Senator Lugar To Serve On Civil Discourse Board

Senators Richard Lugar and Olympia Snow will serve on the advisory board that was established after the shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Senator Richard Lugar

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Senator Richard Lugar is the longest serving senator in Indiana history.

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) is starting to line up his next job moves after being defeated in the primary last spring. Lugar will serve on the advisory board of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Lugar and fellow Senator Olympia Snow (R- Maine) will join the board which was formed shortly after the January 2011 shooting which happened outside of an Arizona supermarket during Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ publiceeting called “Congress on your Corner.”

The head of the national institute says the appointments are a major step in the organization’s efforts to reduce the incivility in our political discourse.

Lugar and Snow have long been champions of bipartisanship and both were included in Time Magazine’s 2006 list of ten best Senators. Lugar worked with Democrat Sam Nunn to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons around the world and he is worked to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil sources.

Lugar is the most senior Republican in the Senate whose Senate career comes to an end with his current term. He is the longest serving member of the Senate in Indiana history.

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