Press Releases

March 30, 2023

Young Applauds Senate Confirmation of Judge Matthew Brookman for Southern District of Indiana

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Judge Matthew Brookman to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana last night. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his support for Judge Brookman earlier this year and introduced him at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. “Judge Brookman has the right experience and judgment for this critical position,”said Senator Young. “Since his nomination … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Young Votes for Resolution Overturning Biden Administration's Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with a bipartisan majority of senators in voting for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval that overturns President Biden’s overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The legislation passed the Senate 53-43 after passing the House of Representatives earlier this month. It now goes to the President’s desk. “The EPA’s decision to rewrite the WOTUS rule … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

VIDEO: Young Calls on Senate to Pass AUMF Repeal Bill Before Final Vote

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.**  WASHINGTON –  This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor and urged passage of his bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), formally ending the Gulf and Iraq wars. The final vote will occur today. To watch Senator Young’s full remarks, click here.Senator Young’s full remarks, as prepared for … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Young, Kaine Applaud Passage of Their Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs, Formally End Gulf & Iraq Wars

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) and formally end the Gulf and Iraq wars. The legislation passed the Senate 66 to 30. Today’s vote to repeal the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs comes after the 20th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom and marks the first time … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

Young, Hassan Introduce Bill to Support Child Care Affordability for Working Families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to affordable child care for families with parents working nontraditional hours. The After Hours Child Care Act would support expanding existing child care programs, or establishing new facilities in some cases, so parents can remain in the workforce and provide for their families while working outside of the traditional work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 … Continue Reading

March 27, 2023

Young Introduces Bill to Develop Innovative Materials Critical to Our National Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) introduced bipartisan legislation to include quantum molecular simulations and modeling in federal scientific research to ensure U.S. industries can take advantage of emerging technologies.   The Quantum in Practice Act would modify the federal definition of “quantum information science” to include quantum modeling and simulation. By modernizing the federal definition, this bill would … Continue Reading

March 24, 2023

VIDEO: Young Discusses China's Economic Coercion During CSIS Event

**Click here or above to watch the video.** WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks during an event yesterday hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) focused on countering China’s economic coercion. “The Chinese Communist Party thinks it can drive a wedge between our allies and partners by using economic intimidation or by harming economies through opaque, … Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

Young, Colleagues Encourage EU to Designate IRGC as Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a letter to European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell encouraging the EU to designate the … Continue Reading

March 22, 2023

Young: Addressing Fentanyl Epidemic Requires Better Border Security

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young's floor speech.** WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate floor about the ongoing crisis at our southern border and how the fentanyl epidemic is affecting Hoosier communities. Young discussed a recent meeting he held with law enforcement officials in Warsaw. "Americans in places like Warsaw, Indiana, are looking at the chaos on our southern border in anger. And they are looking to us for help," said Young.The … Continue Reading

March 22, 2023

Young, Smith Introduce Bill to Support Farmers, Conservation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) re-introduced the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act to support farmers seeking to adopt conservation and innovative climate practices on their farms. This bill would bridge 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 friendly strategies like … Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

Young Reintroduces Bill to Help Ensure Hoosiers Have Access to Broadband

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) reintroduced the Funding Affordable Internet with Reliable (FAIR) Contributions Act. The legislation would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a study into the feasibility of collecting Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from internet edge providers. Internet edge providers have long been able to utilize critical Internet … Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

Young, Colleagues Raise Alarm Over Dramatic Increase in Pancreata Procurement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) announced a new effort raising concerns about organ procurement organizations (OPOs) exploiting a loophole to falsely inflate their performance after the number of pancreata procured doubled in 2021.   “We are concerned some OPOs may be reporting pancreas procurements that are not, in fact, meeting the standard of bona fide research consistent with … Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

Young Op-Ed: Our Manufacturing Competitiveness Hinges on Action

Jay Timmons and U.S. Sen. Todd Young Manufacturers in Indiana and across the country play a leading role in creating jobs that benefit all Americans. And with a manufacturing workforce that is now 13 million strong, manufacturers in America are ready to accomplish even more. But to continue this momentum, our nation must take action to strengthen our competitiveness and level the playing field with our global competitors. Manufacturing is an integral part of Indiana’s communities and … Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

Young, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Research and Development, Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced their bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative companies across Indiana and the United States.  Currently, businesses and startups investing in R&D can claim tax incentives that help them to invest in developing new, innovative products that lead to additional jobs and a stronger economy. The American Innovation and … Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

Young, Kaine Statement Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement ahead of the 20th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom: "Twenty years ago, the United States invaded Iraq. Following great heroism by American troops, that mission is now over. The government of Iraq is now a strategic partner. Yet, the Authorization for Use of Military Force remains on the books because Congress has abdicated … Continue Reading

March 16, 2023

Young, Kaine Bill to Repeal Gulf and Iraq War Authorities Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Senate voted 68-27 to advance bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), formally ending the Gulf and Iraq wars. The Senate is expected to officially proceed to the bill on Tuesday, March 21, followed by amendment debate and a final vote in the following days.   After today’s vote, Senators Young … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Young, Cardin Join Fox News to Discuss Housing Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), joined Special Report on Fox News to discuss their bipartisan Neighborhood Homes Investment Act which would help revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in Indiana and across the nation.     **Click here or above to watch the interview.**   Excerpts of Senator Young’s comments:   “Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, … Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Young, Grassley Bill to Prevent Child Sex Crimes Passes Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) applauded the unanimous Senate passage of their legislation to improve justice for young survivors of sex crimes.  The Preventing Child Sex Abuse Act strengthens a federal sex tourism prevention law that prosecutors feared was too vague to convict former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted hundreds of young … Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Senators Young and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Foster Youth and Driving Act

WASHINGTON - Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help foster youth obtain driver's licenses, a process which can be prohibitive to young people in foster care because of high costs and other barriers. The Foster Youth and Driving Act would create a grant to help foster youth obtain the practice and insurance necessary to get a driver's license. "Given the hardships faced by young Hoosiers in the foster system, we should do all we can to … Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

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

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