By LINDSAY JANCEK
Communications Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski
As the first week of the 114th Congress concluded, Rep. Jackie Walorski supported several initiatives aimed to help businesses hire more workers, create jobs for veterans and promote the expansion of American energy production.
“The American people sent a clear message in November; they want Congress to solve the problems they face. This week proved that we are working to help create an environment ripe with jobs and give businesses every opportunity to hire more workers,” Walorski said.
Measures passed in the House this week included:
On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, a bill that will make it easier for veterans to find good-paying, high-quality jobs by exempting those covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or TRICARE from Obamacare’s employer mandate. Walorski spoke on the floor in support of the measure.
On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour work week, and give employers the flexibility to reward hard-working employees with more hours and the ability to earn more income. Walorski spoke on the floor in support of the measure.
On Friday, the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone Pipeline Act, a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“We still have a lot of work to do but helping our veterans find good-paying jobs, ensuring our businesses don’t face costly and burdensome regulations from Obamacare and strengthening our nation’s energy is a great first step in the right direction.”
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.