Statement on Vote to Confirm General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, January 22, Senator Mike Braun voted to confirm retired General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. 

"Defense is the most important duty of the federal government, and General Lloyd Austin comes highly respected by those who have served under his command and highly recommended by his fellow generals for the important role of Secretary of Defense. General Austin oversaw withdrawing 150,000 American troops from Iraq, and I hope he will draw...

Senator Braun Thanks Indiana National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday morning, Senator Mike Braun visited the Indiana National Guard stationed in Washington, D.C. 

"I spent the morning having a great conversation and fielding many questions with the Indiana National Guard,” said Senator Mike Braun. “I am grateful for their service protecting the Capitol and Washington D.C. this week and thankful to them and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our nation.”

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Senator Braun Releases Joint Statement on Joint Session, January 6

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) announced today in a joint statement they will reject electors from disputed states, called for a commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in those states,...

Senator Braun joins Governor Holcomb's COVID-19 Update Press Conference

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Watch today's COVID-19 Update with Senator Braun

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Mike Braun joined Governor Eric Holcomb's COVID-19 Update press conference Wednesday to discuss federal resources available to Hoosiers and Indiana small businesses in the COVID relief package.

"All along my priority has been how to target the most resources to the folks that actually need it," Senator Braun said of the COVID relief package, noting that Congress's dysfunction led to a federal spending bill filled with...

Senator Braun releases statement in support of President Trump signing COVID relief bill, cutting wasteful spending

"I want to thank President Trump for signing the COVID relief bill much needed by Main Street small businesses and their employees across the country, and I support his veto of the massive, unaudited NDAA and his call for Congress to address wasteful spending in the Omnibus spending bill. I am also calling on my colleagues in the US Senate to vote immediately to repeal Section 230 to hold Big Tech accountable and cut the pork in the Omnibus spending bill. We should not adjourn the 116th Congress...

Senator Braun Statement on COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on the coronavirus relief package:

“As a Main Street entrepreneur, I am proud to support additional funding that will help small business owners and working class Hoosiers survive in this final battle against the pandemic.

“The last week of eleventh hour negotiations and short-term spending bills reinforces what Hoosiers already know: Washington is broken.

“Main Street businesses and hard-working Hoosiers have...

Braun & Sinema’s 'Consider Teachers Act' Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Mike Braun and Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Consider Teachers Act has passed the Senate. The bill addresses problems with the TEACH Grant program, which saw many grants for teachers unfairly converted into loans.

The TEACH Grant program provides grant assistance to students who serve four years as a full time teacher in high-need, often underserved communities. Often due to basic clerical mistakes, thousands of teachers have found their grants converted into loans that...

Senator Braun Statement on Electoral College Vote

“As I have said all along, neither the media nor the candidates decide who wins elections, it is our Constitution, and our Constitution clearly states that the Electoral College meets to determine who is the President-elect. Today, the Electoral College has cast their votes and selected Joe Biden as the President-elect. State Legislatures, State Courts, and the United States Supreme Court have not found enough evidence of voter fraud to overturn the results of the Electoral College vote. I, like...

Sens. Braun, Coons introduce bipartisan climate legislation to support global Trillion Trees initiative & combat deforestation 

The Trillion Trees and Natural Carbon Storage Act would boost U.S. and international efforts to capture carbon by promoting healthy forests and other lands 

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, introduced legislation to support U.S. leadership in reducing carbon in the atmosphere by restoring and conserving forests, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal habitats. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and...

Senator Braun statement on Xavier Becerra

JASPER, IN – U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the news that, if elected, former Vice President Joe Biden will nominate Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“As a Main Street entrepreneur who lowered the cost of healthcare for his own employees, I have serious concerns about Xavier Becerra’s ability to lead Health and Human Services because he has accepted over $1,000,000 in donations from the big healthcare industry has a 100%...