• Hammond Firefighters Political Action Committee

  • Ironworkers Local #395

  • NWI Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Roofers Local #26

  • Teamsters Local #142

  • United Steelworkers (USW) District 7

  • Cedar Lake Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Crown Point / Center Township Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Dyer Democratic Precinct Organization

  • East Chicago Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Gary Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Griffith / Calumet Township Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Hammond Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Highland Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Hobart Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Lake Station Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Michigan City Democratic Women's Club

  • Merrillville Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Schererville Democratic Precinct Organization

  • South County Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Whiting Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Winfield Democratic Precinct Organization

  • November 2, 2016

    Updated Schedule: Moving Indiana Forward Tour

    Please join me and support our outstanding Democratic Candidates at the Moving Indiana Forward rallies in Indiana’s First Congressional District!

  • October 28, 2016

    Federal drug task force expanding into LaPorte, Marion counties

    Fighting the flow of illegal drugs into the Region just got a boost.

    LaPorte and Marion counties have been added to the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The HIDTA designation from the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy will allow those two counties, along with existing members Lake and Porter counties, to access federal resources to combat drug operations and increase enforcement.

  • October 16, 2016

    Crossing the Line — National Parks

    Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: National parks.

    Neither Indiana nor Illinois are among the 27 states and two U.S. territories that are home to at least one of the 59 national parks.

  • October 15, 2016

    Big changes planned for commuter rail in Michigan City

    MICHIGAN CITY — Plans to get South Shore Line tracks out of the streets of this city and to cut the commute to Chicago by more than half an hour were outlined Thursday night in front of about 100 people.

    The trip to Chicago’s Loop on the South Shore commuter train currently takes about an hour and 40 minutes and boosters of the plan say cutting it to as little as one hour is one key to making Michigan City more prosperous.

    The commute time would be cut by turning the mostly one-track route between Gary and Michigan City into a double track as part of the $210 million Double Track NWI project.

  • October 13, 2016

    Visclosky testifies on pipe imports from Middle East

    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, today testified for the seventh time this year before the International Trade Commission (ITC), his office announced this morning.


    Today’s hearing was on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.


    Excerpts from Visclosky’s testimony:

    “As you are well aware, the steel import crisis is perilously threatening the livelihoods of the dedicated workers in steel communities throughout our nation. The recent influx of illegal steel imports has prompted the initiation of nine steel trade cases, and today I am testifying here at the ITC for the seventh time this year. . . .