Press Releases

May 12, 2020

Young Announces China Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced legislation that authorizes the President to impose sanctions on China if China fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of coronavirus. The COVID-19 Accountability Act was introduced by Senators Young, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Roger Wicker … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Young Urges Support for Child Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of 21 Senators who are calling on the Senate to provide additional support to child care workers and providers across the country. In a letter to Senate leaders, Young and 22 other senators, write: "…it is critical we provide additional support for the child care sector to ensure providers can maintain operations and continue to meet the needs of essential workers, and remain … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Young and Braun Join Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. "Despite the challenging situation we are currently facing, teachers in Indiana and across the country remain dedicated to their students and staying connected … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter In Support Of Australia After Recent Backlash from China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today in a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent comments made by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye. The comments insinuated Australia may face economic retaliation after calling for an independent investigation into the origins of the Coronavirus, including boycotts of … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Young, Bennet Announce Major New Proposals to Support Hardest-Hit Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced bold new proposals to support the small- and mid-sized businesses most affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. The Young-Bennet plan includes the new Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act loan program to provide funding to jump-start the hardest-hit businesses for the remainder of 2020 and provide loan forgiveness as a backstop against … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

VIDEO: Young Highlights Indiana Paycheck Protection Program Success Stories

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic and highlighted several Paycheck Protection Program success stories in Indiana. To date, Indiana has received nearly $10 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans. "Over the last six weeks, I've had the opportunity to connect to roughly 22,000 Hoosiers. This of course is an anxious time, this is a time when … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Young joins bipartisan, bicameral bill to boost federal investment in American R&D, including vaccine research

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), introduced legislation to provide expanded tax support for American companies that invest in the research and development of new products and technologies. "The private sector will help America emerge from the coronavirus … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Young Joins Colleagues in Asking Treasury to Provide Relief for Opportunity Zones in the Wake of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - The 2008 financial crisis showed the entire country that low-income communities are often the first hit and last to recover during times of economic instability. Fortunately, as the United States begins to reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a new tool to help the most economically distressed communities: Opportunity Zones. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate colleagues in asking the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Young, Perdue, Durbin, Coons To Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today announced they will introduce bipartisan legislation called the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses, which poses a significant risk to our ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The senators' proposal, to be introduced when the Senate reconvenes, would … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and 21 other U.S. Senators in a bipartisan, bicameral push to include S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next coronavirus relief package. The bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. "We write to request the inclusion of S. 2661/ H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Young Joins Letter to UN Secretary General Requesting an Independent Review of WHO’s Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and fellow Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), on a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres requesting that the UN … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Young: Indiana to Receive $11.5 Million for Coronavirus Testing and Surveillance

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will distribute more than $11.5 million to Indiana to boost coronavirus testing and surveillance. The funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. With this funding, Indiana has now received a total of $26.3 million from the CDC. "As Indiana continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, this additional funding from the CDC will … Continue Reading


April 22, 2020

Young Calls on VA to Help Counteract Impacts of Loneliness and Social Isolation on Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie calling for the VA to help counteract loneliness and social isolation experienced by veterans and service members in high-risk groups during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter calls for the VA to take innovative steps to combat loneliness in veterans. "Unprecedented safety measures, including stay-at-home orders, to avoid transmission of COVID-19 exacerbate … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Young Statement on Additional Coronavirus Relief Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today commended the Senate's passage of additional coronavirus relief funding, including renewed funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, hospitals, and expanded testing. The agreement also clarifies that farmers with under 500 employees are eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The agreement must next pass the U.S. House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. "Although this funding was … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Senators Call for SBA to Continue Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) today sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting that lenders be permitted to submit applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) despite the program's funding lapse. Enabling lenders to continue processing applications would help alleviate the … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

VIDEO: Young Offers Vision for Rebuilding After Coronavirus

Click HERE to watch Senator Young's remarks. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks to the Sagamore Institute this week commending the Hoosier communities, businesses, and individuals who have stepped up to help their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic, and outlining his vision on how to overcome this challenging time. "The list of those who are asking how they can help, and finding innovative ways to do so, is too long to recite here. The fight … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

POTUS Taps Young for Coronavirus Congressional Group

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve on the Opening Up America Again Congressional Group. The bipartisan Congressional Group will provide counsel to the President on the re-opening of America in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. "American families, workers, and job creators have suffered immensely as a result of the coronavirus. In Congress, we acted in an unprecedented fashion with broad bipartisan … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Young Statement on Paycheck Protection Program Funding Lapse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which lapsed today: "The Paycheck Protection Program has helped tens of thousands of Hoosier businesses make it through this challenging time and keep their employees on payroll, but there are countless more still in need of assistance. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to provide additional funding for this bipartisan program is indefensible. I will … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Young Announces More Than $96 Million in Indiana Airport Funding from the CARES Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced Indiana will receive $96,523,889 in funding to assist 65 Hoosier airports. This funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump. "The coronavirus outbreak has brought the travel industry to a near standstill. Federal assistance will keep our airports and aviation industry running, not just for travel, but for … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Young, Colleagues Urge Administration Action To Clear Path For American Involvement In 5G Standard Setting

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging their departments to issue regulations as soon as possible confirming that U.S. participation in 5G standards-setting is not restricted … Continue Reading

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