Press Releases

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

July 01, 2021

Young, Braun, Hollingsworth, Spartz, Bucshon, Pence, Walorski, Baird, and Banks blast Biden administration for revoking Indiana’s Gateway to Work program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with Representatives Trey Hollingsworth, Victoria Spartz, Larry Bucshon, Greg Pence, Jackie Walorski, Jim Baird, and Jim Banks, today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing their disapproval of the Biden administration's decision to revoke the Gateway to Work program, which would require certain able-bodied adult Healthy Indiana Plan members to report 20 hours of work, job … Continue Reading

June 29, 2021

State to Receive $70 Million Grant to Complete the Clear Path 465 Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun and Governor Eric Holcomb today announced a $70 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to complete the I-465/I-69 Clear Path 465 Project in Indianapolis. "Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America for a reason, and our highways and byways are foundational to keeping our state competitive. I was pleased to help secure this grant which will bring a substantial … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Young, Duckworth, Hassan, Portman Reintroduce Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth's (D-Ill.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√®. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. There are … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

Young, Bipartisan Senators Reintroduce Bill to Establish Housing Affordability Task Force

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Angus King (I-Maine), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reintroduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan housing task force. The task force would evaluate and quantify the impact of housing costs on other government programs, and provide recommendations to … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

Young, Bennet, Portman, and Brown Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle the Eviction Crisis

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) reintroduced the Eviction Crisis Act of 2021 to address the national housing crisis touching millions of American families who are struggling. The Eviction Crisis Act of 2021 will illustrate the root causes of the eviction crisis, reduce preventable evictions, and limit the devastation to families when eviction is unavoidable. "Evictions start with the loss of a home and … Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Young, Sinema, Cruz Introduce Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week reintroduced the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act 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 Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides funding to help strengthen our nation's aviation … Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Young Priorities Included in Surface Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON - Two of U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) key transportation priorities were included in the Surface Transportation Investment Act, approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday. Senator Young's DRIVE-Safe Act and the STOP for School Buses Act were included in the bill, which passed by a vote of 25-3. DRIVE-Safe Act To address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, the DRIVE-Safe Act provision creates a pilot program … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Young, Bennet Introduce PASTEUR Act to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) reintroduced thePioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed. Senators Young and Bennet were joined by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.). "Americans understand - now more than ever - … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Young, Menendez, Kaine Announce Foreign Relations Committee Will Vote to Repeal 1991 and 2002 AUMFs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) issued the following statements to announce the Committee will take up their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) at the next business meeting scheduled for June 22, 2021: "This is the most critical vote that any Member of Congress could be asked to take. I was a young Sailor when Congress first authorized military action against … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Senators Young and Braun join Rep. Baird in honoring 125th Anniversary of the Indiana Veterans’ Home

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution with Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Indiana Veterans' Home. In 1896, the Indiana Veterans' Home (IVH) opened their doors in West Lafayette, IN and has maintained a strong tradition of providing care to Hoosier veterans and their families. "For over a century, the Indiana Veterans' Home has provided Hoosier veterans and their families with the care and service … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

“What They Are Saying”: Young’s Endless Frontier Act

WASHINGTON - Last week, the Senate voted to pass U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act, a landmark bill to out-compete China in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security. The bill, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the House. What the press is saying: "American politicians are worried about the rise China as a tech power. Now they are finally doing something about the threat. It's rare that Washington politicians are the right side of … Continue Reading

June 14, 2021

Young, Risch, Rubio, Crapo: Houthis Must Be Held Accountable for Atrocities in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), ranking member of the subcommittee that oversees the Middle East, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today led Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in sending a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Linda Thomas-Greenfield asking her to bring much-needed international attention to the violent human rights abuses and mass indoctrination of the Yemeni people by the Iranian-backed Houthis. "We write to express serious … Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Boost Federal Investment in American R&D and Training for a Highly Skilled Workforce

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to introduce the FORWARD Act, which would provide expanded tax incentives for American companies that invest in the research and development of new products and technologies. "The private sector is helping America emerge from the pandemic and prepare for future emergencies," said Senator Young. "Government should … Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Young’s Endless Frontier Act Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act, a landmark bill to out-compete China in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security, passed the Senate today by a vote of 68-32. The bill, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the House. "Americans have always looked towards the frontier and forward to new horizons. This bill, this moment, it's not only about beating the Chinese Communist Party; the Endless Frontier Act is about using their … Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

Indiana Delegation Urges Air Force to Consider Grissom Air Reserve Base to Host New KC-46A Aircraft

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today joined members of the Indiana congressional delegation in urging the Air Force to consider Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) in Miami County as the fifth Main Operating Base for the new KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft. In a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth, the members highlighted the many advantages Grissom would offer as a base for … Continue Reading

May 26, 2021

Young, Hassan Lead Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Job Training Opportunities for Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), along with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), yesterday reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers. The Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act would increase the amount of tax-free educational assistance that employees in workforce development programs can receive from … Continue Reading

May 25, 2021

ICYMI: Endless Frontier Act “In-the-Press”

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) touted his Endless Frontier Act during an Indianapolis Business Journal podcast, Fox Business interview, and Ripon Forum op-ed. His bipartisan bill aimed at out-competing, out-innovating, and outgrowing the Chinese Communist Party was approved by a strong bipartisan vote of 24-4 in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation two weeks ago. It is now on the Senate floor for a vote as early as this week. IBJ … Continue Reading

May 20, 2021

Young Joins Relaunch of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation to shine a light on efforts by foreign interests to influence American policy and public opinion. The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act adds teeth to existing law aimed at ensuring public awareness of lobbying campaigns pushed by foreign powers. Senator Young and Grassley were joined by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). … Continue Reading

May 20, 2021

Senators Young and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help High School Students Earn College Credit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would create a grant program aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. Senators Young and Hassan are working to include elements of their bill, including expanding access to college-level STEM classes for high school students, in the Endless Frontier Act, a bipartisan bill to help the United States boost … Continue Reading

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