Press Releases

November 17, 2022

Young Honors Rex Early on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the life and legacy of Rex Early, who passed away last week after a long battle with illness. Rex was a Marine and longtime community and political leader in Indiana. To watch the full floor speech, click here. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Last week, Indiana lost a legend and America lost a true original. Rex Early died Friday at age 88 after a long battle with illness. Rex was a lot … Continue Reading

November 17, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Hold the IRS More Accountable

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), along with a group of colleagues, introduced theIRS Funding Accountability Act yesterday. Earlier this year, Senate Democrats passed the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" (IRA), which will infuse the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with $80 billion of new funding without any oversight measures to prevent waste, protect taxpayer rights, or measure improvements of service. The IRS Funding … Continue Reading

November 15, 2022

Young Releases Op-Ed: "It's time for Congress to take back control of military action and the responsibility for waging war"

By Todd Young, John Byrnes We both have had the honor and privilege of serving our country in uniform, a duty we took very seriously. We willingly raised our right hands, swearing an oath to defend the Constitution, even if that meant risking our bodies and lives. We saw our friends take the same oath, many of whom came home from deployments physically, mentally or emotionally injured. We hold true to the memory of those others who never returned. Our own service, that of our friends and … Continue Reading

November 14, 2022

VIDEO: Young Honors Hoosier Veteran Alvin Forney in Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the life and legacy of Corporal Alvin Forney, a Marine from Indianapolis who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation on September 1, 1965. Young recently met Corporal Forney's sister, Mary, and learned about Corporal Forney's story. In his remarks, Young praised Forney and all of our veterans for their service and commitment to freedom's cause. To watch the full floor speech, click here. Senator … Continue Reading

October 27, 2022

Young, Colleagues Seek Nonpartisan Assessment of Democrats’ Policies on Soaring Inflation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and a group of Senate colleagues today sent a letter to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) requesting a thorough assessment of how the spending and inflationary policies passed by Washington Democrats since the beginning of the Biden Administration will affect the nation's fiscal future in both the short- and long-term. "We write to obtain CBO's assessment of the effects of rapid acceleration of interest … Continue Reading

October 19, 2022

Young, Shaheen Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Student Debt Crisis by Increasing Institutional Accountability

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) reintroduced their bipartisan bill, The Student Protection and Success Act, which works to curb skyrocketing student debt by increasing higher education institutions' accountability for their students' ability to repay their loans and requiring institutions to have a vested interest in the success of their students. The Student Protection and Success Act would enact a series of measures requiring higher education … Continue Reading

October 14, 2022

Young, Kaine Call For Repeal of 2002 AUMF Ahead of 20th Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released the following statement calling for the passage of their bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2002 AUMF was signed into law nearly 20 years ago-on October 16, 2002-and authorized the use of military force against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. "Decisions as important as whether to send service members into harm's way warrant careful deliberation and consensus, … Continue Reading

October 05, 2022

Young, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Foster Youth Obtain Driver’s Licenses

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) recently introduced a bipartisan bill to help foster youth succeed by helping them obtain driver's licenses. The process of getting a driver's license includes high costs and other barriers for foster youth. The Foster Youth and Driving Act works to address these barriers by creating a grant that would help young people in foster care obtain the necessary practice and insurance to get a driver's license. "Given the … Continue Reading

September 30, 2022

Young, Colleagues Spearhead Passage of Bipartisan FORMULA 2.0 Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), in conjunction with Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), spearheaded efforts to pass the Bulk Infant Formula to Retail Shelves Act to further ease the infant formula shortage in the United States. The bill passed the House and Senate yesterday, and it now heads to the President's desk for signature. The shutdown of the Abbott plant resulted in a nationwide formula shortage and highlighted significant … Continue Reading

September 29, 2022

VIDEO: Young Honors Former Congressman Mark Souder on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) paid tribute to former Indiana Congressman Mark Souder during remarks on the Senate floor. **Click here or above to watch Senator Young's remarks.** Senator Young's remarks below: "I want to take a moment this morning to recognize a friend and fellow Hoosier, Mark Souder. He passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer. "Mark represented, as so many Hoosiers know, northeastern Indiana in the U.S. House of … Continue Reading

September 28, 2022

Senate Passes Young, Sinema, Cruz Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction

WASHINGTON - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to incentivize more efficient completion of airport construction projects - saving taxpayer dollars and ensuring the safe and swift completion of economy boosting infrastructure projects. The legislation previously passed the House and now heads to the … Continue Reading

September 23, 2022

Young Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with Congressmen Pat Fallon (R-Texas) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2022. This legislation would put in place a robust mechanism to hold the Russian Federation accountable for the countless human rights abuses it has committed against the people of Ukraine. "I have met with the spouses and mothers of Ukrainian soldiers currently … Continue Reading

September 23, 2022

Young, Colleagues Stand with Sportsmen, Introduce Bill to Stop the Ban of Traditional Ammo & Tackle

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with 21 additional Senate colleagues, introduced a bill to prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from banning the use of traditional lead ammunition or tackle on public lands unless such action is supported by the best available science and state wildlife and fish agencies. This bill also comes one week after FWS published a rule … Continue Reading

September 21, 2022

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing September as National Workforce Development Month

WASHINGTON -- Last night, the Senate passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) recognizing September 2022 as National Workforce Development Month. "Americans know that, in order to compete on the global stage, we must train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow. By investing in workforce training, we are investing in ourselves," said Senator Young. "This resolution highlights the … Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

Young, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Early Pell Promise Act

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help make sure that students who work hard to get into college can enroll regardless of their financial circumstances. Under current law, students only find out how much financial aid they will receive right before attending college. The Early Pell Promise Actwould provide more financial certainty for families by pre-qualifying certain students for full Pell Grant support … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

Young Bill Makes Taxpayers Advocacy Group’s “No-Brainers” List

WASHINGTON - Today, a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) - the Emergency Savings Act - was selected by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for its 12th annual "No Brainers" list. NTU is an advocacy organization that fights for responsible tax policy and spending reductions throughout the federal government. Each year, NTU selects ten "no-brainer" bills that can bridge the partisan divide. Each bill meets three important criteria: 1) it has bipartisan support, 2) it has not … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

Young, Colleagues Call on Leader Schumer to Safeguard National Security by Voting on NDAA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), along with 21 other Senate colleagues, sent a letterto U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling for a Senate vote on the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) before the end of September. The U.S. House of Representatives approved its version of the legislation in July, with a broad, bipartisan majority voting in support. The letter invoked the words of George Washington while … Continue Reading

September 13, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Comprehensive Regulatory and Permitting Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and 37 senators recently introduced the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act. The bill would allow for comprehensive federal regulatory permitting and project review reform. "Permitting delays, regulatory inefficiencies, and red tape are all reasons why our nation's energy infrastructure - from renewable … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

Young Joins Scott, Colleagues in Effort to Protect Charter Schools

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with 20 colleagues, introduced Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify the Biden administration's new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding. "Our Hoosier students and families deserve to choose the type of school that best suits their needs, including high-quality public charter schools. That's why I joined a resolution challenging the Biden … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

Young Releases Op-Ed: “Preventing Another Public Health Crisis”

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released an op-ed on his legislation to fight antimicrobial resistance. The Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act would encourage development of innovative antibiotics to treat resistant infections and improve appropriate antibiotic use for Hoosiers. The full op-ed is below and available for publication: Preventing Another Public Health Crisis By Senator Todd Young The COVID-19 … Continue Reading

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