State Representative Melanie Wright to serve on three interim study committees
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) today announced her appointment to three interim study committees. Wright has been assigned to the following: Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Child Services Oversight Committee; and the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission.
The Indiana General Assembly is a part-time legislature, so interim study committees meet in the summer and fall months to take a deeper dive into issues facing Hoosiers that were identified in the previous legislative sessions. Last month, the Legislative Council assigned study topics to each of the interim study committees.
“These three committees are the perfect fit for me as both a legislator and teacher, but also for the needs of the people in Indiana House District 35,” Wright said. “Interim study committees give legislators the unique opportunity to learn and connect with one another, but more importantly, our constituents. I'm looking forward to the exploration, debate and discussion that will hopefully lead to tangible legislative change in the 2021 session.”
During the legislative session, Wright is the ranking Democrat on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; and serves as a member on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee, and the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee.