Senators Braun and Young join Rep. Baird in honoring 125th Anniversary of Indiana Veterans Home  

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun and Senator Todd Young introduced a resolution with Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Indiana Veterans Home. Since 1896, the Indiana Veterans home has maintained a strong tradition of providing care to Hoosier veterans and their families.

 “The men and women who serve our nation and defend our values deserve the best care possible,” said Senator Mike Braun. “The Indiana Veterans Home has long been a cornerstone for veteran...

Senators Braun, Daines, Lankford, Ernst, Inhofe, and Thune's bill would outlaw animal-human hybrid research

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun, Senator Steve Daines, Senator James Lankford, Senator Joni Ernst, Senator James Inhofe, and Senator John Thune have introduced a bill that would make it a crime to engage in chimera research, or the creation of animal-human hybrid organisms.

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey introduced the original legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A chimera is an organism that contains cells from two distinct species...

Senator Mike Braun, colleagues introduce bill to stop POTUS from declaring an emergency to enact gun control

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun has introduced the Right to Protect and Bear Arms Act with Senators Barrasso (R-WY), Blackburn (R-TN), Boozman (R-AR), Cotton (R-AR), Cramer (R-ND), Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Daines (R-MT), Ernst (R-IA), Hawley (R-MO), Hoeven (R-ND), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Lankford (R-OK), Lummis (R-WY), Marshall (R-KS), Moran (R-KS), Risch (R-ID), Rounds (R-SD), R. Scott (R-FL), S. Scott (R-SC), Thune (R-SD), Tillis (R-NC), Wicker (R-MS), and Young (R-IN).

This bill would prevent...

Senator Mike Braun, colleagues introduce bill to hold ATF accountable, give certainty to gun owners and manufacturers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Indiana along with Senators: Barrasso (R-WY), Blackburn (R -TN), Cramer (R-ND), Crapo (R-ID), Hawley (R-MO), Lankford, (R-OK), Lummis (R-WY), Risch (R-ID), R. Scott (R-FL), and T. Scott (R-SC) introduced the ATF Accountability Act to provide transparency to gun owners across America on rules made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). 

The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process where the agency makes...

Senator Braun joins resolution condemning "Critical Race Theory" in K-12 schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Braun has joined Senator Rick Scott's resolution with Senator Marsha Blackburn condemning the use of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools and teacher training. 

Critical Race Theory is an academic concept based on the belief that systemic racism is the foundation of American society, highlighting the differences between Americans instead of what unites them.

In April, Senator Braun joined Senator Scott, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and more than 30...

Senators Braun & Warnock introduce bill to make railroad crossings safer

WASHINGTON – Last week, Senator Mike Braun and Senator Raphael Warnock introduced S. 1919, the Railway Upgrades for Rural American Lines (RURAL) Act in order to build on the successes already found through the Section 130 grant program and help states modernize unsafe or functionally outdated railroad warning devices. 

“Since the Section 130 grant program’s creation in 1987, fatalities at railway-highway crossings have decreased by 57 percent. While the Section 130 grant program has been...

Senator Braun visits Hamilton County

Spencer, IN – U.S Senator Mike Braun toured Hamilton Center rehabilitation and mental health services today while in Hamilton County. 

“So many times we see people hesitant to reach out and seek help with regards to mental health or addiction issues. It was reassuring to hear stories of success from team members at the Hamilton Center, and to hear from them the challenges of serving their communities through treating mental health, behavioral health, and addiction issues and how they have...

Senator Braun visits Greene County

Linton, IN -  U.S. Senator Mike Braun stopped in Linton, Indiana to meet with local elected officials and chamber members and talk about issues Hoosiers are facing.

“It was encouraging to hear from local elected officials in Linton today. Local government oftentimes impacts everyday life more than anything at the federal level, so I was interested to know how federal government policies could help complement responsible local governments and strong local economies in towns like Linton.” – Senat...

Senator Braun Statement Against January 6 Commission

"Those who breached the Capitol and committed horrific acts of violence on January 6 must be prosecuted, and all steps must be taken to prevent future security breaches and protect the men and women who protect the Capitol. To those ends, America’s most respected investigation entity - the FBI - is leading a world-class probe resulting in over 450 arrests so far and bringing a great deal of information about those who broke the law that day to light, and my Appropriations Subcommittee is digging...

Hawley-Braun bill to declassify lab leak intel passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun and Senator Josh Hawley's bill to require the Biden administration to declassify U.S. intelligence related to the link between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the COVID-19 pandemic has passed the Senate. 

First introduced in April, the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2021 tonight passed the Senate by unanimous consent. 


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Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal revealed three researchers from...