Mike Braun, U.S. Senator from Indiana

Mike Braun

U.S. Senator from Indiana

Michael K. Braun was born in March 1954 in Jasper, Indiana. He earned an undergraduate degree at Wabash College, and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School. He joined his father’s farm-truck manufacturing business. He ultimately became the president and CEO of that business.

Braun served as a member of the Jasper School Board for ten years. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives for three years, resigning to run for the U.S. Senate. He has been a member of the Senate since January 2019.

He is married to Maureen, whom he met while in high school where he was an athlete and she a cheerleader. They have four children. He is Roman Catholic.

In the News…

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana has spearheaded an effort to end Internal Revenue Service tax breaks for abortions “under the guise of healthcare.” He has support from members of both houses of Congress. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Braun wrote:

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should not consider abortions (except for when the mother’s life is physically endangered) to be medical care. Similarly, the IRS should not treat premiums for health insurance that covers such abortions as medical care, unless in compliance with the law’s separate accounting requirements for coverage of non-medical care,” the letter says. “In all but the most extreme circumstances, abortion is an elective procedure that has nothing to do with ‘the prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness.’”

The longstanding IRS statute mandates that deductions must “be confined strictly to expenses incurred primarily for prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness.” The lawmakers argue that this current language should not allow for abortion to be deemed medical care, except for in rare cases that the mother’s life is threatened. As the lawmakers point out, the IRS’s policy allowing deductions for abortions is inconsistent with court rulings that allow for unborn children to be the subject of healthcare. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Braun today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana
374 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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