Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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Education

One of the greatest blessings in America is the ability for anyone, no matter their economic background or family history, to work hard and succeed.  As the first person in my family to attend college, I know firsthand the transformative power of education.

I believe every child in America should have access to a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of whether their education takes place in a public school, private school, home school or non-traditional setting.  As the wife of a school teacher, I know that our education system faces challenges.  American students have been testing below their international peers, debt for college students has skyrocketed, and the federal government’s resources for education are strained.  But I firmly believe America has the ability to produce the best and brightest students, from preschool through graduate school.

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May 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) awarded Krista Smith, a student at Penn High School with first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition from the Second Congressional District for her artwork titled, “The Sigh of a Gypsy Queen”. Smith’s artwork placed first out of 87 entries submitted to Walorski’s office from around the district.

May 1, 2015 In The News

 

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski wants the Department of Defense to support non-profit programs that give support for children of veterans that have mental disorders.

Representative Walorski sent out a statement that reads in part:

Feb 20, 2015 In The News

A tax break given to local businesses who donate to food pantries could soon become permanent.

It's called the Fighting Hunger Incentive. 

The idea is to encourage businesses to donate food they otherwise would throw out.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was at the Martin's on State Road 23.

She says the bill just makes sense.

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) supported helping individuals with disabilities by voting for H.R. 647, the ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act’.   The bill, which Walorski co-sponsored, allows families to create tax-free savings accounts, similar to college savings accounts, for their child with disabilities to allow them to be economically self-sufficient when they enter adulthood.

Oct 1, 2014 In The News

Seniors Makayla Tubb and Adreanna Spohn spoke with U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski about their artwork Tuesday morning. 

The arts were on display at Peru High School Tuesday morning, as U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Elkhart, visited as part of her Hoosier Education Tour.

Sep 5, 2014 In The News

Second District U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski toured the Ivy Tech Warsaw Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Facility Wednesday.
The stop in Warsaw was during her two day district-wide “Hoosier Education Tour.”

Sep 5, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is impressed with the workforce training that’s taking place at the SCILL Center welding lab. She stopped there yesterday as part of her district-wide education tour.

Sep 5, 2014 In The News

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski made a stop at Plymouth High School on Thursday as part of her northern Indiana educational tour. While at PHS, Walorski was able to see the school’s most progressive programs including Project Lead the Way, ITAMCO Manufacturing Center (precision manufacturing classroom) and Weidner School of Inquiry.

Sep 5, 2014 In The News

La PORTE — While visiting the South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-District 2, related a story about her first serious encounter with a child with special needs.