The Republican Governors Association has named Indiana's Mitch Daniels the policy chairman of its public policy committee.
Daniels' policies have frequently been emulated by other Republican governors including Wisconsin' Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich. He says that with 29 Republican governors across the nation now, the group decided to have a "more prominent voice on national issues."
Daniels also says the policy committee will begin a program of what he calls "innovation matchmaking" to allow Republican governors to learn from each other.
Daniels is attending the association's meeting in Orlando.