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: 2018
Spouse: Joanne Royce   DOB: 8/13/1949
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense
Vice ChairCongressional Steel Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Slovak Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Croatian Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Nuclear Security Caucus
FC MemberHouse Reading Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional 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


Pete Visclosky proudly represents the First Congressional District of Indiana, which includes Lake County, Porter County, and portions of LaPorte County. Throughout his time in office, Pete has fought to strengthen our local steel industry and manufacturing base. He also has worked with federal, state and local interests to support transformative, intergenerational projects that will enhance the strong economic infrastructure of Northwest Indiana. Further, as a leader on national security issues, Pete understands our nation's responsibility to provide for our active military service members and veterans. As the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete has been leading efforts to ensure that our steelworkers are able to continue to make the best steel in the world. He knows that manufacturing and the steel industry are the foundation of the Northwest Indiana economy. Pete supports collective bargaining for our workers and fights against bad trade deals and countries who break our trade laws. Pete also is a leading advocate for major economic development projects in Northwest Indiana, including the recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore Rail Line, a regional bus service, the Gary/Chicago International Airport, and the Marquette Plan, his strategy to open up public access to our Lake Michigan shoreline.

In the 115th Congress, Pete serves as a member of the Appropriations Committee and is the Ranking Member on the Defense Subcommittee, where he works to keep our nation safe, protect America's brave men and women in uniform, and preserve our defense industrial base. He is also a member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, where he works to support investments in our national water-related infrastructure, including our ports, harbors, and waterways. Born in Gary, Indiana, Pete is 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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