Press Releases

February 21, 2020

PHOTOS: Young, Pence Honor 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Indiana War Memorial

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today hosted a press conference with Congressman Greg Pence (R-IN-06) recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Senator Young and Congressman Pence were also joined by World War II veteran Wayne Saucerman, who served in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Senator Young and Congressman Pence, both Marine Corps veterans, introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the historic battle last week. "Today we remember … Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

Young, Peters, Stabenow Introduce Resolution on ‘‘Potawatomi Trail of Death’’

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) todayannounced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the forced relocation of the Potawatomi people from their homeland east of the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma and the devastating hardships the Potawatomi people endured during the march west, known as the ''Potawatomi Trail of Death''. "The Senate recognizes the special legal and political relationship Indian Tribes have with the … Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Young, Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Ensure Lifesaving Organs Reach Patients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced bipartisan legislation to help prevent lifesaving organs from getting lost in transport. The Lost Opportunities to Supply Transplantable Organs (LOST Organs) Act would require the U.S. organ donation system, managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), to better track organs and publicly report when logistics errors result in a lost, damaged or delayed organ. A recent … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Young, Cruz Introduce Taiwan Symbols and Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members in the Taiwanese military to display their flag and wear their uniforms while in the United States on official businesses. "At every turn, China is attempting to coerce countries around the globe to accept their worldview and sadly, this even … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Young, Cortez Masto, Coons Introduce Small Business Innovation Voucher Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Small Business Innovation Voucher Act to ensure America's small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy. This legislation would create a voucher program at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide federal grants for small businesses to partner with institutions of higher education to conduct research and development. This would allow America's small … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Young and Warner Resolution to Honor 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today introduced a Joint Resolution to honor the 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima during World War II. The resolution recognizes the gallantry and heroism demonstrated 75 years ago during the victory that was led by the United States Marine Corps over Imperial Japan on the island of Iwo Jima. A companion resolution was introduced in House by U.S. Representatives Greg Pence (R-IN-06), Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), and … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Young Statement on Iran War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Iran war powers resolution: "I commend President Trump's decisive leadership taking out the terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani. Let's be clear, our nation and the world is safer today with Soleimani dead. Now we are dealing with Iran from a position of strength and I believe the result will be a safer and more stable Middle East. "Consideration of this resolution would not be … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Young Joins Finance Committee Members to Probe U.S. Organ Transplant System

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined three members of the Senate Finance Committee to probe the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) after numerous inspector general audits and news reports raised questions about the adequacy of patient safety standards, suggested thousands of available organs are not being used, and highlighted questionable financial practices of some organ procurement organizations (OPOs). Senator Young, along with Senate … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

VIDEO: Young Touts Strong Economy During GOP Leadership Press Conference

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted the strong economy during the Senate Republican leadership press conference. "On Friday, we received yet another strong jobs report. As some of my colleagues mentioned, 225,000 jobs created in January, wages continue to grow, labor force participation remains high, people are optimistic about their futures. They're happy - they're happy with this free enterprise as opposed to free stuff agenda. Tax relief, regulatory reform, and … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Young and Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Access to Career Training

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act, to provide resources to states and community colleges in order to address the evolving demands of the labor market. The bill aims to boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities, ensuring students have access to support services such as career navigators and … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Young Applauds Double Track Northwest Indiana Project Advancement

CHESTERTON, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauds the announcement that the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is eligible to begin the design and engineering phase of the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project after receiving approval to enter the second stage of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. "The FTA's approval of NICTD's South Shore Double Track project into the Engineering stage is an exciting step … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Young Statement on POTUS Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today reacted to the President's budget request for Fiscal Year 2021. This is the first year that Senator Young's Good Accounting Obligation In Government (GAO-IG) Act goes into effect. The legislation was signed into law last year and seeks to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies. Senator Young issued the following statement: "I am pleased the President's budget proposal prioritizes funding to support career and … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Young Requests Information on Implementation Of USMCA For Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to commend the inclusion of a small business chapter in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and request additional information regarding the chapter's implementation. Also signing the letter were Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Young Releases Video Featuring SOTU Guest and Gold Star Mother Sandy Terwiske

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video featuring his guest to this year's State of the Union, Gold Star mother Sandy Terwiske from Jasper, Indiana. Sandy Terwiske's son, Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske, was killed in action in September 2012 by an improvised explosive device while serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Since then, Senator Young has worn a bracelet in honor of Alec. "I said when you wear this, just promise that you will think of Alec and all the … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Young Reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding tonight's State of the Union address:"Tonight, President Trump delivered an optimistic message about the great successes we have achieved over the last three years and the work that remains in order to keep America strong."Spurred by lower taxes, fewer regulations, and emerging trade deals, we are poised to continue this period of economic growth. More people are working than ever, and this economic surge is … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Young Announces State of the Union Guest: Gold Star Mother Sandy Terwiske

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that Gold Star mother Sandy Terwiske from Jasper, Indiana, will attend tonight's State of the Union address as his guest. Sandy Terwiske's son, Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske, was killed in action in September 2012 by an improvised explosive device while serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Senator Young wears a bracelet in honor of Alec, and following last year's State of the Union, Senator Young gave President Trump one of … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

Senator Young: I Will Vote to Acquit the President

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the impeachment trial and his intent to vote to acquit: "As a United States Senator, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and serve as an impartial juror. After hearing all counsel arguments and reviewing all evidence in the record, including 17 witnesses, 192 witness video clips, and 28,578 pages of evidence, procedural rules, and Constitutional concerns, I will vote to acquit the … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Young Votes to Oppose Additional Witnesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to oppose additional witnesses in the impeachment trial: "It would establish a dangerous precedent if the Senate were to fix defective articles of impeachment. If the House felt that additional witnesses and evidence were necessary to prove their case, they should have pursued these legal disputes in the courts to protect the rights of the accused. This is exactly what our Founding Fathers' … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Young, Merkley Make Bipartisan Push for WHO to Declare Coronavirus Emergency

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the international coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Young and Merkley serve as the top Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's subcommittee that oversees multilateral institutions, including the WHO. Declaring the outbreak a public health emergency would enable the WHO to issue trade and travel … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Information on the Coronavirus for Hoosiers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released information on the Coronavirus, click here. In December 2019, a newly discovered respiratory virus - the 2019 Novel Coronavirus - caused an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Similar to the common flu, the virus transmits from person-to-person via droplets when a person sneezes or coughs. According the Center for Disease Control, symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, and a general feeling of being unwell. U.S. … Continue Reading

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