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Donnelly: Pentagon Report Shows ‘Great Deal of Work to Be Done to Combat Military Suicide’

January 7, 2016
Donnelly: Pentagon Report Shows ‘Great Deal of Work to Be Done to Combat Military Suicide’

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense (DoD) report on military suicides in the third quarter of 2015,  released Tuesday, that found 142 servicemembers were lost to suicide in the third quarter of 2015 and a total of 363 servicemembers through the first nine months of...
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Donnelly & Walorski Meets with New Adjutant General of Indiana National Guard

July 15, 2015
Donnelly & Walorski Meets with New Adjutant General of Indiana National Guard

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski had the opportunity to meet with Major General Courtney P. Carr, the new Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard. Donnelly, Walorski and Carr discussed a range of issues, including the importance of the Indiana National Guard to our state and country, as well as the...
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Donnelly Visits Iraq As Part of Congressional Delegation

June 29, 2015
Donnelly Visits Iraq As Part of Congressional Delegation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, departed Iraq Monday after traveling there with fellow Members of Congress.    Donnelly participated in a fact-finding trip to meet with Iraqi leaders and U.S. military commanders on the ground to discuss operations against ISIS. Donnelly said, “I went to Iraq to...
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Donnelly Statement on Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

May 13, 2015
Donnelly Statement on Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement Tuesday regarding his position on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, also known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) or “fast track.” Under the proposal, Congress would consider trade agreements through an expedited review process, allowing only for an up-or-down vote at the end...
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Donnelly: Hoosier Workers, Businesses Deserve a Level Playing Field

May 6, 2015
Donnelly: Hoosier Workers, Businesses Deserve a Level Playing Field

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly Wednesday announced his support for the Leveling the Playing Field Act, S. 891, a bipartisan bill that would strengthen the enforcement of trade laws and the ability of U.S. companies to fight back against unfair foreign trade practices. Donnelly said, “It is important that we keep Hoosier—and all American—businesses and...
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Donnelly Gains Support for Mental Health ‘Care Package’ from Military, Veteran, and Mental Health Organizations

May 4, 2015
Donnelly Gains Support for Mental Health ‘Care Package’ from Military, Veteran, and Mental Health Organizations

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly Monday met with organizations supporting his “Servicemember and Veteran Mental Health Care Package” (“Care Package”) to discuss the importance of improving mental health outcomes for servicemembers and veterans. Donnelly is working to advance several legislative initiatives in the “Care Package” through his work on the Senate Armed ServicesCommittee and the...
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Donnelly Welcomes Pentagon Selection of Grissom Air Reserve Base as Finalist to Receive New KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

April 15, 2015
Donnelly Welcomes Pentagon Selection of Grissom Air Reserve Base as Finalist to Receive New KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the statement below following the Pentagon announcement Tuesday that the 434th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at Indiana’s Grissom Air Force Base has been selected as one of four finalists to be the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly the new KC-46A tanker aircraft.   Donnelly said, “Today’s announcement...
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Donnelly Votes to Protect Homeowners from Dramatic Flood Insurance Premium Rate Hikes

March 13, 2014
Donnelly Votes to Protect Homeowners from Dramatic Flood Insurance Premium Rate Hikes

  Washington, D.C.—Senator Joe Donnelly Thursday helped pass legislation that would protect Hoosier homeowners from dramatic flood insurance premium rate hikes. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act would make several common-sense changes to a 2012 National Flood Insurance Program reform law designed to protect homeowners while preserving the long-term sustainability of the program. The...
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Donnelly Questions DoD Nominee on Military Suicide Prevention

February 25, 2014
Donnelly Questions DoD Nominee on Military Suicide Prevention

  02/26/14 In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday morning, Senator Donnelly questioned the Honorable Christine Wormuth, nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, regarding her commitment and plans to help decrease the number of suicides among U.S. service members.   “I see this as an incredible challenge, an incredible...
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Donnelly, Coburn Introduce Bill to Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing

December 18, 2013
Donnelly, Coburn Introduce Bill to Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing

  12/19/13 This week, Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, legislation that would maintain important consumer protections while also protecting the ability of manufactured home customers to buy, sell, and refinance homes. Donnelly said, “For many Hoosier families, the decision to purchase a home...
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Donnelly Continues Call for Congress to Help, Not Hurt, Economy

December 8, 2013
Donnelly Continues Call for Congress to Help, Not Hurt, Economy

  12/09/13 In case you missed it, Politico reported Friday that though our economy is recovering, government dysfunction could continue to threaten economic growth.  According to Politico, Wall Street economists still rate government dysfunction as the leading risk factor for our economy.   “Washington has tried very hard this year to crush the economy...
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Donnelly-Boozman Bill to Authorize Desert Storm & Desert Shield Memorial Passes Committee

November 22, 2013
Donnelly-Boozman Bill to Authorize Desert Storm & Desert Shield Memorial Passes Committee

  11/25/13 The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today considered and passed a bill introduced by Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and John Boozman (R-AR) that would authorize the construction of a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.  Donnelly and Boozman introduced the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act,...
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Donnelly Donates Shutdown Pay to Ten Hoosier Food Banks

November 20, 2013
Donnelly Donates Shutdown Pay to Ten Hoosier Food Banks

  11/21/13 Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Wednesday donated his take-home pay for the 16 days of the federal government shutdown, worth $5,000, to ten food banks across Indiana. Donnelly refused to take the salary he received while partisan gridlock had shut down the government, hurting Hoosier families and businesses, as well as our entire...
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Donnelly, Collins,Murkowski, Manchin: 40 Hours is Full Time

November 6, 2013
Donnelly, Collins,Murkowski, Manchin: 40 Hours is Full Time

  11/07/13 Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) Wednesday sent a letter to Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions asking them to address their legislation, the Forty Hours is Full Time Act (S.1188), in their budget conference.   The senators cited the...
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Donnelly Suicide Prevention Awareness Resolution Passes Senate

September 27, 2013
Donnelly Suicide Prevention Awareness Resolution Passes Senate

  09/30/13  Thursday night, the Senate unanimously passed the resolution offered by Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, recognized each year in September.  The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), John Boozman (R-AR), Mark Begich (D-AK), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Richard Burr...
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Donnelly Introduces “Just Ask Joe” Constituent Video Series

September 11, 2013
Donnelly Introduces “Just Ask Joe” Constituent Video Series

  09/12/13 This month Senator Joe Donnelly introduced the “Just Ask Joe” video series, highlighting the many services available to Hoosiers from his office. In the video series, Hoosiers who asked Senator Donnelly for help on a federal issue or otherwise requested assistance tell their stories. Click here to watch the first “Just Ask...
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Donnelly & Coats Introduce Bill to Give VA and Army Authority to Remove Criminals from National Cemeteries

August 5, 2013
Donnelly & Coats Introduce Bill to Give VA and Army Authority to Remove Criminals from National Cemeteries

  08/06/13 Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats today introduced the Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act, legislation that would give the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of the Army the authority to disinter veterans buried in national cemeteries who committed a Federal or State capital crime....
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Donnelly, Stutzman Respond to Inspector General Report on Fort Wayne VA Healthcare System

August 4, 2013
Donnelly, Stutzman Respond to Inspector General Report on Fort Wayne VA Healthcare System

  08/05/13 Senator Joe Donnelly and Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statements after Friday’s release of a report by the Veterans’ Administration (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Healthcare Inspections on the suspension of inpatient care at the Fort Wayne campus of the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System.  Last November...
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Donnelly Works to Cut Red Tape, Help Private Sector Create Jobs

July 31, 2013
Donnelly Works to Cut Red Tape, Help Private Sector Create Jobs

  08/01/13 Senator Joe Donnelly yesterday joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-OH) in introducing t Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2013.  The bill, also supported by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Enzi (R-WY), would cut red tape to improve the permitting process for big infrastructure projects, helping private industry create...
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Donnelly, Grassley Introduce Bill to Protect Farmers’ Personal Information

July 24, 2013
Donnelly, Grassley Introduce Bill to Protect Farmers’ Personal Information

  07/25/13 Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Wednesday introduced the Farmer Identity Protection Act, legislation that would protect farmers and ranchers by prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from disclosing their private and confidential information to the public. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the personal and private...
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