[R52] House Democrats silent Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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

STATEHOUSE – Rep. David Yarde (R-Garrett) 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 legislation from moving forward.

“It’s the first day back, and it’s already proving to be an interesting session,” said Rep. Yarde. “It feels good to be back in the Statehouse working to help get Hoosiers back to work, but unfortunately, our Democrat colleagues are keeping us from being able to complete that process of building a stronger Indiana.”

“I am passionate about improving the lives Indiana families in District 52,” said Rep. Yarde. “The hope for this session is to pass new laws that will not just get Hoosiers back to work, but also improve the lives of Indiana workers, families and veterans in various ways. The Democrats stalling will shorten our time to dialogue about these important issues.”

In the Indiana House of Representatives, in order for a bill list to be handed down, a quorum of 67 members must be present. The Democrats denied this quorum, which postponed several the key pieces of legislation addressing government reduction, right-to-work, military family relief, mass transit and a smoking ban.

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