JASPER, IN – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following the news of the passing of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar.

“Senator Richard Lugar is a towering figure in Hoosier history and one of the greatest statesmen ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.  As our longest serving Senator, he worked tirelessly with leaders across the globe to better the state and the country he loved.  Maureen and I are praying for the Lugar family in this difficult time.”