Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Press Releases

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.

Jul 26, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had awarded a $75,000 Superfund Redevelopment pilot grant to the City of Gary.

Jul 23, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the expansion bill for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which will allow the Gary/Chicago Airport to receive full consideration for expansion and improvement projects.  The language for Gary is identical to provisions included in the bill for a proposed airport at Peotone, Illinois.

Jul 23, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky testified Tuesday before the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, asking that hospitals in Lake and Porter counties be reimbursed at Chicago rates for Medicare patients.

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