Victoria Spartz
Victoria Spartz
On April 28, President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time. It was an honor to attend his address with my colleagues Rep. Maria Salazar and Rep. Beth Van Duyne among 40 invited members of the House of Representatives.
President Biden pledged to bring unity and collaboration to Washington D.C., but unfortunately, I have not seen the President work in a bipartisan manner or highlight that in his speech. It is troubling that his vision is to further centralize and expand federal powers.
Watch my response to his address on Fox 59.
I am hopeful that bipartisan solutions will happen. I've worked on a number of bipartisan bills this year and will continue to reach across the aisle to get things done.
As a member of the Immigration Subcommittee, I also continue to fight for border security and improved immigration policies.
Watch my recent remarks from the House leadership press conference.
My colleagues and I continue to urge President Biden and Vice President Harris to visit the border themselves to see the crisis that we have seen and develop policy solutions to streamline legal immigration and legal infrastructure.
Legislative Update
Holding Federal Agencies Accountable
Last week, I introduced the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to end the practice of “sue-and-settle” friendly lawsuits, which is a tactic used by some activist federal agencies that undermines the Administrative Procedures Act, circumvents proper due process, forgoes public input and transparency, and costs taxpayers billions. I also sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prohibit this harmful and costly practice, while the legislation moves through the legislative process.
Protecting our Seniors
This week, I introduced the Elder Abuse Protection Act with Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) to shield American seniors from criminals and fraudsters. This bipartisan legislation focuses on criminal enforcement and public engagement efforts to combat abuse, neglect, and financial fraud scams that target our nation's seniors.
I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to highlight issues like these and bring real solutions for Hoosiers in the 5th District.
District Updates
Upcoming Listening Sessions in Noblesville, Fishers, & Carmel
My next listening sessions will be on May 8th in Noblesville, Fishers, and Carmel! This will be a town hall-style forum on the current happenings in Washington, D.C. followed by a Q&A session from attendees.
- Noblesville Judicial Center Courtroom
1 Hamilton County Square
Noblesville, IN 46060
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Fishers City Hall
1 Municipal Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Carmel Fire Department Training Center
4915 East 106th Street
Carmel, IN 46033
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Listening to Leaders in Lawrence
I recently met with business leaders in Lawrence, as well as Mayor Steve Collier, Chief of Police Hofmann, and other members of the Lawrence Police Department.
Our discussions included important issues, such as immigration, cybersecurity, and workforce development. I look forward to being a partner in advancing issues important to Lawrence and the surrounding areas.
Farmers Markets Begin Soon!
It's springtime in Indiana! Our local farmers markets are about to kick-off their season. Farmers markets make it easy to support local farmers while feeding our families healthy, locally-grown produce. Here are just a few of the larger markets starting today and later this month:
Noblesville Farmers Market - Begins May 1
Fishers Farmers Market - Begins May 1
Carmel Farmers Market - Begins May 1
Zionsville Farmers Market - Begins May 22
How to Order a Flag
Would you like to order a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol? Just fill out the flag order form on spartz.house.gov.
Federal Assistance
If you are having an issue with a federal agency or program, please contact my office, and my team will assist you in getting your matter resolved.

Victoria Spartz is a representative for Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District.