[r44] Speaker Bosma Announces Committee Changes (12/11/2013)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Start Date: 12/11/2013 All Day
End Date: 12/11/2013

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced updates to the House Republican committee assignments after two new members joined the caucus and changes have been made to several key positions. State Representative Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) will now serve as a Chairman of the Ways and Means Health and Medicaid Subcommittee during the 2014 legislative session.

“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Health and Medicaid Subcommittee, and as a home health care business owner, I understand that there are many changes currently taking place that financially impact businesses and Hoosier families,” said Rep. Baird.

Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year.
Standing committees are an integral part of the legislative process.  Committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is heard on the House floor. 

In addition to his new appointment, Rep. Baird will continue to serve as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and the Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation.

“In this new capacity, I look forward to combining what I know with input gathered from experts, colleagues and constituents to make informed decisions, within the confines of fiscal responsibly, that benefit Hoosier families,” said Rep. Baird.

To view a list of the committee changes please visit:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/pdfs/2013/COMMITTEE_ASSIGNMENTS_2014.pdf.

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