January 24, 2014
This week Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) launched The Indiana Way, a 10-point legislative agenda for 2014 based on the model of Indiana and ideas from Hoosiers, with stops across the state of Indiana. Coats visited Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Valparaiso, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Evansville and New Albany to discuss his plan.
“I believe some of the best ideas to grow our economy and strengthen our communities come from Hoosiers, not Washington bureaucrats,” said Coats. “This week, I unveiled ‘The Indiana Way,’ a plan based on the input I’ve gathered from Hoosiers on commonsense solutions to address a number of challenges facing Indiana families and businesses. The Indiana Way is needed in Washington to put our country back on a path to growth and opportunity.”
The priorities in Coats’ roadmap for 2014 include:
- Protecting Hoosiers from the burdens of Obamacare.
- Unlocking affordable energy.
- Growing manufacturing jobs.
- Financing infrastructure.
- Saving family farms.
- Supporting community banks and small businesses.
- Eliminating waste and fraud in health and retirement security programs.
- Making the tax system simpler and fairer.
- Supporting community and faith-based groups.
- Protecting our homeland and promoting Indiana’s defense assets.
More information about the plan is available at www.coats.senate.gov/theindianaway.