Upton Issues Statement on Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski
Washington, August 3, 2022 | Jamal Ware (202 - 225 - 3761)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after the passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN):
“I am indeed heartbroken to hear the news of my colleague, and next-door neighbor, Jackie Walorski. Of course, we were close and usually traveled on the same plane back and forth from South Bend to DC and back home usually sitting next to each other. She was such a respected member I helped get on the powerful House and Ways and Means Committee and was the top Republican on the important Ethics Committee as well. She had no enemies and worked so hard on veteran issues as well. Her Hoosier heart was never in doubt, and she led a life of service as wife, missionary, and leader in the Congress working on bipartisan issues. She was a gracious and thoughtful lady. Yes, I have heard from so many colleagues shocked at the tragedy within an hour of the news. News made particularly more tragic with the loss of two of her loyal staff.