US Representative Jackie Walorski died in a car crash on Wednesday in her northern Indiana district. She was 58. She was in the car with Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts, her Congressional aides, who also died in the incident.
Jackie Walorski was a member of the Republican party and contested elections from a heavily conservative district in Indiana. She also won the primary elections earlier this year.
Walorski rarely broke party lines and usually voted along with other conservatives in the US House of Representatives. Here are some key laws and motions that Walorski has voted against:
-American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (later passed 220- 210)
-For the People Act 2021 (later passed 220- 210)
-Equality Act (later passed 224-206)
-American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (later passed 228-197)
-Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (later passed 228-206)
-SAFE Banking Act of 2021 (later passed 321-101)
-Build Back Better Act (later passed 220-213)
-Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (later passed 218-211)
-Resolution for setting Congressional budget for the fiscal year 2022 (later passed 220-212)
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski also frequently spoke out on matters relating to abortion, gun laws, American border policies and inflation. She was known to counter Democrats in the House of Representatives on such matters.
US President Joe Biden, a Democrat, released a statement recalling the achievements of Walorski on Wednesday. He acknowledged that the two “represented different parties and disagreed on many issues.”
Walorski, who served on the House Ways and Means Committee, was first elected to represent Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. She previously served six years in the state’s Legislature. She worked as a television news reporter in South Bend before entering the American political sphere.