Press Releases

January 15, 2021

Young Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "This year, Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy are especially poignant and inspiring. Through trial and tribulation, his words and deeds remind us of our duty to more perfectly unify, to more perfectly realize his beautiful Dream. Over the last year, Americans of all colors and creeds have struggled to reclaim control over their lives and remain part of intimate … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Young, Colleagues: Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and 29 other Senators on a letter urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as they did last year. "An equally urgent task is to ensure Planned Parenthood affiliates do not receive additional PPP loans intended for struggling small businesses and non-profits. We therefore urge you to … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Young Condemns Houthi Designation in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the below statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to designate the Houthi movement in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Senator Young has previously cautioned against this designation. "Our foreign policy approach in Yemen should be governed by two overarching questions: First, are we living up to our principles by helping to ease the suffering of the innocent in Yemen? Second, are we helping to advance our … Continue Reading


January 10, 2021

Young Op-Ed: We Are Not Enemies, We Are Americans

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young wrote an op-ed in The Times of Northwest Indiana regarding the events of this week and the healing that must take place in the United States. "No doubt, politics are important - but increasingly we see those who vote differently than us not as fellow Americans with different opinions, but instead as adversaries with the worst intentions. We must not define ourselves or our fellow citizens by how we vote. Let us step back, take a breath and keep … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Young Helps Secure Nearly $173 Million to Complete South Shore Line Double Track Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that after years of work, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) intends to award the nearly $173 million plus in federal funding needed to complete the South Shore Line Double Track Project. In August, the FTA announced it would allocate $50.6 million to the South Shore Line Double Track Project. The FTA has now announced its intent to award the additional funding requested by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Young Statement on Electoral College Certification

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding today's joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College results as required by the Constitution: "As Congress meets to formally receive the votes of the Electoral College, I will uphold my Constitutional duty and certify the will of the states as presented. The people voted and the Electoral College voted. Congress must fulfill its role in turn. "Like so many of my patriotic constituents … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

VIDEO: Young Wishes Hoosiers a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video message to wish Hoosiers a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. "From the healthcare heroes to the frontline workers. From the teachers to the scientists who developed a safe and effective vaccine in record time. The American spirit has prevailed during this difficult time. I'm proud of the strength and resiliency displayed by Hoosiers this … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Coronavirus Information for Hoosiers

***Click HERE for the latest information from the CDC***Coronavirus Relief Included in Year-End Government Funding Package On December 22, 2020, Senator Young voted in favor of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, a comprehensive year-end bill that includes coronavirus relief and funding for the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2021. This package provides assistance to essential workers, small businesses, and unemployed Americans, and provides additional … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Young Votes to Pass Year-End Coronavirus Relief and Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted in favor of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, a comprehensive year-end bill that includes coronavirus relief and funding for the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2021. The legislative package passed the Senate on a 92-6 vote and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Struggling Hoosier businesses, communities, frontline workers, and families have waited too long for this … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Young, Booker Joint Bipartisan Statement Regarding the Conflict in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the recent conflict in Ethiopia: "The conflict in Ethiopia remains far from over, despite Prime Minister Abiy's claim that military operations are complete. We are deeply concerned by reports of Eritrean refugees in Tigray being killed, abducted and forcibly returned to Eritrea by Eritrean forces, as well … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Senator Young’s Office Helps Record Number of Hoosiers in 2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young and his staff set records for the number of constituents represented in cases before federal agencies this year, serving more than 2,000 Hoosiers and returning more than $4 million owed to Hoosiers by various government entities. Since assuming office in 2017, Senator Young has helped 5,131 Hoosiers recover $11,378,394 from federal agencies. This year alone, the office has resolved 2,014 cases, resulting in $4,169,730 returned to Hoosiers. The office … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

Young’s Bill to Improve Maternal Health and Close the Digital Divide Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Senate passed U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Data Mapping to Save Moms' Lives Act to improve maternal health and address Indiana's high maternal mortality rates. The bipartisan legislation that would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to help identify where improved access to telehealth services can be most effective. "Indiana has one of the worst maternal … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Young Statement on Pete Buttigieg’s Nomination to be Secretary of Transportation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the former mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg's recent nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "As a former city leader here in Indiana, Pete understands how critical infrastructure is to growth and opportunity. It will be good to have a Hoosier serving in this … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Young, Braun Vote in Support of Kirsch for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) voted to confirm Thomas Kirsch's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which passed the Senate on a 51-44 vote. Kirsch will fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. "Thomas Kirsch's qualifications, experience, and temperament will make him the kind of judge that every Hoosier can be proud of. Throughout this … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses COVID Relief Package and Path Forward Toward Recovery

WASHINGTON - During today's Senate GOP leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the COVID vaccine beginning to be administered, the immediate need for Congress to pass a COVID relief package, and the path forward toward continued recovery. "Clearly a win for the American people has been this rapid development and approval of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Something to be celebrated - it's really a testament to the ingenuity and determination of the American … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Young Votes to Pass Final Defense Authorization to Fund Indiana and National Priorities

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) worked to incorporate. The NDAA Conference Report provides our men and women in uniform with a three percent pay raise and secures key Indiana priorities. Senator Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Marine who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked to ensure the bill would … Continue Reading


December 10, 2020

VIDEO: Young Commends Hoosier Sharon Pierce for Distinguished Career Serving Children and Families

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) commended Hoosier Sharon Pierce for decades of service in Indiana's child and family welfare system. Pierce is retiring as president and CEO of The Villages of Indiana, a non-profit child and family services agency. "Sharon will soon be retiring after a distinguished 47-year career of serving children and families. Sharon also happens to be my aunt, … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Young Statement on UAE Military Equipment Sale

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to allow the sale of the F-35 and other military equipment to the United Arab Emirates (UAE): "This year's agreement between the UAE and Israel, the Abraham Accords, marks a historic step forward toward peace and stability in the Middle East. The next chapter of Middle East security is being written and today's Senate action to allow the sale of the F-35 and other advanced military … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Young and Braun Join Bipartisan Climate Legislation to Support Global Trillion Trees Initiative

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Angus King (I-Maine) to introduce legislation to support U.S. leadership in reducing carbon in the atmosphere by restoring and conserving forests, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal habitats. "I have long held the position that we can protect our environment without harming our economy, and this legislation is one example of the type of action we can take to reduce emissions … Continue Reading


December 08, 2020

Young, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Add Hydrogen as Qualified Energy Resource to Strengthen Economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) introduced the Hydrogen Utilization and Sustainability (Hy USA) Act to include hydrogen among the renewable resources eligible for the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC). The bipartisan bill would incentivize investment in hydrogen-based energy, a next-generation carbon alternative. "As the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen is an emerging energy source that we must seriously target … Continue Reading

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