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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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Visclosky Announces Winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is Lily Jean Wall for her piece entitled Nikki and the runner-up is LaShawn Wise for his piece entitled Covered by Country. Lily Jean Wall’s artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol building until June 2018, and it will be next to pieces of artwork selected from each Congressional District in the United States.  Lily is entering her senior year at Highland High School and her artwork is a drawing of her art teacher, Mr. Nikki Kutansky, who has been one of her biggest influences growing up.  LaShawn Wise recently graduated from the Emerson Wirt Visual and Performing Arts Academy and his artwork is a digital photograph of his friend who will soon be serving in the U.S. military. Congressman Visclosky stated, “I congratulate Lily and LaShawn, and I thank all of the Northwest Indiana students who utilized their time and talents to participate in the 2017
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Visclosky Opening Statement from the House Consideration of the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Act
Washington, DC – Below is the opening statement of Congressman Pete Visclosky from today’s House consideration of the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Act, as prepared for delivery.  I thank the Ranking Member for yielding me time. Chairwoman Granger, congratulations on bringing your first Defense Appropriations Bill to the House Floor.  I deeply appreciate your steadfast commitment to maintaining its tradition of cooperative bipartisanship, transparency, and taking a thoughtful approach to solving problems. Also, I would like to express my immense gratitude to Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, Members of the Subcommittee, and the staff.  On the Subcommittee, the clerks Jennifer Miller and Rebecca Leggieri, Walter Hearne, Brooke Boyer, BG Wright, Adrienne Ramsay, Allison Deters, Megan Milam, Cornell Teague, Collin Lee, Matthew Boyer, Sherry Young, Jennifer Chartrand, and Chris Bigelow.  In the personal offices, Johnnie Kaberle, Jason Schenck, Joe DeVoogh

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