Press Releases

July 28, 2021

VIDEO: Senator Young: Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Spree to Blame for Rising Cost of Living

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republican senators to discuss Democrats' latest $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal and the rising cost of living. "We have not seen this level of price increases… on this sort of magnitude since 2008. And now there's a 3.5 trillion dollar piece of legislation in the pipeline, and it'll fund not productive investments in things like productive infrastructure and training and education that actually lead to … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Senator Young Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the passing of former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi: "During my time in the Senate, I've held great respect for Senator Mike Enzi. Mike was not only a former colleague, but a model of decency and collegiality. He was also my friend. I'm deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and I'm praying for his dear family and loved ones." … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: Biden-Harris Agenda has Raised Cost of Living, Hurt Middle Class

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, penned an op-ed in the Northwest Indiana Timesregarding the Biden-Harris administration's tax-and-spend spree that is hurting families across the nation. As inflation rises, families in every tax bracket are facing a higher cost of living. "All of these price increases at the grocery store, the gas station, restaurants, and malls has created a hidden tax - derailing President Biden's promise that he … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Reform Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) introduced legislation to help communities plan for and recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) disaster recovery grants for states, local governments, and tribes. This legislation would also improve coordination at the federal level by … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Young, Duckworth, Risch Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Investment in Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) reintroduced their Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). The dramatic increase in capital for the SBIC program would be deployed to domestic small businesses at no cost to the taxpayer. Since 1958, Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Young, Cardin Introduce Bill to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks and Trailers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers, which was established over 100 years ago to support efforts to pay for World War I. Today, the 12 percent FET is the highest percentage excise tax levied on any product and at the same time it is an unpredictable and minimal source of revenue for the Highway Trust … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues in Bill to Support U.S.-Taiwanese Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce the Taiwan Partnership Act, which would establish a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese defense forces to ensure a well-integrated defense force capable of fast deployment during a crisis. "Taiwan is a sovereign nation, valuable ally, and a critical partner in deterring Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific," said Senator Todd Young. "I am proud to join my … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Young Applauds Reform to Organ Donation System Following His Work to Fix the Broken System

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to commend the finalizing of a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The rule was on hold following a freeze of regulatory actions and agency-wide review as part of the transition process. The letter also encouraged the Biden administration to explore additional ways to accelerate the … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Young, Braun, Hoosier Mayors help preserve OMB city designation for Indiana cities

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) commended the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) decision to back off a proposal to change the federal definition of "city" and instead retain the existing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) designation. The OMB's proposed change would have doubled the population threshold for a city from 50,000 to 100,000 people, negatively impacting five Indiana cities - Terre Haute, Columbus, Kokomo, Michigan City-LaPorte, … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: The Crisis on our Southern Border is Real and It Could Get Worse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), who served along the southern border as a Marine, penned an op-ed for The Hill about the dangers of the Biden administration lifting a public health order that helped limit the number of illegal crossings during the pandemic. "This might come as a surprise to my fellow Hoosiers who have watched the crisis at the border go from bad to worse over the past six months. Based on the record entries we've seen, one might think the border couldn't … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Young, Murphy Applaud President Biden’s Executive Action to Limit Non-Compete Agreements

WASHINGTON- On Thursday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded President Biden's forthcoming Executive Action encouraging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to limit non-compete agreements. "Non-compete agreements depress wages and stifle innovation. We're glad to see the Biden administration take this step to improve transparency and put workers first by encouraging the FTC to limit non-competes. Congress should go further and pass our bipartisan … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Young, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Improve the Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced two bills to improve the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 504 loan program. The SBA's 504 loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate loans for financing fixed assets. 504 loans are most often used for expansion and cannot be used for working capital, inventory, or repaying debt. The 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act will increase and streamline oversight of the loan program, allowing small … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Young Introduces Bills to Boost Civic Engagement, Support Hoosier Communities

WASHINGTON - Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I), announced the introduction of the Volunteer Innovation Act and the Unity through Service Act, which will unite the nation by supporting volunteerism and service opportunities. The bipartisan bills would modernize AmeriCorps' national service programs and allow them to adapt to changing times. Over 24 million Americans actively serve through the military, national, or public … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Young Introduces Bills to Boost Civic Engagement, Support Hoosier Communities

WASHINGTON - Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I), announced the introduction of the Volunteer Innovation Act and the Unity through Service Act, which will unite the nation by supporting volunteerism and service opportunities. The bipartisan bills would modernize AmeriCorps' national service programs and allow them to adapt to changing times. Over 24 million Americans actively serve through the military, national, or public … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Young, Braun, Hollingsworth, Spartz, Bucshon, Pence, Walorski, Baird, and Banks blast Biden administration for revoking Indiana’s Gateway to Work program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with Representatives Trey Hollingsworth, Victoria Spartz, Larry Bucshon, Greg Pence, Jackie Walorski, Jim Baird, and Jim Banks, today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing their disapproval of the Biden administration's decision to revoke the Gateway to Work program, which would require certain able-bodied adult Healthy Indiana Plan members to report 20 hours of work, job … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

State to Receive $70 Million Grant to Complete the Clear Path 465 Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun and Governor Eric Holcomb today announced a $70 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to complete the I-465/I-69 Clear Path 465 Project in Indianapolis. "Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America for a reason, and our highways and byways are foundational to keeping our state competitive. I was pleased to help secure this grant which will bring a substantial … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Young, Duckworth, Hassan, Portman Reintroduce Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth's (D-Ill.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√®. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. There are … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Young, Bipartisan Senators Reintroduce Bill to Establish Housing Affordability Task Force

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Angus King (I-Maine), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reintroduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan housing task force. The task force would evaluate and quantify the impact of housing costs on other government programs, and provide recommendations to … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Young, Bennet, Portman, and Brown Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle the Eviction Crisis

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) reintroduced the Eviction Crisis Act of 2021 to address the national housing crisis touching millions of American families who are struggling. The Eviction Crisis Act of 2021 will illustrate the root causes of the eviction crisis, reduce preventable evictions, and limit the devastation to families when eviction is unavoidable. "Evictions start with the loss of a home and … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Young, Sinema, Cruz Introduce Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week reintroduced the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act to incentivize more efficient completion of airport construction projects - saving taxpayer dollars and ensuring the safe and swift completion of economy boosting infrastructure projects. The Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides funding to help strengthen our nation's aviation … Continue Reading

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