Press Releases

February 26, 2021

Young Joins Bill to Require Congressional Vote Before Any Iran Sanctions Relief is Granted

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) introduced the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2021, a bill that would enable Congress to approve-or block-any Administration effort to suspend or terminate U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime. "The removal of sanctions against Iran without substantial, verifiable commitments by the regime to halt its nuclear enrichment program, as well as its support for terrorist proxies and its ballistic missile … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

Statement: Young, Cotton Introduce Iran Sanctions Resolution

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), along with Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and 44 other members of Congress, introduced a resolution to oppose lifting sanctions on Iran. The members released the following statement after introduction: "The United States must maintain sanctions on the Iranian regime until it abandons its nuclear ambitions and ends its support for violence and terror around the region. Iran took advantage of weak policies … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

Young, Murphy, Cramer, Kaine Introduce Bill Giving Workers Freedom to Leave

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Thursday reintroduced the Workforce Mobility Act, bipartisan legislation to limit the use of non-compete agreements that negatively impact American workers. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.-52) and Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.-3) introduced the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The global pandemic has upended the workforce and caused dramatic shifts in the job … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Young, Murphy Urge Saudi Arabia To Donate To United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan For Yemen

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday called on the government of Saudi Arabia to contribute to the United Nations' efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ahead of the March 1 pledging conference, the Senators urged Ambassador Reema bint Bandar Al Saud to ensure Saudi Arabia considers making a similar contribution to their pledges in 2018 and 2019, and highlighted the … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Young, Scott Reintroduce Bill to Protect Taxpayer Dollars in Government Contracting, Organizations Join in Support

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) reintroduced the Fair and Open Competition Act, which would lower government construction costs by increasing competition and provide opportunities for contractors to bid on government work. The legislation would ensure that the federal government cannot mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects, thereby increasing competition and saving money for taxpayers. Earlier today, a diverse group of … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

VIDEO: Young Pressures Biden Administration Officials to Protect American Investors from Communist China

WASHINGTON - Today, in a letter and during a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing,U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) pushed the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assure Americans that they are not unknowingly investing in U.S.-sanctioned and other questionable Chinese corporations that are linked to human rights abuses. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senator Young wrote that if the Biden Administration were to undo policies of the last four years, Americans could be … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Young: East Chicago Lead Issue Must Never Happen Again

WASHINGTON - Following a Washington Post report today regarding the West Calumet Housing Complex, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) condemned the decades of failure in East Chicago and reissued a charge for the federal government step up in fighting lead contamination. The Washington Post cites an inspector general report that says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other agencies did not follow their own regulations and failed to notify residents of contaminant … Continue Reading

February 16, 2021

Young Releases Video in Honor of Black History Month

Click here or on the image above to watch the full video. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video honoring Black History Month. Full transcript of the video below: Hello, I'm Indiana Senator Todd Young. February is Black History Month and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on centuries of Black history and heritage in communities across Indiana. In 1982, Katie Hall became Indiana's first African American representative in Congress. Her … Continue Reading

February 13, 2021

Senator Young Statement on Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the impeachment trial and his vote to acquit former President Donald J. Trump: "I remain troubled and saddened by the events leading up to and on the day of the Capitol riots. However, it is improper under the present circumstances for the former president of the United States to be subject to an impeachment trial. "Simply put, the U.S. House of Representatives conducted a rushed and incomplete … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Young Joins Effort To Protect Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), plan to reintroduce the Protect Act, legislation that protects Americans with pre-existing conditions and ensures that Americans will never be denied health care coverage or be charged more because … Continue Reading

February 09, 2021

Young Reintroduces Legislation to Support Mental Health and Addiction Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish a Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Network. These grants would go to eligible entities offering appropriate mental health and addiction services, including Indian tribes, qualified nonprofit organizations, and health care providers. The Coronavirus Mental … Continue Reading

February 08, 2021

ICYMI: IBJ Editorial: Young Shows Leadership in Debate About Next Relief Plan

WASHINGTON - An editorial in the Indianapolis Business Journal emphasized U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) leadership as one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden last week to present a more targeted COVID relief proposal. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan. Read excerpts from the article below. Editorial: Young shows leadership in debate about next relief plan By: Indianapolis Business Journal … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young, Cardin Lead Senate Call for Immediate and Unconditional End to Military Coup in Burma

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a resolution condemning the military coup in Burma that took place on February 1. The resolution calls for an end to the military action and "for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment." Cardin and Young have been on the forefront of Senate action in support of Burma's democracy, calling for sanctions against … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Prohibitions on Use of Foreign Assistance Funding for Abortions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced the American Values Act, legislation to permanently enact and expand existing prohibitions on the use of U.S. foreign assistance to pay for the performance or promotion of abortion services overseas. "The progressive left is working to enact their agenda at every possible opportunity. With the number of challenges facing our nation, we must make … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young, 47 Senators to Schumer: We're in the Fight for Life Together. Will Vote to Block Any Radical, Pro-Abortion Agenda

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter with 47 other pro-life senators to send a unified message to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledging that they will vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections."We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, or otherwise threaten the … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Young Opposes Democrats’ Divisive Partisan Overreach on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted against the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution, which enables Democrats to fast-track a one-sided COVID-19 package without bipartisan negotiation through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan, and he is one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden this week after proposing a more targeted COVID-19 relief package that could … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Senate Passes Young, Cotton Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young speak in favor of the amendment. WASHINGTON - An amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to prohibit Economic Impact Payments (EIP) for illegal immigrants passed the Senate this evening on a bipartisan 58-42 vote. "It would establish a dangerous precedent if the federal government were to give a direct cash payment to those who have jumped the line and subverted our nation's immigration system … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Schatz Introduce New Legislation To Protect Journalists, Promote Press Freedom Around The World

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai?i), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today the introduction of new legislation to promote press freedom and the protection of journalists worldwide. The Global Press Freedom Act would direct the U.S. State Department to establish an Ambassador-at-Large for press freedom and train Foreign Service Officers on how to help promote media independence and protect foreign journalists. … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young Urges Biden Administration to Support Indiana Auto Manufacturing by Addressing Global Semiconductor Shortage

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), along a group of bipartisan Senators, sent a letter to Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese urging him to work with Congress in addressing the global semiconductor shortage facing auto manufacturing. According to the Indiana Economic Development Council, over 100,000 Hoosiers work in the automotive manufacturing industry, which has over 500 automotive companies located in Indiana alone. The automotive … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Cotton Introduce Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution currently being debated on the Senate floor that would prohibit any future Economic Impact Payments or similar direct stimulus payment from being distributed to illegal immigrants. Economic Impact Payments were first authorized under the CARES Act to help provide relief to Americans and spur economic activity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Now … Continue Reading

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