WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) a champion of pro-life issues, voted to support legislation that would prohibit taxpayer funding of elective abortions, no matter where in the federal system these may occur.Read More
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) made the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“The president and I have two very different visions for the future of this country. His vision is an idea of higher taxes on hardworking Americans, burdensome government regulations, higher spending, and a reckless national defense that further endangers our country.Read More
WASHINGTON D.C. - In the spirit of bipartisanship, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a Republican, and Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), a Democrat, announced they will sit next to one another during the President’s State of the Union address tonight.
Both Ruiz and Walorski, members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, have been champions of America’s 20 million veterans and ensuring they receive the care they deserve from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).Read More
WASHINGTON D.C. – In an attempt to protect the safety of the United States and its allies, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced legislation that would restrict transfers of detainees from Guantánamo Bay.Read More
WASHINGTON D.C – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today supported legislation to defund the president’s executive action on immigration. H.R. 240 would defund the president’s unlawful executive order in its entirety and prevent the president, and future presidents, from abusing their executive authority. The bill passed by a vote of 236-191 and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Documents containing personal information of four veterans – including one from Indiana – were left unattended for two to three days in a “common area” of a federal building in Cleveland, the Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed to I-Team 8.Read More
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:Read More
Earlier today, Rep. Walorski appeared on Fox & Friends to comment on a recent report that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misled the American public about how many veterans died or suffered serious harm as a result of extreme treatment delays.
“It's outrageous that we ask our best and brightest to go fight for our freedom and liberty and they come home and the government turns its back on them. This cannot continue,” said Walorski. “The VA has lied to the American people again.”Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 40,000 homeless veterans who reached out for help from a national Veterans Affairs call center last year didn’t get connected with the services they needed. Much of the time, they didn’t even get a real person.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.
Thanks to everyone who participated in today's Granger Community Church #2015FoodDrop and helped to feed hungry people across Mishawaka.
Made good on my bet with Congresswoman Annie Kuster on #AFCChampionship from Saturday night & awarded her with South Bend Chocolate Cafe Enjoy!
Here's my release regarding today's vote on H.R. 7.