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
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
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.
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
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.”
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
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 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
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.
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.