Press Releases

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Implore Biden Administration to Nullify Rule That Will Exacerbate Transformer Shortages, Jeopardize National Security, and Weaken Supply Chains and Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 46 of his colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm, raising their concern about a proposed rule by the DOE that increases efficiency standards on distribution transformers—critical grid products—at a time when the availability of essential grid components remains a significant challenge for the electric power industry, and while the industry is struggling due to … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce the Taliban Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the Taliban Sanctions Act to hold the Taliban accountable with sanctions for terrorism, human rights abuses, and drug trafficking.“The Taliban is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, NATO servicemembers, and Afghan civilians over the past two decades. The Taliban has taken advantage of the Biden Administration’s tragic withdrawal from Afghanistan and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young Statement on the Fiscal Responsibility Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act: “This legislation makes modest but substantive spending and budget reforms, and it ensures that the United States will not default on our debt obligations. “Given that Republicans do not control the White House or the Senate and have only a slim majority in the House, this bill does not go as far as I and many others would like. This … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Support Ag Education Programs at Community Colleges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the bipartisan Community College Agriculture Advancement Act to fund agriculture workforce training, education, and research programs at community colleges.Many community colleges serve first-generation and minority students, providing training to students entering the agriculture industry. Yet, many of their agricultural programs do not have access to federal resources provided to … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Boost Employee Ownership of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) and Blake Moore (R-UT-01), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would make it easier for private companies and small businesses to transfer ownership of the business to their employees.Right now, over 40 percent of U.S. corporate stock is owned by foreign investors, and foreign corporate ownership is set to increase as a … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Who Completed Spring Internship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the spring session of his internship program in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services.The Washington, D.C. intern class included Audrey Sims (top left), a graduate of the University of St. Andrew’s from Indianapolis, and Joelle Cox (top right), a senior from … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

VIDEO: Young Honors Hoosier Heroes in Memorial Day Remarks

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America.Young spoke about the legacy of Hoosiers who served in our nation’s first all-Black regiment, the Massachusetts 54th Infantry.“The reason we build monuments and memorials to the dead is so their … Continue Reading

May 25, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Communities Recover From Disasters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced legislation to help communities recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) disaster recovery program for states, local governments, and tribes.“Our legislation would streamline, reform, and inject greater fiscal responsibility into the broken CDBG Disaster Recovery Program,” … Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Young, Rubio Reintroduce Bill to Sanction Enablers of Palestinian Terrorist Groups

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad International Terrorism Support Prevention Act to impose sanctions on foreign individuals, entities, and governments that provide support to Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other Palestinian terrorist groups that just spent weeks launching more than 1,000 rockets at Israeli civilians in 2023.“Israel has the right to defend itself … Continue Reading

May 23, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Test Portable Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) along with U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) reintroduced legislation to test innovative portable benefits designs for the growing independent workforce. The Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act seeks to provide workers with access to insurance protections typically provided through traditional full-time employment. This legislation would establish a $20 million grant fund within … Continue Reading

May 22, 2023

Young, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Older Americans and People with Disabilities Sign Up for Medicare

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) 2.0 Act to simplify Medicare enrollment for seniors and people with disabilities. The bill would require the federal government to provide advance notice to people approaching Medicare eligibility about basic Medicare enrollment rules, filling a longstanding gap in education for older adults and people with … Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

Young, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Small Business Innovation Voucher Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) reintroduced the bipartisan Small Business Innovation Voucher Act to ensure America’s small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy.“Our Small Business Innovation Voucher program will build on Indiana's existing voucher program to facilitate public-private partnerships between small businesses and our world-renowned research institutions. Giving Hoosier entrepreneurs … Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Enhance Competition in Organ Donation Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on anti-competitive practices in the U.S. organ donation system by modernizing the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).Since its inception decades ago, OPTN has exclusively contracted the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to oversee the U.S. transplantation network. … Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Cut Burdensome Regulations, Increase Housing Opportunities for Americans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i) reintroduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land zoning policies, encourage localities to cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process.Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, … Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

Young, Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation to Recover Hundreds of Billions in Unchecked Unemployment Fraud

WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and a group of Senate Republicans reintroduced legislation to help recover funds lost to unemployment insurance (UI) fraud and provide incentives for states to recover fraudulent payments. The introduction of the legislation follows ongoing concerns that just a sliver of the funds lost to misspent unemployment insurance has been recovered—slightly over $5 billion … Continue Reading

May 17, 2023

Young: Bipartisan Agreement that Biden Administration Border Policies Have Failed

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young's floor speech.** WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republicans who spoke on the Senate floor about the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Young said that the Biden Administration’s failure to plan for the end of Title 42, enforce our immigration laws, and secure the border is a disaster.  “Americans, no matter their political party, know it. In New York City, where … Continue Reading

May 17, 2023

Senate Passes Young, Colleagues Legislation to Support Maritime Academy Students

WASHINGTON – Ahead of National Maritime Day on May 22, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) to expand the age eligibility for the Maritime Administration’s Student Incentive Payment Program.The Changing Age-Determined Eligibility to Student Incentive Payments (CADETS) Act – which the … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young, Shaheen, Cramer Reintroduce Legislation to Address Shortage of Mental Health Providers in Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) reintroduced the bipartisan Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act to address the shortage of mental health providers in schools by boosting the pipeline of graduate students trained to become school psychologists, counselors, and social workers responding to the youth mental health crisis that was worsened by the pandemic. More specifically, this legislation would authorize the … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young, Colleagues Release Report Showing Non-Compete Agreements Restrict Job Mobility, Stifle Economic Growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which found the use of non-compete agreements (NCAs) is widespread throughout the U.S. labor market and restricts job mobility, lowers wages for workers, and discourages innovation.In 2019, the Senators requested a nonpartisan GAO investigation into … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young Pays Tribute to Hoosier Marine Veteran Marion “Wayne” Saucerman

**Click here or above to watch the full floor speech.** WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the life and legacy of Corporal Marion “Wayne” Saucerman, a World War II Marine veteran from Indiana.While serving at Iwo Jima, Cpl Saucerman earned the Purple Heart after being shot three times by the enemy. When the war ended, he returned home to Indiana, where he lived and worked until he passed away on May 2, 2023.In his remarks, Young … Continue Reading

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