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IPLA becomes fourth agency to join online business portal INBiz Real estate licensees will...

Since April 2016, INBiz has helped Indiana business owners fulfill many of their requirements with the state. Now, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) is joining INBiz to allow real estate licensees to complete real estate license transfers and transactions online.

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.

Carson Works to Make Planes Safer for All Americans

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

Brooks Statement on Wednesday’s Markup of the Initial Steps Towards Obamacare Repeal and Replace

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.

ROKITA CALLS ON DHS TO ROLLBACK STATE ELECTION SYSTEMS DESIGNATION

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.”

American Infrastructure Should be Built with American-Made Products

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

Donnelly Announces Federal Grant to Help Homeless Hoosier Veterans in Lake County

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

Donnelly Visits St. Joseph County Health Care Center Construction Site

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.

Coats, Senators Encourage Administration to Abandon Proposed Estate Tax Regulation

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.

VISCLOSKY ANNOUNCES FAA GRANT AWARD FOR THE MICHIGAN CITY MUNICIPAL-PHILLIPS FIELD AIRPORT

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

Donnelly Speaks to HUD Secretary Regarding East Chicago Lead Contamination

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly spoke last evening with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to press HUD to continue assisting in the safe relocation of the families in the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago. More than 1,000 residents have been impacted by high levels of lead and arsenic in the surrounding soil.

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

Proclamation declares June as Homeownership Month in Indiana

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.

Lt. Governor, State and Local Officials Kick Off INDOT 2016 Construction Season

Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb joined Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, construction industry leaders, and officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation today to kick off the State’s 2016 construction season. The event took place near the project site for construction of the new I-69 interchange at 106th Street in Fishers. During the event, INDOT launched #INDOTDrivesIndiana, an enhanced public awareness campaign to keep Hoosiers up to date on the more than 770 road and bridge projects scheduled to begin across Indiana during 2016.

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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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IPLA becomes fourth agency to join online business portal INBiz Real...

Since April 2016, INBiz has helped Indiana business owners fulfill many of their requirements with the state. Now, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) is joining INBiz to allow real estate licensees to complete real estate license transfers and transactions online.