Issues

2016 House Republican Legislative Agenda 

Supporting a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan to fund Indiana’s roads and bridges is a top priority. House and Senate leadership worked closely with the governor’s office and superintendent of public instruction to identify solutions to address several issues with last year’s ISTEP. Republican lawmakers are also working on creating a framework for implementing a more streamlined test in the future. The Speaker plans to introduce legislation to attract the best and brightest students to the field of teaching. House Republicans will support efforts to toughen penalties for drug traffickers, restrict access to meth-making materials while also focusing on substance abuse and treatment options.