Press Releases

February 17, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Taxpayer Advocate on Major Backlogs and Delays at the IRS

*Click here or the image above to watch* WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate during today's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS's ongoing customer service challenges. "The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken every aspect of our economy, and the IRS was not immune to the disruptions caused by widespread telework, worker shortages, and increased responsibilities as our country fought to maintain … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Taxpayer Advocate on Major Backlogs and Delays at the IRS

*Click here or the image above to watch* WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate during today's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS's ongoing customer service challenges. "The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken every aspect of our economy, and the IRS was not immune to the disruptions caused by widespread telework, worker shortages, and increased responsibilities as our country fought to maintain … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Voice Concerns with “Global Minimum Tax”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising questions and concerns with recent developments in global tax negotiations. The request for information follows a prior request, sent in December 2021, which has gone unanswered. Since that time, there have been a number of alarming developments that raise additional concerns regarding the effect of the OECD agreement on U.S. … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Young, Scott Urge Biden DOJ to Respect Durham Investigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and 44 colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking assurances that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue to respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also ensuring he is provided all resources necessary to fully, thoroughly, and completely pursue the investigation for which he was appointed. The letter comes as Special Counsel John Durham … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Young Resolution Recognizing February as “Career and Technical Education Month” Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced the Senate unanimously passed a resolution he sponsored recognizing February 2022 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senators Young, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). "Supporting workforce training opportunities for Hoosiers is vital to our state's economic prosperity and future," said Senator Young. … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Enes Kanter Freedom

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom and discussed how Freedom is using his voice to call out human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Senator Young also discussed his #BeijingBehavingBadly social media campaign, which highlighted the bad behavior of the CCP in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Senator Young posted a short video on social media following the meeting. Photos from the … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

VIDEO: Young Says Record High Inflation Hurting Hoosier Families

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about the cost of inflation, which is currently at a 40-year high. Young highlighted that the cost of a trip to the grocery store has increased 6.5 percent over the last year, a gallon of gas costs nearly a dollar more than this time in 2021, and the average mortgage has jumped by $200 since November. "Forty years, a forty-year high in price inflation and $276 in additional expenditures for working … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young, Senators Press SEC Chairman for Answers on China Evergrande Group

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a group of senators in sending a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler outlining concerns related to the China Evergrande Group default and the risks its accounting and investment methods pose to U.S. investors. The letter also calls for enhanced risk disclosures and due diligence for registered investment funds considering investments in China. In addition to Senator Young, the letter was signed by … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young Joins Finance Committee Republicans’ Request for Information on the Adverse Effects of High, Persistent Inflation on the Federal Budget

WASHINGTON - In light of high and accelerating inflation, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined other Senate Finance Committee Republicans in a letter asking the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for detailed information on the harmful budget effects inflation has on the federal budget, American households, and businesses. From the letter: "Increased inflation leads to more federal spending and more federal revenue. The added revenue stems … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young Named 2022 “Champion of Science”

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young was named a 2022 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation's leading public and private research institutions. The award recognizes members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to federally-funded fundamental research. "I am honored to receive the Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition. Increasing investment in STEM … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Young, Senators Urge IRS to Provide Maximum Taxpayer Support During Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate Republicans urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to support taxpayers during the current tax filing season. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the senators press the agency to provide taxpayers with targeted, temporary relief during what is widely believed to be one of the most challenging and frustrating filing seasons in recent memory for both … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Young, Senators Urge IRS to Provide Maximum Taxpayer Support During Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate Republicans urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to support taxpayers during the current tax filing season. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the senators press the agency to provide taxpayers with targeted, temporary relief during what is widely believed to be one of the most challenging and frustrating filing seasons in recent memory for both … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

VIDEO: Young Delivers Remarks on Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan at Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, delivered opening remarks during the Subcommittee's hearing on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. In his remarks, Senator Young discussed the fallout from the Biden Administration's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan, the resulting Taliban takeover, and how the international community should respond … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Rising Crime Rates, Urges Support for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a press conference to discuss rising crime rates across the nation and urge support for law enforcement officers. "In 2018, I had the opportunity to walk the streets of Indianapolis with a number of concerned citizens and some clergy leadership - leaders of the nonprofit Ten Point Coalition of Indianapolis. "In 2018, there were 178 Hoosiers who lost their lives in Indianapolis through homicide. Just three years later, we saw … Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

VIDEO: Young Holds China Accountable as Olympics Continue in Beijing

"If behaving badly was an Olympic competition, China would take the gold, silver and bronze," - Sen. Young. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about how the world cannot overlook the bad behavior of the Chinese Communist Party as China hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics. "A nation is hosting a storied athletic competition, but that nation erases its own athletes for telling embarrassing truths about its government. "The history, distant and … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Young, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Coverage of Telehealth Services for Seniors

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend Medicare enrollees' access to telehealth services no matter where they reside. "The telehealth flexibilities put in place by Congress during the early days of the COVID pandemic played a critical role in allowing the most vulnerable Hoosiers to access care safely. As Congress evaluates which changes to make permanent, many of these flexibilities are set to … Continue Reading


February 04, 2022

Young Statement on House Passage of America COMPETES Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), the lead Republican sponsor of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), today issued the following statement regarding House passage of the America COMPETES Act: "Throughout our nation's history, Republicans and Democrats have worked together on critical national security issues. In that tradition, last year the Senate followed regular order and an open process to pass the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act with strong … Continue Reading


February 04, 2022

Young, Colleagues Fight to Stop Resurrection of Biden-Obama WOTUS Overreach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined the entire Senate Republican Conference in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to suspend the pending rulemaking to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically "waters of the United States" (WOTUS), until the U.S. Supreme Court completes its consideration of Sackett v. EPA, a case that is expected to have major implications on CWA scope and … Continue Reading


February 04, 2022

Young, Colleagues Fight to Stop Resurrection of Biden-Obama WOTUS Overreach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined the entire Senate Republican Conference in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to suspend the pending rulemaking to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically "waters of the United States" (WOTUS), until the U.S. Supreme Court completes its consideration of Sackett v. EPA, a case that is expected to have major implications on CWA scope and … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Young, Senators Ask DHS Secretary Why Taxpayer Dollars are Flying Illegal Immigrants Around the Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Republican senators today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the movement of dangerous illegal immigrants from the border for release into law-abiding American communities. According to recent reports, ICE has been releasing large numbers of dangerous single adult illegal immigrants into our American communities. After being processed en masse at makeshift border … Continue Reading

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