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 Rep. Tim Harman (R-Bremen) was sworn in as a new member of the freshman class representing House District 17, which includes all of Marshall County and majority of Fulton County.
“I am honored to be representing the people of Marshall and Fulton Counties,” said Rep. Harman, “and I am excited to get to work on the issues facing Hoosiers. Jobs are the top priority as we will continue to work towards creating an environment conducive to job creation.”
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.
“Recently, Indiana has been highly ranked as the state to do business, in not only the Midwest, but the entire country,” said Rep. Harman. “I want to expand on our state’s accolades so Hoosiers can get back to work and provide for their families.”