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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Jul 24, 2015 In The News

Posted: Jul 20, 2015 7:44 PM EST

We're learning more about the man who police believe killed five service members at two military facilities in Tennessee.  Investigators say they've uncovered writings by Mohammad Abdulazeez that they're hoping will shed light on a possible motive.  It was also revealed that Abdulazeez was treated for depression and fought drug and alcohol abuse.  One of the locations where the shootings happened re-opened Monday.  

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today issued a letter to conferees of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, requesting they maintain the House’s passed provisions prohibiting the use of funds to transfer or release any individual detained at the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced a final agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran: 

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) met today with Indiana's new Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, who was  appointed as the Adjutant General of Indiana on May 30, 2015, by Governor Michael Pence following the retirement of Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger.

As the Adjutant General, Carr's primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard, the Indiana Guard Reserve and state employees, totaling more than 14,000 personnel.

Jul 10, 2015 In The News
Caption: Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller, deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve meets with Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) in Walorski's office on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of the U.S. Air Force selecting Grissom Air Reserve to base the KC-46A air tanker.



Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today met with a senior U.S. Air Force officer regarding the possible selection of Grissom Air Reserve to base the KC-46A air tanker.

The 434th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at Grissom is currently one of four finalists under consideration by the U.S. Air Force to be the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly the new KC-46A tanker aircraft.

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the expiration of the June 30 nuclear agreement deadline with Iran:  

“Today, the administration failed to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran and extended the deadline by another week.  The United States has already made significant concessions in these negotiations and I am concerned that extending these talks will only increase the inevitability of Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon.  

May 18, 2015 In The News

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) says she is ecstatic that a bipartisan majority of the House voted on Thursday for her provision to restrict transfers of detainees from the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba.

May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), issued the following statement after H.R. 1735 the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) passed the House by a vote of 269-151.

Feb 27, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski said Friday that a recent visit to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has only reinforced her belief that it would be dangerous to close the facility and transfer detainees to the U.S.

“We’ve had many, many briefings about how to move these prisoners, terrorists … and I’m fully confident after leaving there that it will not work,” Walorski, R-Jimtown, told The Tribune by phone from her apartment in Washington.