News release from the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus:
Banks praised for 100 percent voting attendance record
(STATEHOUSE – May 16, 2011) â€” Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today recognized State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) for his outstanding 2011 voting attendance record of 100 percent.
“Senator Banks realizes the importance of being the voice for those Hoosiers within Senate District 17,” Long said. “I congratulate him on achieving a perfect attendance record and thank him for the dedication he has shown to his constituents and this state.”
This session, 118 Senate bills moved to the governor’s desk.
“These pieces of legislation represent the people’s work, including a balanced budget, private-sector job initiatives, education improvements and a fair redistricting plan,” Long said. “I’m proud to say Senator Banks gave his best throughout the legislative process.”
This session, state records show 299 of 317 Third Reading roll call votes in the Senate were bipartisan in nature. Of these, 128 were unanimous.