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ENG: Peter John "Pete" Visclosky (born August 13, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 1985. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district lies in Northwest Indiana and includes all of Lake, Newton, Jasper and Benton counties as well as a major portion of Porter County. Much of the population is based in the Chicago metropolitan area. Early life, education and career Of Slovak descent, Visclosky was educated at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana. He earned a bachelor's degree at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana and went on to earn his juris doctor from Notre Dame Law School. At Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Visclosky earned a master's degree in comparative law. He worked as a lawyer and ...
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Visclosky Slams Chinese Currency Manipulation


U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., on Wednesday spoke out against Chinese currency manipulation on the floor of the House of Representatives and called for a vote on the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, House Resolution 639. Similar legislation passed the Senate Oct. 6 by a bipartisan vote of 63 to 35. “China … has aggressively acted to support and subsidize its domestic industries,” which has cost millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs, Visclosky said. Visclosky said it is estimated China has devalued its currency between 12 and 50 percent, giving its own exports a ...


Visclosky,Labor-Environ.Partn.Rally to Create 21st Cent.Jobs


Congressman Pete Visclosky and labor and environmental leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance —a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations —rallied to support investments and policies that will keep and grow jobs in Indiana, such as President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act. The rally took place at the United Steelworkers’ (USW) McBride Hall and featured State Rep. Chuck Moseley, USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson, and speakers from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and BlueGreen Alliance, all who focused on millions of potential jobs that ...


Rep. Visclosky Wins Award for Congressional Website


Congressman Visclosky’s website has been named one of the best Congressional websites by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and given a 112th Congress Bronze Mouse Award for leading in design, transparency, and usefulness for constituents. CMF is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to improve communications between citizens and Congress and enhance operations in Capitol Hill offices. CMF reviewers assessed 10 categories of criteria in awarding Congressional websites: usability of website; timeliness of content; breadth and depth of information on issues; ...


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Patricia L., Chesterton
I endorse Pete because I am a retired steelworker; Pete has always supported steel. He shares my views on social issues and has always been very helpful when I needed something.
Congressional Steel Caucus Introduces House Resolution Regarding NME Countries
Washington, DC – Today, Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN) introduced a House resolution that calls on the Administration to take action regarding non-market economy (NME) countries in order to protect American jobs and our nation’s economic security.  America’s manufacturing sector and economic security are under attack from an onslaught of illegally traded imports from NME countries, including China.  The market-distorting policies of these countries and their subsidization of key commodities, such as aluminum, cement, cotton, synthetic fiber, PET resin, specialty chemicals, iron, and steel, have created challenging conditions for U.S. companies, workers, and communities.  As a result of these illegal trading practices, American manufacturing has been unable to compete on a level playing field. The House resolution calls on the Administration to provide for the full and effective application of U.S. anti-dumpi
Ryan K., Valparaiso
I endorse Pete because he supports and understands the working class here in the Region!
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