Press Releases

November 17, 2021

Young Joins All GOP Senators to File Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) filed the formal challenge against President Biden's vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act along with Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and their 47 other Senate Republican colleagues. The Congressional Review Act is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. The resolution has been received by the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and … Continue Reading

November 16, 2021

Young Announces Over $17 Million for Northwest Indiana’s Marquette Greenway Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Northwest Indiana will receive a RAISE grant totaling more than $17 million for the Marquette Greenway Project. The grant application, which was submitted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), will complete over 55 miles of trail through three Hoosier counties to support economic development in Northwest Indiana. In July, Senator Young sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support … Continue Reading

November 15, 2021

Chinese Communist Party Lobbies Against Senator Young’s Endless Frontier Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) responded to reports that the Chinese Communist Party is lobbying against his bill to invest in frontier technologies that will help the United States outcompete China. According to a Reuters report, the Chinese Embassy in Washington is pressuring American business leaders to oppose Senator Young's United States Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Endless Frontier Act. The report says the Embassy is threatening businesses … Continue Reading

November 11, 2021

Senator Young Veterans Day Remarks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at two Veterans Day ceremonies in Central Indiana today. In his remarks in Fishers and Beech Grove, Senator Young recalled the story of Corporal Barton Warren Mitchell, who played an unlikely role in the Civil War, despite being mostly forgotten today. "From Lexington and Concord to Abbey Gate they have left home, left behind loved ones, not to seek glory or win treasure, but to defend the uniquely American idea that all men and … Continue Reading

November 08, 2021

Young, Duckworth Effort to Create Independent Afghanistan War Commission Gains Bipartisan Support in the Senate

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Afghanistan War Commission Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA). This bipartisan legislation would establish a nonpartisan, independent commission to conduct a comprehensive examination of the war in Afghanistan and deliver recommendations to avoid these mistakes in the future. "Our country invested two decades in Afghanistan only to see it collapse in a matter of days. … Continue Reading

November 05, 2021

Young Joins Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced a bipartisan bill to support fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes. As leaders of the Senate's Great Lakes Task Force, the senators reintroduced the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Actto provide critical resources to conserve and restore fish and wildlife populations in the Great Lakes. The bill would authorize the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue Reading

November 05, 2021

Young, Cruz Urge Sec. Mayorkas to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws as Illegal Immigrant Caravan Approaches U.S. Border

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, voicing concerns about a caravan of over 3,000 illegal immigrants approaching the U.S. and urging the Biden-Harris administration to enforce federal immigration laws to address the crisis on the Southern Border. "We must enforce our immigration laws as we do any other laws and ensure migrants in this caravan with nonexistent asylum … Continue Reading

November 03, 2021

Young Joins 40 Colleagues in Officially Challenging Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Republican colleagues today to formally move to disapprove and nullify President Biden's vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act, the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. This week, President Biden's White House is expected to issue a rule to officially mandate vaccination requirements for employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees. The rule will affect … Continue Reading

November 03, 2021

Young Joins Republican Colleagues to Block Taxpayer-Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 to block any taxpayer payments to illegal immigrants. According to media reports, the Biden Administration reportedly considered a plan to provide as much as $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants. "Instead of discouraging illegal entry into the United States, if left unchecked the … Continue Reading

November 02, 2021

VIDEO: Young Condemns Democrats’ Delay in Bringing the NDAA to the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a press conference with his Senate GOP colleagues to discuss Democrats' delay in bringing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the Senate floor. The NDAA is one of many bills being held up due to the Democrats' months-long focus on President Biden's tax-and-spend agenda. "The Democratic leadership hasn't prioritized national defense. This is the most fundamental responsibility of our federal government. It's time that … Continue Reading

October 28, 2021

Young, Crapo ask Social Security Administration for Long-Delayed Annual Report on the Supplemental Security Income Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Social Security, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) pressed the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration on when Congress can expect to receive the annual report on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The delay in reporting to Congress on the program relative to the statutory deadline of May 30 is the longest in the history of the report, and comes on the heels of … Continue Reading

October 26, 2021

Young, Carper Letter Seeks to Protect Medical Device Jobs and Hold China Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai encouraging action to prevent China from deploying unfair practices that threaten jobs in the medical device manufacturing industry. The letter pushes for fair access to the Chinese market to ensure American businesses within the robust medical device industry can continue to grow, innovate, and remain competitive. "The medical device industry employs … Continue Reading

October 26, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Block Democrats’ IRS Surveillance Proposal

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues to introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American. "Despite Americans' outrage and warnings from local banks and credit unions, Democrats are insisting that we turn our local financial institutions into IRS agents. This … Continue Reading

October 21, 2021

Young, Stabenow Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

Young Delivers Speech on Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal. "This spending package, the largest in American history, represents a massive leftward shift in the way our country operates," said Senator Young. "And Hoosiers, and I think all Americans, need to know what's in it. It's worth asking: What is the other side trying to hide? What have Democrats put in this mother of all bills?" Democrats' … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

VIDEO: Young Response to IRS Big Brother Proposal: No. No. No. No.

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of RepublicanSenators to discuss the Democrats' IRS bank reporting proposal, which would require banks to report customer transaction data for any account with at least $600 of inflows or outflows annually. "At a time when the American people have lost so much trust in the leaders of our major institutions, and the institutions themselves, including government, I couldn't think of a worse idea for our national Democrats to … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

Biden Border Pick Refuses to Call Illegal Immigration a Crisis, Says He Is Unfamiliar with Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - During questioning from U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today, President Biden's pick to run U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refused to call the situation at the Southern Border a crisis and said he was unfamiliar with the law that makes crossing the border illegally a crime. In response to Senator Young's questions, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus asked, "Does it really matter?" The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reported that between January and … Continue Reading

October 18, 2021

Young Statement on General Colin Powell

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I am saddened by the news of Colin Powell's passing. I will be praying for his family, he was a faithful husband and a devoted father. "Powell was a selfless patriot, a dignified statesman, and a pioneer. As a public servant, Powell embodied the meaning of duty, honor, and country. He … Continue Reading

October 15, 2021

Young’s Legislation Makes National Taxpayers Union’s 11th Annual No Brainers List

WASHINGTON - Two of U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bills were selected by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for their 11th Annual No Brainers List. NTU selects 10 bills to add to the list each year. The bills must be bipartisan, have a common-sense solution to a problem facing taxpayers, and must not have been on a prior No Brainers list. Senator Young's American Innovation and Jobs Act and Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act were selected for this year's list. "Introducing legislation … Continue Reading

October 12, 2021

Young Joins Bicameral Group in Supporting Renewal of the National Coal Council

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) joined a group of senators calling on U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to renew the National Coal Council's (NCC) charter. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Indiana is the eighth-largest coal producer in the United States, and in 2020, the state was ranked third in nation for total coal consumption. However, the state's production does not meet the heightened demand - … Continue Reading

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