Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke on the House floor about Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long and recognized his 22 years of public service.
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Text of the speech follows:
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly will draw to a close, and with it, so will the career of the Hoosier state’s most distinguished legislator.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long recently announced that after 22 years of public service, he will retire later this year.
Under his transformational leadership, our state enacted sweeping education reforms, balanced the budget, delivered historic tax cuts, advanced the cause of life, and passed right-to-work legislation.
Senator Long played a pivotal role in our state’s progress over the last decade and a half, and his impact in Indiana will be felt by generations to come.
My wife Amanda and I both had the honor of serving with David in the State Senate, and we are proud to call him a mentor and friend.
During my time at the Statehouse, I learned so much from Senator Long, and in my work here in Congress, I am constantly reminded of lessons I learned from him when we served together.
Hoosiers deeply appreciate Senator Long’s incredible record of accomplishment during his time in office, and I wish him, his wife Melissa, and his family the very best in the years to come.