Happy Birthday Indiana! 202 years ago, Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state on December 11, 1816. Our state motto, Crossroads of America, accurately reflects the growth and innovation across a variety of industries I see as I meet with Hoosiers everyday. Today on Indiana's birthday, I wanted to share with you just a few of my favorite photos from across Indiana's Ninth District this year. From Bedford to Charlestown, we have so much to celebrate as a state:
Limestone. One of Indiana's best traditions: limestone. 3D Stone (pictured above) and a variety of stone and stone tool companies provide prosperity and jobs in our southern Indiana communities.
Hoosier Farms. Agriculture is an important part of our state's history - and our future. Across the district, I've hosted agriculture townhalls to hear from farmers and take their thoughts and concerns to Congress.
Clark State Forest. One of the best views in southern Indiana - Clark State Forest.
Jobs for America's Graduates. At Scottsburg High School (pictured) and across the state, the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program is providing the encouragement and direction that students need to work toward the bright future that they are all capable of achieving.
Students in STEM. At Stinesville Elementary School in Monroe County, the students in the Robotics Club built and programmed robots and were headed to a world competition for their programming.
Hoosier Manufacturing. Across Indiana, manufacturers keep our economy rolling, making everything from the car you drive to your family's dinner table. Every day, I'm honored to fight for these hardworking men and women and create an economy that allows our local manufacturing industry to thrive for generations to come.
Be of good cheer,