The U.S. Senate unanimously approved Thursday the nomination of former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is optimistic a competitive race this year for Northwest Indiana's U.S. House seat will boost his campaign to represent the state of Indiana in the U.S. Senate.
Former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo filed paperwork Friday to run in the Republican primary for U.S. House with an eye toward taking on U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland, in the general election.
"There absolutely were moments where I was fearful of what was going on. We heard the gunshot. We heard the breaking glass and the pounding on the doors," said U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland.
"I think we will send our very best to the Holy See to represent us at the Vatican when we confirm Senator Joe Donnelly," said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
U.S. Rep. Jim Baird, R-Greencastle, has successfully appealed an allegation that he failed to submit to security screening Nov. 17 prior to entering the U.S. House chamber.
Braun said it's "a bridge too far" for the federal government, through a rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, to require businesses impose a COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing policy on their employees.
"Democrats are creating a better future for Hoosier families in rural America, while the Republicans' partisanship refers to issues like roads and bridges and clean water as 'socialism,' said Chairman Mike Schmuhl.
Police said U.S. Rep. Jim Baird, R-Greencastle, whose House district includes Newton and Jasper counties, walked around the east lobby magnetometer and into the House chamber on Nov. 17.
"These provisions demonstrate the knowledge that workers and working families are the key to creating wealth and prosperity for all individuals," said U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland.
"The American taxpayer deserves to know that Congress is providing careful oversight of the electronic health records modernization program and its costs," said U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland.
"We have discussed the need to make desperately needed investments in our infrastructure and broadband technology for too long," said U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland. "Today, we delivered."
"Since the announcement of President Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate in September, I have led the charge to strike down this vast overstep of authority by the federal government."
"It’s clear from the conversation today, and to many of you here, that all we need to do is, like a peacock, go out there and show the rest of the country exactly what we offer."
Donnelly is a practicing Roman Catholic and earned his bachelor's and law degrees in South Bend at the University of Notre Dame, one of the premier Catholic higher education institutions in the world.
U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan is encouraging Northwest Indiana high school seniors and college students interested in attending a U.S. military academy to apply at his office for a congressional nomination.
Barring an unexpected partisan shift, the new maps ensure Republicans will control both chambers of the General Assembly, along with at least seven U.S. House seats, for the next decade.
The new charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison if John Keeler is convicted. He already was facing up to 20 years in prison in connection with alleged campaign finance violations.
The process of redrawing the boundaries of the state's nine congressional districts, 100 Indiana House districts, and 50 Senate districts to adjust for population shifts over the past 10 years is complete.
"There is a serious effort right now throughout the entire country to suppress the participation of minorities," said state Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago. "We need to wake up to that."
The full Senate is due to consider additional proposed changes to the maps Thursday, ahead of a vote expected Friday to approve the revised redistricting plan.
For more than two hours, citizens from across the state, including Northwest Indiana, criticized the Republican-led panel for crafting new legislative district boundaries.
House Democrats criticized the redistricting plans for maintaining Republican dominance of Indiana government and for giving Hoosiers very little time to review the new maps before rushing them into law.
The Indiana House is poised Thursday to approve new legislative district boundaries that will shape, in many ways, the state's election results and public policies for the next 10 years.
"I have met with countless veterans who struggled with dental issues and access to care," Mrvan said. "I am grateful that this legislation ensures veterans can continue to access these essential services."