Press Releases

September 04, 2020

Proposed Pilot Program Modeled After Senator Young’s DRIVE-Safe Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that a new pilot program modeled after his DRIVE-Safe Act is being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A notice was sent to the Federal Register this morning requesting public comment on the proposed pilot program, which would allow 18 to 20-year old commercial driver's license holders to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce while … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Iconic Indiana Venues Signal "Red Alert" in Support of Young’s RESTART Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Event venues in more than 50 cities in the United States participated in a #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action on Tuesday night in support of U.S. Senator Todd Young's RESTART Act. In Indiana, dozens of entertainment venues lit their buildings with red lights to encourage passage of the legislation. The RESTART Act, co-authored by Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would provide a long-term, partially forgivable working capital loan based on … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Young Op-ed: Save America From Communism

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, in an op-ed published by American Mind, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) wrote about the importance of protecting free speech in America. "Free people become and stay free because of open dialogue, because of the exchange of information and ideas, even ones we disagree with; because of patience with perspectives that are not our own; because we study our history and celebrate its highs and learn from its lows. That is why it was painful to read recently that 62% … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Young Announces Over $3 Million for Airports in Huntington, Indianapolis, and Warsaw

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that airports in Huntington, Indianapolis, and Warsaw will receive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for infrastructure upgrades. The Huntington Municipal Airport will receive $1,323,117 for runway rehabilitation, Indianapolis International Airport will receive $1,100,000 for taxiway reconstruction, and the Warsaw Municipal Airport will receive $1,134,772 for runway rehabilitation. "After … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Young Announces Nearly $12 Million for Airports in South Bend and Columbus

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that airports in South Bend and Columbus, Indiana will receive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for infrastructure upgrades. The South Bend International Airport will receive $9,290,087 for taxiway reconstruction, and the Columbus Municipal Airport will receive $2,460,000 to install perimeter fencing. "Investments in infrastructure are important to our economy and to the safe transportation of … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Young Calls Double Track Funding a “Major Step Forward”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) announcement that it will allocate $50.6 million to the South Shore Line Double Track Project. The allocated funding comes in the form of a Capital Investment Grant for Fiscal Year 2020. "This is a major step forward for a project that has been at the top of Northwest Indiana Hoosiers' wish list for years and years, and a top Indiana infrastructure priority of mine"Senator Young said. "This … Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

Young Calls for Justice and Accountability on the 3rd Anniversary of the Rohingya Genocide

WASHINGTON - Today, on the third anniversary of the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma, U.S. Senator Young is taking steps to ensure justice and accountability for the Rohingya people. Indiana is home to the largest Burmese population in the United States. The largest group of the Rohingya in the United States lives in Fort Wayne. Senator Young joined a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Trump … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Young, Graham, Menendez, and Cardin to Introduce Resolution Praising Historic Agreement Between Israel, UAE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today said they will introduce a Senate resolution praising the historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Senate resolution: Congratulates the Governments and people of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on reaching this historic agreement. Encourages other Arab nations to establish full relations with Israel with the vision of … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Young and Pence Urge Support for Economic Development at Brookville Lake

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) urged the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District to support expanding recreational development in the 2020 Brookville Lake Master Plan. "Every year, Brookville Lake Complex sees millions of visitors from all across the Midwest to enjoy outdoor activities and the scenery. On weekends, the population of Union County triples from visitors, ultimately resulting in a strain on emergency … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Young, Bennet’s Bipartisan RESTART Act Reaches 54 Co-Sponsors in Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced that their Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act now has 54 bipartisan co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate. Momentum continues to build for the proposal following a letter that entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Schultz and over 100 current and former CEOs sent to Congressional leadership earlier this week pushing for the RESTART Act to be included in … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

VIDEO: Young: Importance of Free Speech for Hoosiers

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor about the importance of free speech in America. "A totalitarian regime's greatest ally is darkness and silence. Keeping a people in the dark is the surest way to guarantee they never demand their God-given rights. Because just a trickle of information, just a hint of truth, a small offering of differing perspectives, and a touch of freedom of … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Young, Hassan Introduce AT HOME Act to Help Offset Remote Work Expenses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Advancing Teachers and Home Office Modernization for Employees (AT HOME) Act to help alleviate some of the costs Americans have incurred as they work from home due to the coronavirus. The bill would establish a tax credit for small businesses and an above-the-line deduction for individuals to help offset the cost of investments in remote work equipment, software, and network services necessary for … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Young Discusses RESTART Act on CNBC, MSNBC

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's interview on CNBC. Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's interview on MSNBC. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today continued pushing for inclusion of his RESTART Act in the upcoming coronavirus relief package. Senator Young joined Squawk Box on CNBC and MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle this morning to discuss the importance of the RESTART Act for America's struggling small businesses that employee tens of … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Young, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Educational & Training Opportunities for Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers who may have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The bipartisan Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act would increase the amount of tax-free educational assistance that employees in workforce development programs can receive from their employers, and would modernize … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Young Pays Tribute to Hoosier Ernie Pyle on Third Annual Ernie Pyle Day

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, August 3, 2020, marks the third annual National Ernie Pyle Day, in remembrance of the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist. In 2018, Senator Young co-authored a resolution with former Senator Donnelly establishing August 3rd, Pyle's Birthday, as National Ernie Pyle Day. "Ernie Pyle's renowned career reporting during World War II demonstrates the work ethic of Hoosiers and the dedication of Americans in commemorating our military," said Senator Young. "I … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Howard Schultz, Prominent Business Leaders Urge Inclusion of RESTART Act in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON - In a letter to Congressional leaders today, entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Schultz and more than 100 current and former prominent CEOs of some of America's largest companies, major trade associations, and successful small businesses, expressed support for the RESTART Act - bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.). The RESTART Act would create a low-interest, partially forgivable, long-term working capital loan to … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

Young: ISIS Killers of Hoosier Peter Kassig and other Americans Must Be Brought to Justice

WASHINGTON - Today, during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) addressed the murders of Peter Kassig and three other Americans who were kidnapped and lost their lives at the hands of ISIS terrorists. Senator Young pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the need to bring the terrorists to justice. In October 2013, Indiana native and former Army Ranger, Peter Kassig was on a mission of mercy, delivering humanitarian aid to the suffering … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

TODAY: Young Urges Hoosiers to Join Moment of Silence for 75th Anniversary of USS Indianapolis Sinking

"They will not be forgotten - not in another 75 years, not for all time." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young is encouraging Hoosiers to honor the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis today by recognizing a moment of silence between 11:03 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT. "Seventy-five years have passed since the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. We will mark this anniversary fittingly: Pausing for the time it took the ship to sink - 12 minutes - to honor those lost. And … Continue Reading


July 29, 2020

VIDEO: Young: More of my RESTART Act Needs to be Included in Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senator about the HEALS Act, Senate Republicans' proposed coronavirus relief legislation, and the need for more of his RESTART Act to be included in the final package. "Like my RESTART Act, the HEALS Act recognizes the need for long-term working capital loans, and targeting that relief toward businesses that have suffered significant revenue decline. We don't want more examples of businesses that are doing just fine in the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2020

Young, Kaine, Reed, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Health Care Professionals’ Mental Health Amid Covid-19

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation that aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem. While helping their patients fight … Continue Reading

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