[r20] Speaker Bosma Announces Committee Changes (12/10/2013)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Start Date: 12/10/2013 All Day
End Date: 12/10/2013

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced updates to the House Republican committee assignments after two new members joined the caucus and changes have been made to several key positions.

State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte), who was recently appointed to Chair the Public Policy Committee, will no longer serve as a member of Ways and Means, but will instead serve on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

“I am excited to benefit Hoosier families in these new capacities,” said Rep. Dermody. “It was a humbling experience to be a part of the Ways and Means Committee with Chairman Tim Brown, but I am eager to focus my time and energy on being the Chairman of Public Policy.”

Standing committees are an integral part of the legislative process.  Committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is heard on the House floor. 

“Since receiving my appointment as Public Policy Chair, I have enjoyed studying about difficult issues, like alcohol sales and gaming revenue, as well as learning from experts and gathering input from Hoosiers,” said Rep. Dermody. “For the next 30 days, I will continue to learn about these and many other issues in order to stay informed and make decisions that provide the largest benefit to Hoosier families.”

Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year.

To view a list of the committee changes please visit:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/pdfs/2013/COMMITTEE_ASSIGNMENTS_2014.pdf.

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