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As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, a recent visit to Afghanistan and Bahrain confirmed my deep appreciation for service members and citizens who willingly put themselves in harm's way for the sake of our nation. Over the course of an extended weekend, I witnessed an incredible demonstration of the professionalism, patriotism and responsibility that drives our brave men and women to protect our country at all costs.
A bipartisan group of women serving on the Senate and House Armed Services committees, including Indiana's 2nd District Rep. Jackie Walorski, is to be congratulated for exercising historic clout to battle sexual assault in the U.S. armed services.
Despite decades of promises, military leaders have not solved this crisis from inside.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the only Republican freshman, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) was invited to join a bipartisan meeting with White House senior advisers to discuss legislation geared toward reducing military sexual violence, including her sponsored bill on whistle blower protections for military sexual assault victims.
MISHAWAKA, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a freshman member of the House Armed Services Committee, last week visited the AM General Military Assembly Plant in Mishawaka to meet employees, discuss industry issues, tour the active HUMVEE and Blast Resistant Vehicle – Off road (BRV-O) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production line, and speed around the AM General test track in the BRV-O – the company’s latest innovative offering to the U.S. Military for the next generation Light Tactical Vehicle.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of today’s Pentagon report stating a disturbing rise in sexual assault in the military, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation providing protections for survivors of military sexual violence. The bill strengthens existing military whistleblower protection laws to clarify that victims of sexual crimes are protected from punishment for reporting sexual assault.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a freshman member of the House Armed Services Committee, yesterday returned to Washington after her first visit to Afghanistan and Bahrain.
“Our military embodies a standard of excellence, professionalism, and unparalleled talent that all Americans should be proud of,” said Walorski. “I was deeply humbled to meet Hoosier servicemen and women during their deployment in Afghanistan, to thank them for their devoted service and deliver care packages and cooling neck wraps from the HUGS Project of Elkhart.”
CRANE, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, yesterday stopped at Naval Support Activity Crane (NSA Crane), Camp Atterbury, and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center as part of a military installation tour. The purpose of her visit was to gain a better understanding for the technical capabilities and view focus areas with military personnel.
Washington is dangerously close to reaching the deadline for sequestration.
The view from the top of the Grissom Air Reserve Base’s air traffic control tower reveals an incredible panorama of our beautiful region – home to a proud partnership of military service and economic development in Northern Indiana. Last week, it was a privilege to tour Grissom Air Reserve Base in Miami County and meet integral members of our local military and civilian workforce that tirelessly serve our community and nation.