Indiana Senators on Federal Re-Opening Committee

Indiana Senators on Federal Re-Opening Committee


Indiana Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun have been chosen to serve on a committee that will help determine how and when the US economy re-opens. 

Senator Braun said on Wednesday that President Trump notified him that he would be selected for the White House Re-Opening the Economy Committee.

According to Braun, the committee will meet via conference call and offer recommendations on a safe way to move the economy forward.

Braun said he believes the country must listen to medical advice, but also be flexible in areas where Covid-19 numbers are not high. 

Braun said industries like manufacturing and trucking are some of the first he believes could re-open. 

He also went on to say that restaurants in less dense areas should be allowed to experiment with social distancing rather than carryout and delivery options. 

“American families, workers, and job creators have suffered immensely as a result of the coronavirus. In Congress, we acted in an unprecedented fashion with broad bipartisan support to send aid to those who are hurting through no fault of their own. Now we must carefully examine how to safely and effectively re-open our economy and get our people back to work while heeding the guidance of public health experts. I’m grateful that President Trump has asked me to join this task force, and I look forward to working with him and my colleagues in Congress to safely get our country back to work,” said Senator Young.