HOW DID YOUR MOCs VOTE LAST WEEK?
H.R. 2932: Homeland Security for Children Act
H.R. 1980: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act
H.R. 2546: Protecting America’s Wilderness Act
H.J.Res. 79: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
S.J.Res. 68: A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
House Bill H.R. 4737: Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act
PASSED by voice vote
MOCs will be in a district work period this week and won’t be holding any votes.
STATE OF INDIANA
The governor of Illinois has declared the state’s Lake Michigan shoreline a disaster after a Jan. 10-11 winter storm ravaged infrastructure and eroded beaches in Cook and Lake counties. Meanwhile, Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb repeatedly has rejected pleas from Region lawmakers for a disaster declaration that potentially would open the spigot on additional state and federal funding to combat lakeshore erosion in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
This week Indy Politics takes a look at coal and the role it still plays in fulfilling Indiana’s energy needs. (Indy Politics)
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb offers his thoughts on the 2020 Legislative session as lawmakers enter the second half, particularly on legislation that would expand the workplace rights of pregnant women in the workplace. (Indy Politics)
The Indiana NAACP says keeping coal plants open longer would negatively affect the health of low-income and minority communities in the state. The group has asked lawmakers to vote down a House bill that could delay coal plant closures. (Indiana Public Media)
A House-approved proposal to require health insurance companies to cover colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45, instead of 50, is advancing in the Senate. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Three bills have been quietly moving through the Legislature that put the Indiana Department of Child Services in the cross hairs. (Journal Gazette)