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Indiana Chamber Endorses Steve Braun for Congress in the 4th District

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is backing conservative businessman Steve Braun in his bid for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. “Steve Braun has a proven track record as a business leader, state legislator and Indiana Department of Workforce Development commissioner. He is the candidate most qualified to deliver positive solutions and results on issues critical to businesses,” said [...]

2018-04-27T10:04:08+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Endorses Greg Pence for Congress in the 6th District

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Greg Pence in the Republican primary for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. “Greg Pence is passionate about helping Indiana be a global leader in innovation and economic opportunity,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “With his military, business and community experience, we expect him to be a productive first-term leader in [...]

2018-04-17T10:48:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Analyzing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

By Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance It was largely overshadowed by other headlines, but Congress recently passed a very significant piece of legislation. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 spends a lot – I mean a lot – of money: $1.3 trillion over the next fiscal year. It includes many substantial [...]

2018-04-13T12:39:29+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Being Voted on This Week

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – crafting provisions and working to garner support. Brinegar [...]

2018-03-06T12:06:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young Launches ‘Fair Shot Agenda’; Entire Delegation Supports Cyber Battalion in Indy

- On Tuesday, Senator Todd Young unveiled his Fair Shot Agenda – a new statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot at success. “Every Hoosier deserves a fair shot to succeed – regardless of their age, where they go to school or what challenges they face,” said Young. The Fair Shot Agenda focuses on [...]

2018-02-23T13:40:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Federal Relations: Medical Device Tax Gets Reprieve, Solar Energy Price Increase, WOTUS Confusion

- On Monday, Congress passed an amended version of H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act. The bill, signed by President Trump later that day, extends government funding through February 8, 2018, as well as suspends the medical device tax for two years and renews the Children’s Health Insurance Program funding for six years. The medical device tax [...]

2018-01-26T14:19:48+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

On the Federal Front: Government Shutdown Looms at Midnight; Repeal of Medical Device Tax at Stake

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a short-term funding bill for the government through mid-February. Yet avoiding a government shutdown is far from certain, with the Senate needing 60 votes to move it forward to a vote. Among the provisions, the bill would help continue our military readiness and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six [...]

2018-01-19T15:24:32+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Donnelly and Young Join Forces; DACA Moves Back Into Spotlight

- Former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar received a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee this week as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Procedurally, the President had to re-nominate him in 2018. Since Azar was confirmed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee fairly easily, we do not anticipate any issues [...]

2018-01-12T14:25:32+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Looks at Impact of New Tax Reform Law; Senator Young Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Government Accountability and Save Taxpayer Dollars

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) has taken action related to the federal tax bill. On January 3, the IURC issued an order initiating an investigation of the impact of the newly-signed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on investor-owned utilities in the state. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump [...]

2018-01-05T13:13:06+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Walorski Pushes for New Repeal of Medical Device Tax; Ways and Means Committee Focuses on Obamacare Tax Relief

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) has brought forth legislation to suspend the medical device tax for five years. She joined Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) in co-authoring the bill, H.R. 4617, which would delay the implementation of the 2.3% tax that was originally created through the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, Congress delayed the tax for two years, but without intervention [...]

2017-12-20T12:16:39+00:00 December 20th, 2017|