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Congressman Carson Introduces Bill to Rename Indianapolis Post Office After Senator Richard Lugar

Jun 6, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman André Carson and Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young, along with Representatives Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jim Baird (IN-04), Susan Brooks (IN-05), Greg Pence (IN-06), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09), introduced legislation to rename the United States Post Office building at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis after Senator Richard G. Lugar.

“Senator Lugar’s distinguished career in public service and his statesmanship are an enduring source of pride and inspiration for Indianapolis – the city where he was born and raised, and served as Mayor. I’m proud to help preserve his legacy by honoring him in this way," said Rep. Carson. 

“Senator Richard Lugar is a towering figure in Hoosier history and one of the greatest statesmen ever to serve in the U.S. Senate: it’s only fitting for us to rename the Indianapolis Post Office after him,” said Senator Mike Braun.

“Senator Lugar leaves a legacy as an exemplar of wisdom, civility, and bipartisanship. Many years ago, I had the privilege of working on Senator Lugar’s staff, and I had a front row seat to history, watching a statesman at work. This is one small way we can ensure Senator Lugar’s legacy lives on,” said Senator Todd Young.

This bipartisan, bicameral legislation, H.R 3152, designates Indianapolis’ main post office as the Richard G. Lugar Post Office Building.  “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ‘Richard G. Lugar Post Office Building.”