Press Releases

May 13, 2021

Young Reintroduces Yes In My Backyard Act to Encourage Communities to Cut Regulations and Increase Housing Supply

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land use policies, encourage localities to cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Young’s Endless Frontier Act Clears the Senate Committee on Commerce

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bill to out-compete China on innovation in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security was approved by a strong bipartisan vote of 24-4 following a markup at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the Senate floor for a vote. "I'm proud that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle were in agreement today … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Young, Durbin Lead Senators In Bipartisan Request For Strong FY22 International Affairs Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today led nearly half the Senate in urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to support strong Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for the International Affairs Budget. In a bipartisan letter to Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the senators highlight … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Young, Colleagues Demand Answers On Purported Amnesty Program For Researchers That Did Not Disclose Foreign Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a detailed briefing on the reported U.S. Department of Justice's amnesty program, which would allow U.S. academics to disclose past foreign funding without fear of prosecution for their disclosures. … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Young Sends Second Letter to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Terrorism Concerns at the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - After receiving no response from the Biden Administration to a letter sent in March, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has again asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for information on terrorists apprehended at the Southern Border. Senator Young, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' subcommittee that is responsible for counterterrorism issues, sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on March 22 requesting accurate … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Young Reintroduces Bill to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced they have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation and help our students remain globally competitive. "In order to remain globally competitive in the 21st … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Young, Braun Introduce Resolution Condemning Horrific Attack in Indianapolis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution condemning the horrific attack at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center in Indianapolis on April 15, 2021. This resolution honors the memory of the eight victims and expresses the U.S. Senate's deepest sympathies to all of those affected by the shooting. It also recognizes the brave efforts by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the first responders who quickly reacted to … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Young Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Upgrade Schools and Public Buildings as In-Person Learning Resumes from Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) reintroduced the Public Buildings Renewal Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes private investment to rebuild schools and public buildings through public-private partnerships. Implementing public-private partnerships to fund repairs in just 20% of all government buildings would create 1.3 million jobs nationwide. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Ben … Continue Reading


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

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