Housing & Development

Housing & Development

House passes Messer-Maloney bill to encourage investment in local communities

The House passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) that encourages investment in local infrastructure projects by rolling back a burdensome federal banking restriction.

AG Zoeller files lawsuit against serial home repair scammers who stole $280K from Indy-area...

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit today against serial home repair fraudsters who allegedly scammed at least 41 Indianapolis-area residents out of more than $280,000 after conducting similar schemes against Ohio and Kentucky residents.

Dr. Bucshon Votes to Keep Hoosier Energy Affordable

The House of Representatives today passed S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24, two resolutions that provide for congressional disapproval (under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code) of the EPA's unprecedented regulations on both new and existing fossil-fuel fired power plants

Visclosky Announces CDBG Award for Michigan City

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I applaud Mayor Meer and the leaders of Michigan City for utilizing this program to improve economic opportunities for the residents of Michigan City.  I look forward to seeing the continued positive results of their great work.”

Visclosky Announces HHS Awards for Community Health Centers

The grants are under the Health Center Cluster program. The funding aims to improve the operations and services provided at these centers. The grants include $378,112.00 for NorthShore Health Centers, $321,310.00 for HealthLinc, $279,196.00 for Community HealthNet, and $245,758.00 for Regional Mental Health Center.

Visclosky Announces FAA Award for the Michigan City Municipal Airport

This federal funding under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will be used to remove tree obstructions and improve an existing runway. The funding also will be used to plan for a future runway extension and enable the airport to meet runway safety and protection zone standards.

Visclosky Announces U.S. Department of Transportation Funding for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Activities for the...

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) with $300,000 to implement transit-oriented development planning activities for the extension of the South Shore Railroad from Hammond to Dyer

Visclosky Announces FAA Award for Griffith-Merrillville Airport

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant to the Griffith-Merrillville Airport to perform an environmental assessment study.

Visclosky’s Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program – Fiscal Year 2015 Awards for Northwest Indiana Communities

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today the Fiscal Year 2015 awards from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program for Northwest Indiana communities.  The awards total $29,662.46, and will provide matching federal funding to support the acquisition of 85 vests for 12 local law enforcement departments

Donnelly Applauds USDA Investment in Improving Water Quality in Western Lake Erie Basin

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that it will invest in helping farmers stop harmful algae blooms from forming and expanding in Lake Erie. The USDA will award Indiana $1.5 million to help Hoosier farmers improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin. Two weeks ago, Donnelly joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in sending a letter to USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack asking him to act by encouraging states, businesses, universities, and organizations to work together to help improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin in an effort to reduce algae blooms

Donnelly: Completion of Gary Airport Runway Expansion ‘Important for Improving Infrastructure, Boosting the Economy...

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today participated in the official opening of the expanded runway at Gary/Chicago International Airport. Donnelly was joined by: Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson; officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Indiana Regional Development Authority, and Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; and elected officials among others. Donnelly and his staff worked closely with key stakeholders to resolve issues that had been causing the runway expansion project to stall.

Visclosky’s Buy America Amendment Included in Interior Appropriations Act

Congressman Pete Visclosky advanced a Buy America amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior Appropriations Act. The amendment strikes harmful provisions that would have weakened Buy America requirements for projects receiving funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

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.”

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

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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.