The St. Joseph VA Clinic to be renamed to Jackie Walorski VA Clinic

NOW: The St. Joseph VA Clinic to be renamed to Jackie Walorski VA Clinic

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The U.S House of Representatives announced the renaming of St. Joseph VA Clinic to the Jackie Walorski VA Clinic in honor of the late congresswoman.

Walorski who tragically passed away on August 3 in a tragic car crash while traveling in Indiana's second district, will forever have her name cemented in Mishawaka's VA Clinic.

In a unanimous vote, lawmakers on Friday agreed to change the name of the clinic to Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.

“Today was a sad day in Congress without my friend Jackie Walorski. Her presence was sorely missed by all who knew her. Rep. Walorski was a fierce advocate for the veterans in her district and it is my hope naming the Mishawaka VA clinic in her honor will help preserve her legacy as one of our nation’s finest public servants," said Representative Jim Banks. "I want to thank Leader McCarthy for his help in securing the passage of this legislation and Speaker Pelosi for bringing this bill up for a vote.”

Walorski served on the Committee of Veterans' Affairs for two terms where she fought to improve our nation's military veterans' lives.

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