Defense and National Security
Because of our military personnel and their families, the United States has the most capable and best trained fighting force in the world. I am honored to serve on the House Armed Services Committee where I am able to exercise congressional oversight on the Pentagon, and ensure that our men and women in uniform have the resources they need and receive the benefits they have earned.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after House passage of H.J. Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today released the following statement regarding the ongoing situation in Syria:
“With reports confirming the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria, I share the grave concern and heartache echoed by the American people and the international community.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the president’s call for a congressional vote to authorize military action in Syria:
“The American people deserve the opportunity to have their voices heard in Congress regarding the situation in Syria, and I respect the President’s decision to seek a congressional vote concerning future military action.
MISHAWAKA, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) recently returned from Israel where she gained firsthand understanding of some of our nation’s most pressing foreign policy challenges. During the trip, Walorski met with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and learned more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israel’s security situation, and current political and economic trends in the region.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s recent decision to stand by lifting his moratorium on releasing Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Yemen:
“Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has maintained a frightening stronghold in Yemen, recently plotting to overthrow the Yemeni government and take advantage of the fragile security situation in this country.
CARMEL, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today participated in a field hearing held by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) to assess Indiana’s emergency preparedness for a mass casualty event. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Congressman Todd Young (IN-09) also joined the panel to hear testimony provided by federal, state, and local officials and first responders and members of the Indiana emergency medical response community.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) welcomed inclusion of funding for the procurement of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) for the Army National Guard as part of the House-passed Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2397). The bill includes $100 million to refit HMMWVs for the Indiana National Guard and Guard units around the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2397), the House today passed an amendment offered by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to prohibit funds for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed a bill authored by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), H.R. 1864, to extend whistleblower protections to military sexual assault victims with a bipartisan vote of 423-0. As her first standalone bill, this legislation requires the Inspector General to investigate allegations of retaliation in connection to a servicemember reporting an act of sexual violence and includes reports of sexual assault as a form of communication under military whistleblower protections