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More Hoosiers in Trump Administration; Other Delegation Briefs

Another Hoosier is headed to Washington, D.C. to work in the Trump administration. This week, President Trump announced his pick for Secretary for Health and Human Services: Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly executive. A lawyer by trade, Azar has spent the past 10 years focusing his time on government health care regulation.The most recent secretaries of this agency [...]

2017-11-17T14:20:11+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

Around the Horn in Washington

- President Trump last week declared opioid addiction as a public health emergency. This is different terminology than a national emergency, which would allow for federal funding towards the epidemic. The Indiana Chamber is engaged in helping fight this scourge at the state and federal levels and will keep membership engaged on this issue. Governor Eric Holcomb responded, “I [...]

2017-11-03T13:20:19+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Medical Device Tax Repeal, RV Industry Legislation and Amazon Headquarters

- House Republican lawmakers, under the leadership of Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), have signed a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asking for continued suspension or outright repeal of the medical device tax. This letter has bipartisan support with over 179 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signing on. As background, in 2013 the 2.3% medical [...]

2017-11-03T13:14:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Young and Donnelly Join Forces; Hollingsworth Endorses National Right to Work Act

- Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in signing a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to be included in the next fiscal budget request (for [...]

2017-10-27T14:07:13+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Daniels Boosts Messer’s Effort to Pass Income Share Agreement Bill to Help Students Afford College

Former Governor and now Purdue University President Mitch Daniels recently sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to include the Investing in Student Achievement Act of 2017, from Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), in the broader tax reform plan. The Investing in Student Achievement Act of 2017 seeks to [...]

2017-10-27T14:08:41+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Messer Urges President Trump to Make Regulatory Relief Permanent

On Thursday, Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to extend an executive order, which expired on September 30, that requires two federal regulations to be eliminated for every new regulation. Messer is also authoring legislation that would codify President Trump’s executive order into law and make it permanent. In addition to requiring that [...]

2017-10-20T13:36:21+00:00 October 20th, 2017|