Senator Braun calls for maximum penalties for criminals who target cops

WASHINGTON – Following the tragic murder of an Elwood police officer by a career criminal who had previously shot at police, Senator Mike Braun is restating his support for strengthening penalties for criminals who target police. Senator Braun has been an original cosponsor of the Thin Blue Line Act since his first year in office. 
 
Carl Boards II, who shot and killed an Elwood police officer on Sunday, had previously been convicted of criminal recklessness (and other lesser charges) after...

Senator Braun Statement on Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding the life of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two staff members who died today in a tragic accident.
 
“Jackie Walorski was a tireless advocate for the Hoosiers she represented and a kind friend to everyone she met. She faithfully served her constituents and her Lord and Savior, and I trust she is now wrapped in the arms of Christ. This is a devastating loss, and we grieve for her two staff members – Zach and Emma – who...

Indiana Senators honor victims of Greenwood attack and commend Good Samaritan

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun and Senator Todd Young will introduce a resolution on the floor of the U.S. Senate condemning the attack that occurred in Greenwood, Indiana on July 17, 2022, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, and praising the actions of Elisjsha Dicken who valiantly engaged and thwarted the shooter. The resolution is expected to pass unanimously around 6:00pm tonight. 
 
“Hoosiers are united in mourning for the victims of the senseless shooting at the...

RECESSION: Braun slams Biden’s “reckless spending agenda” and “D.C. incompetence”

WASHINGTON—Senator Mike Braun released the following statement today after the GDP fell once again in the second quarter, indicating a recession.
 
Following a wave of inflation Senator Braun predicted would be kicked off by the $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, the U.S. economy has now contracted for the second consecutive quarter.
 
“Hoosiers didn’t need a GDP report to know that they’re paying the price for Joe Biden’s reckless spending agenda and D.C.’s incompetence. Senate Democrats didn...

Sen. Braun, colleagues introduce bill to maximize Americans’ retirement funds

WASHINGTON—Today, Sens. Braun, Burr, Tuberville, Lummis, Marshall, Wicker, Daines, and Inhofe introduced legislation to build a stronger retirement system for Americans by clarifying the fiduciary duty of plan administrators to select and maintain investments based solely on financial factors. Recently, the Biden Administration Department of Labor proposed a rule that would essentially coerce workers and businesses into supporting corporations deemed “woke” through ESG (environmental, social and...

Senator Braun forces Senate to vote on balanced budget

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted on Senator Mike Braun’s balanced budget plan. The Braun Budget is a comprehensive federal budget plan to throw the brakes on out-of-control government spending, fight inflation by balancing our federal budget, and unleash American prosperity and energy independence.

The final vote was 34 – 65.

Today I forced the Senate to vote on a balanced budget. My budget would make the Trump tax cuts permanent, unleash American energy independence, fight Biden’s...

Senator Braun introduces balanced federal budget to fight inflation, unleash prosperity

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun is introducing “The Braun Budget” – a balanced federal budget designed to throw the brakes on out-of-control government spending, fight inflation by bringing expenses and revenue into balance over 10 years, and unleash American prosperity by making the Trump tax cuts permanent.
 
Under to Congressional Budget Act, if the Senate Budget Committee fails to report a budget resolution by April 15th, any Senator can introduce their own budget and receive a vote...

Sen. Braun criticizes Biden for “groveling” for oil abroad on Fox and Friends, “COVID funds” used for social activism

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Braun joined Fox and Friends this morning to criticize President Joe Biden for going overseas to seek help with rising U.S. gas costs instead of promoting American energy production, and funds from the American Rescue Plan Act which was called a “COVID relief” being spent on “woke” social justice projects and kicking off a wave of inflation.

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On American Energy Independence
 
“When you look at what we’re doing now...

Senators Braun, Cramer, Rubio, Scott (FL), Sullivan voice their concerns with provisions of USICA, recommend changes to better compete with China in letter to conferees

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun, Senator Kevin Cramer, Senator Dan Sullivan, Senator Rick Scott, and Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to the Senate Conference Committee members appointed to reach an agreement related to H.R. 4521, the United States Innovation and Competition Act, outlining their concerns with provisions in the bill that would strip away tools for competing with China, and proposing changes to incentivize domestic investment.

“We write to reiterate that the economic...

Sen. Braun seeks clarification on Biden Labor Secretary’s statement on abortion, Labor Dept. policy

WASHINGTON—Today Senator Mike Braun sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, seeking clarification of Labor Department policy following his statement released after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Senator Braun notes in the letter that Secretary Walsh’s statement appears to indicate an intention by the Executive Branch to intervene in states with laws protecting the sanctity of life, degrading our institutions of government by...