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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 at ITC Hearing on Wire Rod
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky testified at the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  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 the staff, for your continued work to enforce American trade laws.  I appreciate this opportunity to testify as part of today’s hearing regarding carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from several countries. The American steel industry plays an integral part in each of our daily lives.  The industry employs 140,000 people and directly supports a million U.S. jobs, and American steelworkers produce steel that is used to build our nation and strengthen our national defense.  The steel product we are discussing today,
Congressional Steel Caucus Urges President to Complete Steel Imports Investigation
Washington, DC – Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), along with 65 other members of the Caucus, sent a letter to the President expressing support for the Section 232 investigation assessing the impact of steel imports on our national security.  Specifically, the letter states that the investigation must be completed as soon as possible because each day that passes is another day that the domestic steel industry faces an onslaught of imports and the deeply harmful effects of unfair trade practices.  The letter strongly urges the administration to release the report as expeditiously as possible so that action can be taken to protect the American steel industry and defend America’s national security. Complete list of cosigners and full text of the letter is available below. Dear Mr. President: We write as members of the Congressional Steel Caucus to reiterate our support for the
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House Approves Visclosky’s Indiana Dunes National Park Act
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Congressman Visclosky’s legislation to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. The House approved the legislation, H.R. 1488, the Indiana Dunes National Park Act, by unanimous consent.  The measure is now awaiting consideration by the U.S. Senate. During House consideration, Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “The American taxpayers over a number of generations have invested in the preservation of the Indiana Dunes.  It is incumbent that we do everything possible to encourage citizens and travelers from around the world to visit the park to learn, recreate, and simply enjoy the sublime environment of the Northwest Indiana lakeshore.  H.R. 1488 helps to achieve this goal.” Below are Congressman Visclosky’s full remarks, as prepared for delivery. I would like to thank Chairman Bishop and Ranking Member Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources for their work on this legisla

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