Pete (Pete) J. Visclosky (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.2461
FAX: 202.225.2493
District: 219.795.1844
District FAX: 219.795.1850
Room 2328 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1401

Residence: Gary, IN
Elected: 1984    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Joanne Royce   DOB: 8/13/1949
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Defense
Co-ChairCongressional Slovak Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Croatian Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Nuclear Security Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberHouse Reading Caucus
FC MemberGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Benton / Jasper / Lake / Newton / Porter


Congressman Pete Visclosky proudly serves as Indiana's First Congressional District Representative in our nation's capital. Pete has always fought for Northwest Indiana's domestic steel industry, recognizing its importance to each of our communities and to our overall economy. To build on our domestic manufacturing base, Congressman Visclosky has been an unwavering advocate for investing in Northwest Indiana's infrastructure and opening up access to our lakeshore. Pete has tirelessly supported the Gary/Chicago Airport and the recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore Rail Line. He has also been instrumental in seeing successful improvements to our water-related infrastructure and our Lake Michigan shoreline through the Marquette Plan. Pete is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Ranking Member on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, where he works to defend our national security, build upon our defense industrial base, and support America's men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. He is also a member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, where he works to support investments in our national infrastructure, including our ports, harbors, and waterways. Born in Gary, Indiana, Pete Visclosky has been a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana. Pete graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest, a Juris Doctoris from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Pete is married to Joanne Royce, and has two sons, John and Tim.

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