11/21/12 Congresswoman-Elect Jackie Walorski (IN-02) Tuesday attended the 118th Session Organization Day in Indianapolis with members of the Indiana General Assembly for their first official day.  Joined by other members of the federal delegation, including fellow freshman colleagues Luke Messer and Susan Brooks, Walorski was proud to witness state lawmakers swear their oaths and roll out plans for the future.

“Indiana has proven that lawmakers can work together to turn a deficit into a surplus, cut spending, and create jobs,” said Walorski.  “I’m confident that under Governor Pence’s leadership our state will continue to be a model for the nation, and I look forward to bringing some Hoosier common sense to Washington.”

Walorski, a former State Representative, sat with members of the federal delegation as the Indiana General Assembly unveiled their tentative plans for the upcoming Congress, including further tax reform and bipartisan plans to improve economic development and create jobs.  Indiana currently enjoys a $2 billion budget reserve as a result of successful pro-growth policies and state spending cuts.

“I’m proud that Indiana’s leadership has set the tone for this session, highlighting the importance of bipartisanship and teamwork on both the state and federal level to continue serving Hoosier families,” said Walorski.

While today was the Indiana General Assembly’s first official day, legislative work will begin on January 7th.  During this 4-month session, lawmakers must settle on a state budget for 2014-15.