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. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) voted for the annual appropriations legislation to fund the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy. The bill passed by a vote of 253-170.
H.R. 4923, the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act, also included an amendment offered by Walorski that provided funds to the Army Corps of Engineers for small infrastructure projects that could improve public safety, promote job creation, and strengthen Hoosier economic growth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed the annual defense spending bill, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015. H.R. 4870 passed by a vote of 340-73. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Veterans’ Affair Committee, issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with six of her House colleagues, sent a letter to President Obama today requesting the declassification of intelligence related to the five Afghan nationals transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Qatar last month.
House lawmakers are readying legislation that would force the Obama administration to report to Congress about the progress of Iran’s nuclear program and whether or not it is complying with the interim nuclear accord, according to a copy of the bill obtained by theWashington Free Beacon.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Due to reports of continuing consult delay problems and patient deaths at numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC) around the country, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), met with fellow members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs this morning and voted to subpoena records from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Yesterday, as part of her efforts to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) offered her support to the American Legion after they held a press conference in Indianapolis calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after today’s announcement from American Legion National Commander, Daniel M. Dellinger, calling for the resignation of senior Veteran Affairs (VA) administration officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4486), by a vote of 416-1.
This bill, which is the annual funding bill for military construction and veteran’s affairs, increases funding for veterans programs by $1.5 billion dollars while still spending $1.8 billion less than last year’s funding bill.
Problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs extend far beyond the recent disclosure that 40 veterans died while awaiting medical appointments in Phoenix.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is saying "not so fast" to a Pentagon proposal to cut subsidies to military commissaries where service members and their families shop at a reduced cost, as well as other proposed changes to benefits.
The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its draft legislation Tuesday, and Republicans and Democrats on the military personnel subcommittee are expected to approve it Wednesday. It's one of the initial steps as Congress begins crafting its annual defense policy bill.