Coats is a conservative who spent nearly two decades representing Indiana in Congress, from 1981 to 1999, serving in both the House and Senate.
Coats announced his retirement last year after spending decades in Congress.
More than 1,000 residents are eligible for HUD relocation vouchers for new housing.
Indiana's senators are working with their colleagues on legislation that would prevent known or suspected terrorists from purchasing guns.
Dickerson cited fewer than expected campaign donations and called on voters to support fellow Democrat Baron Hill.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, says shutting down the government would threaten an improving economy.
Donnelly says after hearing the pope speak about the Golden Rule, he hopes every member of Congress thinks about treating others as they’d like to be treated.
Donnelly says he’s read through the agreement “a couple times” but still can’t say how he’ll vote.
The state's entire Republican congressional delegation is voting or leaning no, while two of the state's three Democrats remain undecided.
Sen. Dan Coats will preside over the vote which would strip federal dollars from Planned Parenthood and move them to community health centers.