Press Releases

May 07, 2019

Sens. Young, Casey, and Reps. Ruiz, Walorski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties

WASHINGTON - With a growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced a bipartisan bill to simplify complex Medicare enrollment rules. The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act would eliminate needless gaps in health care coverage and help prevent lifetime, late-enrollment penalties. Today, almost 760,000 Americans are paying these penalties, increasing their Medicare Part B premiums by … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps for Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) along with Representatives Dan Kildee (Mich.-05), Bill Huizenga (Mich.-02), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and David Joyce (Ohio-14) today reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to update the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in the Great Lakes. "The Great Lakes are one of America's greatest natural resources," said Senator Young. "Hoosier families treasure our coastline along Lake Michigan and our close … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Young and Schatz CNN Op-Ed: Raise the Legal Tobacco Age to 21

WASHINGTON -Today, in an op-ed for CNN Opinion, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) make the case for their legislation that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. "Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report estimating that approximately 4.9 million middle and high school students were tobacco users last year, up from 3.6 million in 2017," they wrote. "We share … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Indiana’s Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor Selected as Senate Small Business of the Day

WASHINGTON - May 5th - 11th is the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week, and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today recognized Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor of Michigan City, Indiana, as the Senate Small Business of the Day. Tim and Kim Martin founded Bubbles nearly 16 years ago, and have been serving ice cream to Hoosiers and giving back to the community ever since. Today, Tim and Kim's son Zach … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Young Letter to POTUS: Relocate Federal Agencies to Drain the Swamp

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday outlining how the administration could take an important first step in relocating federal agencies outside of Washington D.C. The letter follows Senator Young's legislation, the Decentralize Regulatory Agencies, Include the Nation Act (DRAIN Act), that would require federal agencies to relocate their headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. and closer to the communities they serve throughout the … Continue Reading


May 04, 2019

Senator Young Calls for Hearing on U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today called on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold a hearing next week with key administration officials regarding use of military force in Venezuela. Senator Young has long been outspoken on the need for updated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and Congressional approval of military activity. Senator Young issued the following statement:"The brutal Maduro Regime has caused unspeakable … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Young Joins Crane Building Dedication in Honor of Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske

CRANE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke at a building dedication ceremony in honor of Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske from Jasper at NSA Crane. Lance Corporal Terwiske was killed in action on September 3, 2012 by an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. In 2017, Senator Young wrote a letter to the Navy requesting a building at Crane be renamed in Lance Corporal Terwiske's honor. "We're here to dedicate a building in honor of Lance Corporal Terwiske. When … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Young, Cardin Legislation Would Make Fighting Global Corruption a National Security Priority

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced bipartisan legislation (S. 1309) that would raise the profile of efforts to fight international corruption, making it an American national security priority, encouraging greater transparency in U.S. foreign and security assistance, and publicizing anti-corruption efforts and results worldwide. "Global corruption is often at … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Journal Gazette Editorial: ‘Prevention is Key’

WASHINGTON - The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today published an editorial supporting U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Tobacco to 21 Act - bipartisan legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, has introduced a bill to raise the smoking age nationally to 21. It deserves strong support," the editorial states. "'Prevention,' Young said, 'is the key.' Saving lives, cutting health care costs - it's … Continue Reading


May 01, 2019

Young, Rubio Introduce Bill To Protect Tenants And Hold Slumlords Accountable

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the Housing Accountability Act of 2019, legislation that would hold property owners of low-income housing accountable for poor living conditions. Specifically, the legislation would require residents of private properties that have Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts to be surveyed twice a year in order to determine the existence of persistent problems with a property's physical condition … Continue Reading


May 01, 2019

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Widespread Support for Senator Young’s Tobacco to 21 Act

WASHINGTON- Following the introduction of the Tobacco to 21 Act by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), several Indiana and national organizations have commended the bipartisan legislation, which would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. Indiana Statements of Support: Indiana Hospital Association President Brian Tabor: "We are grateful for Senator Young's … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

Senators Young, Schatz, Durbin, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Smoking, Vaping Age to 21

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) today introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "The nationwide epidemic of tobacco and electronic cigarette use among high school and middle school students can no longer be ignored. Roughly 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 21, … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

Young Honors Senator Richard Lugar in Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in honor of former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar who passed away on Sunday. "I had the pleasure in the early 2000s to work on Senator Lugar's staff and I had a front row seat to history, watching a true statesman at work. He stood by me as I took my oath right here in this chamber, and I'll never forget his support of me and so many others throughout the years," said Senator Young. On Monday, the … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Indiana Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution honoring former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar who passed away on Sunday. The Senate passed the resolution unanimously Monday evening."This weekend, Indiana and our country lost a great leader. Senator Lugar spent 36 years as a member of this body, and this resolution honors his remarkable legacy. Many years ago, I had the privilege of working on Senator Lugar's staff, and I had a front row seat to … Continue Reading


April 29, 2019

Senators Lead Bill to Create Innovation Zones in Higher Education and Improve Student Success

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D.(R-La.) today introduced the Innovation Zone Act (IZ Act), which would reform the under-utilized and inefficient experimental sites initiative within the Higher Education Act.The IZ Act would rename experimental sites as "innovation zones" to better reflect the program's mission of encouraging higher education institutions to experiment with strategies to increase student success. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2019

Young Statement on Passing of Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young issued the following statement regarding the passing of Senator Richard Lugar: "As a boss, a mentor, and a person, Richard Lugar was the gold standard. At a time when nuclear proliferation was civilization's greatest threat, Senator Lugar helped save the world. He leaves a legacy as an exemplar of wisdom, civility, and bipartisanship. Always staying true to his temperament, he was a quiet, dignified statesman. He thought before he spoke. He emphasized … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Young Statement: Indiana’s Todd Leininger Released from Venezuela

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Indiana's Todd Leininger being released from Venezuela where he was imprisoned since 2014: "After five years, I am relieved that Todd has finally been allowed to return to the United States, and I look forward to welcoming him home to Indiana. It is shameful that it took the Venezuelan authorities almost a year to recognize the rule of law and release Todd as ordered by a Venezuelan court. My … Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to Greencastle Police Officer

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to Police Officer David Luke Brown at Greencastle City Hall. Senator Young was joined by Police Chief Tom Sutherlin, Mayor Bill Dory, and members of Putnam County law enforcement. Officer David Luke Brown is receiving the award due to the bravery and selflessness shown during his time in service. In 2016, Officer Brown responded to a call when a suspect shot him in the chest and he … Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Young and Schatz Issue Joint Statement on Raising Legal Tobacco Age to 21

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today released a joint statement regarding their continued work on legislation raising the legal tobacco age to 21 and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announcement that he will prioritize this issue. "After carefully studying this issue and seeking input from health experts and parents in our states, it is clear that there is bipartisan support for raising the legal tobacco age to 21. National data shows that 90 … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Hoosiers Are Benefitting from Tax Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video coinciding with Tax Day that highlights stories of Hoosiers benefitting from tax reform. "Since passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, we've seen the creation of 3.2 million new jobs," Senator Young says in the video. "We think that you should be able to keep more of your own money, and the results have been paying significant dividends." To watch the full video, click … Continue Reading

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