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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 Testifies in Support of Federal Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his support for transportation infrastructure funding in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation. In his testimony, Congressman Visclosky expressed his strong support for the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program, which supports the expansion and recapitalization of the South Shore Rail Line.  Congressman Visclosky also noted that the Indiana General Assembly is actively engaged in the statehouse, in a bipartisan fashion and with the assistance of Governor Holcomb, to approve legislation that would increase the availability of state and local resources for transportation infrastructure projects, and he expressed his strong support for this initiative. Below is a copy of his remarks, as prepared for delivery. Thank you Chairman Diaz-Balart, Ranking Member Price, and my Appropriations Committee colleagues on the Transportation, Housing and Urb
Visclosky Opening Statement at the Congressional Steel Caucus Hearing
Washington, DC – Below is the prepared opening statement of Congressman Pete Visclosky, Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, from today’s Caucus hearing entitled “America Rebounding: Steel in 2017 and Beyond.”     I would like to thank Chairman Murphy for holding today’s hearing.  As we enter the early months of the 115th Congress and the new administration, I appreciate that we are taking the time today to discuss the issues of importance to American steel companies and steel-producing communities across our country.  I also want to thank all of our witnesses and representatives of steel companies, steel associations, the United Steelworkers, and research institutes for your time and willingness to present your views on the state and direction of the American steel industry.    I believe that steelworkers in Northwest Indiana and across our country make the best steel in the world, and we must do all that we can to ensure that they can continue to do
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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.

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