Senate ALS Caucus applauds Senate passage of legislation to eliminate SSDI 5-month wait period for ALS patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate ALS Caucus, applaud Senate passage of S. 578, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019, introduced by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)—both founding members of the Senate ALS Caucus.  This landmark legislation represents a long overdue win for the ALS community.

The bill removes barriers for ALS patients seeking access to the Social Security Disability...

Senator Braun pens letter to ATF, DOJ requesting clarification on AR-styled pistols for American gun-owners

JASPER, IN - Senator Braun has penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr and ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo to share his concern about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) practice of relying on non-public standards in its regulation of the importation of ArmaLite Rifle (AR) styled pistols and pistol stabilizing braces.

"Gun-owners and manufacturers want to follow the law, and they can't when the standards are unclear and communicated through private...

Senator Braun applauds Customs & Border Protection change for GCIA to enhance opportunity for international flights

In October, Senator Braun and Congressman Visclosky penned a letter on behalf of the GCIA in support of it’s effort to seek a 24-hour advance notice for international flights, with the intention of leading to full-time U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in the airport.

Now, Senator Braun, Congressman Visclosky, and Mayor Prince are happy to announce in conjunction with CBP Chicago Port Director Campbell that, effective immediately, the 48-72 hours customs clearing notice will be reduced...

Sen. Mike Braun: Amy Coney Barrett will protect our freedoms as the founders intended

Nearly two years ago, after Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Senate Democrats launched a character assassination of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Hoosiers sent me to Washington to confirm judges that uphold the Constitution, as the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court has just accomplished.  

While Justice Barrett will be a positive role model...

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, 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...