Braun, Young, Blackburn, Hagerty, Inhofe, Romney introduce legislation to empower state innovation within Medicaid program

WASHINGTON — Today, Senators Mike Braun, Todd Young, Mitt Romney, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty, and Jim Inhofe introduced the Let States Innovate Under Medicaid Act.

This legislation authorizes a framework to allow innovation under Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration project waivers. Specifically, it would include “work or community engagement requirements” as an acceptable practice that furthers the objectives of the Medicaid program, thereby prohibiting the CMS administrator from denying a...

Braun-led challenge to Biden vaccine mandate passes Senate in bipartisan vote  

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun's formal challenge to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses under the Congressional Review Act passed the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan vote. 

This challenge was supported by the entire Senate Republican Conference, joined by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Jon Tester.  Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) introduced the same resolution in the House of Representatives, which has been cosponsored by every House Republican. 

The...

ICYMI | Senator Joe Manchin joins vaccine mandate challenge, expected to pass next week in Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun released the following statement last night following Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia's announcement that he has cosponsored the disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act for President Biden's vaccine mandate for private businesses. With Senator Manchin's support and all 50 Senate Republicans who have already signed on to this challenge to the vaccine mandate for private businesses, the resolution is expected to pass the U.S. Senate. Senate...

Senator Joe Manchin joins vaccine mandate challenge, expected to pass next week in Senate 

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia's announcement that he has cosponsored the disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act for President Biden's vaccine mandate for private businesses. 

With Senator Manchin's support and all 50 Senate Republicans who have already signed on to this challenge to the vaccine mandate for private businesses, the resolution is expected to pass the U.S. Senate.

Senate Republican...

Senator Braun and Hassan's Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act signed into law

WASHINGTON - Today, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This bipartisan legislation was first introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH).

The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program that will help actively recruit medical personnel, who are within one year of completing their military service, to remain in federal health care in departments like Veterans...

Job creators back GOP Senators' challenge to Biden vaccine mandate overreach 

WASHINGTON – Job creators and employee-rights organizations are coming out in support of GOP Senators' challenge to President Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses. 

See quotes below for support from Republican Senators and groups representing American employees and employers, including: 

·         National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)

·         Plastics Pipe Institute

·         Concerned Women for America LAC

·         National Lumber and Building Material...

GOP Senators officially file challenge to Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, the formal challenge against President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act will be filed by Republican Senators led by Senator Mike Braun (Ranking Member of the HELP Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and their 48 Senate Republican colleagues: Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Bill Hagerty, Sen. Roger Marshall, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen....

Senators Braun, Cruz, Lee, Lummis, Rubio take a stand for border security

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mike Braun is leading a letter with Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, and Cynthia Lummis to call out President Biden for defunding border security and attempting to tear down the border wall.

In the Dear Colleague letter, the Senators pledge not to support any spending bills at the end of the year that do not have funding for the border wall and attempt to make our country less safe, writing:

“We write to express opposition to the partisan funding proposals...

Sen. Braun's Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act passes House, expected to be signed into law

WASHINGTON - Today, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, first introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), passed the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into public law.

The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program that will help actively recruit medical personnel, who are within one year of completing their military service, to remain...

What They're Saying: Job Creators Oppose Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

WASHINGTON — Job creators have come out strongly against President Biden's vaccine mandate for private businesses, a massive federal government overreach.

Senator Braun is leading the Congressional Review Act resolution to challenge the vaccine mandate for businesses, which is cosponsored by a group of 43 Senate Republicans including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB):

“Small business owners continue to face numerous challenges to...