'Consider Teachers Act' passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consider Teachers Act, a bill introduced in the Senate by Senator Mike Braun, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and in the House by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton aimed at fixing a broken system burdening teachers with unfair loans, has passed the U.S. Senate.

The TEACH Grant program provides grant assistance to students who serve four years as a full time teacher in high-need, often underserved communities. However, often due to basic clerical mistakes, thousands of teachers...

Senator Mike Braun and Congressman Kevin Brady reintroduce MAP Act to cap, cut, and balance the budget

WASHINGTON -  Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) have reintroduced the Maximizing America’s Prosperity (MAP) Act, a bill that provides a roadmap to fiscal sanity. 

“As our national debt continues to climb, I’m reintroducing the MAP Act with Congressman Brady which aims to cap and gradually decline federal spending to lead to a more balanced budget,” said Senator Mike Braun. “With a national debt of $30 trillion, it is time to curb runaway spending and put America...

Hawley & Braun Introduce Bill Requiring Biden to Declassify Wuhan Lab Leak Intelligence

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2021 to require the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and the origins of the Covid pandemic.

Senator Braun said, “Identifying the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is vital for preventing future pandemics, and as investigations and research into the origins of the virus continue, the Biden administration...

What They're Saying About the Growing Climate Solutions Act

Organizations Supporting GCSA

Organizations and companies supporting the Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has broad, bipartisan support from 42...

Growing Climate Solutions Act reintroduced

Growing Climate Solutions Act reintroduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has broad, bipartisan support from over 60 leading agricultural and...

Braun & Young honor Bobby "Slick" Leonard with Senate resolution

WASHINGTON - Indiana's U.S. Senators have introduced a Senate resolution honoring the life and legacy of Bobby "Slick" Leonard: an Indiana basketball legend, a Hoosier icon, and a national treasure.

"Bobby 'Slick' Leonard is the definition of a Hoosier legend: a two-time All-American who led Indiana University to their 1953 NCAA title, and one of the greatest coaches of all time. Every Hoosier will always remember his trademark 'Boom, Baby!' when a Pacer hits a three pointer, and Indiana will...

Braun Statement on Democrats’ Court Packing Proposals 

WASHINGTON - Senator Braun released the following statement on Democrats’ proposals in the House and Senate to pack the Supreme Court with more seats to appoint liberal justices. 

“Democrats’ proposal to pack the Supreme Court with more seats to gain a liberal majority is a blatantly political move that will destroy the independence of the judiciary as we know it and should be called what it is: changing the rules because they didn’t get their way.” – Senator Mike Braun

Braun Statement on Biden’s Executive Order Against the Second Amendment

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding President Biden’s announced executive orders today:

“President Biden’s executive order on gun control is so extreme that even the Democrat controlled Senate would never pass this bill that is a blatant assault on our Second Amendment rights. We all want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill, but that can’t come at the expense of infringing on the rights of law-abiding...

Senator Braun writes letter to Secretary Becerra to ensure federal dollars aren’t spent on abortion

JASPER, IN - At his confirmation hearing earlier this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told Senator Mike Braun he would “uphold the law” regarding federal dollars being spent on abortion. On March 31, Senator Mike Braun sent a letter to Secretary Becerra to ensure that he is following the current HHS Title X Rule in place which confirms the Congressional intent and requires that Title X funds not be distributed to any program or organization which provides or recommends...

Senator Braun visits Parke County

Senator Braun visits Parke County

Senator Mike Braun stopped in to Rockville yesterday on his annual tour of all 92 counties in Indiana on Wednesday to give an update on his recent trip to the southern border and his work for Hoosiers in D.C.

Senator Braun met with a group of Parke County residents including community leaders and elected officials at the Thirty-Six Saloon.

“As I travel Indiana to talk about getting our Main Street economies back to where they were before the COVID pandemic,...