Press Releases

June 07, 2019

Young Announces $4.2 Million CRISI grant for the Graham Creek Bridge Replacement Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that The Madison Railroad will receive a $4.2 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the aging Graham Creek Bridge in southeastern Indiana. In March, Senator Young urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for this project, which has been a top infrastructure priority for the region. "As the … Continue Reading

June 07, 2019

Young Visits Storm Damage in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Pendleton to survey the storm damage after the recent tornado in the area. Senator Young participated in an emergency management roundtable at the Pendleton Town Hall with first responders and local officials and toured areas impacted by the storm. "The recent tornado and severe storm surge in Indiana left behind significant damage. The tornado that touched down in Pendleton left it the hardest hit area in our state," said … Continue Reading

June 06, 2019

Young, Cardin Move Forward Legislation to Expedite Home-Based Therapy Services for Medicare

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.)have introduced a budget-neutral measure that would provide Medicare beneficiaries more timely access to needed therapies. The Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2019 (S. 1725) breaks down barriers for seniors by allowing occupational therapists to perform the initial home health assessment in cases in which occupational therapy is ordered by the physician, along with speech language pathology and/or physical therapy … Continue Reading

June 06, 2019

Senators Young and Braun, Representative Carson introduce Bill to Rename Indianapolis Post Office After Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young, Senator Mike Braun, Representative André Carson (IN-07), Representative Pete Vislosky (IN01), Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Representative Jim Banks (IN-03), Representative Jim Baird (IN-04), Representative Susan Brooks (IN-05), Representative Greg Pence (IN-06), Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced legislation to rename the United States Post Office building at 456 North … Continue Reading

June 06, 2019

VIDEO: Young Statement on D-Day 75th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the world's largest amphibious military assaults: "Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a turning point toward Allied victory in World War II. This war called on almost 400,000 Hoosiers to defend our nation's freedom and claimed the lives of approximately 12,000 Indiana service members, leaving another 17,000 wounded" said Senator Young. "On D-Day, American … Continue Reading

June 05, 2019

Young and Colleagues Introducing 22 Joint Resolutions to Block Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE without Congressional Approval

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) to announce they are introducing 22 separate Joint Resolutions of Disapproval to protect and reaffirm Congress' role of approving arms sales to foreign governments. Today's introductions come after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared an emergency on May 24 to waive the congressional review … Continue Reading

June 05, 2019

Young, Rubio, Blunt Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Veterans From Predatory Practices

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) reintroduced the Protect Our Disabled Heroes Act of 2019, a bill to protect our nation's disabled veterans from unethical and unfair practices in applying for Veterans Administration (VA) disability claims. Specifically, the legislation would protect disabled veterans from unethical fees charged by third party organizations in preparing and executing veterans disability claims. It would also … Continue Reading

June 05, 2019

VIDEO: Young Releases New Tobacco 21 Video from South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Following press conferences last week in South Bend and Terre Haute, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a new video regarding his Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the federal minimum tobacco age to 21. The video features footage from Senator Young's South Bend press conference, and includes comments from Abby Naumann, a junior at Edison High School, and Latorya R. Greene, Manager of Community Health & Well-Being and Tobacco Initiatives at Saint Joseph … Continue Reading

June 04, 2019

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introduces New Legislation to Combat Affordable Housing Crisis

WASHINGTON - As the country continues to grapple with an affordable housing and homelessness crisis, a bipartisan, bicameral group of U.S. Senators and Representatives today introduced legislation to increase investment in affordable housing and provide more resources and stronger protections for at-risk groups. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 was introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) … Continue Reading

June 03, 2019

Young Calls on CMS to Help State Medicaid Programs Utilize Ridesharing Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma recently calling for CMS to give state Medicaid programs the opportunity to utilize ridesharing services to help Medicaid recipients in underserved areas have greater access to medical care. "Medicaid has continued to provide medical care to millions of Americans for the last 54 years. However, despite its best intentions, this safety net program has not … Continue Reading

June 03, 2019

VIDEO: Senator Young: Indiana Dunes is a National Treasure

GARY, Ind.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) attended the official ribbon cutting for the Indiana Dunes National Park in northwest Indiana last week. Legislation led by Senator Young and Representatives Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-2) was recently signed into lawto establish Indiana Dunes as the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana. "Hoosiers for generations have known that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a … Continue Reading

May 31, 2019

PHOTOS: Young holds Tobacco 21 Press Conference in Terre Haute

Terre Haute, Ind. - Today,on World No Tobacco Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined students and representatives from Vigo County School Corporation and Better Health Wabash Valley for a press conference in Terre Haute regarding his new Tobacco to 21 Act. The bipartisan legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "National data shows that roughly 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 21," said … Continue Reading

May 29, 2019

STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act Reaches 21 Senate Cosponsors

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) of the Bipartisan Senate Working Group on surprise medical billing today announced major growth in support for the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act (S. 1531) with 21 senators already cosponsoring the legislation less than two weeks after its introduction. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kevin … Continue Reading

May 29, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Calls for Passage of Tobacco to 21 Act in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - At the Salvation Army Kroc Center in South Bend, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined studentsand representatives from Smoke Free St. Joe and the Indiana Chamber to make the case for his Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the federal minimum tobacco age to 21. Senator Young outlined the alarming statistics in Indiana, where tobacco use continues to be the single-most preventable cause of death and disease.Indiana ranks 45th in the nation in percentage of smokers, … Continue Reading

May 28, 2019

Young and Braun Ready to Assist Hoosiers Impacted by Severe Weather

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) are urging Hoosiers to remain vigilant and heed advice from local authorities following severe weather in Indiana. Hoosiers in need of assistance can contact Senator Young's office at 317-226-6700 and Senator Braun's office at 317-822-8240. "My prayers are with Hoosiers who were impacted by severe weather last night, especially those in Pendleton where a tornado was confirmed. Many roads remain closed in the … Continue Reading

May 24, 2019

Young Releases Memorial Day Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video honoring America's fallen military heroes in advance of Memorial Day. The video features footage of Senator Young greeting Hoosier veterans who visited Washington this week with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana."On this Memorial Day, I hope everyone will go out there and thank a veteran, thank their family, and remember that so many made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free," Senator Young says in the video.Click … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Young, Murphy Condemn Houthi Theft of Food Aid in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following joint statement on Thursday, raising continued alarms on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen following a bipartisan meeting with World Food Program (WFP) Director David Beasley and reports that the WFP may be forced to suspend aid deliveries due to illegal diversion by Houthi forces:"We are deeply disturbed by recent reports that the Houthis are … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

BREAKING: Robocall Legislation Passes Senate

WASHINGTON- Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to crack down on illegal robocall scams passed the Senate today on an 97-1 vote. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Actgives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments … Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

Young Announces Family Leave Working Group

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced he will serve on a bipartisan Finance Committee working group that will consider the issue of federal family leave policy. "Hoosiers agree that after 25 years it's time to update our federal family leave policy. I look forward to working with this group to develop bipartisan, fiscally responsible solutions that will enable parents to stay better connected to the workforce while caring for … Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

Young, Casey, Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower(RISE) Actto help ease the burden of transitioning to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This … Continue Reading

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