Senator Braun hosts meeting on Lake Freeman

WASHINGTON -- Yesterday, Senator Mike Braun met with local White and Carroll County community stakeholders to discuss the ongoing water level issues at Lake Freeman.  
 
The community roundtable meeting included State Senator Ron Alting, State Representative Don Lehe, Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross, community stakeholders including Shafer Freeman Lakes Environmental Conservation Corporation Executive Director Gabrielle Haygood and board members, multiple representatives of NIPSCO, business and...

ICYMI | Sen. Braun on Title 42: We must use every tool we have to stop the fentanyl pouring across our border and killing Hoosiers

WASHINGTON -- In case you missed it, Senator Braun released the following statement over the weekend regarding a federal judge’s decision to block President Biden’s repeal of Title 42.
 
Biden’s own Department of Homeland Security has estimated that ending Title 42 will result in the number of migrants encountered daily at the border swelling from 7,000 per day to 18,000 per day, resulting in already-strained Border Patrol resources being redirected from drug interdiction to processing migrants....

Braun and colleagues introduce legislation to increase transparency and accountability in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

WASHINGTON – Today Sen. Mike Braun, Sen. Richard Burr, Sen. Roger Marshall and Sen. Jerry Moran introduced legislation to increase transparency and accountability in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07) introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

“Our government works better when they are held to account, especially in an organization like the EEOC that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination....

Senator Braun Statement on Vote Against Restaurant Revitalization Relief Fund Act

Senator Braun's statement on his 'no' vote on the Restaurant Revitalization Relief Fund Act: 

“While I feel for businesses recovering from the pandemic, what I believe we need now is for the federal government to stop contributing to Biden’s inflation crisis by spending more money we don’t have – especially when government lockdowns hurt these businesses the most, we still have unspent COVID relief money sloshing around, and this Democrat-created program has been mismanaged from the start.”—Se...

Senator Braun Statement on $40 Billion Ukraine Spending Package

WASHINGTON -- Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on the Ukraine spending package after voting ‘no’ to advance the $40 billion in proposed aid to Ukraine on Monday and before voting ‘no’ on the final passage of the package expected tomorrow.    

I support helping Ukraine expel the Russian invasion, but as inflation, gas prices, and shortages wallop Americans here at home I can’t support $40 billion of new spending unless it’s offset with cuts or taken from already authorized...

Sen. Braun asks Dr. Fauci if we can take COVID lockdowns & vaccine mandates ‘off the table’ for good - Fauci: “I don’t see the need to lockdown in the future.”

WASHINGTON – During a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education regarding budget for National Institutes of Health, Senator Mike Braun questioned NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on the future validity of COVID lockdowns and vaccine mandates.
 
Senator Braun noted his concern that stringent COVID measures have done damage to the economy measured in the trillions of dollars and hurt Americans’ health in ways that we are just now coming to understand,...

Braun asks Senate to pass Let States Cut Taxes Act

Watch Senator Braun's remarks on the Senate floor. 

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Braun went to the Senate floor to ask unanimous consent to pass his Let States Cut Taxes Act, a bill that would put a stop to a provision in the $1.9 trillion COVID package which would prohibit states from cutting taxes. 
  
BELOW: Read Senator Braun's full floor remarks, the full bill text, and a letter from state Attorneys General against the provision in the COVID bill limiting their ability to cut taxes for their...

Senator Braun Response to President Biden’s Inflation Speech

“President Biden controls the House, Senate, and White House, and yet spent his speech today blaming anybody but himself for his inflation crisis. His plan is to spend us out of a problem he spent us into. Instead of returning to the best economy we ever had before COVID, President Biden reversed American energy independence, strangled growth with red tape, wasted trillions of dollars we don’t have on stuff we don’t need, paid people to stay home and watch Netflix instead of working, and...

Senator Braun Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion

WASHINGTON -- Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on the leak of what is reportedly a draft opinion from the Supreme Court.

“The latest attack on the independence of the Supreme Court by the Democrat Party and the corporate media is shameful. However, if the leaked opinion is accurate then today is a landmark day for the sanctity of human life in our country. I am 100% Pro-Life and pray it is true that the Supreme Court will follow through and save countless lives.” – Senator...

Braun joins bill to stop Biden from transferring student loan debt onto all Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mike Braun, John Thune, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy and Roger Marshall introduced the Stop Reckless Student Loan Actions Act, legislation that would end President Biden's untargeted, budget-busting suspension of repayments on qualifying federal student loans, following 24 months of non-payment and six executive actions extending the payment pause. The bill would still allow the president to temporarily suspend repayment for low- and middle-income borrowers in future...