Organization Day: Republicans focus on jobs and education
STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
“Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state,” said newly reelected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
State Representative Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) was reelected to represent House District 84, including the city of Fort Wayne, and most of St. Joe Townwhip.
“I am honored to continue to serve as a representative for our community,” said Rep. Morris. “I’m focused on building upon our state’s economic environment which has shown to be one of the most conducive to job growth in the country. Growing the private sector, not the size and scope of the government, to get Hoosiers back to work is my top priority.”
In October, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative agenda, making it clear that their focus will be on financial integrity, jobs and education. That focus was echoed today as the 69 House Republicans prepared for the upcoming session with a resolve to accomplish those priorities and continue to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said Rep. Morris. “We need to foster an environment that allows small businesses to grow and prosper providing Hoosiers with the opportunities to realize their American Dream.”
Rep. Morris (R-Fort Wayne) represents portions of Allen County