Rep. Behning earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:38 pm

STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2017) — State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) earned a 98 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. 

Behning’s score is based on his performance during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including a measure on long-term road funding. Behning was recognized for his leadership as chair of the House Committee on Education and authoring legislation replacing ISTEP and expanding pre-K for children from low-income families.                                 

“We want employers and citizens to take note of this report because it makes it very clear which legislators were supportive of bettering Indiana’s economic climate and which were not,” said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate as of April stood at 3.6 percent, which is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent. U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the best-run state in America based on fiscal responsibility, streamlined operations, improved services and enhanced transparency.

“To keep Indiana moving in the right direction, we need to focus on investing in Hoosiers, especially at a young age,” Behning said. “As we work on issues facing the state, I will continue supporting policies that put kids first. Providing access to the best education opportunities possible and ensuring students can choose an academic path that best fits their interests and skill sets is vital to the economic future of our state.”  

Behning received a four-year aggregate score of 96 percent.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

A high-resolution photo of Behning can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”