Gutwein reappointed chair of House Government Reduction Committee

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, December 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) – State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction.

“As chair of the Government Reduction Committee, I am committed to finding ways to make government more effective and efficient, and save taxpayer dollars,” Gutwein said. “The committee will rely heavily on testimony from members of the public as well as stakeholders. I strongly encourage members of our community to stay engaged by attending committee meetings or watching them online.”

Gutwein led a multi-year effort to eliminate red tape and duplicative reporting in state government, ultimately repealing 88 sections of Indiana code and 73 reports or reporting requirements that were either outdated or redundant. In 2017, Indiana was ranked the No. 1 state government in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Gutwein was also named to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, the House Environmental Affairs Committee, and the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.

Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. On Jan. 3, House lawmakers will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the House Chamber for the first day of the 2019 legislative session.

Standing committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.

Click here to download the complete list of committee appointments.


State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which
includes all of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
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