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Coats Says Religious Freedom Must Be Protected

March 1, 2012
Coats Says Religious Freedom Must Be Protected

03/02/12 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the administration’s rule requiring church-affiliated groups to provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs despite religious beliefs.  Coats called on his colleagues to support an amendment introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to protect the conscience rights...
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Coats Calls for More Equity and Flexibility in Highway Bill

February 16, 2012
Coats Calls for More Equity and Flexibility in Highway Bill

   02/17/12 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor urging Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow Republicans the opportunity to offer amendments to the Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, including one introduced by the Indiana senator that would give more equitable treatment to all states. “Once again the Majority Leader is trying...
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Coats to Obama: Rescind Contraceptive Rule Immediately

February 8, 2012
Coats to Obama: Rescind Contraceptive Rule Immediately

02/09/12 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama urging him to rescind his administration’s rule under the health care law requiring church-affiliated organizations, charities, hospitals and educational institutions to provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs despite moral objections. In a letter to President Obama,...
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XL Pipeline, Project will provide jobs, reduce dependence on Middle East oil

January 30, 2012
XL Pipeline, Project will provide jobs, reduce dependence on Middle East oil

01/31/12 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today joined a bipartisan group of 44 senators in introducing legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project under Congress’s authority enumerated in the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. “It is both irrational and disingenuous for an administration that claims its number one priority...
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Coats Statement on State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012
Coats Statement on State of the Union Address

01/26/12 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union speech: “The President talked a lot about fairness and protecting the middle class, but it’s his failed economic policies that have unfairly put all Americans at risk. “The Obama economy has left our country in worse shape...
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DONNELLY AND COATS STATEMENTS ON KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

January 18, 2012
DONNELLY AND COATS STATEMENTS ON KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

01/19/12 Wednesday, Congressman Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the Obama administration announced that it will reject a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. “I am very disappointed that the Obama administration will reject the permit for the Keystone XL...
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Coats Introduces Bill to Reform FDA Mission, Encourage Job Creation

December 9, 2011
Coats Introduces Bill to Reform FDA Mission, Encourage Job Creation

12/1211 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Thursday introduced legislation to clarify and reform the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to promote job creation. The FDA Mission Reform Act would require the FDA to establish a predictable, consistent and transparent regulatory environment. “The current regulatory environment created by the FDA has forced...
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Coats Supports Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Provide Annual Report Card

December 8, 2011
Coats Supports Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Provide Annual Report Card

12/09/11 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Wednesday cosponsored the Taxpayers Right to Know Act, legislation introduced by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) that would require every federal agency to provide taxpayers with an annual report card for each of its programs. “As we consider how to address our nation’s fiscal crisis, everything must be on the table,”...
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Coats Joins Republican Senators on Bill to Promote Energy Security and Jobs

December 4, 2011
Coats Joins Republican Senators on Bill to Promote Energy Security and Jobs

12/05/1  Last week Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) cosponsored the North American Energy Security Act, legislation that would require the Obama Administration to permit construction of the $7 billion, privately-funded Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is the largest infrastructure project ready in the United States. “This legislation means more jobs and less...
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Coats Statement on HHS Denial of Indiana Waiver Request

November 30, 2011
Coats Statement on HHS Denial of Indiana Waiver Request

12/01/11 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) denial of the state of Indiana’s request for relief from a major provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): “The evidence continues to show that the president’s health care law has failed...
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