Last week I spent about an hour in the law office of State Rep. Greg Steuerwald, a Republican who wanted to talk about something “unbelievable.” It was HEA 1006, a sprawling police reform bill that passed and was signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb without a single dissenting vote.

The next day, I met with U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz at a Carmel coffee shop, asking this freshman Republican what her first impressions of Congress were. “I didn’t have very high expectations from Congress as most American people don’t,” Spartz said. “The reason I am saying that was I thought it was going to be like a high school. I was recently talking to a colleague and I said, “It’s more like middle school.”

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find him on Facebook or Twitter


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