Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Press Releases

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) with $300,000 to implement transit-oriented development planning activities for the extension of the South Shore Railroad from Hammond to Dyer.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that three Northwest Indiana organizations will receive $125,000 each from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.  This program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The program provides grants

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Visclosky released the following statement in support of the Iran nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:  

Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant to the Griffith-Merrillville Airport to perform an environmental assessment study.  

Sep 4, 2015 Press Release

“I supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because I wanted to ensure that every American has access to quality and affordable health care.  However, one provision of the ACA, often incorrectly referred to as a ‘Cadillac Tax,’ will be particularly burdensome on families, many of whom have collectively bargained for their long-term health care at the expense of other forms of compensation and be

Sep 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award Valparaiso University with a grant under their Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities programs.

Sep 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today the Fiscal Year 2015 awards from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program for Northwest Indiana communities.  The awards total $29,662.46, and will provide matching federal funding to support the acquisition of 85 vests for 12 local law enforcement departments.

Aug 28, 2015 Press Release

Merrillville, IN-Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the Portage Fire Department received $785,882 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. 

Aug 24, 2015 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky is proud to announce that St. John resident Zac Maciejewski successfully completed a summer internship offered through his Merrillville District Office.

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