Press Releases

October 19, 2020

Young, Kaine Call on Pope Francis to Denounce Religious Persecution and Human Rights Abuses in China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today sent a letter to Pope Francis concerning the treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang, China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has systematically persecuted the Uyghur Muslim population of Xinjiang for years. The Vatican is currently in the process of negotiating a renewed agreement with the CCP concerning the Pope's role in the appointment of Chinese Bishops. The Senators are encouraging the Pope to … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Young Statement on Announcement of National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement in response to the White House releasing their new "National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies," which outlines how the United States will promote and protect our competitive edge in fields such as artificial intelligence, energy, quantum information science, communication and networking technologies, semiconductors, military, and space technologies. "The Administration's announcement today … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Young Helps Secure Joint Hypersonics Transition Office in Indiana to Boost National Security

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Governor Eric Holcomb, officials from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and other Indiana leaders to announce the establishment of a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office in Indiana at Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane. "The Department of Defense is realizing what so many around our state have long understood, that critical work occurring around Indiana is shaping the future of our national security. This is further … Continue Reading


October 12, 2020

VIDEO: Young Introduces Judge Amy Coney Barrett at Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

"I am honored to appear before you to introduce Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a remarkable Hoosier poised to make her mark on our country." Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's opening statement. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Senate Judiciary Committee during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. "Education. Faith. Family. Community. Equal justice under the law. These are all values that … Continue Reading


October 11, 2020

Young Op-Ed: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Deserves a Fair Hearing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, in an op-ed for the Indy Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) wrote about the upcoming confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. "The Senate Judiciary Committee begins its Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett this week. My hope is that they will be informative and productive, not unlike those that led to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's bipartisan confirmation in 1993. Judge Barrett deserves no less," … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Young, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Letter to House & Senate Armed Services Committee Leadership Urging Inclusion of PFAS Provisions in Final FY21 NDAA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) led a bipartisan letter on behalf of 20 Senators yesterday to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent and address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The NDAA is annual legislation that authorizes the United States' national defense programs and priorities … Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Young Statement on ISIS Terrorists Arriving in the U.S. to Stand Trial

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding ISIS terrorists, known as "the Beatles," arriving in the United States to stand trial: "Today's news that these ISIS terrorists will finally stand trial in the United States is a very positive step in the quest for justice. These terrorists brutally tortured and murdered innocent lives in Syria and it is time for them to be held accountable for their crimes. One of their victims was Peter … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Young Introduces JUDGES Act to Address Judicial Emergencies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) this week introduced legislation to address the judicial emergencies taking place across America. Courts across the country are overworked and facing a shortage of federal judges. The Committee on Judicial Resources, a nonpartisan judicial group, recommended adding additional judgeships across a wide array of courts, including the Southern District of Indiana. The Judicial Understaffing Delays Getting Emergencies Solved (JUDGES) Act calls for … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Trump Signs Law Renaming Post Office After Former Senator Dick Lugar

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced that President Trump has signed into law legislation that renames the Circle City Post Office at 456 N. Meridian Street after former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. "When Senator Richard Lugar passed away last year, Indiana and the entire country lost a giant. I had the privilege of working on Senator Lugar's staff, and I had a front row seat to history, watching a statesman at work. In 2017, he stood by me … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Young, Casey Introduce Bill to Help Grandparents Locate Additional Financial Resources to Help Raise Grandchildren

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced a bill that would help connect grandparents and other relative caregivers with available resources and support to raise relative children. The bipartisan Informing Grandfamilies Act would require states to directly communicate with grandparents who receive or are applying for cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and provide them information about additional supports … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Young, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Bolster Private-Sector Deployment of 5G

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) led a letter with nearly 20 of his Senate colleagues to President Trump applauding the administration's successful efforts to empower the private sector to build multiple 5G networks. The senators also expressed concerns regarding a request for informationthat was released by the Department of Defense that contradicts the successful free-market strategy that has embraced 5G. "Nationalizing 5G and experimenting with … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Young, Bennet Introduce Legislation to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed. "If there's anything we've learned in 2020, it's that America must take every reasonable and responsible measure to prevent future public health … Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

VIDEO: Young Outlines Support for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. "In the coming days, Americans will hear a great deal about Judge Barrett, much of it from people who have never met her, who have never worked with her. As a fellow Hoosier, I've had the privilege of actually getting to know Judge Barrett and her family and to understand the breadth of her … Continue Reading


September 30, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses Judge Barrett’s Qualifications, Shuts Down Baseless Attacks

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Following his meeting this morning with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about Judge Barrett's qualifications and baseless attacks from Democrats during today's Republican Senate Leadership press conference. "I've come to know Amy, I got to know her over the course of her 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nomination process. She's a person of great … Continue Reading


September 30, 2020

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Young Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Click HERE or the image above for video from Senator Young's meeting today with Judge Amy Coney Barrett WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Young made the following statement during the meeting: "I'm really proud to be here with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. She has stellar credentials, she has a proven record of originalism, and most importantly, I think she understands … Continue Reading


September 26, 2020

VIDEO: Young Statement on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement in support of the nomination of Hoosier Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "I am thrilled with President Trump's nomination of fellow Hoosier, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to serve on the Supreme Court. I've come to know Amy as an incredibly sharp legal mind, a woman of great integrity, … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Young, Manchin Lead Call for NDAA Conferees To Save DoD Chief Management Officer Position Held by Hoosier Lisa Hershman

WASHINTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees urging them to save the Chief Management Officer (CMO) position which is tasked with reforming the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve performance and increase accountability. The … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Senators Young, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Bias in Military Promotions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the bipartisan Combatting Bias in Military Promotions Act. Their legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to eliminate certain identifying information from being presented to military officer promotion boards that may result in a biased promotion decision. "As a Marine, I understand that removing bias and prejudice from the force is critical to help strengthen the cohesiveness of units … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

VIDEO: Young Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "When this Republican President was elected in 2016, and when the American people expanded the Republican majority in the Senate elections of 2018, the expectation of the American people was that should a Supreme Court vacancy arise that that vacancy should be filled. We will … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Young Statement on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation's highest court and earning a special place in our nation's history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future … Continue Reading

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