Pack announces 2021 legislative priorities
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Renee Pack (D-Indianapolis) today announced her 2021 legislative agenda. Pack plans to focus on veterans' affairs, human services, education and economic development in her first term.
“In these unprecedented times, Hoosiers are facing unprecedented challenges,” Pack said. “It is my goal, as the newly elected representative to Indiana House District 92, to reach out to communities and help them recover from these challenges perpetuated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Pack is the ranking Democratic member on the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee.
“My role on the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee is a perfect fit for me,” Pack said. “As a veteran, I have the skills and experience needed to build safer communities and uplift some of our most vulnerable Hoosiers, all across the state of Indiana.
“Serving on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee allows me to extend COVID-19 relief to those that need it the most. I'm committed to helping small businesses not only recover from the pandemic, but come back even stronger.
“Our public schools have been some of the hardest hit places during the pandemic. I am fighting for full funding of K-12 public education and increased teacher pay. Teachers have and always will be essential, and increasing their pay is long overdue.
“Throughout my term, I will continue to focus on strengthening relationships within my own backyard. My bills providing essential healthcare to incarcerated women and ensuring running water in the homes of minors are just a few examples of how I will stand up for our most vulnerable community members.
“Throughout this session, I will ensure that we pass legislation based on the values of respect, fairness and justice for all.”
The 2021 Legislative Session began yesterday.