Press Releases

December 10, 2019

Young Statement on USMCA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "After a full year of unhelpful foot dragging by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats have finally come to the table on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Trade with our North American neighbors is critical to Hoosier manufacturers and farmers. Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in the country, and one out of four Hoosier … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

VIDEO: Young Urges Permanent Repeal of Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called for a permanent repeal of the medical device tax, a tax on innovation that threatens patient care and could cost over 21,000 jobs. The tax is set to go back into effect January 1, 2020. "Once again we're approaching year's end and one of our most innovative sectors, the medical device manufacturing sector, is under threat. Years ago, everyone will recall, Democrats and only Democrats voted to implement this onerous tax. It's a tax … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Young, Scott, Grassley, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. The IMPACT, or Improving and Reinstating … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Young, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would also … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Young Urges Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable and Ensure Human Rights at 2022 Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards. "We hold great concern that the People's Republic of China, a country plagued with … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Young Op-ed: An Innovative Solution to Nation's Student Debt Crisis

KOKOMO, Ind. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need for his ISA Student Protection Act, which aims to provide a new financing option for higher education as an alternative to the unworkable free-college proposals from Democrats. Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are already up and running in schoolsacross the country, including Kenzie Academy in Indiana. "On the debate stage, we have heard Democrats running for president offer the wrong … Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

VIDEO: Young Continues to Push for USMCA Passage

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to push for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provide certainty to tens of thousands of Hoosier farmers and manufacturers who rely on exports to Canada and Mexico. "As of last weekend it was one year, one year, since the President of the United States signed the USMCA Trade Deal with our counter parties: Canada and Mexico. So it's been a year and Congress still has not voted on this," said … Continue Reading


December 02, 2019

ICYMI: Young Op-ed: Wounded warriors need not suffer TSA indignities

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - In an op-ed for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need to pass his bipartisan VETS Safe Travel Act, which is currently being held up in the House and by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the bill, TSA PreCheck benefits would be free for veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. "With momentum on our side, the bill passed the Senate and moved to the House. I had hoped this would be a clear example of Congress … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Young: Give Thanks to our Troops this Thanksgiving

Click here or on the image above for his statement in full. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Thanksgiving: "From my family to yours, I want to wish all Hoosiers a happy Thanksgiving. This year, America has a lot to be thankful for. We remain a country of unprecedented prosperity and enduring freedom, founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is only made possible by the brave … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Designate Ernest ‘Ernie’ T. Pyle Post Office

DANA, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they introduced legislation to rename the post office in Dana, Indiana, after Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle, the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist who was born near Dana. On April 18, 1945, Pyle was reporting on the U.S. Army's 305th Infantry Regiment when he was killed. "Naming the Dana post office after Ernie Pyle is one way to honor the important contributions of this celebrated war … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Young, Cardin, Braun Introduce Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with the entire Indiana congressional delegation yesterday announced they have introduced a bipartisan resolution marking November 2019 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Senator Young and the Indiana congressional delegation introduced the resolution againthis year in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully. Last year, Matthew lost his battle to stomach cancer. Yesterday evening … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Senators Young, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for Afghanistan Peace Process Oversight

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Ensuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that provides for congressional oversight of the comprehensive Afghanistan peace process. The comprehensive legislation mandates congressional oversight requirement for U.S. diplomatic efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

VIDEO: Young Calls for Greater Oversight of Bad Actors in the United Nations System

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's opening statement. WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today hosted a hearing titled, 'Challenges and Opportunities For Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System'. The hearing focused on the changing landscape at the United Nations and how we can work with our partners and allies to advance U.S. interests around the … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Ceremony for Navy Ship Naming in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today hosted a ceremony with U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announcing the Navy's intent to name a guided-missile destroyer in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. The future warship will be named USS RICHARD G. LUGAR. Senator Young was joined by the Lugar family and members of the Indiana delegation for the event. "When Senator Richard Lugar passed away in April of this year, Indiana and … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. One hundred and forty-four students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 64 interviewed, 42 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Young Joins Effort to Address Falling Rates of Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) yesterday cosponsored a bill that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee, which would address the falling rate of entrepreneurship in America. The Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Actrequires the U.S. Department of Commerce to study the underlying factors driving the current "startup slump," a 40-year low in rates of entrepreneurship in America. The bill was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tim Scott … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Young: POTUS Right to Address Youth Tobacco and Vaping Epidemic

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded President Trump's commitment to curb America's youth tobacco and vaping epidemic. Earlier this year, Senator Young introduced the bipartisan Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the legal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. With 95 percent of adult smokers getting hooked before the age of 21, Senator Young's legislation is an important step to protect … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Young Announces Navy Ship to be Named in Honor of Richard G. Lugar; Naming Ceremony Nov. 18 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Young will host a naming ceremony for the USS RICHARD G. LUGAR (DDG 136) in Indianapolis next Monday, November 18, where he will be joined by U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and members of the Lugar family. In June, Senator Young and Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

Young, Merkley, Rubio, Coons Legislation Calls for Global Economic Security Strategy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced legislation requiring the President and future administrations to regularly produce and submit to Congress a Global Economic Security Strategy. Based on the belief that global stability and the national security of the United States depends in large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure economy, the legislation … Continue Reading


November 08, 2019

Young Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement in advance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11: "In the Marine Corps our slogan is Semper Fidelis, meaning 'always faithful' to our nation and to those who protect it. Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to thank the men and women who bravely served our nation in the armed forces. I ask all Hoosiers to join me in recognizing the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, whose service has kept our nation safe through … Continue Reading

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