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Justice Department Obtains $70,000 Settlement of Fair Housing Lawsuit against Indiana Housing Authority
Jstice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Housing Authority of the City of Anderson, Indiana, which owns and operates 143 public housing units in the city, to resolve allegations that the Housing Authority had discriminated against residents of these units on the basis of sex and disability.
Donnelly, Toomey, Peters, Cotton, Manchin Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Affordable Manufactured Housing
U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect the ability of manufactured home customers to buy, sell, and refinance homes, while maintaining important consumer protections.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman André Carson (D-IN) that would improve flight safety by requiring the installation of secondary cockpit barriers on new passenger airplanes
Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced a full committee markup on Wednesday, March 8th, at 10:30 a.m. of one of the bills that begins the process of repealing Obamacare and rebuilding our healthcare system. The American Health Care Act, which includes this legislation and a bill to be considered by the Ways and Means Committee, will repeal Obamacare through budget reconciliation, and begin the process of building a more affordable, accessible healthcare system with more choices for Americans and their families.
Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in regards to the Department of Homeland Security’s designation of state election systems as federally protected “critical infrastructure.”
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly called for the restoration of a ‘Buy America’ provision in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), to require projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to be built with American-made iron and steel products
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has received a $362,700 federal grant to support rental assistance for homeless veterans in Lake County, enough to aid 75 Hoosier veterans. In addition to housing assistance, the grants will be used to connect veterans with health care, mental health services, and case management assistance. Donnelly wrote a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supporting the application
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly yesterday visited the construction site of the future St. Joseph County Health Care Center. Donnelly toured the site as construction continues and spoke with the leadership of the VA’s Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) to get an update on the facility, which is scheduled to open in September 2017.
Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today joined with a group of 41 senators to send a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew encouraging the Treasury Department to abandon proposed regulations that would significantly increase the estate tax burden on family farms and businesses. The proposed regulations, if finalized, would contradict long-standing legal precedent and greatly discourage families from continuing to operate and grow their farms and businesses for eventual transfer to future generations.
Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a grant for the Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field Airport
Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal
Governor Mike Pence issued a Proclamation that was delivered by Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb this morning, declaring June as Homeownership Month in Indiana. The Lt. Governor was joined by members of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Indiana Builders Association (IBA), Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR), Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) and Habitat for Humanity of Indiana for a special reading of the Proclamation and Celebration of Homeownership Month at the Indiana Statehouse.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Clark County Auditor Monty Snelling are joining forces to help prevent fraud targeting Hoosier homeowners. Zoeller said fraudsters have found ways to victimize homeowners who fall behind on their property taxes and have their homes listed at tax sale.
U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) submitted a letter to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking the department to adopt a new definition of recreation vehicles (RVs) that is clear and easy to apply.
EPA proposes adding Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to Superfund cleanup list
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to add the Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to the National Priorities List. The NPL is EPA’s list of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country