Braun Ranked Highly By Non-Partisan Group

The non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking released their 117th Congress (2021-2022) rankings this week with good news for Indiana Sen. Mike Braun.

  • Braun ranked the sixth most effective Senate Republican. The Senators’ above him on the list have all served more than 12 years in Congress compared to Braun’s four.
  • Braun was the highest ranked Republican on the “Freshman Senators Exceeding Expectations” list.
  • In individual policy areas, Braun was ranked the Most Effective Republican Senator in Agriculture and Most Effective Republican Senator in Health.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking made special mention of Senator Braun’s legislative effectiveness in their report:

“Also new to our top-10 list is Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, who first entered the Senate in the previous 116th Congress. Though relatively junior, Sen. Braun introduced 80 bills, 20 of which engaged with health policy. He ultimately saw four of his bills pass the Senate, and three of them become law.”

The Center for Effective Lawmaking is a nonpartisan research organization directed through a partnership between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. Their effectiveness ratings for lawmakers are widely cited among the Capitol Hill press.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking was the same research group that previously ranked Senator Braun’s predecessor as the least effective Democrat in the Senate.

“I told Hoosiers I would get to work and get results, and that’s what I’ve done every day since I left my business to go work for you in the Senate,” Braun said in response to the news. “I’m proud to be one of the Top Ten Most Effective Republicans in the Senate, and the Most Effective Republican in Agriculture and Health, two issues that matter so much for Indiana.”