House Democratic Leader GiaQuinta reflects on first half of 2022 Legislative Session
INDIANAPOLIS – House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today offered the following statement reflecting on the first half of the 2022 Legislative Session.
“About a month ago, House Democrats laid out a bold vision for the Hoosier State to make it work not just for the few, but for the many. Our legislative agenda was formulated around principled investments in our state's freedom, fairness and future that included student loan and medical debt relief; paid family and medical leave; affordable and accessible childcare and investments in our traditional public schools.
“The Republican supermajority had different plans.
“Plans that will stifle businesses' efforts to keep employees and customers safe from COVID-19. Plans that will unnecessarily pit teachers against parents and prevent a well-rounded education. Plans that will make firearms more accessible to criminals. Plans that will make the mastodon the official state fossil.
“There has been no real vision – just division. The legislation passed in the first half of session isn't working for Hoosier families but instead caves to the fringes of the political spectrum.
“Thankfully, we have over a month left in the legislative session. We need to use this time wisely if the General Assembly is going to deliver for Hoosier families in 2022.”