Press Releases

March 08, 2023

Young, Cardin Introduce Bill to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks and Trailers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 2023. 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% 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 … Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Young, Kaine Applaud Committee Passage of Their Bill to Repeal War Authorities, Formally Ending Gulf and Iraq Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, applauded committee passage of their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), formally ending the Gulf and Iraq wars. The 1991 and 2002 AUMFs—which passed 32 and 20 years ago, respectively—authorized the use of force for the Gulf and Iraq wars, but Congress has failed to … Continue Reading

March 07, 2023

Young, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Encourage Revitalization of Distressed Homes Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in Indiana, Maryland, and 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 … Continue Reading

March 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on Administration to Rescind Costly Climate Agenda on NASA’s Space Exploration

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with his Republican colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee, today called on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to rescind its costly radical proposed rule to require government contractors to provide extensive information about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the letter, Commerce Republicans wrote: “We are writing to express concern with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proposed joint … Continue Reading

March 06, 2023

Young, Braun, and Carson Honor the Legacy of Hoosier Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representative Andre Carson (IN-07) honored the 100thanniversary of the birth of Wes Montgomery and commemorated his contributions to jazz music by introducing a joint resolution in Congress.  “Indiana is home to a long list of famous musicians, but none was more highly regarded by his peers than Wes Montgomery. A century after his birth, he is still recognized as one of the … Continue Reading

March 04, 2023

Senate Passes Young’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Hoosier First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to help police, fire, emergency medical and 911 personnel cope with the stresses of responding to crisis situations passed the Senate unanimously. The Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Act of 2023 is bipartisan legislation that would establish mental health programs for America’s first responders who often face long-term effects from providing … Continue Reading

March 03, 2023

Young Reintroduces Bill to Block IRS Surveillance, Protect American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance and Banking Committees to reintroduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, which will block future progressive political attempts to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) snoop on the private information of American taxpayers. In 2021, the Biden Administration proposed new requirements that would have directed the IRS to collect the private transaction information of … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Update on Efforts to Recover Fraudulent Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Martin Walsh requesting an update on the Biden Administration’s efforts to recover fraudulent benefits obtained through the temporary COVID-19 unemployment insurance (UI) programs.   Since the creation of these programs in … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Young, Bipartisan Group Lead Push for New Tax Agreement with Taiwan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have announced a bipartisan push towards the enactment of a new tax agreement with Taiwan. Today, the Senators introduced a resolution that encourages the Administration to begin negotiating a tax agreement with Taiwan in order to further strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Taiwan.“Our relationship with Taiwan has never been … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Young Says Biden Administration’s WOTUS Overreach Hurts Hoosier Farmers

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a group of Republicans who took to the Senate floor and highlighted examples of government overreach. Senator Young focused his remarks on the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and changing the definition of Waters of the United … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Young Reintroduces Legislation to Promote Competition, Protect Taxpayer Dollars in Government Contracting

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with 18 of his Senate colleagues, reintroduced the Fair and Open Competition Act (FOCA), which would prevent the federal government from mandating project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects funded by taxpayers. This legislation would provide more opportunities to bid on government work, increase workforce competition, lower government construction costs, and save taxpayer dollars. “The Fair and Open Competition Act is … Continue Reading

February 27, 2023

Young Completes Jobs and Security Tour, Says Hoosiers Prepared to Lead on National Security

Indianapolis, Ind. - Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) traveled across the state on his Jobs, Innovation, and Security Tour and met with Hoosiers to discuss how Indiana is positioned as a leader in areas important to our national security. Stops on Young's tour included NSWC Crane, New Albany, Fishers, West Lafayette, South Bend, and Fort Wayne. "I am excited about all of the innovative ways Hoosiers are contributing to our national security. Indiana is already a leader in the 21st … Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Senate Passes Young Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, recognizing February 2023 as CTE Month. The resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 72 senators. "Supporting workforce training for Hoosiers and Americans is vital to preparing for the jobs of tomorrow," said Senator Young. "Career and … Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Young, Coons Resolution Establishing National FFA Week Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to establish February 18-25, 2023 as National FFA Week. The resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 58 senators. The resolution highlights the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing the next generation of leaders by providing educational and career opportunities to students, and also celebrates the … Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Committed to Protecting Hardworking Taxpayers from Heavy-Handed IRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee in reintroducing a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from using its $80 billion infusion of taxpayer dollars included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to squeeze more revenue out of hardworking taxpayers who earn less than $400,000 per year. "Our bill would prevent the IRS from using its new funding to increase enforcement on Hoosier families and small … Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Young Joins Fox News to Discuss Latest on Aerial Objects and China’s Spy Balloon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined America's Newsroom on Fox News to discuss the U.S. response to China's spy balloon and the latest information on other objects shot down by the U.S. military over the past week. **Click here or above to watch the full interview.** During the interview, Senator Young called on President Biden to provide answers to the American people about the situation. "What the … Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Young Commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and Hoosier Roots

**Click here or above to watch the full floor speech.** WASHINGTON, D.C. - To commemorate the 214th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about how Lincoln's Hoosier roots forged his character. To watch the full floor speech, click here. Senator Young's full remarks, as prepared for delivery: During the Civil War, Walt Whitman took stock of Abraham Lincoln's appearance. The President had a face, the poet wrote, … Continue Reading

February 10, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) joined 22 of their colleagues in introducing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution to force the President and Congress to enact annual balanced budgets. The joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to establish requirements for the submission and approval of annual balanced budgets, including guidelines regarding exceeding spending caps and raising taxes. Similar resolutions were … Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Young, Braun, Yakym Celebrate AM General Receiving Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) celebrated the announcement that AM General - headquartered in South Bend - received a contract worth up to $8.6 billion for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) follow-on production. The vehicles will be built at the company's Mishawaka Manufacturing Campus in Indiana. "For years, AM General has been a leading contributor to Indiana's economy and to our national … Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Young Joins CNN’s The Lead to Discuss Repealing Outdated Gulf and Iraq War Authorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), tonight joined CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss their bipartisan legislation to repeal the outdated and unnecessary 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) and ensure Congress fulfills its constitutional responsibility of deciding whether and when to send our servicemembers into harm's way. ** Click here or above to watch my interview on CNN.** Excerpts of … Continue Reading

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