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U.S. Rep. Bucshon visits Joink in Terre Haute

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Hearing about future plans for expanding internet service in rural areas of Indiana was part of the tour Tuesday for U.S. Rep. Larry Bucschon during a visit to Joink LLC in Terre Haute. Bucshon, R-Newburgh, serves on the  House Committee of Energy and Commerce and the subcommittee on Digital Commerce. Communication…

Convention center opens door to 'endless possibilities'

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While its construction is slated to take 18 to 21 months, a new downtown Terre Haute Convention Center has “endless possibilities” to attract people to the city, said David Patterson, executive director of the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are only limited by our collective creativity,” Patterson said. “There are…

Vaping in the boys room

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During the past few weeks a consumer product has gone from vaguely unhealthful and annoying to a danger so intense that it needs immediate remedies from congress and the white house. Recent studies have shown that vaping or e-cigarettes are not as innocuous as the public might have been led to believe. The vape shops sprung up as a…

Vaping Illnesses Spark Concern From Doctors

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“Part of the problem with e-cigarettes is that there is a big unknown with that,” Dr. David Ryon, of Deaconess Pulmonary & Critical Care said. The federal government says e-cigarettes pose a dangerous risk – with more reported illnesses and deaths announced every day. Right now the CDC says 530 confirmed or probable cases of lung…

Bucshon’s bill promotes use, education about biosimilars

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U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) on Sept. 19 offered a bipartisan bill to raise awareness about biosimilars, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says are biological products that are demonstrated to be biosimilar to or interchangeable with an FDA-approved biological medical product. “As new biological and biosimilar…

GOP Rep. Larry Bucshon: The Vape Crackdown Isn’t Government Overreach

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Is the vape crackdown really necessary or is it just big government? We asked Republican Rep. Larry Bucshon, who is an advocate for small government and also a physician. Bucshon explained: At this point we need to try to address the access for kids, the flavors are the problem and so it is controversial. Look I’m a…

Taiwan delegation visits Vigo farm

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Be-N-Ag Family Farm in southeast Vigo County hosted a Taiwanese agricultural trade delegation on Sunday for a tour of the farm’s operation. State Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, and U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, joined members of the Be-N-Ag operation to give the delegation a first-hand look at how the Indiana agricultural…

Dubois County Airport Receives Nearly $6 Million Grant

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The Dubois County Airport Authority will receive a $5.97 million grant. The money will go towards a runway extension project at the Huntingburg Regional Airport. The grant was awarded by the Department of Transportation under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D.…

EPA Repeals WOTUS Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency has scrapped a controversial Obama Administration rule on water regulation. The Waters of the United States rule broadened enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act, encompassing land within reach of waterways. Farm and business groups have criticized WOTUS from its inception in 2015 as federal…

Rep. Larry Bucshon: Democrats should help pass USMCA

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In a post on Twitter, Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) called on the Democrats to vote for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), writing: "Now that Congress has reconvened, House Democrats could deliver a victory for the American people by passing the USMCA. This trade deal with our allies and neighboring nations, Mexico and…