Press Releases

February 16, 2021

Young Releases Video in Honor of Black History Month

Click here or on the image above to watch the full video. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video honoring Black History Month. Full transcript of the video below: Hello, I'm Indiana Senator Todd Young. February is Black History Month and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on centuries of Black history and heritage in communities across Indiana. In 1982, Katie Hall became Indiana's first African American representative in Congress. Her … Continue Reading

February 13, 2021

Senator Young Statement on Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the impeachment trial and his vote to acquit former President Donald J. Trump: "I remain troubled and saddened by the events leading up to and on the day of the Capitol riots. However, it is improper under the present circumstances for the former president of the United States to be subject to an impeachment trial. "Simply put, the U.S. House of Representatives conducted a rushed and incomplete … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Young Joins Effort To Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), plan to reintroduce the Protect Act, legislation that protects Americans with pre-existing conditions and ensures that Americans will never be denied health care coverage or be charged more because … Continue Reading

February 09, 2021

Young Reintroduces Legislation to Support Mental Health and Addiction Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish a Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Network. These grants would go to eligible entities offering appropriate mental health and addiction services, including Indian tribes, qualified nonprofit organizations, and health care providers. The Coronavirus Mental … Continue Reading

February 08, 2021

ICYMI: IBJ Editorial: Young Shows Leadership in Debate About Next Relief Plan

WASHINGTON - An editorial in the Indianapolis Business Journal emphasized U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) leadership as one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden last week to present a more targeted COVID relief proposal. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan. Read excerpts from the article below. Editorial: Young shows leadership in debate about next relief plan By: Indianapolis Business Journal … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young, Cardin Lead Senate Call for Immediate and Unconditional End to Military Coup in Burma

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a resolution condemning the military coup in Burma that took place on February 1. The resolution calls for an end to the military action and "for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment." Cardin and Young have been on the forefront of Senate action in support of Burma's democracy, calling for sanctions against … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Prohibitions on Use of Foreign Assistance Funding for Abortions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced the American Values Act, legislation to permanently enact and expand existing prohibitions on the use of U.S. foreign assistance to pay for the performance or promotion of abortion services overseas. "The progressive left is working to enact their agenda at every possible opportunity. With the number of challenges facing our nation, we must make … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young, 47 Senators to Schumer: We're in the Fight for Life Together. Will Vote to Block Any Radical, Pro-Abortion Agenda

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter with 47 other pro-life senators to send a unified message to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledging that they will vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections."We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, or otherwise threaten the … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young Opposes Democrats’ Divisive Partisan Overreach on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted against the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution, which enables Democrats to fast-track a one-sided COVID-19 package without bipartisan negotiation through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan, and he is one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden this week after proposing a more targeted COVID-19 relief package that could … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Senate Passes Young, Cotton Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young speak in favor of the amendment. WASHINGTON - An amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to prohibit Economic Impact Payments (EIP) for illegal immigrants passed the Senate this evening on a bipartisan 58-42 vote. "It would establish a dangerous precedent if the federal government were to give a direct cash payment to those who have jumped the line and subverted our nation's immigration system … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Schatz Introduce New Legislation To Protect Journalists, Promote Press Freedom Around The World

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai?i), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today the introduction of new legislation to promote press freedom and the protection of journalists worldwide. The Global Press Freedom Act would direct the U.S. State Department to establish an Ambassador-at-Large for press freedom and train Foreign Service Officers on how to help promote media independence and protect foreign journalists. … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young Urges Biden Administration to Support Indiana Auto Manufacturing by Addressing Global Semiconductor Shortage

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), along a group of bipartisan Senators, sent a letter to Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese urging him to work with Congress in addressing the global semiconductor shortage facing auto manufacturing. According to the Indiana Economic Development Council, over 100,000 Hoosiers work in the automotive manufacturing industry, which has over 500 automotive companies located in Indiana alone. The automotive … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Cotton Introduce Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution currently being debated on the Senate floor that would prohibit any future Economic Impact Payments or similar direct stimulus payment from being distributed to illegal immigrants. Economic Impact Payments were first authorized under the CARES Act to help provide relief to Americans and spur economic activity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Now … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Young Helps Reintroduce Tax Credit to Encourage Revitalization of Distressed Homes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) reintroduced their bill to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods nationwide. Currently, private development lacks in some urban and rural areas because the cost of purchasing and renovating homes is greater than the value of the sale price of homes. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA) creates a federal tax credit that covers the cost between building or renovating a home in these … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Senators Young, Casey, Capito Re-Introduce Bill to Support Child Care Workforce

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday re-introduced the Early Educators Apprenticeship Act to support apprenticeships in early childhood education. While child care costs strain working families, child care workers are often faced with low wages and long hours due to a lack of available educators, especially in rural areas. Apprenticeships are an innovative way to address these challenges, especially as the ongoing … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Young Joins Call to Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of Communist China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Communist China and rebid it to another country unless Beijing immediately addresses its egregious and numerous violations of human rights. Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Young and Scott in … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Young Reintroduces REINS Act to Curb Costly Regulations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and 23 other cosponsors, reintroduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to increase accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process. "We have made significant progress reining in costly, job-killing regulations since I first introduced the REINS Act in the House eight years ago, but as we enter a new administration, it is more important than ever that we … Continue Reading

February 01, 2021

Young, Republican Senators Announce Proposal to Rein in Biden $1.9 Trillion Plan

Click HERE for details on the proposal WASHINGTON - A group of 10 Republican Senators, including U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), unveiled the details of their more targeted COVID-19 relief proposal this morning. At the President's invitation, the group will meet with President Biden this afternoon at the White House to discuss the proposal in further detail. "Mr. President, we recognize your calls for unity and want to work in good faith with your Administration to meet the health, … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Young Commends 48th Annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the 48th annual March for Life and the recent actions taken by the Biden Administration that will make abortions easier to obtain. "Year after year, Hoosiers remain united behind our most fundamental right - the right to life. Even though this year's March for Life is virtual, it is just as important that we stand up for the unborn, especially now that the Biden Administration has already taken steps to … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Young Reintroduces the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and 44 other Senators to reintroduce the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. "The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act bans the horrific act of infanticide by ensuring that babies who survive attempted abortions have the chance at life that they deserve," said Senator Young. "I find it deeply disturbing that Democrats have blocked this life-saving bill previously. This critical legislation must … Continue Reading

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