Press Releases

August 03, 2021

VIDEO: Young Leads Calls to Repeal Outdated AUMF in Senate Foreign Relations Committee

*Click here or the image above to watch* WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today participated in a committee hearing on his bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs). The witnesses included Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman; Mr. Richard Visek, Acting Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State; and Ms. Caroline Krass, the General Counsel for the … Continue Reading

August 02, 2021

Young, Colleagues File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined over 200 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi's law protecting life. In the amicus brief, the lawmakers ask that "the Court uphold Mississippi's law as effectuating important state interests, or, alternatively, return this case to the lower courts for consideration." The State of … Continue Reading

July 30, 2021

White House Signs into Law Young, Shaheen, Ernst Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program

WASHINGTON - Today, the White House signed into law key provisions from the Afghan Allies Protection Act, a bill cosponsored by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), as part of the supplemental security spending measure. The Afghan Allies Protection Act helps protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Specifically, the measure would increase the number of authorized visas … Continue Reading

July 30, 2021

Young, Colleagues Pressure HHS to Withdraw Proposed Obamacare Abortion Rule

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and 25 other Senators issued a letter opposing the Biden administration's attempt to eliminate a 2019 Trump-era rule that blocked combined payments for abortion coverage in taxpayer-funded Obamacare exchange plans. "Abortion is not health care, and American taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize it," the Senators wrote in objecting to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver … Continue Reading

July 29, 2021

VIDEO: Senator Young Discusses Inflation and the Rising Cost of Living with Fox Business

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Fox Business' Jackie DeAngelis to discuss inflation and the rising cost of living, as well as other news of the day. Senator Young on the Rising Cost of Living: "We have a cost of living tax increase effectively occurring on the American people right now…You could add gasoline and groceries and you get at a restaurant, pay for a meal, those prices are going up. Housing costs are increasing. So, though our president … Continue Reading

July 29, 2021

Young and Coons Reintroduce JUDGES Act to Address Judicial Emergencies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) today in reintroducing legislation to address the judicial emergencies taking place in district courts across America in a non-partisan manner. The Judicial Understaffing Delays Getting Emergencies Solved (JUDGES) Act calls for action to increase the number of federal district judges in the most overworked regions of the country. Senator Young introduced the JUDGES Act in the previous Congress and penned … Continue Reading

July 28, 2021

Young Votes to Move Forward with Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to begin debate on the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure bill: "As the Crossroads of America, Indiana understands the need for federal investment in our crumbling infrastructure, especially with nearly 5,500 miles of Hoosier highways in poor condition. That's why I voted today to formally begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. We've made a lot of progress so far on an … Continue Reading

July 28, 2021

VIDEO: Senator Young: Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Spree to Blame for Rising Cost of Living

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republican senators to discuss Democrats' latest $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal and the rising cost of living. "We have not seen this level of price increases… on this sort of magnitude since 2008. And now there's a 3.5 trillion dollar piece of legislation in the pipeline, and it'll fund not productive investments in things like productive infrastructure and training and education that actually lead to … Continue Reading

July 27, 2021

Senator Young Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Mike Enzi

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the passing of former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi: "During my time in the Senate, I've held great respect for Senator Mike Enzi. Mike was not only a former colleague, but a model of decency and collegiality. He was also my friend. I'm deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and I'm praying for his dear family and loved ones." … Continue Reading

July 26, 2021

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: Biden-Harris Agenda has Raised Cost of Living, Hurt Middle Class

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, penned an op-ed in the Northwest Indiana Timesregarding the Biden-Harris administration's tax-and-spend spree that is hurting families across the nation. As inflation rises, families in every tax bracket are facing a higher cost of living. "All of these price increases at the grocery store, the gas station, restaurants, and malls has created a hidden tax - derailing President Biden's promise that he … Continue Reading

July 22, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Reform Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) introduced legislation to help communities plan for and recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) disaster recovery grants for states, local governments, and tribes. This legislation would also improve coordination at the federal level by … Continue Reading

July 22, 2021

Young, Duckworth, Risch Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Investment in Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) reintroduced their Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). The dramatic increase in capital for the SBIC program would be deployed to domestic small businesses at no cost to the taxpayer. Since 1958, Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) … Continue Reading

July 22, 2021

Young, Cardin Introduce Bill to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks and Trailers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers, which was established over 100 years ago to support efforts to pay for World War I. Today, the 12 percent FET is the highest percentage excise tax levied on any product and at the same time it is an unpredictable and minimal source of revenue for the Highway Trust … Continue Reading

July 21, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues in Bill to Support U.S.-Taiwanese Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce the Taiwan Partnership Act, which would establish a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese defense forces to ensure a well-integrated defense force capable of fast deployment during a crisis. "Taiwan is a sovereign nation, valuable ally, and a critical partner in deterring Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific," said Senator Todd Young. "I am proud to join my … Continue Reading

July 20, 2021

Young Applauds Reform to Organ Donation System Following His Work to Fix the Broken System

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to commend the finalizing of a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The rule was on hold following a freeze of regulatory actions and agency-wide review as part of the transition process. The letter also encouraged the Biden administration to explore additional ways to accelerate the … Continue Reading

July 16, 2021

Young, Braun, Hoosier Mayors help preserve OMB city designation for Indiana cities

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) commended the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) decision to back off a proposal to change the federal definition of "city" and instead retain the existing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) designation. The OMB's proposed change would have doubled the population threshold for a city from 50,000 to 100,000 people, negatively impacting five Indiana cities - Terre Haute, Columbus, Kokomo, Michigan City-LaPorte, … Continue Reading

July 16, 2021

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: The Crisis on our Southern Border is Real and It Could Get Worse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), who served along the southern border as a Marine, penned an op-ed for The Hill about the dangers of the Biden administration lifting a public health order that helped limit the number of illegal crossings during the pandemic. "This might come as a surprise to my fellow Hoosiers who have watched the crisis at the border go from bad to worse over the past six months. Based on the record entries we've seen, one might think the border couldn't … Continue Reading

July 08, 2021

Young, Murphy Applaud President Biden’s Executive Action to Limit Non-Compete Agreements

WASHINGTON- On Thursday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded President Biden's forthcoming Executive Action encouraging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to limit non-compete agreements. "Non-compete agreements depress wages and stifle innovation. We're glad to see the Biden administration take this step to improve transparency and put workers first by encouraging the FTC to limit non-competes. Congress should go further and pass our bipartisan … Continue Reading

July 06, 2021

Young, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Improve the Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced two bills to improve the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 504 loan program. The SBA's 504 loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate loans for financing fixed assets. 504 loans are most often used for expansion and cannot be used for working capital, inventory, or repaying debt. The 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act will increase and streamline oversight of the loan program, allowing small … Continue Reading

July 01, 2021

Young Introduces Bills to Boost Civic Engagement, Support Hoosier Communities

WASHINGTON - Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I), announced the introduction of the Volunteer Innovation Act and the Unity through Service Act, which will unite the nation by supporting volunteerism and service opportunities. The bipartisan bills would modernize AmeriCorps' national service programs and allow them to adapt to changing times. Over 24 million Americans actively serve through the military, national, or public … Continue Reading

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