Rep. Manning as Chairman of the Statehouse Key Committee; Senate Page Program Seeks Applicants | news

State Representatives Ethan Manning (R-Logansport) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) today received appointments as Chair of the House Standing Committees.

House Standing Committee appointments are made by the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives every two years following the November election and are for the duration of the members’ two-year terms. Manning will chair the House Public Policy Committee, which will consider and review assigned legislation during the 2023 legislature.

“As the new Public Policy Committee Chair, I am ready to get down to work and address some of the more complex issues facing our state,” Manning said. “I look forward to getting started and keeping Indiana on track.”

VanNatter was reappointed as chairman of the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions.

“Indiana’s population and economic opportunity are growing, but we must expand our pipeline of skilled workers to ensure we can meet the needs of today and the future,” said VanNatter. “As Chair, I look forward to supporting efforts to help hard-working Hoosiers, job creators and economic development.”

House lawmakers are scheduled to meet on Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. for the first day of the 2023 legislative session. Hoosiers can visit to find laws, view calendars, and follow committee meetings and meetings.

Senate side program open

The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2023 Senate Page Program, said Senator Stacey Donato (R-Logansport).

During the full-day program, students from grades six through twelve tour the Indiana Statehouse, listen to debates, and help staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students also have the opportunity to meet their state senator.

“I’m always pleased to welcome young Hoosiers back to the Statehouse at every session through the Senate Page Program,” said Donato. “I encourage students from Senate District 18 to apply for this program because very few Hoosiers have the opportunity to see the legislative process in action in person, especially as it is a first-hand experience that you don’t get in the classroom .”

The Senate Page Program begins in January and runs through early April. Positions are filled quickly. Pages are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the legislature. They start their day at 8:30 am and are discharged at 3:30 pm. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Service as a page counts as excused absence from school.

For more information or to apply, visit