About the Maryland House Republican Caucus
Ably led by House Minority Leader Nicholaus Kipke and House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga, the House Republican Caucus is committed to enacting real change in the state of Maryland through lower taxes, smaller government, and the protection of family values.
2015 Session Mission Statement
In November of 2014, the citizens of Maryland made a choice to change the direction Maryland was headed. In the 2015 legislative session, it is the goal of the House Republican Caucus to help usher in that change.
Maryland is a great state, but we have some significant problems to solve – the most immediate being the tremendous budget shortfall. These problems are not “Republican” or “Democrat” problems – they impact all of Maryland, and we need to work together to solve them.
Maryland’s government is spending too much money – taking too many dollars out of the pockets of taxpayers and expanding government in ways that are not sustainable. In the coming weeks, the Hogan Administration will be putting forth an agenda that will fix our State budget mess, and put Maryland on track to begin a roll back of the litany of taxes increased over the last eight years. This is the message voters sent to Annapolis and it is what our taxpayers deserve.
The House Republican Caucus is returning to Annapolis with a historic high of 50 members, all of whom are poised to help move the Hogan agenda through the General Assembly. Twenty-four of our members return to Annapolis with a breadth of experience fighting for smaller government and lower taxes. Our twenty-six freshmen members come to Annapolis with new ideas and energy and a commitment to get Maryland working again.
In the 2015 Legislative Session the opportunity is here to truly change Maryland for the better, and the members of the House Republican Caucus are ready to get to work.
About the Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days to act on more than 2300 bills including the State’s annual budget. The General Assembly has 47 Senators and 141 Delegates elected from 47 districts across the State of Maryland.
The 435th Maryland Legislative Session began on January 14, 2015.