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Banks Named Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman; Hollingsworth Bills Pass in JOBS and Investor Confidence Act; Young Leading Bipartisan Effort on Retirement Security

- Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) was recently named chairman of the newly established Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will provide oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health records transition and other enterprise technology modernization projects. “I am honored (House Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Chairman Phil Roe has entrusted me with leading the subcommittee and I look [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Concern Builds Over Tariffs as Chamber Urges Congressional Action; Walorski Leading the Way

The Indiana Chamber is hearing from an increasing number of Hoosier businesses concerned about the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. These countries account for more than half of all U.S. exports. What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from [...]

2018-07-20T14:58:42+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Tariff Improvements a Priority for Walorski, Bucshon

Two Indiana representatives have been working to improve the product exclusion process for steel and aluminum tariffs to reduce burdens on manufacturers and other small businesses. This is in reaction to the President’s decision earlier this year to impose greater tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) this week led efforts [...]

2018-05-11T13:23:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Federal Relations: News Briefs From Indiana’s Delegation

- Representative Jim Banks (IN-3) has been pushing for Congress to permanently repeal the harmful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Put in place by the Obama administration, the rule is on a list of regulations the Indiana Chamber has been actively engaging in to repeal or modify. The Congressman recently wrote an op-ed in the Fort Wayne [...]

2018-05-11T13:02:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Federal Relations: News Briefs From Indiana’s Delegation

The House has passed IRS reforms, including a measure Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced to strengthen IRS accountability for modernizing its information technology (IT) systems.“The first priority of the IRS should be serving taxpayers, but it can’t do that with decades-old technology and a broken process. Repeated failures, delays and cost overruns have opened up a trust gap between [...]

2018-04-27T14:18:52+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Walorski Shares Feedback From Hoosier Businesses Impacted by Tariffs at Ways and Means Hearing

On Thursday, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) shared feedback from Hoosier businesses affected by steel and aluminum tariffs at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the impact of tariffs on the U.S. economy and jobs. “Historic tax cuts and regulatory reforms have revived America’s economy, but I am constantly hearing from businesses in northern Indiana that steel and [...]

2018-04-13T12:06:59+00:00 April 13th, 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|

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|

Holcomb Throws Support Behind Medical Device Tax Repeal; Donnelly and Young Recognize USS Indianapolis; Brooks Supports DACA Solution

- Governor Eric Holcomb penned a newspaper column last week on the importance of a permanent repeal of the medical device tax. As a reminder, this onerous tax burden, which was once delayed in 2016, will begin again January 1, 2018 unless the federal government intervenes. Holcomb wrote, “Beyond astounding medical breakthroughs, the medical device industry also supports high-wage [...]

2017-11-10T12:41:01+00:00 November 10th, 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|