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Picking up on the frustrations Americans are feeling with Congress' lack of "constructive progress," Indiana Senator Dan Coats (above photo) presented his "Roadmap for 2014" before a packed Council Chambers at the Valparaiso City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
Senator Coats says that despite a divided government, "we can take steps today to strengthen our communities, our state and our nation."
One of the ways he intends to accomplish that is with his Roadmap for 2014 (above photo). Senator Coats says that for, "the last three years in office, I have been canvassing the state of Indiana and listening to Hoosiers." The senator says he has visited residents at coffee shops and diners, schools and hospitals, military bases farms, small businesses and large factories listening to them, Share their stories and ideas for better policies."
He says that he has been gathering input from Hoosiers that equal "commonsense solutions to some of our nation's biggest problems."
The senator says that this, "Indiana model is needed in Washington to put our country back on a path to growth and opportunity.
Among local officials, guests and the media, mayors of Portage and La Porte were listening to Senator Coats' legislative priorities for 2014 and who both thanked the mayor for his policies protecting the livelihoods of those in northwest Indiana.
After the press conference Portage Mayor James Snyder (above photo) told the Region News Team, "The significance of the senator being here is always important for us in the Region. We talked about the Asian Carp issue and how it effects Portage and the Region as about nearly 2,000 jobs take place in the port on a regular basis. So, it's very important it (the port) works well. I am glad he's here. "
La Porte Mayor Blair Milo (above photo) says that Senator Coats has a great track record and, " I am glad to hear that there is going to be a specific focus and prioritization of those specific areas that do need a lot of attention."
You can hear Senator Dan Coats' entire press conference online at: http://www.regionnewsteam.com just select a station Web site and clikc on the "News Audio On Demand" link.
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