Congressman Pete Visclosky proudly serves as Indiana’s First Congressional District Representative in our nation’s capital. 

Pete has always fought for Northwest Indiana’s domestic steel industry, recognizing its importance to each of our communities and to our overall economy. 

To build on our domestic manufacturing base, Congressman Visclosky has been an unwavering advocate for investing in Northwest Indiana’s infrastructure and opening up access to our lakeshore.  Pete has tirelessly supported the Gary/Chicago Airport and the recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore Rail Line.  He has also been instrumental in seeing successful improvements to our water-related infrastructure and our Lake Michigan shoreline through the Marquette Plan. 

Pete is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Ranking Member on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, where he works to defend our national security, build upon our defense industrial base, and support America’s men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. He is also a member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, where he works to support investments in our national infrastructure, including our ports, harbors, and waterways. 

Born in Gary, Indiana, Pete Visclosky has been a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana.  Pete graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville.  He then earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest, a Juris Doctoris from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.  Pete is married to Joanne Royce, and has two sons, John and Tim.