Press Releases

September 14, 2021

Young: Events in Afghanistan Require Deep Examination and Accountability

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Secretary of State Antony Blinken's testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today: "The crisis in Afghanistan has highlighted both the best and worst of America. "The best in that American heroes, including Indiana's Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez, valiantly laid down their lives so that American citizens and innocent Afghans could escape the brutal Taliban regime. Today, in … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Young Statement on 20th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "It is difficult to believe that 20 years have passed since September 11, 2001. No matter the distance, it remains equally difficult to revisit the images and emotions of that day. The shock, grief, and anger. The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the field in Shanksville, PA. "Though we carried on with our lives over the past two … Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Demand Full, Open Process to Vet Reckless Tax-and-Spend Proposals

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding a full, open markup to thoroughly and rigorously examine any forthcoming reckless tax-and-spend proposals in the Finance Committee's jurisdiction. While the legislation Democrats intend to introduce has been withheld from Republicans on the Committee and from the American people, press reports indicate a far-reaching and potentially highly disruptive agenda, with trillions of taxpayer dollars … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Senators Ask White House for Details on Afghanistan Evacuation Strategies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and nine Republican colleagues wrote President Biden Thursday seeking answers on how the Administration plans to evacuate the Americans and Afghan allies still on the ground in Afghanistan. In the letter to the President, Secretary of State Blinken, Defense Secretary Austin, and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, the senators asked detailed questions, many prompted by constituents in their home states seeking help in bringing loved ones … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Senator Young Statement on Labor Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6. "Hoosier workers are Hoosier heroes. In the face of great challenges over the last year-and-a-half, they continue to create, adapt, and lift our economy. Because of the ingenuity and sweat of Indiana's working men and women, whether it be in the factory or on the farm, we lead the nation in manufacturing and agriculture. Today, we offer them thanks for both … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Young Statement on Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the deadly attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, that claimed the lives of at least 12 U.S. service members: "My heart goes out to those Marines and service members who made the ultimate sacrifice today and to their families who joined the ranks of other Gold Star family members. Every American patriot grieves as we witness this tragically avoidable crisis unfolding in real time. "These brave … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with 40 bipartisan colleagues, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as an additional $8.5 billion for rural providers, however, … Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

Young, Crapo, Scott ask GAO to Clarify Authorities and Term of Acting SSA Commissioner

WASHNGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Finance Committee Member and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Finance Committee Member and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, wrote a letter to request clarification from U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on the authorities and the term of an Acting Commissioner of the Social … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Senators Young and Braun Urge President Biden to Reverse Call on OPEC to Increase Oil Production

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on a letter to President Biden urging the reversal of his decision to call upon the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies to increase oil production in response to rising gas prices. Senators Young and Braun, with 22 of their colleagues, made it clear that the most effective way to reduce the cost of gasoline is to unleash clean, affordable and reliable … Continue Reading


August 15, 2021

Senator Young Statement on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the situation in Afghanistan: "For 20 years, brave Hoosiers and other Americans have made significant sacrifices in an effort to transform the country of Afghanistan. We owe those who have served and sacrificed a deep debt of gratitude. "It is tragic how quickly those hard fought gains have been lost to the Taliban. "The days ahead demand strategic clarity as we seek to realign our … Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

Senate Passes Resolution Designating September as National Workforce Development Month

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the Senate passed a resolution he introduced designating September as National Workforce Development Month. This resolution highlights the importance of equipping Americans with the education, training, and skills necessary to advance their careers and rebuild our economy. Senator Young was joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) inintroducing the resolution. … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Young Votes Against Democrats’ Reckless $4.2 Trillion Spending Spree

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted against the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend spree that would saddle the American people with $4.2 trillion. The Democrats' budget resolution was initially projected to spend a staggering $3.5 trillion, but the final version included nearly $700 billion in additional spending and increased interest on the debt. "From the first moment this reckless budget was unveiled, I was against it. There's a difference between smart, targeted … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Young Introduces Not One Penny in Taxes Raised Amendment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced an amendment to the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend budget proposal that would require Congress to uphold the Biden-Harris Administration's repeated promise to not raise a single penny in taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. President Biden and Vice President Harris have together pledged over 60 times that they would not raise taxes, "not one penny," on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. Today, … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senate Includes Young-Hassan Provision in Budget Bill to Spur U.S. Innovation through Maintaining Full Deductibility of R&D Costs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) successfully secured a bipartisan provision in the Senate budget package to promote U.S competitiveness and support American innovation. The amendment is supported by National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States. "Now, more than ever, we must find bipartisan solutions to stimulate our economy, get Americans back to work, and ensure we maintain our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues In Reintroducing Legislation To Protect Veterans From Predatory Practices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) reintroduced the Protect Our Disabled Heroes Act of 2021, a bill to protect our nation's disabled veterans from unethical and unfair practices when applying for Veterans Administration (VA) disability claims. Specifically, it would protect disabled veterans from unethical fees charged by third party organizations in preparing and executing veterans' disability claims. The bill would … Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues In Reintroducing Legislation To Protect Veterans From Predatory Practices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) reintroduced the Protect Our Disabled Heroes Act of 2021, a bill to protect our nation's disabled veterans from unethical and unfair practices when applying for Veterans Administration (VA) disability claims. Specifically, it would protect disabled veterans from unethical fees charged by third party organizations in preparing and executing veterans' disability claims. The bill would … Continue Reading


August 08, 2021

Young to Oppose Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his intent to vote against the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: "For the last several months, I've been working diligently with my colleagues toward a bipartisan infrastructure bill to provide crucial funding for our crumbling roads and bridges and to make targeted investments that yield positive long-term results in areas like broadband, ports, and airports. "As I've said … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Young Applauds Newly Launched Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the Purdue Research Foundation's newly launched Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (CTDP) led by Chairman Keith Krach, former U.S. Under Secretary of State. CTDP is a think tank focused on using technology to advance freedom, democracy, and human rights, as well as U.S. diplomacy and national security."Diplomacy and technology are more closely linked than ever before, which is why I introduced the Endless Frontier Act to … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Young, Booker Reintroduce Suite of Bipartisan Bills to Help Americans Save for Retirement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) together reintroduced several bills to help boost retirement security for individuals and families. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 40 million people do not have access to any workplace retirement plan. Additionally, nearly half of all U.S. families headed by prime-age workers (aged 32-61) do not have a retirement plan. Young reintroduced S. 2603, the Commission on Retirement Security Act, which … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

VIDEO: Young, Kaine Applaud Committee Passage of Their Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), applauded committee passage of their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. "For decades, Congress has been content to cede our Constitutionally mandated role of approving wars to the Executive Branch. Despite the war in Iraq being over for years, and the Government of Iraq now being … Continue Reading

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