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Democrat to challenge Bucshon in 8th District race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney William Tanoos announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. If he wins the Democratic primary, he will run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Larry Bucshon. Bucshon is in his fourth term serving the southwest and central west areas of Indiana including Evansville and Terre Haute. Tanoos, who works in […]

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Republican delegation wants GI Bill benefits returned to ITT Tech students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Six of Indiana’s U.S. representatives filed legislation Tuesday to help veterans regain their GI Bill education benefits after the closure of ITT Technical Institute. Carmel-based ITT Tech shut down all of its campuses on Sept. 6, leaving more than 1,000 Hoosier students without degrees. While current federal law allows students […]

Commentary: Sometimes, the old ways are best

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Commentary: Sometimes, the old ways are best

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – They solved the problem the old-fashioned way. Two members of the Indiana delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives – Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, and Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana – sit with the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rep. Fred Upon, R-Michigan, in a corner […]

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Indiana senators say yes to budget, debt deal; House members split votes

By Jessica Wray SHFWire WASHINGTON – Indiana’s two U.S. senators voted Wednesday night for a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit but the state’s House delegation split its votes. Congressional leaders came up with the stop-gap measure that would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and raise the […]

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Indiana lawmakers say bipartisan talks necessary to end government shutdown

By Jessica Wray SHFWire WASHINGTON – A Republican congressman from Indiana says the partial government shutdown that took effect on Tuesday is a prelude to a bigger battle coming in two weeks. “I’m excited about that fight as well. I’ll take any reasonable bill to fight against a bloated, out-of-control government,” U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th District, […]

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Changes free up money for roads

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana transportation officials said they are pleased Indiana will get extra flexibility to spend nearly $1 billion per year in federal transportation funding, and won’t be penalized for leasing a toll highway, under a measure that Congress approved last week. The legislation authorizes $120 billion in spending […]