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.Read More
BUNKER HILL -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski paid a visit to Maconaquah Middle School Tuesday afternoon to see the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiative firsthand.Read More
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.Read More
It was a special day for one Michiana educator.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski made a stop at Plymouth High School Tuesday morning to present Principal Jim Condon with the congressional record from when she publicly recognized him on the House floor.Read More
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.Read More
NORTH MANCHESTER — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski met with students of Manchester Jr. - Sr. High School's AP environmental science class on Tuesday to discuss local produce in the school's lunches, part of Walorski's two-day education tour.Read More
As part of her September Education Tour, Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) visited two schools in Miami County on Tuesday.Read More
ELKHART, Ind. (FOX28) -- Representative Jackie Walorski made a stop in Michiana Tuesday morning, for her Hoosier Education Tour.
Walorski stopped by a 4th grade band class at the Roosevelt Academy, and toured the Junior ROTC program in Elkhart.Read More
Sept. 02--ELKHART -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski traveled to Elkhart Tuesday, visiting Roosevelt STEAM Academy here as part of a two-day tour focused on education.
The Republican lawmaker watched children playing violins, drums and other instruments, part of the school's emphasis on music. She also watched members of the local Junior ROTC program, made up of students from Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial high schools, perform drills.Read More
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is taking a look at local schools in her district, to see what steps they are taking to increase graduation. One of her stops Monday was at North Judson-San Pierre High School. That school district has been challenged by budget issues, but school officials are working to keep programs in place to help struggling students graduate.Read More
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Jackie Walorski is a lifelong Hoosier born and raised in South Bend.
Jackie has dedicated her career to helping Hoosier families. As the daughter of an Air Force Veteran and South Bend Firefighter, Jackie learned the value of public service at a young age. Her parents also established a family-owned appliance repair shop, teaching Jackie the challenges and fulfillment of operating a small business.
Jackie attended Riley High School and graduated with a BA from Taylor University. As her first job out of college, she worked as a reporter for WSBT-TV, covering community issues ranging from education to crime. Inspired to get more involved in the education system, Jackie later worked as a Development Director for local colleges and universities to improve educational access for Hoosier students.
In 1995, she married her husband Dean, a Mishawaka schoolteacher and jazz musician. Shortly after, the couple moved abroad to Romania for 4 years, founding their own agency and local foundation to help provide much-needed medical supplies to the country’s impoverished children.
Jackie is grateful to serve the people of Indiana’s Second District in the 113th Congress, where she serves on the House Armed Services, Budget, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. She is honored to serve the brave men and women of our Armed Forces in many ways, including improved support for our nation’s veterans. Using some Hoosier common sense, Jackie welcomes the opportunity to work across the aisle to get our fiscal house in order and create American jobs.
Jackie currently resides in Jimtown with her husband Dean, mother Martha, and their 3 dogs.
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