Senator Braun’s Weekly Update | Impeachment / Syria / Trade Deals

first_imgTHIS WEEK, SENATOR BRAUN spoke out about Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff’s “unfair, unprecedented, and illegitimate” impeachment inquiry, made good on his campaign promise to visit every one of Indiana’s 92 counties in his first year in office, commented on President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, and continued to fight for issues that have been sidetracked by Democrats’ impeachment hijinks, such as the USMCA trade deal and lowering prescription drug prices. Senator Braun joined WNDU in South Bend to discuss House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings against President Trump and the administration’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria.IMPEACHMENT | “Speaker Pelosi is playing politics with this,” said Braun, Indiana’s junior senator. “If you’re going to do impeachment, put it out there for a vote, and if you don’t have the nerve to do the vote, let’s do the business that the people are interested in,” he said.SYRIA | “We can’t police the world, and even though we did it in the past, at some point, you’ve got to say, ‘Hey, allies, pay your fair share of the burden.’ President Trump, I like that when he brought that up, many thought that was a little crass. I didn’t,” Braun said. Senator Braun promised to hold a public event in all 92 Indiana counties in his first year in office, and this week completed that goal with stops in Brown and Shelby counties. Read what he heard from Hoosiers in every corner of the state along the way in this op-ed in the Courier Press and other local papers around Indiana.“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. Since being elected to serve Hoosiers in the Senate, I’ve adopted a similar business model by visiting all 92 counties in Indiana this year – and will do the same in years to come.”Senator Braun spoke with the Rensselaer Republican during a county stop at Fenwick Farms Brewing Company in Jasper County to discuss agricultural issues and President Trump’s trade deals with Japan, as well as the USMCA which is currently being held up by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.When asked what this deal means for farmers, Braun said farmers need more markets to be open to U.S. pork and other products to help them out of the condition that they are in presently.“Farmers, where they were the ones that kind of got us through the ‘08 recession, because the farm economy was so good, ‘09-’13, they’re in the toughest stretch that I’ve seen in a long time,” Braun said.He cited other trade agreements, which he said Democrats in Congress have apparently held up, that would help everyday Hoosiers, like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).Senator Braun sat down with the Tribune Star in Terre Haute to discuss President Trump’s announcement that American troops will be withdrawn from Syria.“I am going to be in the camp that I think we need to be less engaged to the extent than we have been in the past,” Braun said in a stop Monday in Terre Haute at the Tribune-Star.“When President Trump said, ‘Hey, our allies shoulder more of the burden,’ help pay for stuff, help be responsible. It doesn’t mean we don’t do things smartly and we don’t lead. I think we can do both of them,” Braun said.“On one side of the aisle almost in its entirety, and a good part of the Republican side, doesn’t put into perspective how much things cost. I don’t think we can be the policeman of the world. We should lead, but we should do it in a way that is sustainable,” the senator said.Senator Braun sat down with ABC57 in South Bend to discuss the legislative priorities that have been put on the back burner for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, including the USMCA trade agreement which Hoosier farmers need.Braun says the deal, already approved by America’s two largest trading partners, is stuck on Capitol Hill even though it has bipartisan support.“It addressed some of the issues in Mexico. It’s got stipulations on wages. It addresses environmental concerns. It opens up the Canadian market to dairy farmers and a lot of other little things that when you take them altogether are going to be a great improvement,” Braun said.To subscribe to this newsletter and see other updates from Senator Braun, visit his official website. To unsubscribe from Senator Braun’s Weekly Update, please contact [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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