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Coats Supports Every Child Achieves Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today voted for the Every Child Achieves Act, bipartisan legislation that would restore to states and school districts the responsibility for education accountability. The bill passed the Senate 81 to 17. “The Every Child Achieves Act ends the Common Core mandate and restores …

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Coats Says HealthCare.gov Enrollment Fraud a "Canary in the Mine"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today expressed frustration with HealthCare.gov enrollment fraud during a Finance Committee hearing that examined problems with HealthCare.gov enrollment controls. An ongoing Government Accountability Office undercover investigation of enrollment controls found that the Obamacare federal exchange approved 11 out of 12 telephone and online …

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Governor Pence Announces FEMA Grant of $862,946 to Fort Wayne; City to Acquire and Raze 18 Flood-Prone Structures

INDIANAPOLIS − Governor Mike Pence today announced a federal award of $862,946 to Fort Wayne to purchase and demolish 18 flood-prone structures. “This effort in Fort Wayne is about protecting Hoosiers by removing these properties from harm’s way,” Governor Pence said. “In addition to eliminating the flood-damage property risk to the …

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Donnelly: ‘We must help the youngest victims of opioid epidemic’

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today announced his support for bipartisan legislation that would help address growing prenatal opioid abuse and assist newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal and painful symptoms associated with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).  This is the latest effort in Donnelly’s work to combat the opioid abuse …

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Pence Directs Indiana State Department of Health to Immediately Investigate Recent Allegations Against Planned Parenthood

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today directed the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities in Indiana in cooperation with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General to ensure compliance with the law. He also wrote to the Indiana Congressional Delegation regarding the recent video referencing Planned …

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Coats, JEC Investigate Dwindling Worker Participation

WASHINGTON, DC — Joint Economic Committee Chairman Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today chaired a committee hearing that examined dwindling worker participation in the United States. “Many believe that America has entered a ‘new normal’ characterized by lower economic growth and workforce participation,” said Coats. “I believe it is perhaps too soon …

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Indiana Names 20 'Companies to Watch'

INDIANAPOLIS– Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 20 companies from 11 Indiana counties have been named ‘Companies to Watch’ by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE). “I congratulate each of the Hoosier businesses on being selected as one of Indiana’s ‘Companies to Watch’ in 2015,” said Lt. …

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