Press Releases

October 26, 2021

Young, Carper Letter Seeks to Protect Medical Device Jobs and Hold China Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai encouraging action to prevent China from deploying unfair practices that threaten jobs in the medical device manufacturing industry. The letter pushes for fair access to the Chinese market to ensure American businesses within the robust medical device industry can continue to grow, innovate, and remain competitive. "The medical device industry employs … Continue Reading

October 26, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Block Democrats’ IRS Surveillance Proposal

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues to introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American. "Despite Americans' outrage and warnings from local banks and credit unions, Democrats are insisting that we turn our local financial institutions into IRS agents. This … Continue Reading

October 21, 2021

Young, Stabenow Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

Young Delivers Speech on Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal. "This spending package, the largest in American history, represents a massive leftward shift in the way our country operates," said Senator Young. "And Hoosiers, and I think all Americans, need to know what's in it. It's worth asking: What is the other side trying to hide? What have Democrats put in this mother of all bills?" Democrats' … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

VIDEO: Young Response to IRS Big Brother Proposal: No. No. No. No.

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of RepublicanSenators to discuss the Democrats' IRS bank reporting proposal, which would require banks to report customer transaction data for any account with at least $600 of inflows or outflows annually. "At a time when the American people have lost so much trust in the leaders of our major institutions, and the institutions themselves, including government, I couldn't think of a worse idea for our national Democrats to … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

Biden Border Pick Refuses to Call Illegal Immigration a Crisis, Says He Is Unfamiliar with Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - During questioning from U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today, President Biden's pick to run U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refused to call the situation at the Southern Border a crisis and said he was unfamiliar with the law that makes crossing the border illegally a crime. In response to Senator Young's questions, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus asked, "Does it really matter?" The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reported that between January and … Continue Reading

October 18, 2021

Young Statement on General Colin Powell

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I am saddened by the news of Colin Powell's passing. I will be praying for his family, he was a faithful husband and a devoted father. "Powell was a selfless patriot, a dignified statesman, and a pioneer. As a public servant, Powell embodied the meaning of duty, honor, and country. He … Continue Reading

October 15, 2021

Young’s Legislation Makes National Taxpayers Union’s 11th Annual No Brainers List

WASHINGTON - Two of U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bills were selected by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for their 11th Annual No Brainers List. NTU selects 10 bills to add to the list each year. The bills must be bipartisan, have a common-sense solution to a problem facing taxpayers, and must not have been on a prior No Brainers list. Senator Young's American Innovation and Jobs Act and Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act were selected for this year's list. "Introducing legislation … Continue Reading

October 12, 2021

Young Joins Bicameral Group in Supporting Renewal of the National Coal Council

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) joined a group of senators calling on U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to renew the National Coal Council's (NCC) charter. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Indiana is the eighth-largest coal producer in the United States, and in 2020, the state was ranked third in nation for total coal consumption. However, the state's production does not meet the heightened demand - … Continue Reading

October 12, 2021

Young Responds to Weekend Cancellation of Border Wall Contracts

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced quietly this weekend that it has cancelled border wall construction contracts in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors. "The Biden-Harris administration is doing everything in its power to skirt the law Congress passed requiring construction of a border wall. As record numbers of illegal immigrants stream into the US, Democrats continue to look the … Continue Reading

October 06, 2021

VIDEO: Young Reiterates Call on Biden-Harris Administration to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republican Senators to discuss the current crisis at the Southern Border, including the massive migrant camp under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. In May, Senator Young visited the border and saw the crisis firsthand. Since January, there have been more than 1.3 million encounters with people attempting to cross the Southern Border. Estimates show as many as 400,000 migrants could cross into the U.S. this … Continue Reading

October 06, 2021

Young, GOP Colleagues Press DHS for Answers on Release of Haitian Migrants into U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and 36 of their Senate colleagues on a letter asking U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to address reports that thousands of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were released into the interior of the U.S. instead of facing removal as the Biden-Harris Administration had previously pledged. They wrote: "While we applaud the Administration's original stated intent to expel the majority of … Continue Reading

October 04, 2021

Young Op-Ed: The Hill: The Unseen Problems in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member on the Subcommittee On Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, penned an op-ed for The Hill regarding the unseen challenges that remain after the United States' abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan. "It is critical that Congress continue to conduct rigorous oversight to understand the many facets of this failure, hold leaders accountable, and ensure that the United States is … Continue Reading

October 01, 2021

Young Pushes to Upgrade Dated Unemployment Insurance Systems

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today reintroduced the Unemployment Insurance Systems Modernization Act, legislation that would upgrade antiquated state unemployment insurance (UI) systems to address outdated technology, emergency response capabilities, and fraud. UI systems across the United States faced unprecedented pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exacerbated longstanding problems within the existing structure. On average, state unemployment insurance systems are … Continue Reading

September 29, 2021

Young, Senate Finance Colleagues Urge Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Would Compromise Law-Abiding Americans’ Private Financial Information

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), and all Republican members on the Senate finance and banking committees, sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to abandon the Biden-Harris administration's unprecedented proposal to expand the reporting of the private, confidential financial data of law-abiding Americans from financial institutions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The administration's proposal would force financial institutions to report customer … Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Young, Marshall, Moran, Inhofe: Biden Administration Must Not Support International Oversight of Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined 33 colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden, requesting clarification on the Biden Administration's intention to open U.S. 2nd amendment rights to international oversight by rejoining the Arms Trade Treaty, an international agreement that would regulate trade in firearms. This inquiry comes on the heels of reports of a top Administration official stating, "The … Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Young Leads Effort to Help Hoosiers Claim Unredeemed Savings Bonds

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2021 to help Americans claim more than $26 billion in unredeemed savings bonds. The bipartisan bill would require the U.S. Treasury to provide states information about matured and unclaimed bonds so these states can use unclaimed property programs to help find the original owners (or heirs of those original owners) of these bonds. This provision would only apply to unredeemed … Continue Reading

September 27, 2021

Young Votes ‘No’ on Advancing Debt Ceiling Increase

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the below statement following his vote against advancing legislation that would raise the debt ceiling: "Instead of working on clean, bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown, Democrats forced a vote on a bill that ties government funding to a two-year suspension of the debt limit that will enable Democrats' $3.5 trillion reckless tax-and-spend bill. A vote to raise the debt limit is a vote to co-sign on … Continue Reading

September 22, 2021

Young: A Vote to Raise the Debt Limit is a Vote for Democrats’ Reckless Spending Spree

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor regarding his intent to vote against raising the debt limit. Read the Senator's Remarks Prepared for Delivery Here: When I served in the House of Representatives, I walked into a lot of meetings back in Indiana full of conservatives who were angry about the debt limit. 2011. 2013. 2014. And more. In each of those meetings, I made the argument that raising the debt limit was a necessary thing to do. … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

VIDEO: Young Outlines Opposition to Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Proposal

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee to express opposition to Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal. Congressional Democrats are attempting to fast-track their legislative priorities through a partisan and divisive reconciliation process - without Republican input or support. Read the Senator's Remarks: In 2017, my colleague, Senator Sanders said: "The function of reconciliation is to adjust … Continue Reading

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