Press Releases

February 06, 2024

Young Joins “Elephant in the Room” Podcast

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently joined the Senate Republican Conference’s “Elephant in the Room” podcast. He discussed playing soccer, meeting Margaret Thatcher, the possibilities of artificial intelligence, and his fondness for Taco Bell. You can listen to the light-hearted conversation on Spotify here, Apple Podcasts here, and … Continue Reading

February 01, 2024

Young, Duckworth, Risch Reintroduce Bill 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 the 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). In 1958, the Small Business Administration launched the SBIC program to facilitate and regulate investment from privately owned companies to U.S. small businesses. This program has successfully … Continue Reading

January 31, 2024

Young, Commerce Committee Republicans Demand Answers from Chicago Mayor on Misuse of Federal Airport Dollars to House Illegal Aliens

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined fellow Senate Commerce Committee Republicans in sending a letter to Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson demanding answers regarding the recent development that O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport are being used to house illegal aliens. The Senators argue using airports and airport resources to house aliens misuses billions of dollars of federal taxpayer investment in a robust national airport system. The Senators … Continue Reading

January 30, 2024

Young Applauds Senate Confirmation of Judge Kolar for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

WASHINGTON - Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Joshua P. Kolar to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his support for Judge Kolar in July and introduced him at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September.“In both his service in the U.S. Navy Reserves and on the bench, Judge Kolar has proven to be a highly respected and dedicated public servant,” said Senator Young. “I am proud to … Continue Reading

January 30, 2024

Young, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Health Care Provider Mental Health

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with U.S. Representatives Jen Kiggans (R-VA-3), Susan Wild (D-PA-7), Buddy Carter (R-GA-1), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-6), introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. This legislation would reauthorize these grant programs for … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Young: Following Attacks in Jordan, Congress Should Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, released the following statement regarding the attacks in Jordan that killed three U.S. servicemembers: “This weekend’s attacks are the latest in a long series of provocations against the United States and our partners by the terrorist regime in Iran. Tragically, American servicemembers have now paid the price for … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Young, Braun, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Collect More Information on Foreign Ag Land Ownership

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing a bill to collect more information about foreign ownership of agricultural land in the United States. This bill was prompted by a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), released last week, titled, “Foreign Investments in U.S. Agricultural Land: Enhancing Efforts to Collect, Track, and Share Key Information Could Better Identify National Security … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Young, Scott Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced a resolution designating January 21 through January 27, 2024, as National School Choice Week. “Ensuring the next generation receives a quality education is a priority for all Hoosiers. Students and families should be allowed to choose the option that best suits their needs. I’m proud to support National School Choice Week as we celebrate all types of learning opportunities for Indiana’s youth,” said Senator … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Indiana’s GOP Congressional Delegation Supports Bill to Protect Hoosier Farmland from Foreign Adversaries

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representatives Rudy Yakym (IN-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jim Baird (IN-04), Victoria Spartz (IN-05), Greg Pence (IN-06), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Erin Houchin (IN-09) signed a letter of support for state bill HB 1183, a bill to protect Indiana’s agricultural land from being purchased by our foreign adversaries.In their letter, the members write:“Over the last decade, foreign investors have expanded their … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Young, Hassan, Braun, Kaine Reintroduce Bill to Create Innovation Zones in Higher Education, Improve Student Success

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) reintroduced the Innovation Zone (IZ) Act, which would reform the underutilized and inefficient Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) authorized under the Higher Education Act. The IZ Act would rename experimental sites to “Innovation Zones” to better reflect the program’s mission of encouraging higher education institutions to pursue innovative strategies that increase student … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

Young, Carper Introduce Legislation to Improve IRS Efficiency and Accelerate the Processing of Tax Returns

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced the Barcode Automation for Revenue Collection to Organize Disbursement and Enhance (BARCODE) Efficiency Act, legislation that would greatly improve the processing of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paper tax returns. While the use of e-filing has grown exponentially since its inception, millions of taxpayers choose to file their returns each year on paper. By implementing technology such as 2-D barcodes, … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

Young Applauds Senate Confirmation of Judges Brisco and Lund for the Northern District of Indiana

WASHINGTON - The United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Cristal Brisco and Judge Gretchen Lund to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his support for Judge Brisco and Judge Lund in November and introduced the judges at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in December.“Judge Brisco and Judge Lund are experienced, qualified jurists who have served honorably in state superior courts,” said … Continue Reading

January 24, 2024

VIDEO: Young, Bennet Discuss Global Technology Competition During CSIS Event

**Click here or above to watch the video.** WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) participated in a Q&A event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) focused on global technology competition.Senators Young and Bennet discussed strategic competition in advanced technologies, such as semiconductors, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence, and ways to strengthen American leadership.In 2023, Senator Young and Bennet … Continue Reading

January 23, 2024

Young, Kaine, Murphy, Lee Press Administration on Strategy in Response to Houthi Attacks in Red Sea

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) pressed the Biden Administration on its strategy in response to Houthi attacks in the Red Sea. While the senators expressed support for smart steps to defend against and deter Houthi aggression, they also expressed concerns about the potential for escalation in the region and the risk of another war in the Middle East. They … Continue Reading

January 23, 2024

Young, Colleagues Urge Bangladesh Prime Minister to End the Government’s Harassment of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Yunus

Washington - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, sent a letter to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urging the Bangladeshi government to end the persistent harassment of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus—and to end its pattern of abusing the justice system to target critics of the government more broadly.  For more than a decade, Professor Yunus has faced more than 150 unsubstantiated cases brought … Continue Reading

January 22, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce New Legislation to Bolster U.S. Transformer Supply Chains and Protect American Energy Independence

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Distribution Transformer Efficiency & Supply Chain Reliability Act of 2024. The legislation would bolster the U.S. transformer supply chain, an important part of energy grids, by setting new realistic energy efficiency standards that help stabilize domestic transformer manufacturing to meet increasing demand without … Continue Reading

January 22, 2024

Young/Hendrix: Decline is a choice — America can’t return to isolationist policies

The following opinion column was originally published in The Hill on January 22, 2024.  By Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Hendrix “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.”   President John F. Kennedy declared these words from the snowy steps of the U.S. Capitol during his 1961 inaugural address. They were an unmistakable warning to nations recently freed from the yoke of colonialism: Resist the siren sound of the Soviet communist … Continue Reading

January 19, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Secure Critical Mineral Supply Chains, Counter Chinese Dominance

Washington - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the Critical Minerals Security Act, which would help secure U.S. access to critical mineral supply chains and counter Chinese industry dominance. The legislation would direct the U.S. Department of the Interior to evaluate the global supply and ownership of critical minerals, establish a process to assist U.S. companies seeking to divest … Continue Reading

January 18, 2024

Congressional Soccer Caucus Co-Chairs, Bicameral Group to Introduce Resolution in Support of U.S. Soccer's Bid for the 2027 Women's World Cup

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Soccer Caucus and other members of Congress announced they will introduce a bipartisan, bicameral concurrent resolution in support of the United States Soccer Federation's bid for the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup, which would be hosted jointly by the United States and Mexico. The full text of the Senate Concurrent Resolution can be read here. The full text of the House Concurrent Resolution can be read here.U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), … Continue Reading

January 17, 2024

Young Earns “A+” Rating on Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s Pro-Life Scorecard

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) received an “A+” rating on Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s National Pro-Life Scorecard, which takes into account votes and actions for every member of Congress for the first session of the 118th Congress.“I’m proud to be recognized by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America with an ‘A+’ rating for supporting pro-life policies in the Senate. There is no greater cause than giving a voice to the voiceless, and I will continue to support policies … Continue Reading

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