Press Releases

April 10, 2023

Members of Indiana Congressional Delegation Advocate for Clean Hydrogen Hub

Washington, DC – Members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy expressing support for the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen proposal for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs funding opportunity.  The letter highlights that “the Midwest provides workforce opportunities in all areas of the hydrogen value chain, including higher education and specialized workers,” and that “with robust and well-established … Continue Reading

April 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Local Law Enforcement Agencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would provide local law enforcement agencies with additional federal resources to hire more officers and make communities throughout America safer. The Invest to Protect Act would create a special grant program within the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to … Continue Reading

April 05, 2023

Young, Schatz Call on FCC to Expedite Rollout of Next Generation TV, Support Local Broadcasting

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) led a bipartisan group of 28 senators in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expedite the continued rollout of the Next Generation Television (Next Gen TV) standard. In a detailed letter to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, the lawmakers urged the expedited rollout of Next Gen TV to help broadcasters continue to provide quality local news and support an improved … Continue Reading

April 04, 2023

Young, Carper Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Promote the U.S. Digital Economy and Digital Trade

WASHINGTON –– Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) were joined by a group of colleagues to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. digital economy and the need for greater U.S. leadership on digital trade negotiations with like-minded countries. “In today’s hyper-connected world, the U.S. finds itself at a critical moment,” said Senator Young. “Digital … Continue Reading

April 03, 2023

Young Introduces Bills to Combat the Fentanyl Epidemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate colleaguesintroduced two new bills to help combat the fentanyl epidemic affecting communities in Indiana and across the nation. Currently, drug overdoses, largely due to fentanyl, are the leading cause of death among young adults 18 to 45 years old. The Halt Lethal Trafficking (HALT) Fentanyl Act, introduced by Senators Young, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Roger Marshall … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Young, Braun, Colleagues Introduce Don't Weaponize the IRS Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a group of colleagues in introducing a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from being used as a political weapon against conservative non-profit groups. From 2010 to 2012, the IRS spent over two years systematically targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. The Trump Administration released a final rule in May 2020 that prevented the IRS from targeting certain tax-exempt groups based on … Continue Reading

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 30, 2023

Young, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Support U.S. Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the Accelerate Long-term Investment Growth Now (ALIGN) Act, legislation that would make permanent a provision in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that allowed businesses to fully expense new investments, including machinery and equipment, in the year of purchase. That provision began to phase out starting at the end of 2022 and expires at the end of 2026. “Allowing American businesses … 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 Introduces Resolution to Protect Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and more than 40 Republican senators introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to prevent the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing an anti-Second Amendment pistol brace rule. Despite disabled veterans and other Americans relying on stabilizing brace attachments to legally use their firearms, the ATF introduced the Factoring … 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

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