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.”

Broden supports bankruptcy exemption for Earned Income Tax Credit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Appropriations committee voted 9 to 2 Thursday to approve House Bill (HB) 1021 sponsored by State Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) that would allow for exemptions to be made in bankruptcy matters. The bill would allow a debtor's Indiana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to be considered exempt property under the bankruptcy property exemption statute

Hill Reminds Southern Indiana Residents about Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

Washington, DC - December 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill wants to remind Southern Indiana residents that potential homebuyers will be able to take advantage of the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit through next spring. The extension took effect yesterday, December 1, 2009, and will last until April 30, 2010

Hill Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and Business Tax Relief to...

H.R. 3548 was passed by the House Thursday and signed into law by President Obama Friday. Washington, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Late last week, Congressman Baron Hill voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 5, 2009, and signed into law the next day by President Obama.

Carson Votes to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Homebuyes’ Tax Credit, Tax Relief for Businesses

Washington, D.C. - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, Congressman André Carson joined his House colleagues in voting to extend unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses

French Lick Redevelopment Selected to Receive $50 Million in Allocation Authority under the New...

Washington, DC - October 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill is pleased to announce that French Lick Redevelopment CDE LCC has been selected to receive $50 million in allocation authority under the 2009 round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

Ellsworth Calls for Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A local Congressman is supporting efforts in Congress to extend a popular tax break for new homeowners. Rep. Brad Ellsworth says the First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit has been wildly successful and should be extended for another year. Congress approved the 8,000 tax credit as part of the Economic Recovery Plan in February, but the program is set to expire on November 30, 2009.

Hill Supports Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009

Bill ensures that men and women serving overseas get equal access to tax credits and benefits. Washington, DC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Late last week, Congressman Baron Hill voted in support of the Service Members Home Ownership Act of 2009, H.R. 3590. The bill was passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote on the evening of Thursday, October 8, 2009.H.R. 3590 ensures that our service members, particularly those deployed overseas, will get equal access to the first-time homebuyer tax credit. For example, the legislation would ensure that certain payments under the Department of Defense Housing Assistance Program (HAP) are exempt from tax. And, the bill guarantees that services members will not have to repay the first-time homebuyer credit if they are called up for service overseas and forced to sell their home within three years of purchasing.



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.