Senators to SEC: Respect boundaries on independent contractor rulemaking

WASHINGTON -- Senator Mike Braun, Senator Pat Toomey, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Senator Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Senator Mike Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling on the agency to respect their congressionally-set boundaries when making rules regarding independent contractor...

Senator Braun votes to end federal COVID state of emergency

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to end the federal COVID state of emergency. It passed by a vote of 48-47.  

Under the National Emergencies Act, Congress can eliminate a national state of emergency by voting on a disapproval resolution.  

The national state of emergency, first signed in March 2020, was extended by President Biden last year and was set to expire on March 1, 2022. President Biden in February extended the national emergency declaration indefinitely.  

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Senator Mike Braun’s Statement Ahead of State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON -- Senator Braun released the following statement ahead of attending President Biden’s first State of the Union address.  

“I can’t think of a record that would be harder to spin than President Biden’s one year in. From shutting down the Keystone pipeline, reckless spending, and projecting weakness on the world stage, the American people are paying the price for these failures. We need real solutions.”Senator Mike Braun  

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Senator Braun on surprise billing court ruling: “Step in the right direction to protect patients”

WASHINGTON -- Senator Mike Braun, member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), issued the following statement regarding the Texas federal court ruling on the Biden administration’s surprise medical billing regulation this week.  

Senator Braun has made controlling costs for health care a top legislative priority in the Senate, and co-sponsored the Stop Surprise Medical Bills Act.  

“As a Senator deeply concerned about health care costs, I believe that this...

Senator Braun Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court of the United States. Senator Braun previously voted against Judge Jackson to serve as a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit in June 2021.  

“As I have said, I will consider President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court based on if he or she has demonstrated respect for our Constitution rather than a desire to legislate from...

Senator Braun Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

“Though I hoped the administration would proactively shut down Russian energy assets such as Nord Stream 2 to deter further aggression as a majority of Senators voted to do, Putin and his cronies must now be punished with severe economic consequences for their unjustified invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. must unleash independent American energy production to lessen the pain of rising fuel prices on Americans, and the U.S. must be watchful to avoid endangering U.S. troops by involving them further...

Senator Braun, Senator Burr lead Senate colleagues in preserving independent contractor classification

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun and Senator Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, are leading an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board regarding The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021), which may upend the established precedent for classifying workers as independent contractors under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). They are joined by Senators John Barrasso, Cynthia Lummis, James Lankford, Ted Cruz, Cindy Hyde...

Senators Braun, Lankford, Rep. Roy demand US government recognize natural immunity

WASHINGTON —Today, Senator Braun and Senator Lankford introduced the Natural Immunity Transparency Act in the Senate to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide critical data to Congress on the efficacy of natural immunity from COVID-19. Representative Chip Roy introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

“Just last month, the CDC released data that demonstrated natural immunity was 3-4 times as effective in preventing COVID-19 compared...

Senator Braun signs letter to block implementation of any Iran nuclear deal not submitted to Congress for approval

‘We are committed to using the full range of options and leverage available to United States Senators… implementation of any agreement will be severely if not terminally hampered’

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Mike Braun signed a letter to President Biden co-signed by 32 senators rebuking the administration’s negotiations for a new Iran nuclear deal. Co-signers of the letter led by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) are: Sens. Hagerty (R-TN), Cotton (R-AR), Grassley (R-IA), Marshall (R-KS), Tillis (R-NC),...

Senator Braun on 2022 Winter Olympics: “The Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable”

“I wish the best of luck to the athletes competing on behalf of the United States in the 2022 Winter Olympics beginning today in Beijing. I am proud of their accomplishments and look forward to watching them succeed in this year’s Olympic games. However, I remain disappointed in the International Olympic Committee for maintaining the decision to hold the Olympic games in a country that continually commits egregious human rights violations against its own citizens. The Chinese Communist Party...