Press Releases

March 01, 2024

Young Joins Amicus Brief to SCOTUS Case Challenging the FDA Deregulation of Chemical Abortion Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was among 26 Senators and 119 Representatives who filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. The lawmakers’ bicameral amicus brief squarely refutes FDA deregulation of chemical abortion drugs in 2016 and 2021, including allowing the distribution of mail-order abortion drugs.The brief provides a federal policy perspective as to why … Continue Reading

February 29, 2024

Young Celebrates Vermillion County Bicentennial on Senate Floor

Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.   WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the bicentennial of Vermillion County, which celebrated its 200th birthday earlier this month.In his remarks, Young spoke about the history of Vermillion County, its people, and the county’s contributions to Indiana and America.  To watch Senator Young’s speech, click here or the image above.Below are Senator Young’s full remarks:Mr. President, I … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Young Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Pro-Life SCOTUS Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was among the 26 Senators and 95 Representatives who filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Moyle v. United States American and Idaho v. United States of America. The brief supports Idaho in defending its pro-life law, the Defense of Life Act, against the Biden administration’s efforts to trump it with its wrongful interpretation of federal law.The amicus brief outlines several issues with the Biden … Continue Reading

February 27, 2024

Young Presses Biden Administration on Houthi Attacks, Need for Strategy to Deter Iran’s Destabilizing Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, pressed the Biden Administration on its strategy for dealing with recent attacks against commercial shipping by Iran-backed Houthis during a hearing on security issues in the Red Sea.During his opening remarks, Young called out the actions of Iran and its terrorist proxies in the region.“The actions of Iran’s … Continue Reading

February 26, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Highlighting Importance of U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of trilateral cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea.The senators’ resolution states, “The Senate commends the extraordinary leadership of President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol and Prime Minister … Continue Reading

February 23, 2024

PHOTOS: Young, National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology Hold Indiana Events

INDIANAPOLIS - On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined by fellow commissioners on the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology (NSCEB) for a series of events in Indiana.The NSCEB is a national commission that will shape U.S. Government activities regarding biotechnology and provide recommendations to Congress and the federal government on the national security implications of biotechnology. The bipartisan NSCEB was created by Congress in 2022, and Senator Young … Continue Reading

February 22, 2024

Young, Colleagues Ask EPA to Appeal Arizona Dicamba Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and a group of senators in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for the Biden Administration to appeal an adverse court decision to protect farmers from losing certain dicamba-based crop protection tools largely used in no-till farming. The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona released a decision to vacate certain Dicamba registrations at a time when farmers … Continue Reading

February 21, 2024

Young, Colleagues Call On Administration to Improve Communication about Federal Paid Leave Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with other members of the bipartisan, bicameral Paid Leave Working Group, called on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to update its information on the paid parental leave policies available to federal employees. The group pointed out that OPM handbooks and webpages haven’t been updated since 2019 - before the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act of 2019 was signed into law. The group highlighted findings in a recent report from the … Continue Reading

February 16, 2024

Young, Coons Resolution Establishing National FFA Week Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to establish February 17-24, 2024 as National FFA Week. The resolution highlights the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing the next generation of leaders by providing educational and career opportunities to students. The resolution also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the “Give the Gift of Blue” program, which … Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

Growing Momentum for the Kids Online Safety Act: Young, Colleagues Announce Over 60 Cosponsors and Supporters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in announcing growing Senate support for the bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act, with a total of 62 senators now cosponsoring the legislation. Following conversations with stakeholders and colleagues, several changes have been made to strengthen the legislation and ensure it becomes law.“Hoosier parents are concerned about protecting their children online and want social … Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

Young, Colleagues Demand “Coherent and Complete Response” On Anti-Catholic FBI Memo

WASHINGTON - Upon discovering new details and discrepancies surrounding an anti-Catholic memo prepared by analysts in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Richmond, Virginia field office, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the FBI pushing for answers.In the letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the senators scrutinized revelations that top FBI officials ordered analysts to permanently delete files related to the internal memo. Any document … Continue Reading

February 14, 2024

Young, Colleagues Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Ted Budd (R-N.C.) applauded unanimous Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing February 2024 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The senators are co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus.“Supporting workforce training is vital to preparing for the jobs of tomorrow. Career and technical education equips individuals with hands-on experiences, addresses the skills gap, and … Continue Reading

February 13, 2024

Young Statement on National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting for the national security supplemental funding package:“This legislation provides vital security assistance to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan. We cannot abandon these allies and partners as they face existential threats.“This bill also will help rebuild our defense industrial base, which has significantly diminished in recent years. Restoring … Continue Reading

February 12, 2024

Young Commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, Warns Of Political Division

**Click here or above to watch the full floor speech.** WASHINGTON, D.C. — To commemorate the 215th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about Lincoln’s 1842 “Temperance Address” and its lessons for today. To watch the full floor speech, click here.Senator Young’s full remarks are below:As a Senator for Indiana, I can’t let February pass without offering a tribute to one of our state’s favorite sons…Abraham Lincoln.As we … Continue Reading

February 12, 2024

Young, Durbin Introduce Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act, legislation that would extend funding for public health efforts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve childhood survival rates, prevent premature death and disability, and increase quality of life for the two-and-a-half million Americans living with congenital heart disease (CHD).  Heart defects are the deadliest and most common form … Continue Reading

February 09, 2024

Young Praises Commerce Committee Passage of FAA Reauthorization Focused on Improving Safety, Advancing Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised committee passage of the bipartisan Senate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2023. The legislation, which passed the Committee yesterday, includes several provisions to strengthen safety standards and oversight at the FAA and responds to safety concerns from recent aviation accidents and near-misses. The legislation now heads to the full … Continue Reading

February 08, 2024

Young Receives “Housing Champion” Award for Efforts to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently received the “Housing Champion” award from Habitat for Humanity for his leadership and support of programs and policies that would expand affordable housing options.“I am honored to receive the ‘Housing Champion’ award from Habitat for Humanity for my efforts to address the housing affordability crisis. I will continue to work to pass bills that increase housing stock, lower costs, and revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Indiana and … Continue Reading

February 08, 2024

Young, Colleagues Request Speaker Johnson Invite Japanese Prime Minister to Give Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Mike Johnson encouraging him to invite Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to address a Joint Session of Congress during his Official Visit to the United States in April 2024.“This year marks the 64th anniversary of the signing … Continue Reading

February 07, 2024

Young, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Student Success and Career Readiness

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, reintroduced the bipartisan Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act. The legislation would boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities and apprenticeships, ensuring students have access to support services like career navigators and counselors, and creating career … Continue Reading

February 07, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), along with U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-OH-14), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Bill Huizenga (R-MI-14), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-6), introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for another five years through 2031. The GLRI is the most significant investment ever made to restore and protect the Great Lakes. “The Great … Continue Reading

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