House Speaker Bosma greeted with standing ovation

Speaker Brian Bosma addresses House members.
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Indiana House members greeted Speaker Brian Bosma with a standing ovation as he returned to the Statehouse after undergoing surgery last week for a knee infection.

Bosma took the House podium on Wednesday for the first time since March 28, having missed all of last week for the surgery and recovery in a hospital.

The Republican speaker told House members that "all is well" with his health and that he was glad to be back. After Republican and Democratic legislators stood and applauded at the end of his brief remarks, Bosma joked, "We'll see how long that lasts."

Aides say Bosma needed the April 2 surgery after the infection developed from an artificial knee replacement he had done last summer.

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