Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Press Releases

Sep 10, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – H.R. 4646, the Steel Industry Legacy Relief Act of 2002, took a step forward today when it went before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee for consideration.  The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection heard discussion on the bill at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Sep 6, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Pete Visclosky received a perfect rating Friday from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) for his voting record in the 107th Congress.  On each of 13 issues important to the preservation of these two vital programs in 2001 and 2002, Congressman Visclosky voted to defend seniors and the disabl

Sep 4, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the City of Gary has received a grant of $1,875,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to pay 15 full-time police officers over a three-year period.  These officers will be assigned to the city’s schools as School Resource Officers (SROs).

Sep 3, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the towns of New Chicago and Cedar Lake have received grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to pay four full-time police officers over a three-year period.  New Chicago will receive $214,263 to hire three officers, and Cedar Lake will get $75,000 to hire one, for a total of $289,263.

Aug 29, 2002 Press Release

Gary, IN  – Lieutenant Governor Joe Kernan (D-Ind.) and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) today announced a proposal to relocate three Indiana Army National Guard units to Gary.  The plan calls for Guard facilities to be built at the Gary/Chicago Airport, providing mobile rapid response to threats against homeland security throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropol

Aug 21, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Merrillville Police Department a $67,623 technology grant for an automated booking system.  Merrillville was one of only nine police departments in the State of Indiana receiving this grant today.

Aug 19, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh joined Congressman Pete Visclosky today in announcing a $1 million grant for the Gary/Chicago Airport.  The funding, approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will be used to build a 13,400 square-yard concrete apron for corporate or cargo aircraft parking.

Aug 15, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh joined Congressman Pete Visclosky today in announcing that the Kentland Municipal Airport has received approval for a $224,000 grant from the U.S.

Aug 15, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh joined Congressman Pete Visclosky today in announcing $1,315,000 in grants for the Gary/Chicago Airport.  The funding, approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will be used for security enhancements, runway rehabilitation, and an environmental study.

Aug 9, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Portage and East Chicago fire departments will receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for fire operations and firefighter safety.  Only four departments in the State of Indiana received the grants.

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