[r45] House Democrats silence Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start Date: 1/4/2012 All Day
End Date: 1/4/2012

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and his House Republican colleagues came ready to get back to work today, however the majority of the House Democrats did not show up to do the work of the people. The majority of Democrats failed to attend the start of the 2012 legislative session, which prevented all legislators from moving forward.

“We were sent here to put our shoulders to the plow and get to work for our fellow Hoosiers,” said Rep. Borders. “We dealt with this ‘now you see me now you don’t’ nonsense for five weeks last year, and I sure hope it doesn’t become a habit again this year.”

“I hope that as the days unfold we can get back to work for the people of our state and start debating legislation on the House floor.”

In the Indiana House of Representatives, in order for a bill list to be handed down, a quorum of 67 members must be present. Right now all legislation has been stopped by the “no show” that occurred today.