HUFFINGTON POST: Man Meets Capitol Police Officer Who Saved His Life

Rep. Carson recently had the honor of reuniting a constituent with the man who saved his life.

Capitol Police Officer Nicholas Simons came to the aid of Indiana Trucking Association president Gary Langston after Langston suffered a cardiac arrest in front of a Senate building. A year later, Langston had the opportunity to thank Officer Simons when they met in Congressman Carson’s office.

These are our true heroes,” Carson said of Simons and other officers.

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INDYSTAR: House passes cybersecurity information-sharing bill

Rep. Carson introduced an amendment to the bipartisan Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which will “back up the bill’s ban on the sharing of personal information with federal agencies.” The bill passed 307-116.

“We have protections in place to ensure that the intelligence community cannot collect and utilize your personal data,” the Indianapolis Democrat said during the floor debate. “This amendment simply ensures that Congress and the public get to see this sharing process, see how it works, if these protections happen to fail.”

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WFYI: Andre Carson To Propose LGBT Anti-Discrimination Resolution

Congressman Carson spoke to the House on April 14 about the “Equality for All” Resolution, which calls for legal protection for LGBT Americans.

“In the wake of the backlash of Indiana’s misguided law, it’s clear that the vast majority of Americans oppose this type of discrimination.  It’s long past time for Congress to ensure that all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, and or gender identity, know that they are valued members of our society.”– Congressman Jared Polis on behalf of Congressman Carson

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INDIANAPOLIS RECORDER: Rep. Carson, DeLauro Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act to End Wage Discrimination

Congressman Carson and his colleague from Connecticut, Representative Rosa Delauro, are “reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs.”

“Equal pay is not just a problem for women, but for families, who are trying to pay their bills, trying to get ahead, trying to achieve the American Dream, and are getting a smaller paycheck than they have earned for their hard work,” said Carson.  “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”

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WISH TV: Rep. Carson in Selma for 50th anniversary march

Congressman Carson joined his colleagues in Selma, Alabama this weekend to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday attack on civil rights protesters.

“It’s very thrilling,” Rep. Carson said by phone from Selma, “to see people from all walks of life; black, white, Latino, Asian, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu (and) non-theist all coming together as they were together 50 years ago, but it has expanded demographically.”