[r24] Rep. McClain: Eager to Serve (1/4/2011)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Start Date: 1/4/2011 All Day
End Date: 1/4/2011
STATEHOUSE - All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) and 18 other newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

"It's always an honor to come back and represent our community, and I am very thankful I get the opportunity," said Rep. McClain. "I am eager to get down to business. We have a responsibility to the citizens of this great state to create a balanced budget, while also find means to bring in jobs. We have been given this responsibility as we were sworn in today and it's something I don't take lightly."

Newly-elected Speaker of the House Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) took today's ceremony to emphasize to all members how the legislature must go beyond doing its duty and instead, become dedicated public servants to the State of Indiana.

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.