Congress holds signing ceremony for Bill to rename St. Joseph VA Clinic in honor of Congresswoman Walorski

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a signing ceremony for the Indiana delegation’s bill, H.R.8656, to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.” The legislation passed the House unanimously on August 12, 2022, passed the Senate unanimously on September 8, 2022, and is now headed to the president’s desk.

Jackie Walorski

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski served on the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs for two terms, where she worked tirelessly to provide Hoosier veterans with quality care and advocated for the construction of a VA Clinic in Mishawaka.

Said Rep. Banks, said “Today was an extremely emotional day in Congress for those who were lucky enough to know Congresswoman Walorski. It provided me with some closure and I hope the friends and colleagues we shared feel the same way. I’d like to thank Speaker Pelosi for honoring Rep. Walorski’s memory by hosting today’s ceremonial bill signing and bringing H.R.8656 to the House floor for speedy passage. I’d like to thank the rest of the Indiana delegation for coming together during a difficult time for us all and especially for the support they’ve offered the Walorski family.”  

On Wednesday, August 3rd Rep. 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. Rep. Walorski is survived by her husband Dean Swihart.