Braun is the junior senator from Indiana and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Braun is next up for reelection in 2024.
Braun is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Braun has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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Mike Braun sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Braun was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Braun sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Braun’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2998: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that ...
- S. 2590: Dignity for Aborted Children Act
- S. 2356: Define WOTUS Act of 2019
- S.Res. 301: A resolution honoring the 50th anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers.
- S. 2315: Whistleblower Act of 2019
- S.Res. 288: A resolution affirming the importance of the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust ...
- S.Res. 287: Make Rules Matter Act
From Jan 2019 to Dec 2019, Braun missed 2 of 397 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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