Press Releases

April 07, 2021

Biden Administration Must Reset Its Approach To Iran, Republican Senators Urge

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), lead Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), lead Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to "reset its … Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Young, Durbin, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), introduced bipartisan legislation to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would recapture 25,000 unused immigrant visas for nurses and 15,000 unused immigrant visas for doctors that Congress has … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Young, Portman, Booker, Cardin Introduce Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021. The bill builds upon the success of the Abraham Accords, the peace and normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, by stating U.S. policy is to strengthen and expand these normalization agreements while requiring coordination … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Make Case for Comprehensive Diplomatic Approach Towards Iran in New Letter to President Biden

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with a group of 40 other Senate colleagues, in sending a letter to President Joe Biden outlining the pillars of a comprehensive diplomatic strategy on Iran that will garner bipartisan support in Congress. "While we may have differing views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of 2015 and the overall approach of the Trump Administration's maximum pressure … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Young Sends Letter to Homeland Security on Terrorists Gaining Access to U.S.

WASHINGTON - As the crisis at the southern border worsens,U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' subcommittee that has responsibility for counterterrorism issues, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas requesting DHS provide accurate statistics regarding the number of known or suspected terrorists apprehended at land borders or ports of entry. In a 2019 fact sheet, DHS reported more … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Young, Smith Renew Bipartisan Push to Improve Public Health Preparedness with Coordinated “One Health” Approach

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are continuing their bipartisan work to improve public health preparedness by ensuring federal agencies advance a "One Health" approach-the idea that human and animal health are linked, and that they should be studied together-to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks.We know from the current COVID-19 pandemic-with CDC confirmation that the virus originally came from an animal-that it is vital to make sure our … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

NEW VIDEO: Young Welcomes March Madness in Indy, Reflects on Basketball in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video welcoming March Madness to Indiana's capital, Indianapolis. "One year ago, we woke up to the realities of COVID-19, those realities first struck many of us through the game of basketball. One day it was there, the next day it was gone. And for Hoosiers like me, it was a huge deal. "So many great memories of NCAA tournaments of years past, whether it was Larry Bird at Indiana State University or championship teams … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Young, Cassidy, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Connected MOM Act to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tom Carper (D-Del), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at improving health care for expectant mothers. The Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Services (MOM) Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices such as those that can check for irregularities in blood pressure, blood glucose … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

VIDEO: Ahead of March Madness in Indy, Young Speaks About the Importance of Basketball in Indiana

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. "We are devoted to this sport because it brings us hope and brings us together," - Sen. Todd Young. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor about the importance of basketball in Indiana, ahead of March Madness hosted in Indianapolis. "So as the NCAA tournament tips off, and the games begin across our stadiums, fieldhouses and arenas - Indiana's hardwood civic temples, as we like … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

“What They Are Saying”: Support for Young’s American Innovation and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with his Senate Finance Committee colleagues, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), reintroduced the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Actto incentivize research and development (R&D) investments by innovative businesses and startups. Many job creators and industry trade associations have voiced support for the American Innovation and Jobs Act, … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Senate GOP: Biden Escalating Border Crisis by Unlawfully Freezing Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON - Amid the rapidly escalating crisis along the southern border, President Joe Biden violated existing law by halting construction of the border wall, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) said today. Senator Young joined Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and 38 Republican U.S. senators, in sending a letter to GAO Comptroller Gene L. Dodaro highlighting President Biden's suspension of border wall funding and … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Stop for School Buses Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced the reintroduction of the Stop for School Buses Act. In 2018, in Rochester, Indiana, a driver struck and killed three young siblings and injured a fourth student while they were boarding a school bus. This bipartisan legislation requires a comprehensive evaluation of methods to prevent the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses at loading zones. "The school bus tragedy that occurred in … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Finalize Organ Procurement Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today to urge the Biden Administration to finalize a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The letter, sent to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Norris Cochran, was signed by Senator Young, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Ben Cardin … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Finalize Organ Procurement Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today to urge the Biden Administration to finalize a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The letter, sent to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Norris Cochran, was signed by Senator Young, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Ben Cardin … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Senators Young, Hassan, Cortez Masto, Portman, and Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Innovative Businesses and Startups' Research and Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), all members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative small businesses and startups. At 10 AM today, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on supporting domestic manufacturing through the tax code. Companies … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Young Reintroduces Bill to Create Innovation Zones in Higher Education, Improve Student Success

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


March 11, 2021

Young, Merkley, Durbin Lead Senate Resolution Condemning Coup In Burma, Laying Out Coordinated International Response To Rohingya Genocide

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), today led a group of 13 senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to condemn the military coup in Burma and subsequent violence against citizens calling for democracy, as well as the systematic campaign of persecution and atrocities against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. The resolution calls for a genocide determination from the Department of State and lays out a plan for a … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today reintroduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) joined as original cosponsors of the … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Young Backs Vaccine Funding and Stimulus Checks, Rejects Non-COVID Spending in ‘Relief’ Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and 10 fellow Republican senators forced a vote on a targeted COVID relief plan, but ultimately voted against the bloated, partisan American Rescue Plan today. "My Republican colleagues and I support providing additional assistance for needs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We support money for vaccines and personal protective equipment. We support re-opening schools. But we could not support a bloated and wasteful $1.9 trillion … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Young: Committee Assignments Continue to Align with Hoosier Priorities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his four committee assignments for the 117th Congress. He will continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Finance; the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, Young secured two subcommittee Ranking Member positions. On Finance, he will serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social … Continue Reading

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