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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.

AG Zoeller, Clark County Auditor Snelling warn about tax sale fraud targeting homeowners

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Clark County Auditor Monty Snelling are joining forces to help prevent fraud targeting Hoosier homeowners. Zoeller said fraudsters have found ways to victimize homeowners who fall behind on their property taxes and have their homes listed at tax sale.

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.

Donnelly, Coats ask HUD to Adopt New Definition of RVs

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) submitted a letter to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking the department to adopt a new definition of recreation vehicles (RVs) that is clear and easy to apply.

Visclosky Joins Members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation to Support the Indiana Application for...

Congressman Visclosky recently joined six other Members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation to support the application by the State of Indiana for additional housing foreclosure prevention and blight elimination funding

EPA proposes adding Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to Superfund cleanup list

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to add the Riverside Groundwater Contamination site in Indianapolis to the National Priorities List. The NPL is EPA’s list of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country

Justice Department Obtains $130,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Against Indiana Mobile Home Park for Discriminating...

The Justice Department announced that the corporate owner and agent of Gentle Manor Estates have agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a Justice Department lawsuit alleging familial status discrimination. The settlement must still be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Contract Awarded to Prevent Whitewater River Erosion Near IN 121

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $332,000 contract to Milestone Contractors to construct erosion control measures along the Whitewater River near State Road 121 between Laurel and US Highway 52.

AG Zoeller: Indiana real estate, foreclosure fraud victims receive more than $70K from Consumer...

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced today that 29 victims of real estate scams and foreclosure-relief fraud are receiving payments from the state’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund (CPAF)

Bucshon, Congress back court challenge to Obama’s climate plan

This week, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. and 204 members of Congress filed an amicus brief supporting petitions filed by 27 states, including Indiana, seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Todd Young backs Indiana and 27 states seeking to overturn EPA Clean Power Plan...

Congressman Todd Young (R-IN)issued the following statement after joining an amicus brief filed today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. A copy of the amicus brief can be found

Donnelly Welcomes Federal Grants that Support Local Water and Soil Conservation Initiatives

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that it has awarded Indiana three Regional Conservation Partnership Program grants to support Indiana-based locally-led conservation projects in 2016.

Rep. Todd Young renews call to enact his REINS Act on heels of Supreme...

Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan: “This unprecedented decision to halt of one of President Obama's signature regulations speaks to the flawed foundation on which his expansive regulatory regime stands,” said Young.

House Passes Safe Drinking Water Act to Protect People from Contaminated Water

the House passed H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, a bill that ensures the public will learn of excessive lead levels in drinking water by setting forth how and when states, EPA and drinking water utilities must communicate their findings. Following passage, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement

Coats Statement on Supreme Court’s Stay of Obama Clean Power Plan

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new and heavy-handed regulations on coal-fired power plants



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



This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.