[r53] Rep. Cherry appointed Vice Chairman of Ways and Means

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election.

State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed Vice Chairman of Ways and Means. He first served in this role during the 2014 legislative session. Rep. Cherry will also serve on the Local Government Committee and Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.

“I am honored to be re-appointed as the Vice Chairman of Ways and Means,” said Rep. Cherry. “Since the budget is up for review this session, I intend to work with every member of this committee to help craft an honestly balanced budget with no tax increases. By managing our finances responsibly while making strategic investments, we are cultivating an economy that will thrive for years to come.”

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.

“Enacting an honestly balanced budget is the most important task before the General Assembly in 2015,” said Rep. Cherry. “We will also continue our work to eliminate wasteful government spending, ensuring we live within our means, to keep Indiana the fiscal envy of the nation.”

The House Ways and Means Committee is charged with overseeing fiscal issues and spearheading the budget for the state of Indiana. From 2011-2013, Rep. Cherry served as Budget Subcommittee Chairman of Ways and Means.

To view the full list of committee assignments please visit: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/newsroom/2015/2015committeeassignments.pdf

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents portions of Hancock and Madison counties. He serves as Vice Chairman of Ways and Means. He also serves on the Local Government Committee and Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.