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Sonny Perdue talks about agriculture issues with Indiana farmers

By Abrahm Hurt and Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed a new farm bill with a gathering of Indiana farmers that focused on getting fair prices for their produce. Perdue joined Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and U.S. Sen. Todd Young in a roundtable discussion at the […]

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Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

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How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to move the debate surrounding health care forward. Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young voted to advance to floor debate while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against. In a statement after the vote, Young said he will work […]

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Senators look to fill USDA leadership roles

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s senators are accepting applications to fill two state-level leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “These leadership positions are vital in supporting Hoosier farmers and communities across rural Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Todd Young said in a statement. “We want to do our part to ensure Indiana remains a […]

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Trump picks Indiana’s Jerome Adams for U.S. surgeon general

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States surgeon general. “Dr. Jerome Adams is a dedicated champion for overall health and wellness and genuinely cares about citizens in every corner of our state,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in […]

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Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball field and was getting ready for batting practice when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said, “Oh my God.” Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on […]

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Commentary: Todd Young on independent counsels and a senator’s duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen Todd Young, R-Indiana, says he hasn’t ruled out calling for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Young and I are talking by phone Friday morning, just three days after Trump fired off FBI Director James Comey. The […]

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Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier this week. Young, in a press release, said he and Gorsuch agreed that, “it is not the job of the judge to override the decisions of ‘we the people’, […]

Commentary: Pence, DeVos and alternate realities

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Commentary: Pence, DeVos and alternate realities

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Billionaire Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. secretary of education, just gave Vice President Mike Pence his Gloria Swanson/“Sunset Boulevard” moment: “America, I’m ready for my close-up.” Pence, a former governor and congressman from Indiana, cast the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm DeVos. Pence’s vote was the […]

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“Indianans” no more: federal government to call us “Hoosiers”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The name Hoosiers is officially on the books in the new federal government style guide. “I’m pleased the federal government has granted our request and will now call us what we call ourselves: Hoosiers,” Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly said. “This is a welcome and long overdue change.” This comes after Donnelly […]

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