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Ohio Raises Smoking Age; Update on Sen. Young’s National Effort

Indiana, take note. Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s budget bill into law that includes a provision raising the state’s smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21; it takes effect in 90 days. Then, people in Ohio under 21 can no longer buy tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices and Juul pods. “Thank you to Governor [...]

2019-07-19T14:41:39-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Sen. Young’s Efforts With Smoking Reforms Are Encouraging

Recently, U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Indiana) – along with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, which is bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. Senator Todd Young at Carmel High School talking about his [...]

2019-06-19T11:29:43-04:00June 19th, 2019|

Fly-in Brings Voice of Business to D.C.; Highlights Include McConnell and Trade/Tariff Talk

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses our Fly-in audience as Sen. Todd Young awaits his time at the podium. The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of our event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

2018-09-28T13:36:18-04:00September 28th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression; Donnelly Pushes Bipartisan Appropriations Measure

- Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young highlighted the dangers of China’ economic practices. Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. “Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years – leaving Hoosiers and all [...]

2018-08-27T13:54:19-04:00August 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45-04:00July 20th, 2018|

Young to POTUS: Push Congress to End Medical Device Tax

Senator Todd Young on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to push Congress to act quickly on the onerous medical device tax. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a medical device tax repeal bill as early as next week. If the bill passes the House it will head to the Senate. “In the [...]

2018-07-20T14:25:56-04:00July 20th, 2018|

Bipartisan Efforts From Donnelly, Young, Brooks, Bucshon and Visclosky Take Next Steps

- On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the 2018 Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support. It includes a number of provisions from Indiana’s senior senator, Joe Donnelly, who serves on the committee. Donnelly helped craft the bipartisan bill and spoke during the committee markup about Hoosier priorities for the bill. Donnelly’s provisions included in the bill would help [...]

2018-06-15T13:26:50-04:00June 15th, 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 [...]

2018-05-11T13:02:13-04:00May 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 [...]

2018-04-27T14:18:52-04:00April 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. [...]

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