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Indiana congressmen to meet public


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By Michael Auslen





Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, will be in town to speak with small groups of citizens about issues and concerns.

Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will have staff available to discuss citizen concerns and help with problems they’ve encountered with federal agencies.

SEN. COATS
9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

Staff from Coats’s office will be on hand to help constituents with problems they have encountered and discuss issues that concern them.

Recently, Coats has been involved with legislation sanctioning and preventing the United States from recognizing Russian sovereignty in Crimea.

He has also sponsored bills about reviewing federal government regulations. The Sound Regulation Act of 2014 calls for cost-benefit analysis of government regulations on the grounds that growing prescriptive regulation has limited the possibilities of American industry and that agencies are unable to review the rules they enforce.

He has also called for delayed implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

REP. YOUNG

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 in the 9th District Constituent Service Center, 320 W. Eighth St., suite 114.

Young will meet with groups of four constituents at a time for 15 minutes apiece. Time is first-come, first-served, and constituents should call in to 812-336-3000 ahead of time.

Young recently sponsored a bill to change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employment from 30 to 40 hours per week.

He, too, has sponsored and supported similar bills in attempts to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

His seat is up for reelection in November, and he is running against two other candidates — Kathy Heil and Mark Jones — in the Republican Party primary May 6.

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