Press Releases

April 22, 2021

“What They Are Saying”: Endless Frontier Act

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the reintroduction of their bipartisan Endless Frontier Act. The bill is a bold initiative to solidify the United States' leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to national security and economic competitiveness. Since reintroduction, industry leaders across the U.S. … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Young, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Hydrogen Energy and Strengthen Economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) reintroduced the Hydrogen Utilization and Sustainability (Hy USA) Act. This bill will include hydrogen as part of the renewable resources eligible for the existing Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) and will 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 should … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Young, Schumer Move to Keep the U.S. Competitive with China by Dramatically Increasing Investment in Science and Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), today reintroduced the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act. The bill is a bold initiative to solidify the United States' leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to national security and economic competitiveness. … Continue Reading


April 19, 2021

Young, Smith Bill Will Boost Hoosier Farmers’ Yield While Helping Climate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), along with Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), last week introduced the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act to support farmers seeking to adopt conservation and innovative climate practices on their farms. This bill bridges the divide between the innovative research taking place at land-grant institutions and those who farm for a living by helping family farms adopt climate … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Young, Cotton, Cruz, and Scott Introduce Bill Sanctioning Foreign Government Officials Who Hold Americans Hostage

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Global Hostage Act, a bill that would require the president to impose sanctions on foreign government officials responsible for taking Americans hostage. It would also bar those officials and their families from receiving U.S. visas. "The Global Hostage Act will send a message to the world that anyone who takes an American hostage will pay a severe price for … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Build More than 2 Million New Units of Affordable Housing Nationwide

WASHINGTON - As millions of Americans experience housing insecurity and communities throughout the country face affordable housing shortages and high levels of homelessness, a bipartisan, bicameral group of U.S. Senators and Representatives today introduced legislation to build more than two million new affordable housing units nationwide in the next 10 years and better meet the needs of at-risk groups. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 was introduced by U.S. Senators … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Young, King Lead Bipartisan Call to Allow State and Local Relief Funds to be Used for Mental Health, Substance Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling for the Treasury Department to clearly communicate that state and local governments can designate mental health and substance use disorder services as an acceptable use for funds allocated through the American Rescue Plan. In their letter, the senators emphasize the mental toll of the coronavirus pandemic on … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Young Joins Romney in Introducing Bipartisan TRUST Act

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing the Time to Rescue United States' Trusts (TRUST) Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation which would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt. Some of the nation's most important federal programs are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through trust funds. A number … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Young Joins Senators to Introduce Resolution Condemning Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), along with a coalition of Senators, introduced a resolution condemning a spike in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The resolution is cosponsored by senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Kennedy (R-La.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Bill Cassidy … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

VIDEO: Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Young’s Endless Frontier Act to Out-Compete China

WASHINGTON - This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act. The hearing highlighted why the bill, introduced last Congress, is critical to our ability to out-innovate and out-compete China. During the hearing, Senator Young expressed his intent to continue working on ways to improve the Endless Frontier Act for reintroduction and his goal of advancing the bill on a broadly … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

VIDEO: Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Young’s Endless Frontier Act to Out-Compete China

WASHINGTON - This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act. The hearing highlighted why the bill, introduced last Congress, is critical to our ability to out-innovate and out-compete China. During the hearing, Senator Young expressed his intent to continue working on ways to improve the Endless Frontier Act for reintroduction and his goal of advancing the bill on a broadly … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Young Op-Ed: “Sanctioning India Would Spoil the Quad”

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy outlining his views against sanctioning India and promoting the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between India, Japan, Australia, and the United States. "When it comes to India, however, today's Biden is at a critical juncture. In front of him, he has an opportunity to further build on Modi's "foundations of the future" in the form of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. But if he caves to Democratic demands … Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

Biden Administration Must Reset Its Approach To Iran, Republican Senators Urge

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), lead Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), lead Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to "reset its … Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Young, Durbin, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), introduced bipartisan legislation to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would recapture 25,000 unused immigrant visas for nurses and 15,000 unused immigrant visas for doctors that Congress has … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Young, Portman, Booker, Cardin Introduce Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021. The bill builds upon the success of the Abraham Accords, the peace and normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, by stating U.S. policy is to strengthen and expand these normalization agreements while requiring coordination … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Make Case for Comprehensive Diplomatic Approach Towards Iran in New Letter to President Biden

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with a group of 40 other Senate colleagues, in sending a letter to President Joe Biden outlining the pillars of a comprehensive diplomatic strategy on Iran that will garner bipartisan support in Congress. "While we may have differing views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of 2015 and the overall approach of the Trump Administration's maximum pressure … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Young Sends Letter to Homeland Security on Terrorists Gaining Access to U.S.

WASHINGTON - As the crisis at the southern border worsens,U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' subcommittee that has responsibility for counterterrorism issues, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas requesting DHS provide accurate statistics regarding the number of known or suspected terrorists apprehended at land borders or ports of entry. In a 2019 fact sheet, DHS reported more … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Young, Smith Renew Bipartisan Push to Improve Public Health Preparedness with Coordinated “One Health” Approach

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are continuing their bipartisan work to improve public health preparedness by ensuring federal agencies advance a "One Health" approach-the idea that human and animal health are linked, and that they should be studied together-to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks.We know from the current COVID-19 pandemic-with CDC confirmation that the virus originally came from an animal-that it is vital to make sure our … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

NEW VIDEO: Young Welcomes March Madness in Indy, Reflects on Basketball in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video welcoming March Madness to Indiana's capital, Indianapolis. "One year ago, we woke up to the realities of COVID-19, those realities first struck many of us through the game of basketball. One day it was there, the next day it was gone. And for Hoosiers like me, it was a huge deal. "So many great memories of NCAA tournaments of years past, whether it was Larry Bird at Indiana State University or championship teams … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Young, Cassidy, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Connected MOM Act to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tom Carper (D-Del), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at improving health care for expectant mothers. The Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Services (MOM) Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices such as those that can check for irregularities in blood pressure, blood glucose … Continue Reading

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