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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 Opening Statement Delivered During House Consideration of the Conference Agreement for the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Act
Washington, DC – Below is the opening statement of Congressman Pete Visclosky, Ranking Democrat on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered during the House consideration of the conference agreement for the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Act, as prepared for delivery.  Mr. Speaker, I yield myself as much time as I may consume.    I would like to begin by congratulating Chairman Frelinghuysen on bringing his first bill to the House Floor as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee.  I have greatly appreciated his friendship and steady leadership of the Defense Subcommittee over the past four fiscal years.  Further, I also would like to thank the new Subcommittee Chairwoman, Kay Granger.  She has been a great partner in completing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Conference and I look forward to working with her as we proceed. Finally, I’d like to thank the Members of the Subcommittee and the great staff of the Subcommittee for the long hours they have lo
Donnelly, Visclosky Introduce Legislation to Designate Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Congressman Pete Visclosky, along with the support of the entire Indiana Congressional delegation, have introduced respective legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park.  Specifically, the legislation would retitle the “Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore” as the “Indiana Dunes National Park”.  The designation would create the first National Park in Indiana and the 60th National Park in the United States, which would give greater recognition to the natural beauty of the dunes and potentially draw more visitors and boost the local economy.  Due to the vast biological diversity and geological features of the Northwest Indiana lakeshore, the first Director of the National Park Service, Mr. Stephen Mather, proposed designating the southern shore of Lake Michigan as the “Sand Dunes National Park” in 1916.  Unfortunately, this p
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.
Griffith / Calumet Township Democratic Precinct Organization



 
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