An e-mail from the Indiana State Majority Caucus, sent March 30, 2010:

Wyss recognized for 99.7 percent voting record

State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) was recognized today by Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) for achieving an outstanding voting attendance record of 99.7 percent during the 2010 regular legislative session.

“Legislators are elected to be the voice of their constituents at the Statehouse,” Long said. “This is often much easier said than done. Because important committee meetings or other critical matters may occur simultaneously while the Senate is in session, there will always be a few occasions when a senator cannot be on the floor when a vote is taken. Senator Wyss’ commitment to the citizens he represents is clearly shown by his excellent voting attendance record.”

In addition to votes on bills, there are also votes on amendments, committee reports and procedural motions.

Long commended Wyss and other senators for working with fellow lawmakers of both political parties.

“Hoosiers should know we made it a priority to work together this session,” Long said. “Every bill that became law received bipartisan support in the Senate and 74 percent passed unanimously.”

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