Merrillville, IN – Today, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan released the following statement after filing for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2024.
Today, I filed for re-election as the Democratic nominee for the First Congressional District of Indiana. I am seeking to retain the nomination in order to continue to build on our progress that has created record job growth, record low unemployment, forced big pharma to finally negotiate with seniors and lower prescription drug prices, honored on commitment to veterans who no longer have to prove their illness is service connected to receive world class health care, and to restore women’s reproductive freedoms.
I want to continue to enhance the economic impact we are witnessing today in Northwest Indiana from collaborative federal investments that benefit labor unions, small businesses on main street, and every community in our region.
Throughout my career as a public servant and elected official, including my experiences as a Township Trustee and first two terms as a U.S. Representative, I have strived to listen to the concerns of individuals and work in a bipartisan fashion to find common ground and solve problems to make a positive contribution to our communities.
I am currently honored to serve in the 118th Congress in the leadership positions of the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus and the Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Additionally, as a Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am able to advocate for the strength and rights of all members of organized labor and the abilities of our incredible teachers and institutions of higher education in Northwest Indiana.
Further, in our nation’s capital, I remain very involved with the appropriations process and am a vocal supporter of investments in transformational projects for the First Congressional District. Notably, I would highlight the announcements this past year for a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub centered at the BP facility in Whiting, and Community Funded Projects for our police departments and first responders, our seniors and the health of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and our transportation infrastructure, including the operations of the South Shore Rail Line and the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
There also remains a tremendous amount of work to do to restore the fundamental right of women to have the freedom to access safe reproductive health care. The past action by the Supreme Court has had a real impact on the lives of women in Northwest Indiana and our nation, and we must continue to work to address this matter so that women can make their own best decisions about their health and economic well-being, not politicians.
It is my honor and privilege to represent our region in our nation’s capital and to continue my experiences of bringing people together to solve problems and help individuals in their times of need. I look forward to a spirited debate and defense of my record of accomplishments to secure the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District of Indiana.