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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 Remarks on the South Shore Expansion DEIS Announcement
Washington, DC – Below are Congressman Pete Visclosky’s remarks on the announcement of the South Shore expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), as prepared for delivery. I want to thank NICTD, the FTA, the Army Corps of Engineers, Governor Pence, members of the Indiana General Assembly, particularly our Northwest Indiana delegation, and the local communities who have supported this investment in the future of our region and who have made today’s announcement possible.  It is an important announcement and a key benchmark to expanding commuter rail in Northwest Indiana. However, there is more work to do.  There remain four communities in Lake County that have yet to fully and financially commit to supporting this transformational investment. There is more work to do. There remains the request to the Federal Transit Administration for federal funds that must be prepared to our best ability, filed, and approved. There is more work to do. There are outstanding
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Our endorsement is based on a variety of factors including your continued involvement in the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, your long-standing support of unions, and your devout commitment to bettering the lives of the residents of Northwest Indiana.
Visclosky Announces 2017 Town Forum Schedule
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the following 2017 schedule for Town Forums that will be held throughout Indiana’s First Congressional District.    Saturday – January 7, 2017   10:00 a.m. Lake Station City Hall 1969 Central Avenue Lake Station, Indiana 46405   12:00 p.m. Portage Public Library 2665 Irving Street Portage, Indiana 46368   2:00 p.m. Valparaiso Public Library 103 Jefferson Street Valparaiso, Indiana 46383   4:00 p.m. Chesterton Town Hall 726 Broadway Chesterton, Indiana 46304   6:00 p.m. Michigan City – City Hall – Council Chambers 100 East Michigan Boulevard Michigan City, Indiana 46360   Sunday – January 8, 2017   12:00 p.m. Wicker Park Social Center 2215 Ridge Road Highland, Indiana 46322   2:00 p.m. Purdue University Northwest – Student Union Library Building – Room with a View 2200 169th Street Hammond, Indiana 46323   4:00 p.m. St. John Township Community Center 1515 W
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