STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
“Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state," said newly reelected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) was reelected to represent House District 76, which now includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.
“I’m honored to be your representative, and I’m humbled at the experience to once again serve as your voice at the Statehouse,” said Rep. McNamara. “This session, my focus is on crafting a balanced budget, creating more employment opportunities for Hoosiers and ensuring every student has the opportunity for a first class education. Quality jobs and education are the cornerstones of owning your American Dream.”
In October, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative agenda, making it clear that their focus will be on financial integrity, jobs and education. That focus was echoed today as the 69 House Republicans prepared for the upcoming session with a resolve to accomplish those priorities and continue to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.
“It’s crucial that we continue pursuing pro-business policies so more companies are enticed to call Indiana their home,” said Rep. McNamara. “Southern Indiana has access to tremendous resources that should be levied for continued economic development.”