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Congressman Larry Bucshon declares his resignation following the 2024 session



Indianapolis, Indiana – Larry Bucshon, the United States Representative for Indiana, has declared his retirement after the 2024 session.

Bucshon stated in a statement released on Monday morning that he took the choice to resign following a thoughtful and contemplative holiday season.

“Scripture teaches us, ‘For everything there is a season,’ and it became clear to me over the Christmas holiday with much discernment and prayer that the time has come to bring my season in public service to a conclusion,” he said. “Therefore, I will not seek reelection to an eighth term and conclude my service in the House of Representatives at the end of the 118th Congress.”

Growing up in a rural area of the United States, Bucshon claims that representing southern and west central Indiana has been “the privilege of a lifetime.”

Bucshon thanked his constituents for their confidence throughout his 14 years in office, but he reserved the most gratitude for his spouse, kids, and in-laws who shared an Evansville apartment with them.

I’m honored to be among the men and women who have served our country in Congress for over 230 years, many of them during extremely difficult periods in our history,” he continued. “My faith in our Constitutional Republic form of governance has not been undermined by recent conflicts in Congress or challenges in implementing policies on behalf of the American people.

“Throughout the history of the United States, one of our strengths has always been the ability of our elected leaders – and the American people – to debate the issues in a public forum, and then ultimately find common ground and compromise on solutions that benefit the American people. It is still true today, and this principle always prevails.”

U.S. Representative for Indiana’s Third District Following Bucshon’s statement, Jim Banks wished him luck in his retirement.

Larry Bucshon is a great friend and mentor and I wish him and his wife Kathryn well as he retires from serving our state in Congress at the end of this year. Dr. Bucshon has been a leader on health care issues and has fought for conservative values during his 7 terms serving Indiana’s 8th District. Larry and I have traveled to Afghanistan, Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and recently to Africa to visit Indiana National Guard troops. As a fellow Navy Reserve Veteran I appreciate what Larry has done to serve our veterans and support our troops. Those are big shoes to fill for our state!
U.S. Representative for Indiana Jim Banks