The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic after former Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who passed away last month. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last month, now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
Once signed, the clinic will be renamed the Jackie Walorski VA Clinic. The bill received support from Indiana’s entire Congressional delegation.
During her tenure in Congress, Walorski served on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Young’s office says she helped secure the Mishawaka clinic, which opened in 2017.
“Jackie was a good friend and committed public servant, and we miss her deeply,” Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) said in written remarks. “During her service, Jackie never lost sight of protecting our Hoosier veterans. Renaming the Mishawaka VA Clinic in Jackie’s honor is just one way her legacy will live on for years to come.”
Walorski was killed on Aug. 3 along with two staffers after the vehicle in which they were riding crashed into another vehicle in Elkhart County. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.