Note to the Press – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) provided the following statement today in response to House lawmakers successfully reaching the session halfway point, and passing the remaining Indiana House Republican priority bills to the Senate:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2021) – "During the fast pace of the first half, we worked extremely hard to complete the people's business while safely managing through the pandemic. House Republicans successfully passed all of our top legislative priorities, and we look forward to seeing those bills clear the Senate in the second half.
"Despite the unprecedented economic challenges of the last year, Indiana not only weathered the storm but we're also making strategic investments to help Hoosiers and our economy bounce back stronger than ever before. Whether it's including an additional $438 million in new money for K-12 public education or $250 million in broadband expansion grants, we're focused on helping Hoosier students, families and workers. Our budget also provides pandemic relief through new or expanded grant programs that focus on improving public health, helping students recover from learning loss due to the pandemic, and supporting businesses that are struggling to keep their doors open.
"As we move ahead, I look forward to working with our Senate colleagues and Governor Holcomb to take our priorities across the finish line."
*Click here for a halftime report on the full list of Indiana House Republican legislative priorities.
House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) represents House District 37, which includes a portion of Hamilton County.