Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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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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Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after supporting legislation to broaden sanctions against North Korea.

“North Korea must be held accountable for its growing aggression,” Walorski said. “Today Congress sent a clear message to North Korea that reckless and immature behavior by the North Korean government will not be tolerated.”

Jan 17, 2016 Press Release

Mishawaka, Ind. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement:

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive action on guns announced today:

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following recent comments by President Barack Obama  reaffirming his commitment to closing the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote to the president reminding him of the serious threats released detainees pose to the national security of the United States.  

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after news reports surfaced last night that a former detainee held at Guantanamo Bay has rejoined the world of Islamic terrorism and is now a leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after supporting H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which strengthens the security of the Visa Waiver Program to help prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States.

Dec 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of recent reports detailing a rise in the misuse of prescription drugs by members of the Armed Forces, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today wrote a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, requesting more information regarding how the Defense Department (DoD) plans to minimize drug abuse by current and former service members, their families, and in the communities surrounding military installations.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today supported legislation to strengthen the screening process for Syrian refugees.

Nov 19, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a major overhaul of its nationwide health care system Wednesday that could give veterans better access to private doctors and hospitals.

The VA told House lawmakers it needs an initial $421 million in 2016 to begin the ambitious — and likely costly — shift to an integrated government and private sector system aimed at easing bottlenecks for veterans. The plan calls for consolidating various programs that now steer vets to private providers and creating new networks across the country.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, attended Speaker Ryan’s bill signing of the National Defense Authorization Act. S. 1356, the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support earlier this month, authorizing $607 billion in funding for the military and requires the president to prepare a plan to defeat ISIS.