U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and Sen. Todd Young made history April 7 when they both voted against the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African American woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana said he misunderstood the question when he told reporters that the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage nationwide and should instead allow individual states to decide such issues.
Indiana’s governor is facing criticism from fellow Republicans and calls for an override of his veto on legislation banning transgender females from competing in girls’ school sports, a decision that puts him at odds with a conservative cause that has led to similar state laws across the country.
The U.S. Senate is launching a bipartisan working group of lawmakers to scrutinize conditions within the Bureau of Prisons following reporting by The Associated Press that uncovered widespread corruption and abuse in federal prisons.
An Indiana senator heading a congressional fight against President Joe Biden’s proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates said Wednesday he was against state-level efforts to block businesses from imposing their own workplace vaccination requirements.
Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running through mid-February, though a temporary shutdown was still possible with some Senate Republicans holding out over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun improperly gave more than $1 million to his 2018 campaign and received contributions in excess of legal limits, a draft audit by the Federal Election Commission alleges. But Braun says additional information has been provided showing that the loans were legally compliant.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday called for a lawsuit challenging vaccine requirements, directing the Indiana Department of Labor to work with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on a lawsuit against the federal government regarding OSHA’s issued ETS.
The two nominees for the U.S. attorney positions in the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana are scheduled for a vote Thursday in the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, moving the Hoosier State closer to filling the top federal lawyer seats that have been vacant since late 2020.
More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people, saying in a letter that “discrimination is bad for business.”
Several dozen voting rights supporters came to downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday to push for the passage of S.1, the For the People Act of 2021. They gathered in front of the district offices of Sens. Todd Young and Mike Braun to promote what they see as a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to strengthen the right to vote.
As he marked the two-month anniversary of his presidency, Joe Biden had not nominated anyone to either the federal bench or a U.S. Attorney’s Office, which distinguished him from his two most recent predecessors. One retired member of Indiana’s judiciary, however, is calling attention to the worrisome problem that beyond open positions, the state has no clearly defined process for identifying qualified Hoosiers to fill the vacancies.
Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young’s message to supporters of President Donald Trump last week on the steps of the Capitol that later was overrun was that while he understood their desire that Trump remain president, he was bound by duty under the law to vote for Joe Biden.
Both Indiana Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun praised 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s intelligence, commitment to the law and love for her family during Monday’s opening round of her confirmation hearing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Indiana Sen. Todd Young on Tuesday joined fellow Republican Sen. Mike Braun in supporting the Senate taking a confirmation vote on a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election. Like Braun, Young also signaled support for 7th Circuit Judge and Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg’s successor.
Indiana Sen. Mike Braun said Tuesday that he supports the Senate taking a confirmation vote on a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election. Braun also urged President Donald Trump to tap 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and University of Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett.