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 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Braun.
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 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 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Mike Braun sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Legislative Branch subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Braun was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 894: Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021
- S. 848: Consider Teachers Act of 2021
- S. 579: A bill to make a technical correction to the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019.
- S. 5084 (116th): A bill to increase transparency and access to group health plan and health insurance issuer reporting, and for other purposes.
- S. 4959 (116th): A bill to increase transparency and access to group health plan and health insurance issuer reporting, and for other purposes.
- S. 3105 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post …
- S. 1759 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post …
Does 8 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:
Health (28%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (8%) Sports and Recreation (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Braun recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4270: A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 …
- S. 4046: Simplify, Don’t Amplify the IRS Act
- S. 4020: Fight Inflation Through Balanced Budgets Act
- S. 4012: Renewing Investment in American Workers and Supply Chains Act
- S. 4016: Responsible Budget Targets Act of 2022
- S.Res. 580: A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Purdue “All-American” …
- S.Res. 563: A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Charles Isham Taylor on the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to May 2022, Braun missed 26 of 1,446 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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