Sen. Braun statement on GOP Leadership vote

I ran for Senate because we need OUTSIDERS to take on the D.C. swamp and get RESULTS. Hoosier conservative Republicans are sick and tired of the status quo. I’m proud to support my friend and fellow conservative outsider 
Senator Rick Scott for our Leader.

Senator Braun Completes 4th Annual 92 County Tour

JASPER, Ind. — This week, Senator Braun completed his 4th annual 92 County Tour. 

The final stop of the 2022 tour was at Lakeview Orchards in Spencer County.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Senator Braun has fulfilled his promise to visit every county in Indiana.

“There is no better way to hear directly from Hoosiers than visiting every corner of the Hoosier state. Many Hoosiers don’t recall the last time a sitting U.S. Senator visited their county, so when I was elected I pledged...

“This rule will stifle the gig economy”: Senator Braun on Biden’s proposed independent contractor rule

Senator Mike Braun today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s proposed independent contractor rule, which would stifle the growth of the gig economy and potentially force many employees who set their own schedules as independent contractors to become employees.    

“President Biden isn’t just making your paycheck worth less, he’s also making it harder to earn a second income as an independent contractor. Nearly 60 million Americans worked in the gig economy last year, and...

“Embarrassing milestone”: U.S. passes $31 trillion in debt

Senator Mike Braun released the following statement upon the United States surpassing $31 trillion in debt for the first time ever.

“Our great nation has now reached the embarrassing milestone of $31 trillion in debt because of President Biden’s Inflation Bomb agenda and career politicians’ failure to tackle out-of-control federal spending. The federal government continues to bring in more money than ever due to the Trump tax cuts, but D.C.’s runaway spending spree has left every family in...

Sen. Braun honors Montgomery County’s Bicentennial anniversary by submitting letter to the Congressional Record

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun recognized the upcoming 200th anniversary of the founding of Montgomery County, Indiana, in a letter he submitted to the Congressional Record. He did so to acknowledge the unique contributions that the county has contributed to both the state of Indiana, and the rest of the nation.
The letter reads in part:
“This December, Montgomery County celebrates the bicentennial of its foundation. Montgomery County is a place one could characterize as...

Senator Braun calls for Convention of the States to add term limits, balanced budget Constitutional amendments

Senator Braun wrote an amendment to the bill to fund the government that would help the American people call a Constitutional Convention and hold Congress accountable
WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun spoke on the Senate floor to voice his support for a Convention of the States to amend the Constitution, and introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would make it easier for the American people to call a Convention of the States as outlined in Article V of the Constitution.
In his...

Sen. Braun introduces legislation to prioritize evidence-based workforce programs

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Mike Braun introduced the Prioritizing Evidence for Workforce Development Act to prioritize the funding of evidence-based education and workforce programs. Workforce programs with proven outcomes are essential to filling the over 11 million job openings in the United States.
“Workforce shortages are top of mind for Hoosiers businesses when I travel across the state. The best solution for this issue lies in effective, evidence-based education and workforce development...

Senators Braun and Hassan introduce bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug costs by increasing competition

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today to lower prescription drug costs by removing barriers that prevent some medications, including generic drugs, from entering the market. Generic medications generally cost less than name-brand drugs, and when generics enter the market, it increases competition and brings down overall prescription drug costs.

“For far too long, politicians and pharmaceutical companies have sparred over drug...

Braun-sponsored bill would make dealing deadly fentanyl a felony murder offense

WASHINGTON – Fentanyl overdose is the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Hoosier communities are seeing record rates of overdose deaths, including Vanderburgh County which saw a record number of overdose deaths last year – 60% of which were from fentanyl.  

U.S. Senator Mike Braun has joined his colleagues U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act.  

The bill makes...

Senator Braun submits comments regarding Lake Freeman

 WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Mike Braun submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in support of the new proposed flow rates at the Oakdale Dam. If approved by the Commission, the new flow rates will help maintain normal water levels during times of low flow and drought conditions.  

After hearing from many constituents about the local concern over water levels at Lake Freeman, Senator Braun convened a meeting this summer to hear from local stakeholders and the...