The last months of institutional turmoil in Congress have included sequestration, a government shutdown and a near default on our debt. My vote, in favor of the bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and to prevent default on our monetary obligations, was necessary to make certain t…
What was gained Wednesday night with legislation to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit was a temporary reprieve, not a victory.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Congressman has accidentally exposed the government shutdown strategy of U.S. House Republicans -- they don't have one.
Every good parent knows Congress needs a time-out. That's not what the federal government needs, however.
It's great to see bipartisan cooperation in support of the Great Lakes improvements, and not just because of the lakes.
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., discusses Syria, the Affordable Care Act and the federal budget with Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross during Wednesday's special edition of the nwi.com Political Roundtable.
Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's federal-phobic Legislature likely won't follow a national safety panel's recommendation that states reduce their drunken driving limits to 0.05 blood alcohol content from 0.08.
To get serious about cutting the federal budget and decreasing the national debt, our public officials should consider all avenues before cutting the pay of people who work for the government.
I was invited to participate in U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's event on balancing the federal budget and prepared a carefully considered list of 10 essential items, congressional actions needed to stop money hemorrhages and restore jobs to provide taxes to operate the government.
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