Election Day

  • 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

  • August 5, 2016

    Visclosky calls for hot-rolled steel tariffs

    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, asked the federal government to impose a new round of tariffs on hot-rolled steel from Korea and six other countries.

    Visclosky called for more protection from “foreign competitors who cheat and choose to continually disregard our trade laws.” The United States is looking at imposing anti-dumping tariffs of up to 49 percent on hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

  • August 4, 2016

    NWI governments oppose controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The Lake County Council and Highland Town Council have come out against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the city of Chicago might too.

    Both Highland and the Lake County Council have passed resolutions calling upon Indiana congressional representatives to oppose the 12-nation TPP and any similar trade deals “if they fail to restructure the misguided and failed policies of the past.”

  • July 25, 2016

    Visclosky seeks more steel tariffs

    Congressman Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., testified on Thursday before the International Trade Commission in favor of tariffs on imports of structural tubing from Korea, Mexico and Turkey.

    Local producers of the steel product include Independence Tube, in Chicago; Atlas Tube on the far Southeast side of the city; and Bull Moose, in Elkhart. Northwest Indiana steel mills also make the flat-rolled metal that’s shaped into tube that’s used in oil exploration and energy production.

  • July 25, 2016

    Feds to impose tariffs of up to 59 percent on steel tubing

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is looking at slapping tariffs of up to 59 percent on heavy walled structural tubing steel from Korea, Mexico and Turkey.

    U.S. steelmakers had sought tariffs on the steel products that are used in oil exploration and energy production, and often shaped from flat-rolled metal from Northwest Indiana steel mills.

  • July 22, 2016

    South Shore expansion bills coming due

    Stressing that time is of the essence, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, told officials with the 15 communities that pledged to help pay for the $600 million South Shore rail expansion that they'll be approached soon about making payments.

    The project would extend the existing rail line about nine miles, from Hammond to Dyer.

    "The sooner everyone is on board, the stronger our chance will be to receive federal funding," Visclosky said at a 16-Plus meeting of local municipal and Lake County leaders on Thursday. A request for $300 million in federal funding, or half the total coat of the project, needs to be submitted by August 2017.