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August, 2015

  • 4 August

    Coats Statement on Obama Carbon Emission Rules

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today commented on the Obama Administration’s finalized rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants and require existing plants to cut carbon dioxide output 32 percent by 2030:  “President Obama’s actions circumvent Congress and will completely restructure Indiana’s electricity sector by …

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  • 4 August

    Governor Pence Issues Statement on Carbon Dioxide Regulations

    Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issuing its final regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.  Known as the Clean Power Plan, the regulations impose a carbon dioxide emissions reduction requirement on each state.   “When it …

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  • 2 August

    Lt. Governor Ellspermann Requesting EPA to Take Action on Proposed Renewable Volume Requirements for 2014-16

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann is requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) take swift action on setting renewable energy volume requirements for 2014, 2015 and 2016.  In a letter to the EPA Administrator, the Lt. Governor noted that the proposed reductions and uncertainty in the volumes requirements significantly …

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  • 2 August

    Ricker's Donates $500K to New Anderson Ivy Tech Campus

    ANDERSON, In – On Thursday, August 6, Ivy Tech Community College, the country’s largest community college, will host a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Anderson campus. The event will take place at the new campus located at 815 E 60th St in Anderson, Indiana. The reception will begin …

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  • 2 August

    Coats Named 2015 “Hero of Main Street”

    INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has been named a 2015 Hero of Main Street by the National Retail Federation for advocating federal policies that support the growth of local retailers. “Indiana’s recent economic successes are driven by Hoosier small businesses, and we need to continue to encourage them through …

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  • 2 August

    State Requests Secretarial Disaster Declaration for 53 Indiana Counties Due to Crop Damage, Losses Caused by Flooding

    Indianapolis – In a letter sent earlier this week to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Governor Mike Pence requested a secretarial disaster declaration for 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties due to crop damage and losses caused by flooding and excessive rain since May 1 of this year. “Recent …

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  • 2 August

    Current and Former Sunrise Coal Workers Invited to WorkOne Career Center Orientations

    INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2015) – Current and former Sunrise Coal employees impacted by layoff notices are invited to attend WorkOne Career Center orientation sessions Wednesday, August 12 at the WorkOne Career Center at Vincennes University’s Indiana Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) building. The sessions are targeted specifically to assist current …

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  • 2 August

    Global Digital Marketing Company Picks Indianapolis for North American Headquarters

    INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2015) – Emarsys, a global cloud-based e-marketing company, announced plans today to locate its North American headquarters here, creating up to 167 new high-wage jobs by 2020. “The appeal of Indianapolis, which has already been dubbed ‘Midwest’s Silicon Valley,’ is evident,” said Ohad Hecht, chief operating officer …

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  • 2 August

    Pulliam Charitable Trust grant to BOI will support small business success

    INDIANAPOLIS, July 30, 2015 – The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded a $60,000 grant to Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), a program of the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division, to support its business coaching and consulting services for entrepreneurs and small business owners, the organizations announced today. Small business …

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  • 2 August

    Coats Supports Bipartisan Highway Funding Bills

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today supported a bipartisan bill – the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act – that would provide long-term transportation funding and reforms to address key infrastructure needs across the country. The DRIVE Act, which passed the Senate 65 …

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  • 2 August

    Coats Column: Congress Should Reject Iran Deal

    Coats Column: Congress Should Reject Iran Deal Senator Dan Coats I have read through the 159 page Iran deal, considered analysis from a wide variety of leading foreign policy experts on the pros and cons of this agreement and reviewed the deal’s classified annexes. The more I read, the more …

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  • 2 August

    Coats Highlights Waste of the Week: Fraud with Earned Income Tax Credits

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today delivered his weekly “Waste of the Week” speech and highlighted errors with payments of the earned income tax credit. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that $14.5 billion of this tax credit was paid out …

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  • 2 August

    Coats: It is Time to Shift the Economy Out of Low Gear

    WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today issued a statement regarding newly released annual revisions from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showing that the American economy grew at a slower rate over the past several years than previously estimated: “Annual revisions reveal …

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  • 2 August

    Donnelly Urges USDA to Grant Disaster Declaration for Indiana Counties Impacted by Excessive Rainfall

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, sent a letter today to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack urging USDA to grant a disaster declaration for 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties impacted by excessive rainfall. Donnelly wrote the letter …

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  • 2 August

    Donnelly: Indiana Should Get Fair Share in Federal Highway Funding

    Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly voted against the Senate’s six-year Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill because it would not provide Indiana with its fair share of federal highway funding.   Donnelly said, “There are pressing needs to repair Indiana roads and bridges and ensure that transit systems continue to run safely …

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