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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

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.

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

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

Carson HELPS BREAK GROUND on downtown HOUSING development

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman André Carson joined the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) and local officials today to break ground on a $30 million project that will revitalize Lugar Tower in downtown Indianapolis and build a brand new mixed-use, mixed-income development at the tower’s base.

Carson to HELP BREAK GROUND on downtown HOUSING development

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - June 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman André Carson will join the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) and local officials to break ground Wednesday on a $30 million project that will revitalize Lugar Tower in downtown Indianapolis and build a brand new mixed-use, mixed-income development at the tower’s base.

Visclosky Announces Housing Awards to Prevent Home Foreclosures in Northwest Indiana

Washington, D.C. - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced several awards to help Northwest Indiana families find housing and prevent future home foreclosures. The awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will support the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to help individuals and families in Indiana’s First District to improve their financial literacy, expand their homeownership opportunities, improve their access to affordable housing, and avoid foreclosure.

Carson Statement on Super Bowl Housing Legacy Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman André Carson issued the following statement on today's event highlighting the 32 residences that will become homes for homeless families as part of the 2012 Super Bowl Housing Legacy Project on Indianapolis' near eastside.

Hill Supports Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act

Washington, DC - June 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill supported a straightforward and paid-for bill today that will directly help those Hoosiers who entered into a contract to buy a home to access the first-time homebuyer tax credit by April 30. H.R. 5623, the Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act, extends until October 1 the deadline for closing in order to be eligible for the credit. Under current law, these homebuyers were required to close by June 30 to receive the credit.“As of mid-April, about 40,000 Hoosiers had taken advantage of this tax credit,” Hill said. “It’s a targeted and timely credit that has rendered real success. I’ve heard from many constituents who asked me to support this extension in order to ensure they can get the credit.”

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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.