Press Releases

September 30, 2019

Young Defends Indiana Salmon Facility, Free Market Principles in The Star Press

MUNCIE, Ind. - In an op-ed for The Star Press, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) argues for protecting jobs and the production of genetically engineered salmon in Albany, Indiana. Senator Young recently led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee voicing concern over a provision in an agriculture appropriations bill that would prohibit the commercialization of genetically engineered salmon. If enacted, this provision would cause AquaBounty Technologies in Albany to have to cease … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Ensure Dignified Burial for Aborted Fetal Remains

WASHINGTON - The disturbing discovery of over 2,000 aborted fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortion doctor this month brought to light the all too common issue of fetal remains being disrespected. Indiana has led the way on this issue with a 2016 law signed by Governor Mike Pence to protect the dignity of fetal remains, which was upheld this year by the Supreme Court. Today, Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Young, Murphy Statement on Saudi Arabia Fulfilling Its Commitment to UN Funding For Yemen

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday made the following statement after Saudi Arabia transferred $500 million to United Nations for humanitarian programs for Yemen: "During my recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I met with Saudi leaders and received assurances they would soon provide the financial aid they had committed to help end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen," said Senator Young. … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Senators Young and King React to Saudi Crown Prince Taking Responsibility for Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON - Following a congressional delegation visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this month by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) - where they were the first lawmakers to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 18 months - the Crown Prince has broken his silence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. According to reports, the Crown Prince said in a forthcoming PBS interview, "It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch." … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Young, Braun Letter Calls for DOJ’s Assistance in Investigation of Indiana Abortionist Dr. Klopfer

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for his assistance in Illinois and Indiana's investigation into late Indiana abortionist, Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer. The letter follows the recent horrific discovery of more than 2,200 fetal remains in his Illinois home. Dr. Klopfe performed abortions in South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Gary for decades. "Dr. Klopfer's blatant disregard of human life raises … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Young, Romney, Hassan, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Confront Rise of China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China. "Hoosiers support the President's boldness to stand up to China, but we need other countries to start doing their part to escalate the economic … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

VIDEO: Young Continues Call for Economic Pressure on China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today discussed China's predatory economic practices during the weekly Senate GOP press conference. "The time has well passed for all of China's trading partners to play a constructive part in correcting China's predatory economic practices," said Senator Young. "They need to join us. Each has to do their part so that American workers and farmers aren't left holding the bag. As President Trump has said, 'America first does not mean America … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Sens. Young and King: Public actions, not private assurances, will help repair US-Saudi relations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) penned an op-ed for Defense News following their recent congressional delegation visit to Oman, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. "We recently returned from the first congressional delegation visit to Saudi Arabia in well over a year, where we delivered the kingdom - including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - the same message we have been spreading for months: Saudi Arabia has been an important strategic partner, but … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Young Encourages POTUS to Call for Maximized Trade Pressure on China at UN

WASHINGTON -Ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to call on other countries to join the United States in maximizing trade pressure on China. "Echoing the phrase you coined at Davos in 2018, 'America first does not mean America alone,' I ask that you make a call in your UNGA speech for other countries to do their part to elevate the economic … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Young and Merkley Introduce Bill to Investigate China’s Influence in Multilateral Organizations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chairman and Ranking Member of the Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee respectively, introduced legislation to instruct the U.S. Director of National Intelligence to examine China's activity at the United Nations and other international organizations. As China's influence grows in international organizations, the risk grows that China will undermine … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Young and Braun Introduce Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) helped introduce a bipartisan resolution establishing the week of Sept. 22-29, 2019, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces. "As a Marine, I know there is no more sacred duty than honoring our fallen soldiers and their families," said Senator Young. "Recognizing the last week in September as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week is one small action we can take to … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Young, Braun Write Letter Voicing Concerns Over Bill Provision that Would Prevent the Sale of Bioengineered Salmon

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) wrote a letter to Chairman Richard Shelby (R- Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) of the Senate Appropriations Committee voicing concern on a provision in the FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill. This provision would prohibit the commercialization of a product approved by the FDA in 2015 after an extensive review process. If this language is enacted, AquaBounty Technologies would immediately cease … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Greets Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed Hoosier veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. "In the Marines our slogan is Semper Fidelis, meaning 'always faithful' - to our nation and to those who protect it. Today I had the privilege of meeting Indiana veterans through Northeast Indiana's Honor Flight program. These soldiers defended our nation during a time of global uncertainty and their sacrifices ensured our American liberties for … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

VIDEO: Young Condemns Discovery of Fetal Remains in Home of South Bend Abortionist

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) condemned the "grotesque" discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains in the Illinois home of deceased Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who performed abortions in South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Gary for decades. Senator Young has called for a federal investigation into the situation. "Sadly, it appears that we in the state of Indiana have our very own Kermit Gosnell. This discovery is grotesque and of course we need to learn much more about this despicable … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

VIDEO: Young Offers Help to Hoosiers Pursuing International Adoptions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video highlighting work he has done to facilitate international adoptions and offering help to Hoosiers who are experiencing difficulties. The video features the Oren family from Anderson, Indiana. The Orens reached out to Senator Young's office to help facilitate the international adoption of their son, Genene, from Ethiopia. In 2017, the adoption was stalled following the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia's decision … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Young, Van Hollen, Cardin, Graham Urge Trump to Act on Kashmir Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to President Trump raising their concerns about the ongoing situation in Kashmir and urging him to take immediate action to help end to the current humanitarian crisis there. Sovereignty over the historical state of Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan, has been a point of debate and occasionally conflict between the two nations since 1947. … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young, Murphy, Bipartisan Senators Urge Saudi Arabia to Live Up to U.N. Funding Commitment to Prevent Thousands of Deaths in 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 led a bipartisan group of 8 senators encouraging Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to fulfill the Kingdom's $750 million commitment to the United Nations to help fund critical programs aimed at alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In the letter, the senators emphasized the point that 5 million people, in a country with the … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young-Duckworth Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth's (D-Ill.) bipartisan legislationto provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® unanimously passed the Senate yesterday evening. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Actwill expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. "As a Marine, I swore always to … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young and Braun Vote to Confirm Hoosier Stephen Akard for Director of the Office of Foreign Missions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Stephen Akard from Indianapolis, Indiana to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador. Mr. Akard was confirmed by the full Senate vote of 90-2. "Today the Senate voted to confirm a Hoosier and Indianapolis native, Stephen Akard, as Ambassador and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions to oversee the operations of U.S. missions abroad and the treatment of … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young Releases Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the 18thanniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "Eighteen years ago, the world was changed forever by the terrorist attacks against the United States. We will never forget the victims, the first responders who saved so many lives, and their families. We must remain vigilant so a tragedy like this never happens … Continue Reading

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