Press Releases

December 14, 2018

Young, Durbin Bill To Support Congenital Heart Defect Research Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced yesterday that their bipartisan bill, the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act, unanimously passed the Senate. This legislation will promote federal research on congenital heart defects (CHD) and raise awareness of the impact these health problems have throughout patients' lives. The Senate-passed Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act increases the funding authorization level for the Centers for … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senate Adopts Bipartisan Young-Led Yemen Amendment

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate voted 58-41 to pass U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) amendment to prevent the resumption of U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen. Yesterday, Senator Young introduced his bipartisan amendment (4080) to Senate Joint Resolution 54 with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and touted the amendment during a speech on the Senate floor. The Senate voted 56-41 to adopt Senate Joint Resolution 54, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senator Young’s Office Helps Return $3 million to Hoosiers

WASHINGTON - In 2018, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his staff was able to return more than $3 million owed to Hoosiers by various federal agencies. A core function of Senator Young's office is constituent services. The office is able to help Indiana residents who have problems with a federal agency. This often involves helping Hoosiers appeal when payments like veteran's disability benefits and Social Security benefits are improperly denied. This year, the office resolved 865 cases, … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Young, Shaheen, Collins, Coons Offer Amendment to Prohibit Resumption of Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Civil War

WASHINGTON - Today, coinciding with votes related to Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54), U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bipartisan amendment (4080) to prohibit the resumption of U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft engaged in the civil war in Yemen. In response to the argument that the U.S. is not engaged in hostilities in Yemen and that air refueling does not constitute "hostilities," … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Young Talks Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Border Security on Fox News

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom this morning to discuss the pending Yemen vote before the Senate, as well as the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, and funding for border security. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a leading voice in the Senate since March 2017 on addressing the humanitarian crisis and ending the civil war in Yemen, where approximately fourteen million people are at risk of … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senator Young Votes to Pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Senate colleagues today in voting to advance the Farm Bill Conference Report, which is a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. This Farm Bill compromise improves risk management tools for farmers, strengthens food security while eliminating wasteful practices, and ensures Hoosiers can continue innovative conservation efforts that increase yield and prioritize soil health. The Senate passed the bill … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Young’s GAO-IG Act Clears the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that his bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has passed the Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). "This bill keeps our government in check and protects … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Young Announces $40 Million for I-65 Expansion Projects in Indiana

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Indiana will receive two BUILD Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) totaling $40 million. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be awarded two $20 million grants for the South Central and North Central I-65 expansion projects. Senator Young urged DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for these projects, which are a top priority for INDOT. "As the Crossroads of America, it is … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. A record 149 students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 60 interviewed, 39 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are … Continue Reading


December 05, 2018

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), as well as Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today to introduce a Senate Resolution that holds Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accountable for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, the jailing of political dissidents within Saudi Arabia, the use of force to intimidate rivals, and the … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Young, Cardin, Durbin, Rubio, and Merkley Re-introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Burmese Officials for Rohingya Atrocities Amid Increasing Evidence of Genocide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), are leading a bipartisan Senate group that is seeking to impose targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on senior Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities and systematic human rights abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma. Earlier yesterday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced that "there is compelling … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Young, Indiana Groups Support Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his support fortheFirst Step Act (S.3649), bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that would reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates for successful return to society, enhance prison security and officer safety, and reform federal criminal sentencing. Senator Young is a cosponsor of the First Step Actalong with more than a quarter of the United States Senate. "Earlier this year I launched my Fair Shot Agenda … Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Young Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:"I join all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush - a man with an extraordinary record of service to our country. President Bush modeled exceptional character, humility, and resolve. He was a combat veteran, diplomat, and leader. As a naval aviator, he bravely risked his life in World War II. Before becoming Vice President and … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Young Calls for Inspector General Investigation into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), lead Democrat on the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Senator Young and UNICEF Executive Director Fore Issue Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON - Following their meeting today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), issued the following joint statement regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen: "We continue to call for an end to hostilities associated with the civil war in Yemen and for all parties to the conflict to urgently engage in good faith negotiations led by the Special Envoy. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst the world … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Young Discusses Yemen, Border Security, Underpaid GI Bill Benefits on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe today to discuss Yemen's humanitarian crisis following yesterday'svote in the Senate andbriefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Senator Young voted to support Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54) to direct the removal of U.S. armed forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. "This is a national security interest. … Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Following Administration Briefing, Young Announces Support for Senate Joint Resolution on Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following a briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In his speech, Senator Young announced that he will be voting to advance Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54). This joint resolution would direct the removal of U.S. armed … Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

Senators Young and Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018today. This bipartisan bill encourages broader participation in the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and provides additional training for innovators to learn how to turn their research into a company. "Entrepreneurs fuel Indiana's small business community and have the power to transform our lives," said Senator Young. "This … Continue Reading


November 21, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Thanksgiving

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday:"This Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as Americans as we work to help those who do not know where they will find their next meal. I am thankful to live in the United States, where we enjoy unprecedented freedom, security, and prosperity, and where our Constitution enshrines our God-given rights, including the freedom to worship as we see … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

Young Legislation Incentivizes New Investments in Cleaner and More Efficient Coal Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced new legislation to revitalize the Department of Energy's (DOE) loan guarantee program and incentivize energy producers to construct new, cleaner, and more efficient coal-fired units.The Reinvigorating American Energy Infrastructure Act, S.3653, would expand eligibility for DOE's existing loan guarantee program to high efficiency, low emission generating coal plants, also known as HELE units. By broadening the eligibility for DOE's … Continue Reading

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