[r45] Rep. Borders represents District 45 with a perfect voting record (8/24/2011)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Start Date: 8/24/2011 All Day
End Date: 8/24/2011
STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) completed the 2011 session with a 100 percent voting attendance record, something only a few legislators attained. Out of 647 votes recorded this past legislative session, Rep. Borders was present and voted for each one.

"The people I represent in Southwest Indiana know how hard they have to work to put food on the table. I have an obligation to them to make sure I do my absolute best in the job they've entrusted me with," said Rep. Borders. "It's my job to be present and make sure they're getting their voice heard at the Statehouse."

Rep. Borders has been as member of the Indiana House of Representatives since 2004. Since that time, he has had a near perfect voting record every year. His voting percentage has been over 99% for each session, proving his dedication to being present for each and every vote.

Committee hearings, constituent and legislative meetings are sometimes scheduled during the time the House chamber is scheduled to be in session-making it difficult for members to be present. In addition, members will often step off the House floor to have the opportunity to meet with constituents or community leaders to further discuss important issues facing their local area.

"I take my responsibilities as a state legislator very seriously and I report to work just like everyone else has to do," said Rep. Borders. "I was elected to serve our community and I will continue to show up in Indianapolis to get the job done to the best of my ability."

When voting on the House floor, members will vote to adopt committee reports, amendments and other various motions.

Legislation addressed this past session included economic development, education reform, illegal immigration and the state budget.