WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) will stress the need for a balanced budget to help create jobs and improve the lives of American families when she delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, April 13. Last month, during President Obama’s meeting on Capitol Hill with House Republicans, Walorski asked the president why the federal government doesn’t do what every family tries to do and balance its budget. She is a member of the House Budget Committee.
“A balanced budget means a healthier economy, more jobs, and a brighter future for our kids and grandkids,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said. “Jackie Walorski has brought common-sense Hoosier values to Congress and the House Budget Committee, and I look forward to hearing what she has to say in our weekly address.”
“In the Hoosier State, hardworking moms and dads understand that balancing a budget is a basic responsibility,” Congressman Walorski said. “As a member of the Indiana General Assembly we applied these commonsense principles, built on the foundation of a balanced budget that did not raise taxes. Our blueprint successfully turned a deficit into surplus and spurred job growth for Hoosier families, proving a budget that balances creates jobs, and it is time for Washington do to the same.”
Congresswoman Walorski was born in raised in South Bend, Indiana and graduated from Taylor University. Following graduation, she started her first job as a reporter for the local news station, WSBT-TV and later married her husband, Dean. The couple moved to Romania for four years to found their own agency and local foundation to help provide much-needed medical supplies to the country’s impoverished children. Returning home, she was elected to the Indiana General Assembly for three consecutive terms. During her tenure, the state successfully turned their deficit into a surplus and balanced the budget, spurring economic growth and job creation recognized nationwide. Elected to represent Indiana’s Second District in 2012, she currently serves on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.
The text and the audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be released Friday afternoon and embargoed until Saturday, April 13 at 6:00 a.m. EST, when it will be available to view and download.