Walorski announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican, talks with the Elkhart Truth editorial board Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition and invited high school students from throughout Indiana’s 2nd District to submit their original artwork by April 13.

“Every spring I look forward to seeing the wide variety of artwork from our incredibly talented young Hoosier artists,” Walorski said. “I encourage all interested high school students in the 2nd District to take this opportunity to showcase their hard work, passion and creativity.”

The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside winning artwork from other congressional districts nationwide.

Information about submitting artwork, including guidelines and key dates, can be found at walorski.house.gov/art.

Each spring, members of Congress sponsor a nationwide high school arts competition. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation, including in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District, according to Walorski.

Since the contest began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved.

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InterestedObservor

Average Joe......the left turned town hall meetings into shouting matches? Really? Remember 2009, when Tea Partiers showed up at town hall meetings on healthcare and totally disrupted them with their screaming, fist shaking, verbal threats, and even carrying rifles? Discord at politicians’ public meetings goes back decades...civil rights, Viet Nam war, etc. Ms Walorski’s commercials tout her “bravery” and “strong leadership”, so she should certainly be able to endure a 60 minute open meeting with the citizens she serves.

Average Joe

Actually it was leftist union thugs that shouted down and threatened the Tea Partiers. The rifles came after that as self defense.

Leeet

Actually it was leftist union thugs that shouted down and threatened the Tea Partiers. The rifles came after that as self defense..........................................................................................must be true, Fox(FAKE)News said so..................................................

Average Joe

Funny, I watched it reported on the MSM news at that time. It made me bring my carry weapon to Tea Party events around here.

bettermethanyou

Leeet, I can't speak to your quote but your disdain for Fox News is quite something, especially since they are the one major news organization that has never been charged for so-called fake news. Dan Rather destroyed CBS News singlehandedly, the NY Times fired 7 editors a few years back, ABC and NBC has also been involved in many issues regarding the honesty of their reports.

What would you think of Trump if he came out and said that wages aren't keeping up with inflation, but the Consumer Price Index shows that inflation is virtually non-existent? What would you say if Trump said that we must save the middle class all the while putting policies into effect designed to ruin them? What would you say about Trump if he would declare that we are economically robust while unemployment is 10%? Now replace the name "Trump" with "Obama".

InterestedObservor

Yeah right....more alternative facts. The TPrs showed up on day one with their silly 3-corner hats, their Don’t Tread on Me flags, shouldering their rifles, and shouting down speakers.

Average Joe

Now is the time to recruit a new conservative to replace her that will support the president not impede him.

Leeet

but wait, average, I thought she was supposed to REPRESENT us, her constituents, not be a party stooge.........it's in the Constitution, at least my copy.......

Average Joe

She's a stooge now. "Us" to her is the Chamber of Commerce and the GOP Establishment.

art

If you knew her you would know she only represents herself and no one else she will say anything to keep that job and at anyone's expense

Joe King

you assume he still will be in office? Or that after the trade tariffs the drumpf voters voted for will allow them to leave their new 2nd job to afford a cost of living....I love karma.....Drumpf was probably the best thing for the other side!

bettermethanyou

"She doesn't communicate with her constituents." "She doesn't hold debates."

What you are saying she doesn't do what YOU want her to do. I can't imagine any politician holding a debate in the current political climate. The event would be turned upside down if her political opponents were allowed in and she'd be castigated by her opponents if she screened her audience. Either way there is no possibility of civil discourse, it simply would not be tolerated. You guys who are screaming for debates aren't interested in honest debate, just rabble rousing. Some of us are on her email list, some of us pick up the phone, and some of us send her emails. I've had sit downs with her Congressional Staff as well as emails conversations with her. Your decision not to participate in this manner doesn't mean she isn't willing to discuss issues, it just means you aren't.

correction

If she doesn't have the confidence and intellect to have a debate or town hall meeting that's just dandy, keep on hiding. Just remember she sold you to the telecom lobby for $23,200 :)

bettermethanyou

I'm not sure what you are referring to exactly unless it's that you are opposed to broadband internet being extended to rural America, something I wholeheartedly support.

correction

No I'm talking about "S J Res 34" Which allows the FCC to collect and sell personal data. I do not wholeheartedly support my personal information being sold off But we now know you do same goes to Biker

bettermethanyou

I'll bet you didn't know that prior to 2017 that was perfectly legal. All this res does is restore the rules in effect prior to Obama's EO in December of 2016. Some claim that be restricting one industry when no others are, one could make claims of discrimination anyway. Just another power grab by Obama power play tactics,

bettermethanyou

Correction, Actually SJ 34 reinstates regulations allowing a certain sector of the Communications industry to sell their customer's info to other companies, and returned the regulation of that sector back to the FCC instead of an Obama-created organization which was created for doing exactly what the FCC was already doing. I say reinstates because those rules were changed under an Obama issued EO shortly before leaving office, and that was done because he knew Trump would over turn it and folks like you would raise ten kinds of heck. One more thing, the selling of personal information did NOT begin with the inception of the internet, it only made it easier.

Joe King

Town hall meetings and debates with political opponents area chance for us...the voters... to see how and what she believes in...a chance to compare different answers from different people....And to see how she acts and handles under pressure...if she is afraid or unwilling to debate here, will she be unwilling to debate for us in DC? She represents all the people, not just some or some of the corporations and NRA that bought her......I want someone that will vote principle over party!

Average Joe

Rex, Town. Halls used to be informative gatherings. During the. Last election cycle the left has changed them from a forum for information to shout down matches to riddicule the representative. No one would want to or should have to put up with that kind of abuse.

bettermethanyou

I understand that is the INTENT of a debate, but that isn't what it will be, as these forums clearly show.

Leeet

Average, are you sure it was the LAST election cycle when the 'shouting matches' started?

RickVerde

Intelligent debates are not possible in today’s political climate.

common sense

I think Jackie had good intentions when she first went to Washington but she has now become part of the swamp. Going along with massive spending Bill's is not true to your Conservative roots, it is going along with the party leadership so that you have their support in re-election campaigns and committee assignments. The swamp members are more concerned with re-election than doing g what is right for their constituents. Not wanting to debate or take part in town halls is probably smart politics for her but it is not good for our democracy. This is why we need term limits.

biker1

Jackie was a good state rep and has been an equally good congress person. You Walorski-haters are just clones of the Trump haters. Jackie was elected by a conservative majority and has been doing what she said would do (kind of like Trump). If the democrat die hards in St. Joe County don't like her then they can go out and vote against her. But don't say she doesn't represent her constituents.

RickVerde

Exactly ! These haters just haven’t figured out why Trump won.

Average Joe

I'm not a Trump hater by any means. I'm saying that she pulled the chair out from under trump with that last omnibus vote. That made me see jackie for who she really represents.

correction

How can you say she represents her constituents when she has no contact with her voters. She obviously isn't capable of of a debate or town hall meeting so how else is she supposed to communicate with voters. "Here what im going to do you cant change my mind because I'm gunna go hide." I'm the furthest thing from "liberal" but Jackie has absolutely no coalition with her voters.

strtdude

Jackie is incapable of debate ? Please, if she could speak the truth she would be excellent in a debate. Don't confuse the ability to debate with the ability to defend a pack of lies and political nonsense.

biker1

What do you want her to do? Walk around the streets going from house to house to nurse maid the losers? She gives out press releases and if people don't like what she is saying or doing then vote her out in two years. Very simple.

Joe King

Jackie who? Refuses to hold a town hall or even participate on debates.....not good for Indiana and needs to go

Average Joe

I agree with you for once, Rex, she's settled in with the Repub establishment and represents them now, not those who elected her.

Deuce Luminox

Why should she debate anyone? Why should she hold a town hall? Everyone knows these just turn into a circus that can only benefit the challenger.

correction

Shes a pawn with a haircut from her generation of thinking. She lied about having a degree in Public Admin and has many issues of Illegal campaign donations.

Deuce Luminox

She attended Liberty Baptist College from 1981–83, and graduated from Taylor University, receiving her B.A. in Communications and Public Administration in 1985. What part of that is a lie?

correction

Public Administration isn't even a major offered at that university nor has ever been. I even called the Registrar who confirmed I stand correct. But silly me she's a state rep she could never lie or even fabricate the truth.

bettermethanyou

Correction, At the time Jackie attended Taylor, they had a Communications Major, and within that major (or degree if you wish) they offered multiple specializations one of them being Public Administration. Others included mass communications, Journalism, Radio and the like. Thus her degree would have been in Communications. but her transcript would have included a specialization in Public Administration. Nice try though. Better get a clue before calling someone a liar.

correction

Why doesn't he do something more productive for the citizens of Indiana...

fire111

Did I miss something? Who is he?

Average Joe

Because she's a pawn of the Chamber of commerce. She sold us out on the Omnibus Budget bill.

sidearm

Yes she did. Very disappointing. I tried to express my disdain for her vote on the bill and instead got sent to a page to send her money. I have contributed to her in the past but that is over. She needs to go away.

bettermethanyou

How did she sell us out, exactly, Average?

Average Joe

I'm in the same boat as sidearm, supported her immensely before, but it's over.
How? She sided with Ryan and voted for the bill that emasculated everything that Trump was trying to accomplish. She's dead to me.

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