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

Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today voted to oppose higher taxes on energy that would raise costs for Hoosier families and businesses. The House passed H.Con.Res. 89, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would harm the U.S. economy, and H.Con.Res. 112, expressing opposition to the president’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil. Earlier this week, the House also passed H.R.

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the House voted to disapprove of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by passing a bill that would nullify the rule:

Oct 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced a joint resolution disapproving of one of the most harmful and expensive rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulating ozone standards.  This joint resolution utilizes the Congressional Review Act to empower Congress to stop the EPA’s harmful rule from taking effect.  The Congressional Review Act allows for expedited consideration of a joint resolution of disapproval, preventing the implementation of a final rule and the issuance of any substantially similar rule.

Aug 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, along with Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, have sent a letter to the chief executive officer of British Petroleum (BP) demanding answers to questions pertaining to the sudden closing of its refinery in Whiting, Ind., which has caused a sharp spike in gas prices throughout the upper Midwest.

“We sent this urgent letter to BP today because consumers have a right to know what is going on with the unscheduled shutdown of the Whiting refinery,” Upton and Walorski stated.

Aug 4, 2015 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS A number of Indiana and Michigan leaders have voiced frustration with President Obama's newly announced mandatory cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Mishawaka, Ind. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy:

Jun 26, 2015 In The News

06/23/15 9:32 AM EDT

If your worried about the electric bill climbing higher and higher, there's good news.

The Indiana House passed a bill that would prevent rates from going up. 

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released a statement saying, 

quote, "This commonsense measure enables states to protect ratepayers from higher electricity prices and other damaging consequences of EPA's overreach.

 Compliance with the EPA's regulations will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, causing electricity prices to skyrocket for Hoosier ratepayers."

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.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the first week of the 114th Congress concluded, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) supported several initiatives this week aimed to help businesses hire more workers, create jobs for veterans and promote the expansion of American energy production.

“The American people sent a clear message in November; they want Congress to solve the problems they face. This week proved that we are working to help create an environment ripe with jobs and give businesses every opportunity to hire more workers,” Walorski said.

Measures passed in the House this week included:

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: