Senator Braun’s Statement on President Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal

JASPER, IN - U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.  

“As the former CEO of a logistics and transportation company, I know firsthand that we need to update our infrastructure, but this package must be targeted towards roads and bridges, and not used as a vehicle for irrelevant liberal policies that raises taxes on America’s job creators and their families. President Biden’s refusal to work with Republicans...

Senators Braun, Hassan, Representatives Latta, Rice introduce bipartisan bill to support a new VA program to help hire separating Defense personnel

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation that helps the Department of Veterans Affairs actively recruit and hire separating Department of Defense medical department personnel to help fill its more than 45,000 open positions.

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...

“States should run elections, not Washington, D.C.” | Senator Braun on H.R.1

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Mike Braun joined a press conference of Republican Senators to speak out against “H.R.1” - a bill that would take the constitutionally-given power to run elections away from the states and give it to the federal government. 

H.R.1 undermines state Voter ID laws and allows unfettered ballot harvesting by allowing an unlimited number of ballots to be returned on behalf of others.

“Indiana does elections right, with Voter ID, ample time to vote early, and absentee...

Bill to benefit ALS patients signed into law

WASHINGTON – Today, a bill introduced by Senator Mike Braun, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Senator Chris Coons to help ALS patients was signed into law by President Biden. The bill is a technical clarification that will ensure ALS patients are given access to their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits without a five month waiting period whether they applied prior to the passage of the ALS Social Security Disability Insurance Act or not. 

The ALS Social Security...

Braun introduces fix to stop Democrats from banning state tax cuts

WASHINGTON - In the early morning hours of March 6 as the Senate’s “vote-a-rama” on the $1.9 trillion COVID package ended, Majority Leader Schumer introduced a final amendment which included text that would ban states from cutting taxes until 2024 if they take any federal funds from the package.
 
Senator Mike Braun today introduced the Let States Cut Taxes Act, a bill to make sure Democrats don’t get away with this scheme to stop states from further opening their economies and allowing...

Braun, Young, Brown, Warren, and Markey honor baseball legend, Civil Rights advocate, and Indiana’s first “Mr. Basketball” George Crowe on 100th anniversary of his birth

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun, Senator Todd Young, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Ed Markey today introduced a resolution honoring Major League baseball legend and Civil Rights advocate George Crowe, who was also Indiana’s first ever “Mr. Basketball.”

Born in Whiteland, Indiana, George Crowe excelled on the basketball court, leading to his designation as Indiana’s first “Mr. Basketball.” After graduating from what is now called the University of Indianapolis,...

Bill to benefit ALS patients passes Senate

WASHINGTON - The ALS Social Security Disability Insurance Access Act, introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Tom Cotton and signed into law in December, eliminated the five-month waiting period for Social Security disability benefits for those with medically-diagnosed ALS, because due to the quick and devastating effects of the disease many of those diagnosed do not have five months to wait. 

Due to how the Social Security Administration interpreted this law, ALS patients who had...

Senator Braun Statement on Vote Against Dr. Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education

Senator Braun released the following statement on his vote against Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education: 

"While building my business in my hometown I served on the local school board for 10 years, and I cannot support Dr. Cardona as Secretary of Education because I believe in school choice, which President Biden has vowed to work against. Competition is the key to innovation, and when parents have more choices and students have more opportunities available to them, our education...

Senators Braun, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support New Businesses Amid the Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today to support entrepreneurship and help new businesses create jobs throughout the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Recovery Startup Assistance Act provides payroll assistance to new small businesses started during the pandemic. Specifically, through 2021, the bill provides new small businesses with a tailored version of the Employee Retention Tax Credit – which helps...

Braun, Young introduce resolution honoring 100th anniversary of Hoosier Gym & 35th anniversary of the movie "Hoosiers"

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun and U.S. Senator Todd Young introduced a resolution on the floor of the United State Senate honoring the Hoosier Gym. This basketball gymnasium and museum is located in Knightstown, Indiana and was the filming location for the 1986 basketball movie “Hoosiers”, starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper.

“Every weekend, Hoosiers head to the local gym to watch high school basketball and this resolution honors one of our most iconic gyms where the movie...