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.

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 Welcomes Federal Grant to Help Centerstone Program for Homeless Veterans in Eastern and...

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarding Centerstone of Indiana Inc., a federal grant to support its program for veterans and other individuals who experience homelessness with mental health care services and housing placement. Centerstone will receive a $1.2 million grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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.

Lugar, Bayh, Visclosky, and Donnelly Support Governor’s Request for SBA Disaster Loans in Porter...

Washington, D.C. - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh and Congressmen Pete Visclosky and Joe Donnelly today sent the following letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) expressing their support for Governor Mitch Daniels’ request that the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program be implemented in Porter County

Obama Administration Said to Be Considering Rental Option for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Donnelly bill seeks to help same homeowners remain in their homes. Washington, D.C. - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly learned that the Obama Administration is considering a plan that would allow homeowners facing foreclosure to avoid eviction by giving them the option of renting their homes instead. In May, Donnelly introduced The Neighborhood Preservation Act along with Congressman Gary Miller (R-CA), which would, like the plan said to be under consideration by the Obama Administration, allow banks to lease a foreclosed home to its distressed owner.

Area Congressional Delegation Seeks Meeting with Auto Recovery Czar to Discuss Chrysler Property Tax...

Washington, D.C. - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressmen Joe Donnelly and Dan Burton and Senators Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar sent a letter to Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers Dr. Edward Montgomery requesting a meeting to discuss possible solutions to the fiscal problems that would be brought on by Chrysler’s failure to pay timely its full personal property tax obligation to Howard County and the City of Kokomo.



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.