Indiana To Have 'Louder Voice' in Congress

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Indiana's delegation will have a strong voice in several key areas in the 114th Congress, which begins today. U.S. House Representatives Larry Buschon (R-8) and Susan Brooks (R-5) are on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which will consider issues including the potential repeal of the medical device tax. Representative Todd Young (R-9) is on the House Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Dan Coats has secured a seat on the Senate Finance Committee. Bose Public Affairs Group Principal Roger Harvey says the appointments give Indiana influence in key life science and finance policy that it has not had "in quite some time." Harvey and Hathaway Strategies President Anne Hathaway made the comments during a recent edition of Inside INdiana Business Television.

January 6, 2014

News Release

Washington D.C. -- Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the start of the 114th Congress:

"Today marks a fresh start in Washington and an opportunity to move forward much-needed measures to strengthen our security and economy. I am anxious to get to work on responsible legislative solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges. My primary focus will be on growing the economy, tackling our debt and deficit problems and keeping America’s homeland safe from terrorist threats.

"There are several areas where Republicans can work with President Obama, if he is willing to work with us. Many of these already have bipartisan support in Congress: repealing the excise tax on medical devices, constructing the Keystone XL pipeline and reforming federal regulations that prevent businesses from growing and hiring. Other areas of potential bipartisan agreement include expanding exports and reforming our broken tax code. Republicans also are committed to repealing Obamacare to replace it with more effective and patient-centered solutions.

"My hope is that in the new Congress the Senate returns to regular order and the so-called world’s greatest deliberative body is productive again. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work on behalf of Hoosiers."

Source: Office of U.S. Senator Dan Coats