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 – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation which would bring the National Security Council (NSC) back under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
In recent days, the past three Secretaries of Defense have highlighted their significant concerns that the NSC’s unelected, unconfirmed staffers are micro-managing our military, making operational decisions, and undermining our commanders in the field and leaders in the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the senior Obama Administration official today during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing admitted that Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a time of changing and increasingly agile national security threats, Reps. Jackie Walorski, IN-02 and Rick Larsen, WA-02, today introduced a bill to help the U.S. keep its competitive edge in the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum domain. Walorski and Larsen are the co-chairs of the Electronic Warfare Working Group and members of the House Armed Services Committee.
A Republican congresswoman has introduced a resolution in support of sending captured Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, calling their release "completely nonsensical."
Days after US Special Operatives captured a leader of the Islamic State, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski introduced a resolution on how to handle the captured fighters, saying it's simple: send him to Guantanamo Bay.
In a statement released on Tuesday, she said in-part:
WASHINGTON –Days after U.S Special Operatives captured a leader of the Islamic State and with mounting questions remaining unanswered on how to handle captured fighters, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced a resolution to send detained Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters to Guantánamo Bay.
President Barack Obama 'seems to think as if a more timid America would keep us safe," and the debate over whether to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States is a "distraction from the president's failure to defeat ISIS," Rep. Jackie Walorski said in Saturday's GOP address. https://youtu.be/Af6z9zluk20
“There’s a reason these terrorists are in Guantanamo, and we should keep them there,” said the Indiana Republican. "That’s why the people’s representatives have repeatedly voted to forbid the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to American soil.”
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) used the Republican weekly address to suggest that President Obama's last-ditch push to shutter the Guantánamo Bay detention facility is a move to make the U.S. more "timid."
This week, House Speaker Paul Ryan selected Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, February 27.
Walorski joined Tricia Harte on 16 Saturday Morning to further discuss the House's commitment to prevent the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees on American soil.