'No Budget, No Pay' Clears Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Braun and Senator Rick Scott’s plan to prevent Congress from being paid without passing a budget was successfully added to the Government Shutdown Accountability Act by Senator Rick Scott today, clearing committee in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs meeting.

Senator Braun and Senator Scott originally introduced the No Budget, No Pay Act in January: Senator Braun's first piece of legislation. 

“In the real world nobody gets rewarded for not...

Young, Braun, Visclosky Urge Hoosiers to Provide Input on Blocked Railroad Crossings

Washington, DC - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced a request for information from the public on blocked railroad crossings.  U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind) and Mike Braun (R-Ind) and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind-1) are urging Hoosiers to provide input to the FRA.

On June 14, 2019, the FRA issued a federal register notice in order to obtain information regarding the frequency, location, and impacts of highway-rail grade crossings blocked by slow-moving or idling...

Senator Braun's Statement on Retirement of Congresswoman Susan Brooks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding the retirement of Congresswoman Susan Brooks:

“Susan Brooks is a hard-working public servant who has spent her career fighting for Hoosiers.  In Congress, she was the first woman from Indiana to chair a committee, and has become one of the most effective lawmakers in Washington: her dedicated work on behalf of her constituents and our state will be missed.”

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Senators Braun, Sinema, Rick Scott, & Coons Introduce the Student Loan Tax Elimination Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Student Loan Tax Elimination Act of 2019, which removes the "origination fee" adding unnecessary debt to student borrowers’ overall student loan costs.

“Student loan origination fees are nothing more than a hidden tax that burdens students,” said Senator Mike Braun.  “This legislation is a step forward and offers one solution to...

Young and Braun Ready to Assist Hoosiers Impacted by Severe Weather

INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) are urging Hoosiers to remain vigilant and heed advice from local authorities following severe weather in Indiana. Hoosiers in need of assistance can contact Senator Young’s office at 317-226-6700 and Senator Braun’s office at 317-822-8240. 

“My prayers are with Hoosiers who were impacted by severe weather last night, especially those in Pendleton where a tornado was confirmed. Many roads remain closed in the Pendleton...

Senator Braun’s Northern Indiana Jobs Tour

JASPER, IN – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Mike Braun will embark on his northern Indiana Jobs Tour where he will visit 12 Hoosier communities to discuss the robust economy helping Hoosier families.

The communities Senator Braun will visit on this tour include Angola, Ferdinand, Kokomo, Logansport, Plymouth, Middlebury, Elkhart, LaGrange, Kendallville, Huntington, and Bluffton.

“Northern Indiana is America’s manufacturing powerhouse, and this tour is an opportunity to hear how President Trump’s tax...

Senator Braun's Statement on $19.1 Billion Emergency Supplemental

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement following his decision to vote against the $19.1 billion emergency supplemental.

“In the private sector we budget for rainy days and offset unexpected expenditures with spending cuts, and the same principles should apply to Congress because the current disaster assistance process is just another path for runaway spending on unrelated projects,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “If legislators in Washington...

S. Res. 215, Calling for Greater Religious and Political Freedoms in Cuba Introduced by Sen. Braun (R-IN), Sen. Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Cruz (R-TX), May 21, 2019

S. Res. 215, Calling for Greater Religious and Political Freedoms in Cuba

Introduced by Sen. Braun (R-IN), Sen. Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Cruz (R-TX), May 21, 2019

RATIONALE

In April 2019, a family was sent to prison in Cuba for homeschooling their children. The children were enrolled in a Christian distance school in Honduras. The families involved cited religious reasons for homeschooling their children. The Cuban government has a history of arresting individuals who chose...

Romney, Lee, Braun, Toomey Introduce Legislation to Require Congress to Budget for Natural Disaster

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today introduced the Budgeting for Disasters Act, legislation that would require future disaster funding to fall within statutory budget limits. A summary of the legislation is available here.     

“It is long overdue for Congress to start planning ahead for natural disasters,” Romney said. “By building disaster spending into the annual budget process, instead of busting our spending limits...

PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Braun’s Staff Attends Inaugural Child Suicide and Opioid Crisis Prevention Fair in Northwest Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Mike Braun’s staff attended the inaugural Child Suicide and Opioid Crisis Prevention Fair in Northwest Indiana.  The goal of the event was to address the opioid and child suicide crisis facing our country, Dr. Sudhish Chandra a local neonatologist, outlined preventative ways to address this crisis.

Senator Braun has introduced two solutions to help combat opioid crisis that include: requiring a clear warning label with every opioid prescription and...