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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|

Donnelly, Young Rank Among Most Bipartisan Senators; Opioids and Career Technical Education Recent Policy Focus

In its newest Bipartisan Index, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University recognized Indiana’s two senators for their willingness to reach across the aisle. Senator Joe Donnelly ranks as the fourth most bipartisan senator, and the most bipartisan Democrat, while Sen. Todd Young comes in ninth. The full Senate rankings are available here. [...]

2018-04-27T13:22:25+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Nearing Crucial Vote in Senate

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is now expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate next week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – introducing it along with several colleagues, crafting provisions and working to garner support. The legislative package has received positive comments [...]

2018-03-09T11:18:32+00:00 March 9th, 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: Health Care Price Transparency Sought; ACA Lawsuit Filed; Medical Device Tax Meeting Held

- Senator Todd Young is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. “Real world [...]

2018-03-02T13:26:50+00:00 March 2nd, 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: Young Calls for Affordability in Higher Education, Highlights Income Share Agreements

This week, Indiana Sen. Todd Young participated in the fourth of a series of hearings focused on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. During the hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Young highlighted the need for affordability in our higher education system that is becoming increasingly out of reach for many Americans. Over the last [...]

2018-02-09T14:04:31+00:00 February 9th, 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|