Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Braun Statement on Biden Immigration Proposal

"During my campaign I promised to secure our southern border, and we made tremendous success with the previous administration. I am disappointed with President Biden’s executive orders to undo the ‘America First’ immigration agenda. Between halting construction of the wall on our southern border and a partisan immigration proposal that offers American citizenship to illegal immigrants, it’s clear Joe Biden is not serious about fixing our broken immigration system that rewards illegal behavior."...

CBO score shows Democrats’ wage bill will kill jobs

JASPER, IN — A new cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congressional Democrats’ new reconciliation bill will kill jobs and result in billions of dollars of unfunded mandates on employers.    

Senators Braun, Burr, and Portman previously asked CBO to estimate the impact that wage mandates will have for the country. CBO’s February 8 analysis of the Raise the Wage Act, which was included in the budget reconciliation bill approved by House Education and...

Braun Statement on Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following his vote in the second Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

"The riot on January 6th was horrific and should be universally condemned, and while I listened to both President Trump’s defense and the House Managers’ arguments, I believe it is unconstitutional to hold a trial to remove a former President from an office he no longer holds and feel a vote to convict would have deep negative implications for...

Braun Statement on Constitutionality of Former President Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s vote regarding the constitutionality of former President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial.  

“As I have stated earlier, the Framers of the Constitution never intended for the Senate to hold a trial to remove a former President from an office he no longer holds, which is why I voted against the constitutionality of former President Trump’s impeachment trial.  President Joe Biden and Senate...

Senate Passes Braun Amendment to Prevent Biden Administration from Banning Fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Senate passed Senator Braun’s amendment to prevent the Biden administration from banning fracking.

The amendment helps prohibit the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating rules or guidance banning fracking in the United States.

President Biden flip-flopped on fracking during the presidential campaign, and several sitting U.S. Senators have supported fracking bans.

According to the Global Energy Institute, if...

Braun Statement on Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding the Senate Budget Resolution for fiscal year 2021, and the attempt by congressional Democrats to push through a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. 

“As a business owner, I came to Washington to offer solutions, and it’s incredibly frustrating that President Biden and congressional Democrats have rebuffed attempts by Republicans to work together on a bipartisan economic stimulus package for the American people.  ...

Braun Statement on Vote Against Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following his vote against Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

“Today, I voted against the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for the Department of Homeland Security, due to ethics concerns stemming from his behavior during the Obama Administration where he routinely used the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue green cards for political favors.  While I have voted for...