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Sen. Mike Braun

Senator for Indiana

pronounced mīk // brawn

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.

Photo of Sen. Mike Braun [R-IN]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Braun.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 6, 2015 to Oct 22, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Mike Braun sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Braun was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Braun sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Taxation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Education (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Braun’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Braun voted Nay

Braun voted Nay

Braun voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 86/8 on Dec 17, 2019.

Braun voted Nay

Braun voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Oct 2020, Braun missed 5 of 649 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.9% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: