Senator Michael K. Braun is an American businessman and politician. He has been serving as the Junior United States Senator from Indiana under the Republicans since 2018.
He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He represented the 63rd district from 2014 to 2017. Braun was born in Jasper, Indiana, on March 24, 1954.
He graduated from Jasper High School in 1972 and enrolled at Wabash College. There, he received his Bachelor’s degree in economics. He later earned an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1978.
After his MBA, Senator Mike Braun moved back to Indiana. There, he worked with his father, who manufactures trucks for farmers. But, things changed after an economic depression almost destroyed his father’s business.
Braun switched into a more lucrative business of Truck accessories selling. His business grew and became so popular in the US. In fact, his employees grew from 15 to more than 300.
In the wake of the growth, Braun acquired Meyer Body Inc in 1986. Meyer is a manufacturer and distributor of truck bodies, parts, and equipment.
He became the sole owner in 1995 and renamed Meyer Body to Meyer Distributing afterward. Meyer has grown to become a leader in auto and truck part distribution nationwide.
Senator Braun is currently the President and CEO of the multinational company.
Braun started his political career as a member of the Jasper High School Board from 2004 to 2014.
He became a member of the Indiana House of Reps, representing District 63 in 2014. He served till 2017, when he resigned to run for a seat at the US Senate.
Braun won the primaries and defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and other candidates.
As a state representative, Braun always looked for ways to serve his state and country. He partnered with conservative leaders like Mike Pence to achieve results for Indianans.
Braun is also an advocate of human rights. But, he opposed the amendment for the ban on discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Braun also opposed the Affordable Care Act. He even made several efforts to repeal it and supported lawsuits to take it off the whole Act.
On immigration, he emphasized that the first solution to illegal immigration is building walls. He also opposed the Dream Act, which will enable citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Regarded as a strong conservative, Braun has worked to improve the quality of life in Indiana. He has also worked toward job creation, national security, reducing debt, and veterans affairs.
But, he was part of the Senators that indicted insurrection at the US Capitol.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Here’s our collection of the best Mike Braun Quotes.
Mike Braun Quotes on Politics/Trump/Power
Hoosiers sent me to Washington to offer solutions.Mike Braun
Our job in Congress is to serve the American people, and not enrich ourselves with special taxpayer-funded benefits.Mike Braun
Without any direction from Congress, our judicial branch has unilaterally created and defined qualified immunity.Mike Braun
I’m a lifelong strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and I’ve owned and used firearms since I was 10 years old.Mike Braun
If Congress can’t get a budget passed when they’re supposed to, it’s just common sense they shouldn’t get paid.Mike Braun
I don’t think congressmen and senators ought to be getting pensions when nobody else does.Mike Braun
I left my business to run for the Senate because I believe the government needs to run more like a business.Mike Braun
President Trump has done a tremendous job of bringing jobs back to our country, and my Buy America provision for the National Highway bill reinforces his America First priorities.Mike Braun
I come from a government in Indiana where we did get things done.Mike Braun
Mike Braun Quotes on Healthcare
One issue that affects every American is health care.Mike Braun
Clear prices force health care providers and insurers to lower their rates to attract customers – like their counterparts in the rest of the economy.Mike Braun
Aside from true emergencies, most health care decisions are shoppable.Mike Braun
Armed with pricing information, health care consumers can punish providers that price gouge, waste resources, or engage in surprise billing by taking their business elsewhere.Mike Braun
It’s critical that we lower the cost of prescription drugs and develop a health care plan that works for all Americans.Mike Braun
While I support granting drug companies patents to recover their investment and encourage innovation, companies that take advantage of this goodwill to build a monopoly must be stopped.Mike Braun
Patients with fatal diseases are fighting for their lives every day while real, meaningful, life-extending treatments sit on the shelf just beyond their reach.Mike Braun
Americans are fully capable of choosing what is right for their health, their family and their freedom.Mike Braun
The cost of healthcare, caring for our veterans, and draining the swamp are among a few of the issues I have been tackling for Hoosiers in Washington.Mike Braun
The only people really enthusiastic about healthcare are Democrats.Mike Braun
Some big pharmaceutical companies have engaged in dirty tricks to extend their patents, holding monopolies on certain drugs to pad their profits at consumers’ expense.Mike Braun
For those who are so courageously battling these terrible diseases, the least we can do is not stand in their way.Mike Braun
Mike Braun Quotes on Society/Equality
As a former entrepreneur I know you have to listen to the customer to solve problems, and I’m looking forward to meeting with Hoosiers across the state about solutions that will put Indiana and our country first.Mike Braun
I’m not afraid to talk about climate change.Mike Braun
No one should be forced to choose between getting a vaccine and losing their job. This mandate puts millions of livelihoods and every Americans’ freedoms at stake.Mike Braun
We live in the greatest country in the world, but the tone and destructive rhetoric across the ideological spectrum is tearing our country apart and we must return to a society that works towards finding common ground on issues where we disagree.Mike Braun
The key to survival is that when times are good you don’t forget where you came from and you don’t build crazy overhead just because you can. You live like you are going out of business every day and it makes you healthy.Mike Braun
Mike Braun Quotes on Business/Tax/Economy
By ending congressional taxpayer-funded pensions, we will take one more step toward draining the swamp in Washington.Mike Braun
Building my family and my business in Jasper has taught me so much in my life, and one of those lessons is to always put people first.Mike Braun
Indiana will always be open for business, and we look forward to welcoming more great new jobs into our state.Mike Braun
In the business world, those who are slow to act and adapt find themselves out of business in a hurry. In Washington, it can take 10 years to get even a good idea across the finish line.Mike Braun
As a small-business owner who kept costs low and health care premiums flat for 10 years in my company, I know firsthand that transparency is the trick to reducing the skyrocketing health care costs that are burdening patients, employers, and our state, local, and federal governments.Mike Braun
During my time growing a company in the private sector, one of my guiding principles was to meet and hear feedback from as many customers as possible.Mike Braun
Mike Braun Quotes on Terrorism/Crime
We must do everything we can to stop “martyr payments” going to terrorists who kill Americans.Mike Braun
Violent crime is on the rise in Indianapolis, and we must not allow radical soft-on-crime ‘reform’ initiatives like The Bail Project to put Hoosier lives and law enforcement in danger with their revolving-door policies for criminals.Mike Braun
Mike Braun Quotes on Rights/Justice/Constitution
Courts of law require evidence to go to trial – not opinions from bureaucrats.Mike Braun
Americans deserve the right to clean, drinkable water as we upgrade our aging water infrastructure, and the federal dollars used to supply these systems should not be used to buy unfairly traded Chinese steel.Mike Braun
Constituent services for Hoosiers are like customer service was to me in the private sector.Mike Braun
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee it has been important to me to intersect with Hoosier farmers as often as possible.Mike Braun
Other Mike Braun Quotes
As a Main Street entrepreneur, I believe in free trade.Mike Braun
I learned from growing a business that it’s important to listen to everyone how we can do better.Mike Braun
I’m not afraid to talk about science.Mike Braun
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