Press Releases

June 09, 2022

Young Joins Bill to Allow COVID Money to be Used to Harden Schools

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) to introduce the Safe Schools Act, legislation to allow COVID relief dollars allocated to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to be used by schools to harden themselves with physical security measures, such as locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers. … Continue Reading

June 07, 2022

As U.S. Prepares to Hosts Summit of the Americas, Young Joins Bipartisan Group to Promote Nearshoring, Strengthen Economic Relations with Latin America, Caribbean

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a Senate resolution calling for greater support for reshoring and nearshoring initiatives to relocate global supply chains to the United States and partner countries in the Western Hemisphere. The bipartisan resolution also underscores the risks that continued overreliance on supply chains based solely or mainly in China poses to the United … Continue Reading

June 06, 2022

Young, Brown Bipartisan Resolution Passes the Senate, Recognizing the Work of Child and Youth Advocates Across the Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing specially trained volunteers who advocate in courtrooms and other settings on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, which passed the Senate at the end of May. The CASA Volunteers' Day Resolution honors Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers for their life-changing work with children … Continue Reading

June 06, 2022

Young, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) recently introduced their bipartisan Strengthening Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Act to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review and update medical device cybersecurity guidelines and suggestions to ensure devices are protected from possible hacking and cyber attacks. "Medical devices are increasingly connected to the Internet or other health care facility networks to provide features that … Continue Reading

June 02, 2022

Young, Senators Will Vote to Block Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today penned a letter with 46 other pro-life senators pledging to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections. "We write to express our unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund … Continue Reading

June 01, 2022

Young, Colleagues Request Funding to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Relationship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and a group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to fund the U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation grant program created through Senators Young and Rosen's U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act via the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act. "We write to respectfully request that you provide $2 million for the U.S.-Israel Homeland Security … Continue Reading

May 31, 2022

Young, Bennet Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Treasury, IRS to Swiftly Finalize Rule to Support Expansion of Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) recently led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting swift finalization of the average income test rule under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The senators are urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to ensure that the final rule is user-friendly to support the expansion of … Continue Reading

May 27, 2022

Young, Merkley, Booker, Thune, Menendez, Risch Announce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Condemning Starvation as an Act of War

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) partnered with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and James Risch (R-Idaho) to announce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war as well as recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine. The resolution comes as Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has put millions around the globe at risk of famine, … Continue Reading

May 26, 2022

VIDEO: Young Pays Tribute to Fallen Hoosier Service Members in Memorial Day Remarks

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. Young shared the story of Sergeant Charles Garrigus, a native Hoosier who paid the ultimate price during the Korean War and never returned home to Indiana. "The rows of headstones speak to us of sacrifice for common good; they remind us the price at which our freedom was won; of the too-often smallness of our divisions; of the many … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

Young, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans Build Savings for the Future

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced theEmergency Savings Act of 2022 to help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement accounts. The bill would facilitate convenient and affordable access to workplace emergency savings accounts, improving financial security and reducing retirement savings leakage. According to a report by the Federal Reserve, almost half of Americans would struggle to cover an … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Biden Administration on Negotiations with Iran

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) pressed the U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, about Iran hiding its prior nuclear work from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Young said Iran's evasion of the IAEA makes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's (JCPOA) existing inspection mechanisms insufficient and asked why the Biden … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

Young Statement on Nomination of Judge Doris L. Pryor to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's announcement that he is nominating U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana Doris L. Pryor to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: "Judge Pryor is a public servant of the highest caliber. Her legal experience and expertise would make her an asset to the Seventh Circuit. I look forward to introducing Judge Pryor to my colleagues and supporting her nomination once it … Continue Reading

May 24, 2022

Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Requesting Biden Admin Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden and Finland

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with a bipartisan group of more than 75senators, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the Administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty. In the letter, the senators noted that NATO's expansion will send a clear message to Putin and authoritarian leaders across the … Continue Reading

May 24, 2022

VIDEO: Young Joins Bloomberg to Discuss China Competitiveness Bill, Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined David Westin on Bloomberg'sBalance of Power to discuss the status of his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) to outcompete the Chinese Communist Party and the baby formula shortage affecting Hoosier families. Young on USICA: "[USICA would] train our people for good paying jobs, invest in national security research, and prepare us to lead in the 21st century and make sure our values prevail, and not those of the Chinese Communist … Continue Reading

May 23, 2022

Young Statement on Title 42 Ruling

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Biden Administration from ending Title 42: "Title 42 is one of the best tools our border enforcement has to stem the tide of illegal immigration. It is no surprise that the Biden Administration met bipartisan opposition when itthreatened to end Title 42. "I'm glad the court made the decision to keep Title 42 in place for now, but President Biden is appealing, meaning his … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Joins Gillibrand, Rounds In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), along with a bipartisan group of 43 senators, in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. Israel's missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 2 and now Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Legislation Supporting Law Enforcement Officials Advances During National Police Week

WASHINGTON - During National Police Week, several legislative proposals cosponsored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) in support of Indiana's law enforcement community advanced in the Senate. Yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Young and a group of senators designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, as "National Police Week." The resolution expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of … Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Young, Daines, Colleagues: Defund Biden’s Disinformation Board

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with a group of Senate colleagues, sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security expressing opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and urging that any funding for such board be prohibited in the FY 2023 appropriations bill. "…While DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified that the board will not be used for political … Continue Reading

May 16, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling on White House and Congress to Combat Crime

WASHINGTON - Today,U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) joined with 29 colleagues to introduce a resolution calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in our nation's crime rates and the crisisat the southern border. The resolution comes as the nation honors our law enforcement community during National Police Week. Last week, Senator Young spoke at a press conferenceabout how problems at our southern border … Continue Reading

May 12, 2022

VIDEO: Young Speaks at First Public Meeting of USICA Conference Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a conferee on his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), spoke at the first public meeting of the conference committee. The bill aims to out-innovate and outcompete the Chinese Communist Party. To watch Senator Young's remarks, click . Remarks as prepared for delivery: When I first introduced the Endless Frontier Act in the spring of 2020, I didn't imagine it would take two years to be sitting here today. Nevertheless, I'm … Continue Reading

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