Dan Coats

Government
6:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Coats Warns Of Distractions As Senate GOP Plans Its Agenda

Indiana's senior senator says his party should worry less about blasting the president and more about building the party's image ahead of the 2016 elections.
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U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) says the Republican Party’s capture of the Senate will make all the difference for his party -- if lawmakers handle their new leadership the right way.

Coats says Republicans have been incredibly frustrated the last few years as bills sent from the GOP-controlled House were blocked by a Democratic majority in the Senate, often without debate. 

The Hoosier Senator says the victories won in this month’s election can allow the GOP to advance its alternatives to President Obama’s proposals.

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Government
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Hamilton, Coats Call For Clearer Anti-ISIS Language

Both the current senator and the former representative want clearer language from the White House on The Islamic State.
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The rise of the radical group calling itself The Islamic State is sparking calls for a clearer strategy to keep the violence in Iraq from reaching U.S. shores.

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, says with so many extremist groups in the Middle East, it‘s understandable intelligence agencies didn‘t see ISIS coming.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Despite Congressional Inaction, Coats Letter Blasts Obama For Flood Of Immigrants

The letter was written by Coats and several other conservative Republicans who've been divided on immigration issues.
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Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) and several other conservative Republicans have penned a letter to President Obama accusing him of, in their words, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis that’s led to a flood of Central American migrants into the U.S.

Coats and fellow Senate Appropriations Committee Republicans Thad Cochran (R-MS), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) accuse the Obama Administration of not enforcing the nation’s immigration laws – despite the fact the number of deportations of illegal immigrants is up during Obama’s tenure.

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Politics
4:43 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Coats, Donnelly Hold Off On Calling For Shinseki's Job

Conditions at a Phoenix Veteran's Affairs facility have prompted members of Congress to call for the VA Secretary's resignation.
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Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Dan Coats (R-IN) aren’t yet joining the ranks of those calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. 

Controversy has swirled around the Veterans Affairs head for weeks amid allegations that VA hospitals around the country manipulated wait lists, leading to treatment delays and even patient deaths. 

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Government
11:41 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Coats: Congress must reach a budget deal or face frustrated voters next year

U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN)
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Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) says the pressure is on the group of representatives and senators working out budget differences before December 13. That’s the date a conference report on the budget is due.

Coats says Americans are tired of the congressional impasse, and the two chambers working together is what he calls the “last chance.”

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