Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act introduced

Senator Mike Braun and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes.

Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are joined on this bipartisan bill by original co-sponsors Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act: 

  • Creates by statute a dedicated Animal...

American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America endorse Braun bill to strengthen benefits for children of Veterans affected by Agent Orange

Senator Mike Braun is honored that the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America have endorsed his bill (S. 3613) to strengthen benefits for children of Veterans affected by Agent Orange. 

S. 3613 - “A Bill To Strengthen Existing Benefits For Certain Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Herbicide Agents” - focuses on improving the support given to children of Veterans with Spina Bifida that can be linked to the Veteran’s service and exposure to Agent Orange. Currently, the families of the...

Braun, Murkowski, Perdue, and Scott (S.C.) honor essential workers with disabilities in Senate resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Senator Mike Braun, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator David Perdue, and Senator Tim Scott introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the contributions of essential workers with disabilities to keep America running during the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanking them for continuing to provide vital services to Americans during these difficult times. 

This resolution comes as the United States commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and...

Senators Hassan, Braun, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Ensure Safety and Efficacy of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Senators’ Bill Would Increase Transparency of Vaccine Review Process and Help Improve Public Confidence in a Potential Vaccine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced bipartisan legislation to maintain critical safeguards to help assure the public that a potential COVID-19 vaccine that receives emergency use authorization is safe and effective. The Safe Authorization for Vaccines during Emergencies (SAVE) Act also aims to improve...

Braun Statement on the Russian Bounty of U.S. Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding reports of a Russian Bounty of American troops:   

“While Democrats, including Barack Obama, mocked the notion that Russia is the greatest threat to our country, nobody has been tougher on Russia and Vladimir Putin than President Donald Trump.  The reports of targeted killing of Americans by Russia is very disturbing. If true, we must react accordingly. In the coming days, Congress will be briefed on...

Braun, Enzi, Ernst, Grassley, Kennedy and Loeffler introduce The Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act

Legislation codifies Trump Administration’s hospital and insurance price transparency rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a move to empower patients and lower healthcare costs, today Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) introduced the PRICE Transparency Act.  

This legislation would codify the two health care price transparency rules that came out of President Donald...

Senator Mike Braun introduces Reforming Qualified Immunity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) will introduce the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act.

The vast majority of our law enforcement officers conduct themselves beyond reproach as they execute their duties. Unfortunately, the current interpretation of qualified immunity allows law enforcement in many of the high-profile excessive force and abuse of power cases to avoid civil suits from citizens seeking redress for violation of their legal rights.  

Due to the judicial...

Braun: President Trump takes the lead on safe policing with executive action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Mike Braun released the following statement in support of President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities.

“With this executive order, President Trump is taking a strong lead on progress toward more safe policing for all Americans,” said Senator Mike Braun. “This order includes results-focused actions to reform police practices, such as DOJ-certified independent organizations to accredit police departments on de-escalation tactics and...

Senator Braun's statement on President Trump signing legislation to help small businesses

PPP reform bill includes provisions championed by Braun

JASPER, IN – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to ease conditions on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses.  This legislation was championed by Senator Braun who worked carefully with Small Business & Enterprise Committee Chairman Marco Rubio. 

“I’m proud that President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reform bill into law, as...

Growing Climate Solutions Act set to be introduced in U.S. Senate

Climate Solution Legislation Introduced by Senators Braun, Stabenow, Graham, & Whitehouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has the support of the American Farm Bureau Federation,...