Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces “How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?” Event with The Concord Coalition

Feb 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of a “How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?” event with The Concord Coalition.


What:             Congressman Visclosky “How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?” Event with the Concord Coalition


When:             Wednesday - February 22, 2017

                        6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Where:           Valparaiso University – Harre Union

                        1509 Chapel Drive

                        Valparaiso, IN 46383


Who:               Any Northwest Indiana resident interested in participating in an exercise on how to balance the federal budget! There is no cost to participating in the budget exercise, but space is limited. 


Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “There are tremendous challenges and difficult decisions that must be made in order to balance the federal budget.  I hope that individuals will be able to take advantage of this unique exercise to weigh the pros and cons of budget decisions and consider how they impact current residents and future generations.” 

“Every opportunity for Americans to participate in an event that sparks ideas and conversations about the federal budget will surely make for more informed citizens in Northwest Indiana,” stated Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., President of Valparaiso University. 

Phil LaRue, Senior Strategic Advisor at The Concord Coalition, stated, “This interactive exercise gives participants a sense of the hard choices and tradeoffs needed to build a budget that makes investments in the future.  The Concord Coalition is pleased to join Congressman Visclosky for this event, as he has always been a champion of generationally-responsible budgets.”

The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits and how to build a sound economy for future generations. 

To RSVP for this event, please contact Congressman Visclosky through his Merrillville office at 219-795-1844 or online at