There were two yeas, six nays, and one abstention from Indiana congressmen. Both Indiana senators voted in favor of it.
When the new Congress is sworn in Jan. 3, Indiana will lose 84 years of seniority overnight.
Both Democratic and Republican senators complimented Lugar, who is leaving office at the end of this year.
Lugar says there are some in Washington who, for partisan reasons, find it acceptable to send the country over the fiscal cliff.
Sen. Richard Lugar announced Friday he will join the University of Indianapolis to teach and head an internship program at the end of his term.
Senator Richard Lugar received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his work on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
A campaign flyer showing Senator Richard Lugar supporting Richard Mourdouck was never approved by Lugar or his staff.
Republican Party officials dispute Jim Bopp's claim that his picking sides in the GOP Senate primary cost him a job.
Lugar says he wants to see a Republican majority in the Senate but will not campaign for Mourdock.
Political thinkers believe the party which can best energize voters may have an edge in November's U.S. Senate race.