Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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May 26, 2016 Press Release
Nearly Two Dozen Detainees Reportedly Set for Release This Summer

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) today introduced bicameral legislation to temporarily ban the transfer or release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today greeted Hoosier veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are visiting Washington, D.C., with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

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May 23, 2016 Press Release
Legislation Would Block VA from Waiving Scheduling Directives

WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today applauded the unanimous passage of her legislation to protect veterans from scheduling manipulations at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.

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May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today spoke on the House floor to mark National Police Week  and honor the nation’s police officers.

May 18, 2016 Press Release
Bill Provides $622.1 Million in Funding for Domestic and International Efforts Against Zika Virus

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today voted for H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, which provides $622.1 million in fully-offset funding for domestic and international efforts to combat the global Zika virus outbreak. The bill passed the House by a vote of 241 to 184.

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May 18, 2016 Press Release
Defense Bill Boosts Readiness, Raises Troop Pay, Includes Key Walorski Provisions to Strengthen National Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which authorizes defense spending, by a vote of 277 to 147:

May 18, 2016 Press Release
Veterans Mobility Safety Act Would Ensure Disabled Veterans Receive the Best Quality and Safety in Mobility Products; VA Scheduling Accountability Act Would Block VA from Waiving Scheduling Rules

WASHINGTON – The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee today passed two bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to improve the quality and safety of mobility products used by disabled veterans and to protect veterans from scheduling manipulations at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. The committee unanimously approved an amended version of H.R.

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May 17, 2016 Press Release
Would Bring NSC Back Under FOIA to Increase Scrutiny, Accountability; Past Three Secretaries of Defense Concerned by Micromanagement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today applauded House’s unanimous approval of her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to restore transparency and accountability to the National Security Council (NSC) by requiring it to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

May 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, three members of Indiana’s Congressional delegation were appointed to a special conference committee comprised of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that will negotiate the final details of comprehensive legislation to curb opioid and heroin abuse.

May 14, 2016 Press Release
Penn High School Sophomore McKenzie Blankenbaker’s Artwork Will Hang in U.S. Capitol for a Year

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today awarded McKenzie Blankenbaker, a sophomore at Penn High School in Mishawaka, with first place in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Blankenbaker’s winning artwork, “Moody Whites,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside other winners from across the country.

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