69 House Republicans ready to work for Hoosiers (11/13/2012)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Start Date: 11/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 11/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM
69 House Republicans ready to work for Hoosiers

Election Day brought many changes to Indiana, and many Hoosiers found themselves in newly elected positions. The most notable additions are Indiana’s new governor, Mike Pence, and the House of Representatives welcoming 24 new members, including 19 Republicans. 

We are thrilled to have so many new colleagues joining us at the Statehouse, and the influx of new ideas will undoubtedly make this upcoming session an excellent one. The House Republican Caucus is now comprised of 69 members, resulting in a supermajority. Having a supermajority guarantees a quorum on the House floor, meaning the legislative process would not be halted in the case of a walkout by the Democrats.  

Every Representative was elected to make Indiana an even better state and that starts on day one for us. The day after the election, I met many of our new members, and they all expressed their strong desire to hit the ground running.

At the beginning of the new legislative term, the caucus chose to re-elect the leadership team of Representative Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) as Speaker; Representative Bill Friend (R-Macy) as Majority Floor Leader; and I am honored to say I was re-elected as Caucus Chair.

The duties of this role include the management of personnel, operation and organization of the House Majority Caucus.
The House Republicans announced our agenda prior to the election so that voters knew our legislative focus and priorities for the upcoming session. The voters responded with resounding support to our priorities of passing a balanced budget; expanding education opportunities to strengthen the Hoosier workforce; and continuing to look at creative and innovative ways to make our state as the most conducive place to start and grow a business. 

Our goals are before our constituents as we look for solutions to getting Hoosiers working again. We will be steadfast in our resolve to accomplish our priorities and give all Hoosier the tools to realize their American Dream. The top priorities for every one of our 69 Republican Representatives is to continue to bring high quality jobs to Indiana, fill those jobs with well-trained Hoosiers and make sure that every child has a chance to gain a first class education. 

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