Indiana Delegation Introduces Bill to Rename VA Clinic in Honor Of Jackie Walorski
By: Sheila McCrea -
Monday, August 8, 2022
WASHINGTON – A Congressional delegation from Indiana has introduced a bipartisan resolution to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.”
Congresswomen Jackie Walorski served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for two terms. She helped pass reforms to improve the quality and accessibility of services for the nation’s military veterans.
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.
In a news release, Indiana’s 3rd Congressman Jim Banks said, “I can think of a no more fitting tribute than to name a VA facility in Indiana’s 2nd district after my friend Rep. Jackie Walorski. Jackie fought tirelessly to serve veterans in her district and renaming this facility in her honor ensures Rep. Walorski’s legacy of public service will live on for a long time to come.”
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, her communications director Emma Thomson, and Walorski’s district director Zach Potts lost their lives in a tragic car accident while traveling in Indiana’s second district. The tragic accident happened on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022.
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