Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Mike Braun

Sen. Mike Braun

Republican, Indiana
Office 202-224-4814 | @SenatorBraun | Facebook




Votes for Children


Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored


Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Braun represents a state with a child poverty rate of 18 percent. 7.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 17.4 percent are food insecure, and 6.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Braun has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 5 bills to help children. Sen. Braun has taken 6 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Braun has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1644 the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2416 the Economic Mobility, Prosperity, and Opportunity with Waivers that Enable Reforms for States Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2490 the Child Tax Credit Extension Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2681 the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2869 the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3679 the Newborn CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.69 the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.789 the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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