If Congress fails to act by July 1, student loan interest rates will double, but some parents and students say that is not affecting their choice of college.
Students loans could double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent if Congress does not act before July 1.
Some fields which use "middle-skill" workers include nursing and welding.
5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks introduced The Respecting the Institution of Congress Act.
If it had not been reauthorized, many women's groups were worried facilities that help women and men facing the threat of domestic violence could be closed.
If Congress does not reach a budget deal by March 1, several programs in Indiana could be cut, the White House warns.
The House passed the bill that extends the federal debt limit by a vote of 285-144. Only one of Indiana's representatives voted against it.
When the new Congress is sworn in Jan. 3, Indiana will lose 84 years of seniority overnight.
Lugar says there are some in Washington who, for partisan reasons, find it acceptable to send the country over the fiscal cliff.
Only two of Indiana's Republican Congress members have not signed a pledge to never raise taxes.