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. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today voted for an effort she cosponsored to prohibit sanctions relief for Iran unless it first pays the court-ordered damages it owes to terror victims
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in support of the annual bipartisan legislative agreement between the House and Senate to authorize defense spending.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), along with her colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter requesting a briefing on actions taken by the Department of Defense to enhance U.S. force posture and security measures in the Middle East.
“We write with serious questions concerning the Department of Defense’s readiness and posture in the Middle East following the Obama Administration’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran,” the letter read.
A Pentagon team is planning to visit a “handful” of additional locations in its search for a site on the mainland to house Guantánamo Bay detainees, risking the wrath of lawmakers wary of having terrorism suspects shipped to their backyards.
The Defense Department is keeping the new potential sites under wraps, cautioning that the list is not final. Revealing the locations could spark a backlash similar to the first round of visits to military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.
An Indiana Congresswoman is raising “grave concerns” about a possible Pentagon plan to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay to sites inside the United States.
Rep. Jackie Walorski raised those concerns in a letter sent to Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tuesday.
“I continue to believe that the safest and most secure place for detainees remains the facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” Walorski wrote.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter Tuesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressing "grave concern" over Pentagon visits to potential sites in the U.S. where Guantanamo detainees may be housed.
"I write with grave concerns following the recent news that your teams are conducting site visits and examining the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to facilities within the continental United States," she wrote Carter in the Sept. 1 letter, obtained by The Hill.
Mishawaka, Ind. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) yesterday returned from a weeklong, bipartisan trip to the Czech Republic. While there, Walorski met with Czech Parliamentarians and participated in panel discussions regarding current defense collaboration and cybersecurity and privacy between the U.S., European Union (EU) and the Czech Republic.
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 7:44 PM EST
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.
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: