Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Press Releases

Jan 14, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Congressman Pete Visclosky has nominated 14 young men and women from Northwest Indiana for appointments to various U.S. service academies.

Jan 10, 2002 Press Release

Merrillville, IN – Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced he has secured $1.4 million for a high-tech business incubator in Northwest Indiana to be developed by Purdue University Calumet.  The purpose of the facility, the first subsidiary incubator in the State of Indiana, will be to attract and grow technology companies, which will in turn create a new j

Jan 3, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Starting Monday, January 7, Congressman Pete Visclosky will host 20 town forums in Northwest Indiana.  Visclosky will talk about the important issues facing Northwest Indiana residents, including the budget, crime, education, HMO reform, and the steel industry, and he will answer questions from the audience.

Dec 21, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of Gary for a Brownfields Job Training and Development Demonstration Pilot project.

Nov 26, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Senator Richard Lugar and Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that they have secured $3 million to help fund a major ethanol/biomass fuel plant just east of Rensselaer in Jasper County, Indiana.

Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky has secured $3 million for Project Hoosier SAFE-T, a statewide mobile voice and data communication system that benefits public safety by allowing emergency medical services, fire officials, and police officers to communicate with each other more effectively.

Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Late Wednesday, November 14, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations voted down Congressman Pete Visclosky’s amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 Defense Appropriations bill that would have saved thousands of steelworker jobs.

Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, November 17, 2001, marks the third anniversary of “Operation Tattoo Zap,” the highly successful program Congressman Pete Visclosky initiated in 1998 to remove gang tattoos of former members.

Nov 14, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Visclosky today secured federal funding to bring state-of-the-art crimefighting technology to several Northwest Indiana police departments.

Nov 8, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As part of his continued commitment to lowering sewage costs for Northwest Indiana residents, Congressman Pete Visclosky has secured another $1.6 million for sewer and water projects in Hobart and Merrillville.