Sen. Braun to Fauci, Walensky: We need a "total revamp" of COVID strategy

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun today questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on the White House's COVID strategy. Senator Braun noted that the "top-down" approach from the federal government has not yielded results to justify itself, and that it is time for a new strategy of decentralizing COVID response, putting power back in the hands of local governments, and providing Americans the data to make decisions for themselves rather than telling them what to do through...

Sen. Braun: SCOTUS must end Biden vax overreach

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Mike Braun, ranking member of the HELP Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace safety, released the following statement as the Supreme Court convenes to hear oral arguments on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private businesses:

“I’ve led the charge against the unconstitutional federal overreach of Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses because no one should lose their job because of their personal decision to get vaccinated or not. The Supreme...

Senator Braun leads Senate GOP colleagues, joins Houses Representatives leading opposition to Biden vaccine mandate in upcoming SCOTUS case

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (NY-21), House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (NC-05), and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03), led 47 Senators and 136 Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the upcoming case considering the Biden Administration’s top-down Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Senators call on President Biden to withdraw nomination of Dr. David Weil for Wage & Hour Administrator

Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun, Senator Richard Burr, Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., Senator Tim Scott, and Senator Jerry Moran urged President Biden to formally withdraw the nomination of Dr. David Weil to be Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division, citing that the Senate's HELP Committee was unable to report Dr. Weil's nomination favorably when it was considered this year, and listing concerns with actions Dr. Weil took while serving as Wage &...

Senator Braun on Bail Project's suspension: "Good news for Indy" but "only the tip of the iceberg" for taking on soft-on-crime policies

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following the announcement that the Marion County Superior Court would end its support of The Bail Project.

"It's good news for Indy that The Bail Project will no longer be able to release criminals from jail without accountability, but this is only the tip of the iceberg for soft-on-crime activist organizations and prosecutors putting their agenda over Hoosiers' lives. I will continue working to hold these groups accountable and...

Braun, Rubio introduce bill to strengthen benefits for children of veterans affected by Agent Orange

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Marco Rubio introduced a bill to strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Spina Bifida Program for children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange/herbicides.

“Many veterans are unaware of the benefits available for their children with certain birth defects due to their exposure to Agent Orange. I am proud to introduce this legislation which will ensure that these beneficiaries get the care and benefits awarded to them by law.” – Sen...

Braun, Cotton Introduce Bill to Curb Reliance on Chinese Pharmaceutical

WASHINGTON — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Mike Braun (R-Indiana) today introduced the Anyone But China Safe Drugs Act, or the ABC Safe Drug Act, legislation to track active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), prohibit pharmaceutical purchases from China, and create transparency within the medical supply chain.

Bill text may be found here.

“Shortages in the medical supply chain are a matter of life and death, and we cannot rely on China for our citizens’ survival. Our bill will encourage...

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...