Indiana Delegation Introduces Bill to Rename St. Joseph VA Clinic in Honor of Late Rep. Jackie Walorski
Washington, August 5, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, the Indiana State Delegation introduced a bipartisan resolution to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic”. Rep. Jackie Walorski served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for two terms, a role in which she championed important reforms to improve the quality and accessibility of services for our nation’s military veterans and the lives of veteran constituents at home. Along with the entire Indiana delegation, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican Whip Steve Scalise, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, Ranking Member Michael McCaul, and Rep. Ann Wagner joined this legislation as original cosponsors.
“Representative Jackie Walorski dedicated her life to helping others. Spending two terms on the Veterans Affairs Committee, she instituted critical reforms to support our nations veterans. I am proud to join my colleagues in renaming the VA facility in Mishawaka in her honor so her legacy of helping others will continue to live on,” said Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D.
On Wednesday, August 3rd Rep. Jackie Walorski, her Communications Director Emma Thomson, and her District Director Zach Potts lost their lives in a tragic car accident while traveling in Indiana’s second district. Rep. Walorski is survived by her husband Dean Swihart.