The Big Picture
FreedomWorks is excited to recognize Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) as our Member of the Month for July 2022.
Since first arriving in the Senate in 2019, Sen. Braun has made a name for himself as one of the chamber’s most principled and conservative members. He currently boasts a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2022 FreedomWorks scorecard and holds an impressive lifetime score of 92 percent.
Before his election, he was the founder and CEO of Meyer Distributing, where he employed hundreds of people in his hometown of Jasper. Today, Meyer is a nationwide contender in the third-party logistics business, and three of Sen. Braun’s four children work for the family business.
Braun has previously held positions as a state representative in the Indiana General Assembly and a local school board member in public office.
In the Senate, he serves on the Aging Committee, Agriculture Committee, Budget Committee, Appropriations Committee, and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP).
- Sen. Mike Braun was on the front lines of the fight against President Joe Biden’s unlawful OSHA vaccine mandate. He and Rep. Fred Keller led a joint resolution to nullify the vaccine mandate, which has since been found unlawful by the United States Supreme Court.
- He introduced the Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act. This bill would protect free speech and shield Americans from being targeted due to their political beliefs by codifying the May 2020 Treasury Department rule that eliminated the requirement of 501(c)(4) organizations to disclose donors’ personal information to the IRS.
- Additionally, Sen. Braun introduced the Define WOTUS Act in the Senate. The Clean Water Act grants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate “navigable waters,” otherwise known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Define WOTUS Act will codify a congressionally mandated definition of WOTUS to create a consistent definition that does not unfairly target American property owners.
Why it Matters
Sen. Mike Braun is one of the most active conservative lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Beyond his stellar vote record, Sen. Braun consistently finds ways to lead the conservative movement and introduces much-needed legislation.
You can follow Sen. Braun’s work in Washington on Twitter and Facebook, and of course, follow FreedomWorks’ coverage of the excellent work of members like Sen. Braun on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
We thank Sen. Mike Braun for his excellent work promoting freedom and are excited to honor him as our Member of the Month for July 2022. We look forward to watching as he continues to fight for individual liberty and serve the constituents of Indiana’s congressional district.