Press Releases

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


July 28, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses Latest Round of Coronavirus Relief

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, during the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed several key provisions in the proposed coronavirus relief package released yesterday by Senate Republicans, known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. The proposal includes some principles from Senator Young's RESTART Act, and his legislation to address … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Young Secures Key Provisions in Next Coronavirus Relief Package, Including Parts of RESTART Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) secured several key provisions in the proposed coronavirus relief package released today by Senate Republicans, known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. The proposal includes some principles from Senator Young's RESTART Act, and his legislation to address unemployment insurance reform, child care, and telehealth. The HEALS Act also contains the TRUST Act, which Senator Young coauthored to help rein in … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Young, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce TRUST Act for Inclusion in Next Relief Package

WASHINGTON-As the Senate negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), along with 13 Republican and Democratic cosponsors today introduced the Time to Rescue United States' Trusts (TRUST) Act of 2020, bipartisan and bicameral legislation which would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt. The TRUST Act of 2020 is an updated version of the TRUST Act. A one pager of the legislation is … Continue Reading


July 24, 2020

Young, Capito, King Unveil Bipartisan Telehealth Legislation that Will Lead to Greater Affordability and Access

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced legislation to study the impacts of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Telehealth Impact Reporting Act of 2020, S.4289, requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess key health care metrics, including utilization rates and hospital readmission rates, for patients who received their healthcare through expanded … Continue Reading


July 24, 2020

Young, Cassidy’s VICTORY Act to Harness Federal Service Programs in Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) introduced the Volunteers in Contact Tracing or Recovery (VICTORY) Act to use federal service programs, like AmeriCorps, in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. The VICTORY Act would utilize existing national service programs in a targeted and effective wayby increasing the number of volunteers incrementally, repurposing existing grant dollars for coronavirus response, and increasing agency coordination at … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Young: Annual Defense Bill Protects National Security, Supports Troops, Deters Threats

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today applauded the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides for our men and women in uniform with a three percent pay raise and launches a new initiative to deter China. Senator Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Marine who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the bill will keep Americans safe amidst threats from coronavirus, Russia, and the Chinese Communist Party. The Senate voted86-14 to … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Support Growing for RESTART Act in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today announced 23 new cosponsors have signed on to their Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act for a total of 33 cosponsors. Senators Young and Bennet are working to ensure the RESTART Act is included in the next phase of coronavirus relief to help provide a lifeline for the hardest-hit small and mid-sized businesses. In addition to Senators Young and Bennet, the … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Young Helps Advance New Proposal to Support Indiana’s Child Care Providers, Families

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced today he is an original cosponsor of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst's (R-Iowa) bipartisan legislation that will enable child care providers to continue offering critical and affordable services for working parents during coronavirus. "During the height of coronavirus, sixty percent of child care centers were forced to shut their doors. As Hoosiers begin to return to work, we must make sure our child care providers are supported in order to … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Young, Risch, Gardner, Romney Introduce Landmark Legislation to Compete with China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah) today introduced the Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives Concerning China Act (The STRATEGIC Act) to advance a comprehensive strategy for U.S. competition with the People's Republic of China (PRC). "The Chinese Communist Party has presented the United States with a test unlike any other that we have faced as a country. … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Young, Van Hollen Announce Creation of Housing Program at HUD

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officially announced the creation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, a new federal program that has proven effective at the local level in breaking generational cycles of poverty. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sponsored the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which authorized the program. "All families deserve the chance to live in communities … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Young, Sasse Bill to Upgrade Dated Unemployment Insurance Systems During Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) today introduced the Unemployment Insurance Systems Modernization Act, legislation that would upgrade antiquated state unemployment insurance (UI) systems to more quickly respond to future emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has demonstrated a clear need to modernize states' UI system technology. "Millions of Americans have filed claims for unemployment insurance as a result of the coronavirus … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses NDAA and Next Phase of Coronavirus Relief

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, during the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set to pass the Senate this week. The NDAA protects national security, supports our troops, and bolsters jobs and innovative research taking place in Indiana. Additionally, as negotiations begin on the next phase of coronavirus relief, Senator Young discussed … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Young: Saving Taxpayers Billions Shouldn’t Result in a Pink Slip

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is fighting to preserve a Department of Defense position that is working to enact reforms and helping to save taxpayers billions of dollars. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (S. 4049) would eliminate the position of Chief Management Officer (CMO) at the Department of Defense. Senator Young has introduced an amendment to the NDAA to remove that language and preserve the CMO role. The … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Young Op-ed: We Need Police Reform, but Black Hoosiers Deserve Much More

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, in an op-ed published by the Indianapolis Recorder, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) wrote about the need for police reform and other important changes following the death of George Floyd. "I'm embarrassed that nearly two months after George Floyd's death, Congress has still not passed much-needed police reform. I co-sponsored Sen. Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act, but partisan politics kept it from even being debated publicly, much less voted on," Senator Young … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

PHOTOS: Young Visits with Indianapolis Youth Leaders, Small Business Owners, Healthcare Workers, and Law Enforcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) made several stops in Indianapolis where he visited with youth leaders, small business owners, healthcare workers, and members of law enforcement. They discussed a variety of issues, including coronavirus recovery, Senator Young's RESTART Act, telehealth, and police reform. "The most important part of my job is listening to Hoosiers and ensuring their voices are represented in Washington. Today, I heard from Hoosiers who are … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

PHOTOS: Young Highlights Coronavirus Recovery Efforts in Southern Indiana

NASHVILLE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) made two stops in southern Indiana focused on coronavirus recovery efforts. Senator Young visited Mike's Music & Dance Barn in Nashville, where he discussed his RESTART Act with music venue owners, including the owners of Bill Monroe Music Park and The Bluebird. The RESTART Act will help Indiana job-creators survive coronavirus closures. Senator Young also visited Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, which received … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Young Op-ed: Indiana's Federal Courts, Some of the Most Overworked in the U.S., Need More Judges

WASHINGTON - Today, in an op-ed published by the Indy Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shed light on the judicial emergency in Indiana. The overload of cases and shortage of judges is clear in Central and Southern Indiana where district court judges are among the most overworked in the nation. "In fact, in 2019, the judges in the Southern District of Indiana each had over 1,100 cases, which is almost three times the recommended number. The closure of courts due to coronavirus and … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Young Joins Gold Star Week Resolution To Honor The Families Of The Fallen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, lastweek helped introduce a resolution designating Sept. 20-26, 2020, as "Gold Star Families Remembrance Week" to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces. Gold Star Families Remembrance Week precedes Gold Star Mother's Day, observed since 1936 on the last Sunday of September. The resolution would serve to provide an official time dedicated to the families of U.S. military servicemembers who … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter On Chinese Government Atrocities In Xinjiang

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) were joined by 75 members of the Senate and the House in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The letter urges the administration to issue a formal determination of the atrocity crimes, including crimes against … Continue Reading

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