Vanderburgh County lawmakers receive committee assignments

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Monday, December 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2020) – Vanderburgh County legislators were recently appointed to several House standing committees.

State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) was named vice chair of the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. He will also serve as a member of the House Local Government Committee and the House Public Policy Committee.

"This session, we will continue finding areas where we can cut red tape to improve services for Hoosiers at both the state and local level," Hostettler said. "While discussing legislation in these committees, reducing government overreach will be a priority for me and how I vote this session."

State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) was recently reappointed chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee. She was also reappointed to the House Judiciary Committee, and will serve on the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

"For a bill to become a law, it needs to be fully vetted in committee," McNamara said. "During committee hearings, legislators discuss proposals, hear from experts and the public. I expect there will be several pieces of legislation considered by the House Courts and Criminal Code committee addressing mental health concerns for inmates, upholding law and order in communities and equipping law enforcement officers with necessary tools to do their jobs effectively."

State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was appointed to serve as chairwoman of the Ways and Means Budget Subcommittee, and as vice chairwoman of the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee. She was also assigned to the House Elections and Apportionment Committee.

"Every two years, Indiana adopts a budget that funds schools, state agencies and many more critical services," Sullivan said. "Drafting a balanced budget is extremely important and a top priority. Due to the pandemic, it will likely be a tight and challenging budget year. But I will do all I can to ensure Hoosiers are put first and our state continues to live within its means."

House standing committees will meet throughout the legislative session, kicking off Jan. 4, to consider legislation impacting Hoosiers.

Access committee hearings, calendars and agendas online at Visit or click here for the full list of House standing committee appointments.


State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76, 
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) represents House District 78,
which includes portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
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