State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) (left, back row) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (left of center at podium) welcome Indiana University Southeast nursing students to the Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. The state lawmakers discussed the 2020 legislative session with the students and Indiana’s implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing nurses to cross state lines to provide important medical services. Clere authored legislation to make Indiana effectively join the NLC starting in July.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2020) – The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) that would help protect vulnerable Hoosiers from financial exploitation.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) (right) welcomes Craig Beckley (left) to the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Beckley is an elder at the Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, and was invited by Frye to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer before the opening of session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2020) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently selected to serve on a new task force to boost civic engagement in local communities.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Left to Right) State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recognize Carmel resident Bobby Cox upon his retirement as the commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at the Statehouse. During his tenure, Cox focused on sportsmanship and further developed tournaments for high school sports.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The House Judiciary Committee Monday approved a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) that would help protect young sex crime victims from experiencing additional trauma during the legal process.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a bill authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to break down career barriers for students from low-income families.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Alan Morrison’s (R-Brazil) legislation boosting voter turnout and saving money by enabling local leaders to move municipal elections to even-numbered years could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation restricting the use of firefighting foam containing dangerous chemicals could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – The House of Representatives advanced legislation Thursday sponsored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) that would remove barriers for those in need of insulin.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) honored the Noblesville High School girls soccer team Thursday at the Statehouse for securing their second state championship win in the program’s history.
In today’s political climate, many headlines focus on the inefficiencies of Washington, D.C. Often, too much arguing and lack of compromise leads to a political stalemate, and Americans are the ones losing. Here in Indiana, that is not the case. State lawmakers come to work with the same priority day after day: putting Hoosiers first and setting aside politics to create good policy.
A few weeks ago at rallies in our nation’s capital and around the country, people came together to stand for the unborn during March for Life. An important part of defending the right to life is to encourage communities to have resources in place to help expectant mothers who may be struggling and face difficult decisions. One way our state is protecting life is through the use of its Safe Haven Law and Safe Haven Baby Boxes.
It’s easy to take for granted the men and women who respond at a moment’s notice to emergencies in order to keep us safe. We are very fortunate in our community to have professional first responders who protect us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Let’s take a moment to support our first responders and thank them for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.
State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (center) meets with Indiana University School of Dentistry students Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pictured are (from left) Shayne Smith, Melorin Burstin, Lora Soliman, Heaton, Sydney Vanarsdel, Ellettsville dentist and IU School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. David Walden, and Jaclyn Schmitt.
Diabetes is a serious health issue that can affect all aspects of a person’s life. In Indiana, more than 738,000 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with this disease. For those with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is critical to staying healthy. This session, I sponsored legislation that would remove barriers for those in need of insulin.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2020) – State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) recently at the Statehouse recognized Danville’s Katie Pourcho, who was named Indiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
We got off to a running start this week as the second half of session really got going. Right now, I am sponsoring eight Senate bills, and keeping a close watch on my two bills over in the Senate. Six of the Senate bills I am sponsoring have already been heard in committee. Those will now move to the House and Senate floors for further consideration.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2020) – State Reps. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce for its 100-year anniversary at the Statehouse.
State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) Thursday at the Indiana Statehouse honored the 2019 state champion Salem High School marching band with a resolution.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2020) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation that would add a rare genetic disorder to the state’s newborn screening panel could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2020) – State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored the Concordia Lutheran High School boys cross country team at the Statehouse.
Members of the House of Representatives honored State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) today for his years of public service.
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