WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Braun tops the list of most bills passed by a lawmaker last year according to a new accounting by Axios.

Despite being in the minority party, Senator Braun sponsored three bills that were enacted into law so far in the 117th Congress (the two year session of the U.S. Congress, starting in 2021) – giving him the most bills signed into law this session of any Republican member of Congress.

Senator Braun has led a number of bipartisan legislative efforts to address issues facing Hoosiers that were signed into law, from creating a program to actively hire veterans and transitioning servicemembers, to fixing a broken grant program burdening teachers with unfair loans, to helping ALS patients access their Social Security benefits. On the Democratic side, Senator Gary Peters of Michigan also passed three bills into law.

“I came to D.C. to use my real-world experience building a business to deliver results for Hoosier families, and I’m proud to top the list of most bills passed into law this session of Congress – the most of any Republican. Three of my bills have been signed into law already, and I’m working every day to add to that number with real solutions to put Hoosiers and Americans first.”

SENATOR MIKE BRAUN

BACKGROUND:

The following bills led by Senator Braun were signed into law in the 117th Congress (2021 and 2022):

  • The Hire Veterans Health Heroes Act (S.894), introduced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program that will help actively recruit medical personnel, who are within one year of completing their military service, to remain in federal health care in departments like Veterans Affairs.
     
  • The Consider Teachers Act (S.848), introduced with Sens. Krysten Sinema, Tina Smith, Raphael Warnock and John Cornyn streamlines the TEACH Grant program, ensuring that teachers do not have their grants wrongly converted into loans and providing extra time for teachers to complete service requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic.
     
  • bill to benefit ALS patients (S.579) introduced with Sens. Tom Cotton, Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris Coons by making a technical correction to the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019 and ensuring ALS patients are given access to their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits without a five month waiting period whether they applied prior to the passage of the ALS Social Security Disability Insurance Act or not.

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