U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan is taking his pitch for the American Jobs Plan directly to the Northwest Indiana union workers who stand to benefit most from the federal infrastructure program.
Hoosiers living in eight of Indiana's nine congressional districts would see their federal tax burden go down if Congress enacts President Joe Biden's American Families Plan and American Jobs Plan.
Four significant Northwest Indiana road projects are included in the annual federal infrastructure legislation approved Thursday by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House.
President Joe Biden made a stop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to tour the city’s hybrid and electric bus fleet while promoting his infrastructure plan, pitching to communities big and small that the bill will work for them.
"I don't think Democrats have celebrated or talked about the hard work we've done because many of us don't look for the pat on the back, we just do the work," said state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary.
The Gary airport is receiving a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to finish rehabilitating a critical approach to the main runway.
Buttigieg said the American Jobs Plan contains additional federal funding for passenger rail service, such as the South Shore commuter rail line linking Northwest Indiana to Chicago.