Press Releases

October 12, 2021

Young Responds to Weekend Cancellation of Border Wall Contracts

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced quietly this weekend that it has cancelled border wall construction contracts in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors. "The Biden-Harris administration is doing everything in its power to skirt the law Congress passed requiring construction of a border wall. As record numbers of illegal immigrants stream into the US, Democrats continue to look the … Continue Reading

October 06, 2021

VIDEO: Young Reiterates Call on Biden-Harris Administration to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republican Senators to discuss the current crisis at the Southern Border, including the massive migrant camp under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. In May, Senator Young visited the border and saw the crisis firsthand. Since January, there have been more than 1.3 million encounters with people attempting to cross the Southern Border. Estimates show as many as 400,000 migrants could cross into the U.S. this … Continue Reading

October 06, 2021

Young, GOP Colleagues Press DHS for Answers on Release of Haitian Migrants into U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and 36 of their Senate colleagues on a letter asking U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to address reports that thousands of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were released into the interior of the U.S. instead of facing removal as the Biden-Harris Administration had previously pledged. They wrote: "While we applaud the Administration's original stated intent to expel the majority of … Continue Reading

October 04, 2021

Young Op-Ed: The Hill: The Unseen Problems in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member on the Subcommittee On Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, penned an op-ed for The Hill regarding the unseen challenges that remain after the United States' abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan. "It is critical that Congress continue to conduct rigorous oversight to understand the many facets of this failure, hold leaders accountable, and ensure that the United States is … Continue Reading

October 01, 2021

Young Pushes to Upgrade Dated Unemployment Insurance Systems

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today reintroduced the Unemployment Insurance Systems Modernization Act, legislation that would upgrade antiquated state unemployment insurance (UI) systems to address outdated technology, emergency response capabilities, and fraud. UI systems across the United States faced unprecedented pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exacerbated longstanding problems within the existing structure. On average, state unemployment insurance systems are … Continue Reading

September 29, 2021

Young, Senate Finance Colleagues Urge Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Would Compromise Law-Abiding Americans’ Private Financial Information

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), and all Republican members on the Senate finance and banking committees, sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to abandon the Biden-Harris administration's unprecedented proposal to expand the reporting of the private, confidential financial data of law-abiding Americans from financial institutions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The administration's proposal would force financial institutions to report customer … Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Young, Marshall, Moran, Inhofe: Biden Administration Must Not Support International Oversight of Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined 33 colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden, requesting clarification on the Biden Administration's intention to open U.S. 2nd amendment rights to international oversight by rejoining the Arms Trade Treaty, an international agreement that would regulate trade in firearms. This inquiry comes on the heels of reports of a top Administration official stating, "The … Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Young Leads Effort to Help Hoosiers Claim Unredeemed Savings Bonds

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2021 to help Americans claim more than $26 billion in unredeemed savings bonds. The bipartisan bill would require the U.S. Treasury to provide states information about matured and unclaimed bonds so these states can use unclaimed property programs to help find the original owners (or heirs of those original owners) of these bonds. This provision would only apply to unredeemed … Continue Reading

September 27, 2021

Young Votes ‘No’ on Advancing Debt Ceiling Increase

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the below statement following his vote against advancing legislation that would raise the debt ceiling: "Instead of working on clean, bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown, Democrats forced a vote on a bill that ties government funding to a two-year suspension of the debt limit that will enable Democrats' $3.5 trillion reckless tax-and-spend bill. A vote to raise the debt limit is a vote to co-sign on … Continue Reading

September 22, 2021

Young: A Vote to Raise the Debt Limit is a Vote for Democrats’ Reckless Spending Spree

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor regarding his intent to vote against raising the debt limit. Read the Senator's Remarks Prepared for Delivery Here: When I served in the House of Representatives, I walked into a lot of meetings back in Indiana full of conservatives who were angry about the debt limit. 2011. 2013. 2014. And more. In each of those meetings, I made the argument that raising the debt limit was a necessary thing to do. … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

VIDEO: Young Outlines Opposition to Democrats’ Tax-and-Spend Proposal

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee to express opposition to Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend proposal. Congressional Democrats are attempting to fast-track their legislative priorities through a partisan and divisive reconciliation process - without Republican input or support. Read the Senator's Remarks: In 2017, my colleague, Senator Sanders said: "The function of reconciliation is to adjust … Continue Reading

September 15, 2021

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill Honoring 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined 29 bipartisan colleagues to introduce legislation awarding Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American service members who lost their lives during the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2021. "America honors the bravery and selfless service of the 13 service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, including Indiana's own Corporal Humberto 'Bert' Sanchez," said Senator Young. "Bert gave his life … Continue Reading

September 14, 2021

Young: Events in Afghanistan Require Deep Examination and Accountability

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Secretary of State Antony Blinken's testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today: "The crisis in Afghanistan has highlighted both the best and worst of America. "The best in that American heroes, including Indiana's Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez, valiantly laid down their lives so that American citizens and innocent Afghans could escape the brutal Taliban regime. Today, in … Continue Reading

September 10, 2021

Young Statement on 20th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "It is difficult to believe that 20 years have passed since September 11, 2001. No matter the distance, it remains equally difficult to revisit the images and emotions of that day. The shock, grief, and anger. The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the field in Shanksville, PA. "Though we carried on with our lives over the past two … Continue Reading

September 07, 2021

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Demand Full, Open Process to Vet Reckless Tax-and-Spend Proposals

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding a full, open markup to thoroughly and rigorously examine any forthcoming reckless tax-and-spend proposals in the Finance Committee's jurisdiction. While the legislation Democrats intend to introduce has been withheld from Republicans on the Committee and from the American people, press reports indicate a far-reaching and potentially highly disruptive agenda, with trillions of taxpayer dollars … Continue Reading

September 03, 2021

Senators Ask White House for Details on Afghanistan Evacuation Strategies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and nine Republican colleagues wrote President Biden Thursday seeking answers on how the Administration plans to evacuate the Americans and Afghan allies still on the ground in Afghanistan. In the letter to the President, Secretary of State Blinken, Defense Secretary Austin, and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, the senators asked detailed questions, many prompted by constituents in their home states seeking help in bringing loved ones … Continue Reading

September 03, 2021

Senator Young Statement on Labor Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6. "Hoosier workers are Hoosier heroes. In the face of great challenges over the last year-and-a-half, they continue to create, adapt, and lift our economy. Because of the ingenuity and sweat of Indiana's working men and women, whether it be in the factory or on the farm, we lead the nation in manufacturing and agriculture. Today, we offer them thanks for both … Continue Reading

August 26, 2021

Young Statement on Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the deadly attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, that claimed the lives of at least 12 U.S. service members: "My heart goes out to those Marines and service members who made the ultimate sacrifice today and to their families who joined the ranks of other Gold Star family members. Every American patriot grieves as we witness this tragically avoidable crisis unfolding in real time. "These brave … Continue Reading

August 26, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with 40 bipartisan colleagues, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as an additional $8.5 billion for rural providers, however, … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Young, Crapo, Scott ask GAO to Clarify Authorities and Term of Acting SSA Commissioner

WASHNGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Finance Committee Member and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Finance Committee Member and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, wrote a letter to request clarification from U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on the authorities and the term of an Acting Commissioner of the Social … Continue Reading

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