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  • November 17, 2017

    Visclosky testifies before ITC on wire rod imports

    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, testified on Thursday at a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod imports from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

  • November 16, 2017

    Steel imports decline in October but had nearly 26 percent market share

    Steel imports permit applications for a total of 3.1 million tons in October, grabbing 26 percent of the market share, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis data. That was down 0.3 percent from steel imported in September.

  • November 13, 2017

    Battle of the Bulge veteran honored with quilt, Capitol flag

    Sgt. Calvin Thornberry and his 78th Infantry Division, nicknamed "Lightning," crossed the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine at Remagen during the invasion of Germany in World War II. Deploying aircraft, artillery barrages, V2 missiles and underwater demolition teams, the Germans ultimately blew the bridge up, trapping the American soldiers in the heart of Nazi Germany.

  • November 10, 2017

    Visclosky and Crown Point elementary students honor veterans

    CROWN POINT — U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and students of Eisenhower Elementary honored veterans Friday during the school's annual Veterans Day program. Visclosky addressed a crowd of several hundred veterans and parents of the school's students who gathered Friday afternoon in the auditorium. The congressman said he had last been at the school's Veterans Day program a couple of years ago. "And it is very good to be back. I want to thank the administrators, teachers, the parents involved and all of you veterans in the audience and all of you for honoring all of our veterans.

  • November 8, 2017

    Steel Caucus urges Trump to defend domestic steel industry while in China

    The Congressional Steel Caucus is urging President Trump to defend the American steel industry and its workers during his visit to China. In a letter to Trump dated Tuesday--co-signed by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st--the caucus asks the president to “address the issues of chronic global steel overcapacity, illegal government subsidies and state-owned enterprises, and other trade distorting practices that have injured the American steel sector.”

  • November 5, 2017

    EDITORIAL: Train plan raising eyebrows in D.C.

    Northwest Indiana's efforts to expand and improve Region commuter rail service are on the best possible track to success. Regardless of what happens as the project seeks millions in matching federal dollars, a bipartisan coalition of Region, state and federal officials are "raising eyebrows" in Washington with an impressive, multi-tiered strategy.

  • November 3, 2017

    DC trip keeps South Shore projects in federal spotlight

    The leader of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority said a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to promote the South Shore Line's expansion projects generated positive reactions regarding state and local commitments to the projects' financing and to promotion of private development.

    "We were able to go in and say we're 100 percent funded from a state and local perspective," RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna said.

  • November 2, 2017

    US House backs national park designation for Indiana Dunes

    A push to make the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the country's 60th national park has cleared a big step in Congress. The U.S. House approved the bill in a unanimous voice vote Wednesday, sending it to the Senate for consideration. It would put the national park designation on 15,000 acres along the southern tip of Lake Michigan.

  • October 31, 2017

    UPDATE: Port expansion expected to 'improve the region’s economic vitality'

    The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor landed a $9.85 million grant that will let it move more cargo, including more multimodal containers.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation signed off on partial federal funding for a $19.7 million expansion that will boost the port's cargo handling capacity. The Indianapolis-based Ports of Indiana, a quasi-government agency that's run like an independent business, would fund the other half of the cost.

  • October 27, 2017

    AISI Supports Steel Caucus Letter on Section 232

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today applauded the Congressional Steel Caucus letter to the president urging prompt action in the Section 232 investigation into the impact of foreign steel imports on national security. Gibson issued the following statement: