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Donnelly Receives Commitment from HUD Secretary Carson to Visit East Chicago

During a phone call today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly received a commitment from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to visit the contaminated USS Lead Superfund site and West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana. The commitment follows last month's invitation for a visit from Donnelly, Senator Young, and Congressman Visclosky.

Messer Files Bill to Encourage Infrastructure Investment in Local Communities

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN-06) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation that encourages investment in local communities by rolling back a burdensome federal banking regulation. This Obama-era regulation discourages financial institutions from holding municipal bonds, which many state and local governments

VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his support for transportation infrastructure funding in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation.

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.”

Donnelly: 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.

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
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a Net Lease Best Buy Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Best Buy property located at 6502 Grape Road in South Bend, Indiana for $9,009,000

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

NET LEASE JIFFY LUBE PROPERTY SALE ARRANGED BY THE BOULDER GROUP

Northbrook, IL- September 19, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single...

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

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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.