LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, originally introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN), is headed to President Trump to be signed into law. Donnelly and Young introduced the bill in the Senate in early April and it passed unanimously in May. U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives in late April and it passed the House in November and cleared the Senate tonight.
Donnelly and Young said, “We are pleased that our bipartisan legislation to support the mental health and wellness of our law enforcement officers will soon become law. Our law enforcement officers work every day to keep our families and communities safe, and it’s important we ensure they have access to the mental health services they need to remain ready to serve.”
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President Trump Signs Donnelly’s Provision Into Law Requiring Comprehensive Strategy to Confront North Korea
Washington, D.C. – In its newest lifetime rankings of the U.S. Senate, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University recognized Senator Joe Donnelly as the second-most bipartisan Senator since 1993. He is the highest ranking Senator on the index currently serving in the Senate. The new Bipartisan Index ratings reflect Donnelly’s effective work with Republicans to get things done for Hoosiers. He has had many provisions signed into law since coming to the Senate, including legislation to address military mental health and the opioid epidemic. Donnelly is expected to have another provision signed into law in the coming days, as the national defense bill includes his North Korea strategy amendment. Earlier this year, the Lugar Center ranked Donnelly as the second-most bipartisan member of Congress in the 114th Congress (2015-2016).
Donnelly said, “As the hired help for Hoosiers, my job is fight for good policies that will benefit Indiana. In Indiana, we know that the best results come when we work together, which is how I’ve been able to advance numerous provisions that have been signed into law since 2013, including efforts to improve military mental health, combat the opioid abuse epidemic, recognize and help veterans, and keep our country safe.”
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Banking Committee passed bipartisan legislation that would reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions as well as provide new protections to consumers. Donnelly helped craft and introduce the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act and supported its passage in the committee. The legislation now heads to the full Senate for consideration.
Donnelly, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said in his opening statement today, “This bipartisan banking package is carefully written to provide much-needed regulatory relief for the Main Street community banks and credit unions that have been unintentionally burdened by rules and regs intended to hold Wall Street accountable. Main Street banks and credit unions are vital to economic growth in our communities, particularly in rural areas like we have in many parts of Indiana, where families, farmers, and small businesses often lack access to borrowing…
“Additionally, this proposal includes important new protections for consumers, including veterans and servicemembers…This legislative package demonstrates that this committee, and the Senate as a whole, has within itself the ability to break through gridlock and solve difficult issues if we work together in good faith.”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following video statement after voting against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s tax bill today. Donnelly has been willing all along to work toward tax reform that will benefit middle class families. Donnelly had meetings at the White House with President Trump, flew on Air Force One when the president came to Indianapolis, attended Vice President Pence’s address in Anderson, and met with numerous members of the Administration.
Donnelly, in his video statement, said, "From the beginning I’ve been willing to partner with Republicans, with Democrats, with the president, with this Administration. I agreed with President Trump’s stated goals of supporting the middle class and keeping jobs here in America…Here’s the bottom line: I opposed Mitch McConnell’s bill because it is not tax reform, it’s a partisan tax hike on Indiana’s middle class, it does nothing to prevent outsourcing of US jobs to foreign countries, and it’s a giveaway to Wall Street and other big money interests."
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