Press Releases

December 02, 2021

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prevent Settlement Payments for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent payments for legal settlements for illegal immigration. Under the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act, no federal funds, including money from the Judgment Fund, could be spent to enrich illegal immigrants at the expense of hardworking American taxpayers. Despite the crisis consuming our southern border, President Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Young Joins Finance Committee Republicans to Press IRS on ProPublica Leak

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, to press the agency on its weak responses to the massive apparent leaks. Nearly six months after ProPublica began disclosing confidential, private, and legally-protected taxpayer information, the IRS and the Biden Administration continue to show little regard for the haphazard … Continue Reading


December 01, 2021

Senate Passes Young’s Fourth Annual Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Senate passed U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bipartisan resolution marking November 2021 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. The annual resolution was first introduced in 2018 in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully, who lost his battle to stomach cancer that year. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and passed the Senate unanimously. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common type of … Continue Reading


November 30, 2021

VIDEO: Young Stands for Life Ahead of Tomorrow’s Supreme Court Hearing

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a press conference with his Senate GOP colleagues to discuss tomorrow's scheduled oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organizationbefore the U.S. Supreme Court. The landmark case concerns Mississippi's state law protecting unborn babies from abortions after 15 weeks. Senator Young signed an amicus brief asking the Court to uphold this law and consider overturning the outdated precedents set by Roe v. Wade. "The … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 106 high school students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. In total, 47 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Senate Passes Young Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Senate unanimously approved Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American service members who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2021. The bill passed the House in October and now awaits President Biden's signature. "America honors the bravery and selfless service of the 13 service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, including Indiana's own Corporal Humberto … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues to Urge IRS to Investigate EnQ’s Pay-for-Service Scheme

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate recent reports suggesting a private company is charging taxpayers a premium to speak to an IRS representative or face potentially hours-long wait times. A company called EnQ, has allegedly been flooding the IRS with robo-calls and selling slots at the front of the hold line to paying customers, taking … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Young Statement on Agreement to Conference the United States Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of an agreement to conference the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Endless Frontier Act: "Despite months of delays from House Democrats who have been more focused on passing their tax and spend agenda than out-competing the Chinese Communist Party, tonight we finally took a step forward with the announcement that the United States … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Young Statement on Agreement to Conference the United States Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of an agreement to conference the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Endless Frontier Act: "Despite months of delays from House Democrats who have been more focused on passing their tax and spend agenda than out-competing the Chinese Communist Party, tonight we finally took a step forward with the announcement that the United States … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Young Joins All GOP Senators to File Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) filed the formal challenge against President Biden's vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act along with Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and their 47 other Senate Republican colleagues. The Congressional Review Act is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. The resolution has been received by the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

Young Announces Over $17 Million for Northwest Indiana’s Marquette Greenway Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Northwest Indiana will receive a RAISE grant totaling more than $17 million for the Marquette Greenway Project. The grant application, which was submitted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), will complete over 55 miles of trail through three Hoosier counties to support economic development in Northwest Indiana. In July, Senator Young sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Chinese Communist Party Lobbies Against Senator Young’s Endless Frontier Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) responded to reports that the Chinese Communist Party is lobbying against his bill to invest in frontier technologies that will help the United States outcompete China. According to a Reuters report, the Chinese Embassy in Washington is pressuring American business leaders to oppose Senator Young's United States Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Endless Frontier Act. The report says the Embassy is threatening businesses … Continue Reading


November 11, 2021

Senator Young Veterans Day Remarks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at two Veterans Day ceremonies in Central Indiana today. In his remarks in Fishers and Beech Grove, Senator Young recalled the story of Corporal Barton Warren Mitchell, who played an unlikely role in the Civil War, despite being mostly forgotten today. "From Lexington and Concord to Abbey Gate they have left home, left behind loved ones, not to seek glory or win treasure, but to defend the uniquely American idea that all men and … Continue Reading


November 08, 2021

Young, Duckworth Effort to Create Independent Afghanistan War Commission Gains Bipartisan Support in the Senate

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Afghanistan War Commission Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA). This bipartisan legislation would establish a nonpartisan, independent commission to conduct a comprehensive examination of the war in Afghanistan and deliver recommendations to avoid these mistakes in the future. "Our country invested two decades in Afghanistan only to see it collapse in a matter of days. … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Young Joins Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced a bipartisan bill to support fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes. As leaders of the Senate's Great Lakes Task Force, the senators reintroduced the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Actto provide critical resources to conserve and restore fish and wildlife populations in the Great Lakes. The bill would authorize the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Young, Cruz Urge Sec. Mayorkas to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws as Illegal Immigrant Caravan Approaches U.S. Border

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, voicing concerns about a caravan of over 3,000 illegal immigrants approaching the U.S. and urging the Biden-Harris administration to enforce federal immigration laws to address the crisis on the Southern Border. "We must enforce our immigration laws as we do any other laws and ensure migrants in this caravan with nonexistent asylum … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Young Joins 40 Colleagues in Officially Challenging Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Republican colleagues today to formally move to disapprove and nullify President Biden's vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act, the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. This week, President Biden's White House is expected to issue a rule to officially mandate vaccination requirements for employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees. The rule will affect … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Young Joins Republican Colleagues to Block Taxpayer-Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 to block any taxpayer payments to illegal immigrants. According to media reports, the Biden Administration reportedly considered a plan to provide as much as $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants. "Instead of discouraging illegal entry into the United States, if left unchecked the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

VIDEO: Young Condemns Democrats’ Delay in Bringing the NDAA to the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a press conference with his Senate GOP colleagues to discuss Democrats' delay in bringing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the Senate floor. The NDAA is one of many bills being held up due to the Democrats' months-long focus on President Biden's tax-and-spend agenda. "The Democratic leadership hasn't prioritized national defense. This is the most fundamental responsibility of our federal government. It's time that … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Young, Crapo ask Social Security Administration for Long-Delayed Annual Report on the Supplemental Security Income Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Social Security, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) pressed the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration on when Congress can expect to receive the annual report on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The delay in reporting to Congress on the program relative to the statutory deadline of May 30 is the longest in the history of the report, and comes on the heels of … Continue Reading

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