Disabled veterans will have access to safe and reliable mobility equipment, thanks to a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski that is on its way the president’s desk. She says it updates the VA’s outdated polices and sets comprehensive standards for the mobility equipment veterans depend on in their daily lives. Continue reading
U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski’s challenger Lynn Coleman continues to complain about the lack of a televised debate during the campaign. Continue reading
Lynn Coleman’s campaign to unseat U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski has him venturing into some new territory. Continue reading
Last month, U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski visited the Starke County Justice Center’s Therapeutic Community program. On Tuesday, it was her Democratic Party challenger’s turn. Continue reading
Local veterans and job seekers are invited to a job fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s office. Not only will tomorrow’s event feature more than 60 employers with 1,100 jobs available, according to Walorski’s offices, but it will also include representatives from 10 veterans service organizations. Continue reading
U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski visited Bass Lake Monday, to tout some of her accomplishments to members of the Starke and Pulaski County chambers of commerce. Walorski said that over the past few years, House Republicans have been making progress on their agenda, in spite of a president Walorski says has not been supportive of their positions. She says Republicans have been getting things done in Washington both through persistence and compromise with Democrats. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski will headline a couple of Lincoln Day events on Saturday. Continue reading
When U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s field representative, Chris Lee, met with the Hamlet Town Board Wednesday evening, it asked for help in getting the unsafe condition of the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern rail crossing repaired and improved on the north edge of the town. Continue reading
One of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s staff members will be holding office hours in North Judson today to help residents with casework and official business. A staff member will be at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Continue reading
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski paid a visit to Winamac Community High School on Monday to check out the school’s new Warrior Academy. Students under the supervision of teacher Karen Butler spend part of the day doing credit recovery. It allows the 16 students in the program to take courses they struggled with in a traditional classroom in an independent study setting. Walorski applauds the efforts to help students graduate. Continue reading
The new residence hall at Ancilla College has proven to be a game-changer for the state’s only private, two-year liberal arts school. Enrollment has increased by nearly 25 percent, according to school officials. The hall is booked to capacity with 100 new freshmen, many of whom hail from farther than the school’s traditional commuter range. Continue reading
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski wants to hear how federal regulations have impacted farmers, business owners and manufacturers throughout her district. She’s launching a Get Regulation Out of the Way, or GROW, tour. Walorski cites a report from the American Action Forum that the Obama administration has issued more than 500 major federal regulations. They’ve cots taxpayers almost $2 trillion in compliance. A major regulation is anything expected to have a $100 million annual effect on the economy. Continue reading
High School students with artistic talent are encouraged to take part in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski invites students to submit artwork that could be chosen to hang in the U.S. Capitol. for a year. Entries will be judged by a panel of art professionals from the Second Congressional District. Teachers, fellow students, family members, and friends of the entrant can vote on their favorite piece when they are posted in an album on Walorski’s official Facebook page.
Legislation championed by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski to help veterans get access to mental health services is now law. She attended a signing ceremony last week at the White House for The Clay Hunt SAV Act. Walorski says it sets up a website to serve as a one-stop shop for veterans who are struggling with mental health problems. It also bridges the VA healthcare bureaucracy by offering more community-based services. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski will attend a signing ceremony at the White House today for a bill she cosponsored. The Clay Hunt SAV Act provides greater access to mental health care for military veterans. It’s named in honor of Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran Clay Hunt, who committed suicide after battling with post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by his service overseas. He sought care from the VA and received a 30 percent disability rating for his PTSD. He appealed and encountered administrative obstacles, including the VA losing his files. Hunt took his life weeks later, and five weeks after his death his appeal was approved. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s “Home Grown Business Tour” brought her to American Oak Preserving Company in North Judson yesterday. President and Chairman of the Board Charles Vorm represents the third generation to run the company since his grandfather founded it in 1916. His three daughters assist in the day-to-day operations of the business. Walorski says it’s important for members of Congress to listen to successful business owners in their districts. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s “Made in Indiana” tour includes stops in Marshall, Pulaski and Starke Counties today. She’s visiting businesses throughout Indiana’s second congressional district to highlight their hard work and contributions to the state’s economy. Walorski will visit Hoosier Racing Tire in Lakeville and tour ITAMCO in Argos this morning before heading to Rose Acre Farms in Francesville and American Oak Preserving Company in North Judson.
Area students who are interested in attending one of the United States military academies and their families can get information about the process Tuesday evening. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s office is hosting a “Military Academy Information Night” at the Mishawaka Public Library from 6 until 8:45 p.m. EDT.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski paid a visit to Starke County over the weekend. Both took part in Saturday’s veterans program organized by the Blue Star Mothers. After a parade down Main Street, both spoke in front of the veterans monument at the Starke County Courthouse. Donnelly said the sacrifices of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces ensure we can live our lives in safety and in freedom. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is impressed with the workforce training that’s taking place at the SCILL Center welding lab. She stopped there yesterday as part of her district-wide education tour. Continue reading