Yearly Archives: 2015

Justice Department Charges Owner of Indiana Mobile Home Park with Discrimination Against Families with...

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the corporate owner and agent of the Gentle Manor Estates, a 173-lot mobile home park located in Crown Point, Indiana, for discriminating against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act

Coats, Bipartisan Group Introduce Bill to Roll Back “Clean Power Plan”

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a bill to roll back President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.”

Yeager Properties and RealtyQwest Announce the May 8th Grand Opening of the “Post” Mixed-Use...

Yeager Properties and RealtyQwest today announced the opening of the “Post.” The Post is a 36,000 s.f. mixed-use project comprised of high energy office suites and approximately 10,000 s.f. of retail space. The project broke ground on August 5th, 2014 and the development team currently reports that the building is over 50% leased, well ahead of their modeled forecasts. Other similar buildings in the development team’s Indianapolis Metro inventory enjoy nearly 100% occupancy

Congressman Messer votes to protect Hoosiers from costly Federal overreach

This evening, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Regulatory Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732). This bill stops the President’s unprecedented and controversial attempt to takeover of our nation’s waterways by doing the following

USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.

In Indiana, Johnson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation will use a $14 million loan to build or improve 345 miles of line and make other system improvements, including $4.8 million for smart grid projects.

Donnelly and Hoeven Reintroduce Bill to Help Prevent Long Delays to Energy Projects Like...

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today reintroduced their legislation, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, which would help prevent lengthy delays to important energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. Donnelly and Hoeven first introduced this bill in September 2014

Messer, Maloney combat Federal regulations threatening to stifle infrastructure projects in local communities

Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) who serve on the House Financial Services Committee introduced legislation last week that would require Federal banking regulators to include municipal bonds under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR). This change will help encourage financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new regulations that threaten to slow or even stop cash flow for crucial infrastructure projects.

Congressman Carson Applauds Promise Zone Designation for Indianapolis Community

Today, Congressman André Carson released the following statement after Indianapolis was named one of eight cities in the country to receive a Second Round ‘Promise Zone’ designation – a status that grants low-income communities additional support in addressing critical challenges like: education, job creation, access to affordable housing and improvements to public safety.

Visclosky Announces HUD Grant to Gary Housing Authority

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced a $35,461 grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Gary Housing Authority under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

Indiana Shows Impressive Growth in Solar Installations

In 2014, Indiana added 59 MW of solar electric capacity, bringing its total to 112 MW. That’s enough clean, affordable energy to power more than 12,000 homes. The report went on to point out that Indiana’s biggest solar gains came in utility-scale installations, but commercial installations increased, too.

Donnelly, Toomey, Manchin, Cotton: Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today 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.

Visclosky Announces $2.6 Million in HUD Funding

Today, Congressman Visclosky announced grant awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Gary, East Chicago, Hammond, and Michigan City Housing Authorities under the Capital Fund Program.

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ROKITA STATEMENT ON JOHN GREGG INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

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

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VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES ON FY 2020 PRIORITIES

This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.