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Reps. Bartels, Lucas join House lawmakers and Indiana Legion to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion, Department of Indiana joined forces at the Statehouse Monday to fill care packages for homeless Hoosier veterans.

Frye joins fellow House lawmakers, Indiana Legion to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion, Department of Indiana joined forces at the Statehouse Monday to fill care packages for homeless Hoosier veterans.

Zent honors Indiana Rangers with House resolution

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2020) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) Monday at the Statehouse presented a resolution honoring the Indiana Rangers for their service during the Vietnam War.

According to Zent, Company D of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana Army National Guard, also known as the Indiana Rangers, was deployed in Vietnam from December of 1968 to November 1969. During their service, the 151st Infantry Regiment received more decorations than any other army infantry company during any one-year period of the Vietnam War.

Barrett honors retiring Centerville superintendent

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) Monday at the Statehouse honored retiring Superintendent of Centerville-Abington Community Schools Philip Stevenson for nearly 50 years of service to the community.

Davisson fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) (left) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Bartels, Indiana Legion join forces to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion, Department of Indiana joined forces at the Statehouse Monday to fill care packages for homeless Hoosier veterans.

Frye fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Lyness fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Lucas fills care packages to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Cameron Michaels  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.

Vermilion: Addressing high medical bills, smoking rates

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Indiana is recognized as a top state in the country for our infrastructure, fiscal responsibility and strong economy. Unfortunately, we do not rank as well when it comes to health care costs, with Hoosiers spending more annually on medical expenses than the average American and smoking rates continuing to rise. This session, I join House lawmakers working to drive down healthcare costs by stopping surprise, out-of-network billing and reducing youth smoking.

House lawmakers, Indiana Legion join forces to help homeless Hoosier veterans

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Monday, February 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion, Department of Indiana joined forces at the Statehouse Monday to fill care packages for homeless Hoosier veterans.

Bacon: Other states attack Second Amendment

Friday, February 7, 2020

The ability of citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms is under attack in some states. In Indiana, our leaders are dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment, while also ensuring safety for Hoosiers.

Cook: Taking some stress off of military families

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 7, 2020

Packing boxes of personal belongings and loading them on a truck is just one of many tasks that come with moving into a new home. And if that new home is in another state, that adds another level of stress to any family. For those in the military, the moves happen frequently when orders are given to relocate to a new base and this has a big impact on their children. That is why I authored a bill to ensure students’ from military families can enroll in their new school quicker and pay in-state tuition for college.

Hamilton County lawmakers support the fight against cancer

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 7, 2020

Photo Caption: (Left to right) House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers), State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.

Kokomo legislators pair sneakers with suits to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 7, 2020

Photo Caption: (Left to right) State Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.

House approves Goodrich’s bill to increase public safety officer death benefits

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Friday, February 7, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill to increase the special death benefit for police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty.

Davisson: Addressing the rising prices of medication

Friday, February 7, 2020

More than 30% of Americans say their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs are rising, with many of them seeing prices actually increase by more than $100 in the past year. By improving transparency and oversight in the negotiations middlemen conduct between insurers, employers and pharmacies, Hoosiers could save money on medications. This could be achieved by requiring these negotiators, known as pharmacy benefit managers, to hold licenses in Indiana.  

Cook’s bill to protect Hoosier consumers moves forward

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, February 6, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently approved State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would hold deceitful businesses accountable for taking advantage of consumers by knowingly selling gift cards before shutting their doors.

Lehe: Supporting students, teachers and schools

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, February 6, 2020

The 2020 session crossed the halfway mark this week. Senate bills now make their way to the House for consideration, and House bills head to the Senate. House Republicans made significant progress on our top priorities, including passing legislation to hold teachers and schools harmless from ILEARN results, decouple teacher performance evaluations from

Vermilion: Tackling distracted driving

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 6, 2020

With nearly nine Americans killed and more than 1,000 injured each day as a result of distracted driving, steps must be taken to combat this problem. State law currently prohibits texting when driving. However, Hoosiers use their hand-held devices in various ways, making this law hard to enforce. This session, Indiana House lawmakers are working to combat distracted driving to save lives and prevent injuries.

Student pages visit Rep. Nisly at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, February 6, 2020

State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Milford) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse during the 2020 Legislative Session.

Stutzman: Bill honoring fallen service members

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, February 5, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2020) – The House of Representatives Monday supported legislation co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) recognizing fallen service members and their families.

Stutzman said the bill would require each state office building, state cemetery and Indiana’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs cemetery to fly the Honor and Remember Flag each year throughout the month of May.

Lucas: Supporting our educators, schools

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

We all place a high value on the hard work and dedication our educators put in every day as they shape Indiana’s next generation. As a member of the House Education Committee, I continue to hear the valuable input teachers provide to help shape key bills we are working on this session to meet their needs. 

Abbott’s bill honoring fallen service members and their families advances to the Senate

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2020) – The House of Representatives Monday supported State Rep. David Abbott’s (R-Rome City) bill recognizing fallen service members and their families.

Pressel’s bill strengthening rights of professional firefighters heads to Senate

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2020) — The House of Representatives Monday advanced State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) legislation outlining and strengthening the rights of professional firefighters. Pressel said while some professional fire departments across the state have already implemented policies outlining the rights of their employees,

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