Wheeler, congressional relations officer in the Veterans Affairs Department: I rise to formally express my appreciation to Mr. Jeremy Wheeler. Jeremy is a congressional relations officer in the Department of Veterans Affairs. However, over the last year, he served as a fellow on my national security and veterans team. Jerem  more

Sen. Young Secures Tobacco 21, Medical Device Tax Repeal, Military Pay Raise in Year-End Funding Package
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: * * * - Agreement reached includes three of Senator Young's major priorities * * * U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that three of his top priorities are included in the bipartisan end-of-year government funding agreement negotiated by the House and Senate. The following items are included in the agreement and will be voted on this week: - Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation Senator Young introduced   more

Senator Young Recaps 2019 Visits, Efforts in Hoosier Farm Country
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Senator Todd Young recapped the various farm and agribusiness stops he made in Indiana throughout 2019 as well as legislative action. His advocacy in Washington included promoting trade, supporting relief from severe weather, and fighting for the Indiana aquaculture industry. "It was a difficult year in the fields, and I worked hand in hand with farmers to get needed clarity from the federal government. Hoosi  more

Senators Request Comprehensive Study of National Organ Donor System
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to Health and Human Services Acting Inspector General (HHS OIG) Joanne Chiedi requesting a comprehensive examination of the adequacy of the organ procurement and transplantation system in the United States. "Because our organ donation system is so complex, most people don't know how it works, or if patients ar  more

Sens. Young, Menendez, Van Hollen Request Intelligence Review on Not Extending Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in requesting Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire formally conduct a National Intelligence Estimate on how Russia and China will react if the United States allows the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to expire in Februar  more

Young Hails Inclusion of Top Priorities In Year-End Funding Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hailed the inclusion of several of his top priorities in the in the bipartisan year-end government funding agreement negotiated by the House and Senate. The appropriations package, which just passed the House and now heads to the Senate, includes Senator Young's bipartisan Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation to protect middle and high school students from the dangers of e-cigarette  more