Sen. Braun introduces legislation to prioritize evidence-based workforce programs

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Mike Braun introduced the Prioritizing Evidence for Workforce Development Act to prioritize the funding of evidence-based education and workforce programs. Workforce programs with proven outcomes are essential to filling the over 11 million job openings in the United States.
“Workforce shortages are top of mind for Hoosiers businesses when I travel across the state. The best solution for this issue lies in effective, evidence-based education and workforce development...

Sen. Braun honors Montgomery County’s Bicentennial anniversary by submitting letter to the Congressional Record

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Braun recognized the upcoming 200th anniversary of the founding of Montgomery County, Indiana, in a letter he submitted to the Congressional Record. He did so to acknowledge the unique contributions that the county has contributed to both the state of Indiana, and the rest of the nation.
The letter reads in part:
“This December, Montgomery County celebrates the bicentennial of its foundation. Montgomery County is a place one could characterize as...

Senators Braun and Hassan introduce bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug costs by increasing competition

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today to lower prescription drug costs by removing barriers that prevent some medications, including generic drugs, from entering the market. Generic medications generally cost less than name-brand drugs, and when generics enter the market, it increases competition and brings down overall prescription drug costs.

“For far too long, politicians and pharmaceutical companies have sparred over drug...

Braun-sponsored bill would make dealing deadly fentanyl a felony murder offense

WASHINGTON – Fentanyl overdose is the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Hoosier communities are seeing record rates of overdose deaths, including Vanderburgh County which saw a record number of overdose deaths last year – 60% of which were from fentanyl.  

U.S. Senator Mike Braun has joined his colleagues U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act.  

The bill makes...

Senator Braun submits comments regarding Lake Freeman

 WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Mike Braun submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in support of the new proposed flow rates at the Oakdale Dam. If approved by the Commission, the new flow rates will help maintain normal water levels during times of low flow and drought conditions.  

After hearing from many constituents about the local concern over water levels at Lake Freeman, Senator Braun convened a meeting this summer to hear from local stakeholders and the...

Sen. Braun Joins Bipartisan Push to Help Veterans Access Their Service Records

New bipartisan legislation will help address the backlog of veterans’ service records nationwide

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) currently has a backlog of nearly half a million record requests from veterans and their families

Service records are often required to access Federal veterans’ benefits and services

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Senator Mike Braun is joining a bipartisan push to help more veterans access their service records.

Sen. Braun joined Sen. Jon Ossoff of Georgia...

Transferring student loan debt to 65% of American workers with no degree is wrong, focus on getting better value out of college

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun took to the Senate floor to speak about President Biden’s possibly $1 trillion student loan debt transfer, and in support of Senator Rick Scott’s bill to affirm that President Biden does not have the authority to transfer this debt without Congressional approval. 

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Senator Braun’s remarks:  

President Biden’s student loan debt transfer does not “cancel” or “forgive” anything.  

These debts will still be paid.  

He simply...

“This is an insult”: Senator Braun on Biden’s “celebration” of Inflation Bomb as CPI shows Americans still hurting from inflation crisis

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement about President Joe Biden’s event this afternoon at the White House billed as a “celebration” of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” a tax-and-spend spree that continues Biden’s Inflation Bomb agenda that has produced the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, crushing Hoosiers with high prices on everything. As millions of Americans make sacrifices to make ends meet, President Biden and his allies in D.C. continue to spend...

Senator Mike Braun proud to help bring FLETC school safety assessment training to police in Region, hosted by Valparaiso PD

Tomorrow, the Valparaiso Police Department will be holding the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Physical Security Assessment Training, a 3-day program that provides an overview of how to conduct physical security assessments of schools, houses of worship, and other critical infrastructure. 

This program trains law enforcement to better understand the threats that locations like schools and churches face, how to detect, delay, and respond to these threats, and how to evaluate existing...

Senator Braun statement on President Biden’s student loan debt announcement

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement in response to President Biden’s plan to shift student loan debt onto Americans who chose not to pursue college degrees.

“President Biden isn’t ‘canceling’ debt, he’s shifting it onto everyone, including the majority of Americans who chose not to get a degree. This will make inflation worse, and we should focus on getting more value out of colleges rather than giving them another reason to hike prices.” – Senator Mike Braun...