Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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Energy

I believe Congress needs to work together to move America towards energy independence.  This will require safely and efficiently utilizing a wide variety of energy sources, including oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, and renewable fuels. 

While Congress and the Administration delay, jobs and revenue are being driven overseas and American citizens are forced to rely on foreign oil.  Congress should repeal unnecessary regulations that drive up the cost of energy while doing nothing to actually protect the environment. 

Hoosiers want energy policies that will bring down costs, protect our environment, and promote our national security and independence.  I will support comprehensive plans that put the needs of Americans—not foreign companies—first.

More on Energy

Nov 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5682:

Mar 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement regarding Senate passage of H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014, a bill she cosponsored to help ease the propane shortage in the Midwest.   

Mar 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today released the following statement regarding House passage of the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826), a bipartisan bill that she co-sponsored:

Mar 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) applauds House passage of H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014.  This bipartisan, commonsense legislation guarantees the extension of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s emergency declaration and waiver of hours of service limitations until May 31, 2014.  This will allow the rapid delivery of much-needed propane and home heating fuels throughout the Midwest.

Feb 25, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) joined Chairman Bill Shuster to introduce H.R. 4076, the “Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014,” to guarantee the extension of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s emergency declaration until May 31, 2014.  The emergency declaration waives hours of service limitations to enable the rapid delivery of much-needed propane and home heating fuels throughout the Midwest.

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the State of Emergency Declaration for the Midwest will be extended until March 1, 2014, enabling the continued delivery of much-needed propane and home-heating supplies for Hoosier families during frigid weather.

Jan 29, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Hoosier lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today requesting an emergency extension to exempt motor carriers from hours of service limitations to enable the delivery of much-needed propane and home heating fuels throughout the Midwest during the severe winter weather. 

Jan 22, 2014 In The News

A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep Jackie Walorski, R-Elkhart, aims to fight an increase in Indiana electricity rates that could number 32 percent by 2023, according to state researchers based at Purdue University.

Researchers say the cost would come with “an unprecedented stagnation in electricity demand over the next two decades,” with demand for electricity to grow at an average rate of 0.74 percent over the next 20 years, according to a Purdue press release.

 

Jan 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski announced her support for the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826), a bipartisan bill she co-sponsored to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set achievable standards for coal-fired power plants and support energy independence.

Nov 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- This week, the House of Representatives passed three bill to address energy needs, lower energy costs, and create more jobs for American families.  Congresswoman Jackie Walorski voted for each measure as part of her continued efforts to create more jobs, move toward energy independence, and eliminate overreaching federal regulations.