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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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Congressional Steel Caucus Supports the Investigation of the Impact of Steel Imports on National Security
Washington, DC – Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN) have submitted a letter to the Department of Commerce in support of their Section 232 investigation of the impact of steel imports on national security. The letter has been submitted as a part of the record of official public comments on the investigation. Specifically, the letter states that the American steel industry is absolutely critical to our national defense and that American steelworkers produce steel that is used in aircraft carriers, armored vehicles, and submarines.  The letter also states that in order to ensure that steel continues to be made in America – and that we will never be vulnerable to foreign pressure or coercion in the event of a true national security emergency affecting the homeland or our interests around the world – something must be done to address the onslaught of imports affecting the industry.  Further, the letter states that it i
Visclosky Announces Grant Award for City of Gary Fire Department
Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Gary Fire Department has received a grant award under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.  The Gary Fire Department will receive a grant award of $261,364 to assist their operations and safety.  In general, AFG program awards assist first-responder organizations in obtaining emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training. Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I commend Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Chief Bradley for successfully identifying and securing this federal grant.  I am pleased that this funding will further assist the brave members of the Gary Fire Department who put their lives on the line every day to respond to residents in times of need and keep our communities safe.” City of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson stated, “The Gary Fire Department is an integral part of public safet
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Visclosky Testifies at ITC Hearing on Rebar
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky testified at the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing on rebar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey.  Below is a copy of Congressman Visclosky’s remarks as prepared for delivery. I would like to thank Chairman Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman Johanson, members of the Commission, and all of your staff, for your continued work to strongly enforce American trade laws.  I appreciate this opportunity to testify as part of today’s hearing on steel concrete reinforcing bar, also known as rebar, from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey. It is timely that the Commission is hearing this case during National Infrastructure Week, since rebar is such an essential component of our infrastructure.  National Infrastructure Week was established by a large group of stakeholders, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the AFL-CIO, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to highlight the critical need to invest in our nation’s infrastructure.  The



 
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