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The U.S. Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 1985.
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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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Donnelly, Coats, Visclosky Call on HUD to Quickly Review and Approve Emergency Federal Funding for East Chicago
Indianapolis, Ind. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senator Dan Coats, and U.S. Representative Peter J. Visclosky (IN-01) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro calling for a timely review and approval of the City of East Chicago’s application for emergency funding. The request from Donnelly, Coats, and Visclosky comes as part of the response to more than 1,000 residents being affected by the dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the surrounding soil of the West Calumet Housing Complex. Donnelly, Coats, and Visclosky said in their letter, in part, “As you are aware, the City of East Chicago recently submitted an application for Emergency Capital Funds to ensure the safety and security of the site and, ultimately, the demolition of the housing structures. It is evident from our weekly discussions with HUD and the City that these funds are central to providing a long-term solution to address the public health cris
Ryan K., Valparaiso
I endorse Pete because he supports and understands the working class here in the Region!
Visclosky Statement on the Expansion of the Lake County HIDTA
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky released the following statement in response to the announcement that LaPorte County and Marion County have been added to the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). “I am proud to have worked since day one to secure and support a federal HIDTA designation for Lake County, and the subsequent addition of Porter County.  I am pleased today that by expanding the Lake County HIDTA to include LaPorte and Marion Counties, we will be able to further improve our ability to regionally coordinate federal funding and intelligence resources to address the transportation corridors of drug traffickers and keep our communities safe.”     ###
Hammond Firefighters Political Action Committee
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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