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Amid political chaos, Stars and Stripes still stands

Amid political chaos, Stars and Stripes still stands

On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Fort McHenry, discovering at daybreak that his American countrymen withstood the enemy’s assault. And what signaled their victory? Amidst the cannon flashes and beams of light cutting through the haze and smoke of battle, it was…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
PETE VISCLOSKY: Cultivate area's ties to Chicago, lakeshore

PETE VISCLOSKY: Cultivate area's ties to Chicago, lakeshore

The top five ideas Indiana U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, proposes for improving Northwest Indiana include:

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: South Shore expansion is generational imperative

GUEST COMMENTARY: South Shore expansion is generational imperative

Our grandparents and parents invested in the infrastructure of Northwest Indiana so we might prosper today. They built the steel mills, oil refineries, harbors, highways, and rail lines, including the South Shore, which established our region as the industrial transportation hub of our country.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am Video
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

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…

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Local students complete summer internships in Congressman

Local students complete summer internships in Congressman

Sofia Grimsgard of Valpariso completes Visclosky internship

August 22, 2013 12:51 pm Photos

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Jobs, opportunity fair Saturday

GARY | Congressman Pete Visclosky’s Jobs and Opportunity Fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Genesis Center in Gary.

March 06, 2013 1:21 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sequestration is no way to run a country

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sequestration is no way to run a country

The episode of sequestration – the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that take effect today – reminds us of what happens when legislators cease to legislate.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Grow economy through investment, collaboration

Grow economy through investment, collaboration

Today, I write as a devoted lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana and challenge us to relish in risk-taking once again, making real a vision of a brighter economic future.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

GUEST COMMENTARY: Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

There are some simple facts about Northwest Indiana that are frequently overlooked.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Opportunity knocks during federal debt crisis

GUEST COMMENTARY: Opportunity knocks during federal debt crisis

With a projected fiscal year 2011 deficit of nearly $1.5 trillion and a massive $14.3 trillion national debt, addressing our nation's budget policies is a critical national priority. The need to tackle this crisis quickly brings with it an opportunity to put in place a comprehensive solution…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't send postal jobs away from Gary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't send postal jobs away from Gary

Enshrined in Article One of the U.S. Constitution is the authorization to establish a postal system for the United States.

June 30, 2011 12:00 am
Pete Visclosky: A regional approach

Pete Visclosky: A regional approach

Too often it seems those of us from Northwest Indiana take for granted the incredible assets our region offers.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: I oppose U.S. borrowing nearly $1 trillion

I oppose the agreement between the White House and congressional Republican leaders that calls for borrowing nearly $1 trillion over the next two years.

December 15, 2010 12:09 pm
We must continue to invest in Northwest Indiana

We must continue to invest in Northwest Indiana

A headline in The Times a year ago today proclaimed Congress' passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, legislation designed to jumpstart our economy and retain and create jobs while addressing some of the nation's greatest challenges. At that time, the country was losing 600,00…

February 14, 2010 12:00 am Related

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky: A thriving region needs more than steel

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama made the following declaration to the nation: "Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met."

February 27, 2009 12:00 am

Buy American to create jobs, revitalize economy

At a time when the country urgently needs to unite behind an economic recovery plan that can help jump-start the economy and create American jobs, it is disappointing to witness attacks on constructive efforts to ensure that jobs are created in the United States.

February 11, 2009 12:00 am

More progress needed at Little Cal Commission

It has been more than two months since Northwest Indiana was devastated by floods.

November 19, 2008 12:00 am

Make the Little Cal commission accountable

The extreme rainfall of Sept. 13 and 14 unleashed devastating floods across Northwest Indiana. Lives were lost, homes were ruined, and possessions were destroyed. I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction, and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who are affected.

September 23, 2008 12:00 am

Make the Little Cal commission accountable

The extreme rainfall of Sept. 13 and 14 unleashed devastating floods across Northwest Indiana. Lives were lost, homes were ruined, and possessions were destroyed. I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction, and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who are affected.

September 23, 2008 12:00 am

Confront the energy crises through smart investments

The United States is in the midst of an energy crisis. Skyrocketing gas prices have cut into the pocketbooks of every American. The cost of energy poses multiple threats to our economic stability, including higher prices for consumers and constraints on our ability to compete in the global m…

June 11, 2007 12:00 am

Come to the Lugar Visclosky Job Fair on Saturday

Creating and attracting quality jobs in professions that have a positive impact on our communities is an important part of improving the economy in Northwest Indiana and throughout our state.

June 10, 2007 12:00 am

Invest in South Shore for future of NWI

"Bold, persistent, experimentation" is what novelist Anthony Burgess said is needed for a nation to succeed. Because of bold action taken more than 100 years ago, Northwest Indiana became the manufacturing center of our nation. With the extension of the South Shore Rail Line, we have another…

April 15, 2007 12:00 am

Use federal dollars to improve county road

Their concern is that by widening the major thoroughfare of CR 100 south from Winfield (East 109th Avenue) to Ind. 2, commercial strip malls would line the countryside and ruin the rural charm of the area. This is a scare tactic.

February 20, 2007 12:00 am

Additional traffic is coming, ready or not

At one time, Porter County officials agreed it was in the public's best interest to make safety improvements to this road. They enlisted Visclosky's help. He was able to secure federal funds to offset the local costs, and Porter County was on the way to a safer road.

February 05, 2007 12:00 am

Come to the Lugar Visclosky Job Fair

Creating and attracting quality jobs in professions that have a positive impact on our communities is an important part of improving the economy in Northwest Indiana and throughout our state.

June 11, 2006 12:00 am

Let's honor our veterans every day

Each Nov. 11, our country comes together to remember the brave men and women who have served our country and made sacrifices for the freedom of this nation. The debt we owe to these veterans is immeasurable.

November 11, 2005 12:00 am

RDA is best opportunity since steel

At the turn of the last century, a few visionary industrialists began looking for a location to build the steel mills that would fuel America's rise to greatness. These mills had to be located near a natural supply of iron ore, coal and water, as well as close to their markets and existing r…

May 08, 2005 12:00 am

Strengthen Social Security for the future

Alexis Nagel is graduating from Hebron High School this year. Her future is full of exciting unknowns, but one guarantee Alexis should be able to count on is that Social Security will be there for her when she needs it -- just like it is for the 48 million Americans who currently receive ben…

February 28, 2005 12:00 am

Visclosky forums begin today

The first series begins today at 2:30 p.m., in the Portage Library, 2665 Irving St., 5:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso and at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas Library Service Center, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton

January 10, 2005 12:00 am

New generations, new challenges

Five generations ago, our ancestors transformed Northwest Indiana into one of the world's premier industrial and manufacturing centers. Their success was captured by Carl Sandburg, who wrote of the redness of our skies and the sweat of our workers. Both were worn with pride as economic oppor…

August 25, 2002 12:00 am

U.S. should not grant China normal trade relations

Over the past seven years, America's trade deficit with China has grown by the

April 11, 2000 12:00 am

Guaranteed loans to steelmakers are not a subsidy, but a necessity

Democratic congressman Indiana's 1st District,

September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Guest commentary. NAFTA fast-track is the wrong tack

Last week, President Clinton tried to make the case for why Congress should

September 14, 1997 12:00 am

Guest commentary. Push the pushers away

While I appreciate the concerns about "Operation Crackdown," which were

August 26, 1997 12:00 am
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