Growing Climate Solutions Act Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Senate passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation that will help farmers, ranchers, and foresters understand and access carbon markets, helping the environment and boosting farm income at the same time. 

The legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), joined by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and co-sponsored by more than half the Senate, helps...

Senator Braun Statement on Obamacare SCOTUS Decision

“We cannot rely on the courts to address the failure that is Obamacare, and D.C. politicians need to step up and fix our broken healthcare industry by passing market-driven reforms like my healthcare solutions to drive down costs, empower patients to make informed decisions, and pull back the curtain on Big Healthcare’s shady practices, all while protecting pre-existing conditions and making sure no American goes broke because they get sick or have a bad accident.” - Senator Mike Braun

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Mike Braun to hold Workforce Roundtable featuring Governor Eric Holcomb (June 22)  

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun will host a series of roundtable discussions with Senators this summer. The first of which, Exploring Workforce Ready Grants, will be held June 22, 2021 and will feature Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet PJ McGrew as panelists.

This event is open to the press and Senator Mike Braun will be available following the event for interviews.

Topic:

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative...

Senators Braun, Boozman, Cramer, Cruz, Scott, Inhofe and Rounds introduce the IRS Customer Service Improvement Act

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun has introduced the IRS Customer Service Improvement Act that will require the IRS to prioritize federal taxpayers over representational work during tax filing season. Cosponsors of this bill include Senators Boozman (R-AR), Cruz (R-TX), Cramer (R-ND), Scott (R-FL), Inhofe (R-OK) and Rounds (R-SD). 

While President Biden has requested $80 billion for the IRS to double the workforce at the IRS, many current IRS employees are spending much of their time on the job...

Senators Braun and Young join Rep. Baird in honoring 125th Anniversary of Indiana Veterans Home  

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun and Senator Todd Young introduced a resolution with Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Indiana Veterans Home. Since 1896, the Indiana Veterans home has maintained a strong tradition of providing care to Hoosier veterans and their families.

 “The men and women who serve our nation and defend our values deserve the best care possible,” said Senator Mike Braun. “The Indiana Veterans Home has long been a cornerstone for veteran...

Senators Braun, Daines, Lankford, Ernst, Inhofe, and Thune's bill would outlaw animal-human hybrid research

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun, Senator Steve Daines, Senator James Lankford, Senator Joni Ernst, Senator James Inhofe, and Senator John Thune have introduced a bill that would make it a crime to engage in chimera research, or the creation of animal-human hybrid organisms.

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey introduced the original legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A chimera is an organism that contains cells from two distinct species...

Senator Mike Braun, colleagues introduce bill to stop POTUS from declaring an emergency to enact gun control

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun has introduced the Right to Protect and Bear Arms Act with Senators Barrasso (R-WY), Blackburn (R-TN), Boozman (R-AR), Cotton (R-AR), Cramer (R-ND), Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Daines (R-MT), Ernst (R-IA), Hawley (R-MO), Hoeven (R-ND), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Lankford (R-OK), Lummis (R-WY), Marshall (R-KS), Moran (R-KS), Risch (R-ID), Rounds (R-SD), R. Scott (R-FL), S. Scott (R-SC), Thune (R-SD), Tillis (R-NC), Wicker (R-MS), and Young (R-IN).

This bill would prevent...

Senator Mike Braun, colleagues introduce bill to hold ATF accountable, give certainty to gun owners and manufacturers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Indiana along with Senators: Barrasso (R-WY), Blackburn (R -TN), Cramer (R-ND), Crapo (R-ID), Hawley (R-MO), Lankford, (R-OK), Lummis (R-WY), Risch (R-ID), R. Scott (R-FL), and T. Scott (R-SC) introduced the ATF Accountability Act to provide transparency to gun owners across America on rules made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). 

The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process where the agency makes...

Senator Braun joins resolution condemning "Critical Race Theory" in K-12 schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Braun has joined Senator Rick Scott's resolution with Senator Marsha Blackburn condemning the use of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools and teacher training. 

Critical Race Theory is an academic concept based on the belief that systemic racism is the foundation of American society, highlighting the differences between Americans instead of what unites them.

In April, Senator Braun joined Senator Scott, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and more than 30...

Senators Braun & Warnock introduce bill to make railroad crossings safer

WASHINGTON – Last week, Senator Mike Braun and Senator Raphael Warnock introduced S. 1919, the Railway Upgrades for Rural American Lines (RURAL) Act in order to build on the successes already found through the Section 130 grant program and help states modernize unsafe or functionally outdated railroad warning devices. 

“Since the Section 130 grant program’s creation in 1987, fatalities at railway-highway crossings have decreased by 57 percent. While the Section 130 grant program has been...