STATEHOUSE - All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Kathleen Heuer(R-Columbia City) and 18 other newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.
"It's such an honor to represent House District 83, and I am very thankful I get the opportunity," said Rep. Heuer. "I am eager to get down to business. We have a responsibility to the citizens of this great state to find means to bring in jobs and help with economic development. Without jobs, Indiana cannot continue to flourish ahead of its competition. We have been given this responsibility, and it's something I don't take lightly."
The newly elected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma stated, "we must think anew and act anew - I pledge to you that I will do my duty, and ask you to do the same."
In September, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative plan, which can be found at www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans. The plan discusses how House Republicans plan to address jobs, education and spending.
Before gaining the 60-member majority in the 100 member chamber, Leader Bosma noted that he wanted to 'reach across the aisle' and 'bring civility back to the house chamber'.
During today's ceremony, Speaker Bosma reinforced the legislative plan, and the importance of working together for the future of Hoosiers and the State of Indiana.