Senators Mike Braun, Rick Scott Work to Ban Former Members of Congress from Lobbying

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  As former Members of Congress and elected officers are using their previous positions to lobby Congress, today U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) are introducing the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act.

“Washington is broken, and one way we can fix it is to permanently banning Congressmen and Senators from lobbying Capitol Hill,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “We need to put a stop to the revolving door of career politicians...

Senator Braun joins Sen. Lee's PROMISE Act to hold Big Tech accountable

Senator Braun joins Sen. Lee's PROMISE Act to hold Big Tech accountable

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) yesterday introduced the Promoting Responsibility Over Moderation In the Social Media Environment (PROMISE) Act, a bill designed to hold Big Tech companies accountable for their promises to not operate their social medial platforms with political bias. 

“The billionaires who own our nation’s Big Tech companies have every right to be partisan...

Braun, Kennedy Introduce Legislation to Prohibit the Export-Import Bank from Providing Financing to Individuals with Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced legislation that will prohibit individuals delinquent on their taxes from using the Export-Import Bank.  

“The Export-Import Bank should not serve as an ATM for tax delinquents and this legislation will address this loophole, while also rooting out potential fraud from dozens of companies,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. 

“American taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to subsidize businesses that haven...

Senators Braun, Ernst Introduce Federal Employees and Retirees with Delinquent Debt Initiative (FERDI) Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) have introduced the Federal Employees and Retirees with Delinquent Debt Initiative (FERDI) that would prohibit taxpayer dollars to pay the salaries of individuals who refuse to pay their taxes.  

“Those who cheat from Uncle Sam and have a significant delinquent debt to the IRS should not be able to accept a paycheck from the federal government until they pay their delinquent tax bill, and this legislation will...

Senators Mike Braun, Rick Scott, Representative Thomas Massie Work to End Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Senator Mike Braun and Senator Rick Scott - both former entrepreneurs - have re-introduced Senate legislation to end taxpayer-funded pensions for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-04) will introduce the companion legislation in the House.  

Currently, Members of Congress are eligible for their federal pension after just five years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of...

Senator Braun Releases Statement on VA OIG Report Regarding VA Spina Bifida Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement on the Veterans’ Affairs OIG Report Regarding VA Spina Bifida Benefits.

In the 116th Congress, Senator Braun authored S.3613 to reform the Spina Bifida Program based on feedback from Hoosiers and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), which was endorsed by the VVA, American Legion, and co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

“Last year after hearing from constituents and working with the Vietnam Veterans of...

Braun Statement on Biden Immigration Proposal

"During my campaign I promised to secure our southern border, and we made tremendous success with the previous administration. I am disappointed with President Biden’s executive orders to undo the ‘America First’ immigration agenda. Between halting construction of the wall on our southern border and a partisan immigration proposal that offers American citizenship to illegal immigrants, it’s clear Joe Biden is not serious about fixing our broken immigration system that rewards illegal behavior."...

CBO score shows Democrats’ wage bill will kill jobs

JASPER, IN — A new cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congressional Democrats’ new reconciliation bill will kill jobs and result in billions of dollars of unfunded mandates on employers.    

Senators Braun, Burr, and Portman previously asked CBO to estimate the impact that wage mandates will have for the country. CBO’s February 8 analysis of the Raise the Wage Act, which was included in the budget reconciliation bill approved by House Education and...

Braun Statement on Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON - Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following his vote in the second Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

"The riot on January 6th was horrific and should be universally condemned, and while I listened to both President Trump’s defense and the House Managers’ arguments, I believe it is unconstitutional to hold a trial to remove a former President from an office he no longer holds and feel a vote to convict would have deep negative implications for...

Braun Statement on Constitutionality of Former President Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Braun released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s vote regarding the constitutionality of former President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial.  

“As I have stated earlier, the Framers of the Constitution never intended for the Senate to hold a trial to remove a former President from an office he no longer holds, which is why I voted against the constitutionality of former President Trump’s impeachment trial.  President Joe Biden and Senate...