Gutwein to chair House Government Reduction Committee

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, December 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) — State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) was recently selected to serve as chair of the Select Committee on Government Reduction.

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

“Committees play an integral role in the legislative process, allowing lawmakers to gather input from the public and industry experts in an open forum,” Gutwein said. “As the new chair of the Select Committee on Government Reduction, I am looking forward to advancing policies that eliminate bureaucratic red tape to help Indiana operate in more efficient and effective manner.”

Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. On Jan. 4, House lawmakers will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the House Chamber for the first day of the 2017 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.


A high-resolution photo of Gutwein can be downloaded by clicking here.