Press Releases

May 14, 2020

Young Calls for Funding for First Responder Mental Health Programs in Future Coronavirus Legislation

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Senate leaders requesting that any future coronavirus package include additional funding to support mental health programs for our nation's law enforcement and first responders. As coronavirus continues to exacerbate the stressors first responders experience on a daily basis, the Senators' letter asks that legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic include additional funding for critical … Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Young Honors Hoosiers Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic in Floor Speech

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting the many Hoosiers who have stepped up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. "Congress I know is sending every necessary support to workers and employers and much needed supplies to medical professionals and to hospitals. We are also removing red tape to help our economy withstand this virus and speed medical … Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Young, Cardin Lead Effort to Continue Humanitarian Lifeline for Yemeni Civilians

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), with colleagues Chris Coons (D-Del.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) are asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development John Barsa to provide details of USAID's humanitarian aid to Yemen. The conflict in Yemen fuels regional instability and threatens U.S. national security. On March 27, the Trump administration announced … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Renews Call for Transparency from China and World Health Organization

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) renewed his call for transparency from the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the origins and transmission of the coronavirus. "We need transparency from the Chinese government. We need transparency from the World Health Organization. We've received neither and that is essential if we're going to come up with vaccines as quickly as … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Announces China Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced legislation that authorizes the President to impose sanctions on China if China fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of coronavirus. The COVID-19 Accountability Act was introduced by Senators Young, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Roger Wicker … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Urges Support for Child Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of 21 Senators who are calling on the Senate to provide additional support to child care workers and providers across the country. In a letter to Senate leaders, Young and 22 other senators, write: "…it is critical we provide additional support for the child care sector to ensure providers can maintain operations and continue to meet the needs of essential workers, and remain … Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Young and Braun Join Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. "Despite the challenging situation we are currently facing, teachers in Indiana and across the country remain dedicated to their students and staying connected … Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter In Support Of Australia After Recent Backlash from China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today in a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent comments made by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye. The comments insinuated Australia may face economic retaliation after calling for an independent investigation into the origins of the Coronavirus, including boycotts of … Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

Young, Bennet Announce Major New Proposals to Support Hardest-Hit Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced bold new proposals to support the small- and mid-sized businesses most affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. The Young-Bennet plan includes the new Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act loan program to provide funding to jump-start the hardest-hit businesses for the remainder of 2020 and provide loan forgiveness as a backstop against … Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

VIDEO: Young Highlights Indiana Paycheck Protection Program Success Stories

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic and highlighted several Paycheck Protection Program success stories in Indiana. To date, Indiana has received nearly $10 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans. "Over the last six weeks, I've had the opportunity to connect to roughly 22,000 Hoosiers. This of course is an anxious time, this is a time when … Continue Reading

May 04, 2020

Young joins bipartisan, bicameral bill to boost federal investment in American R&D, including vaccine research

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), introduced legislation to provide expanded tax support for American companies that invest in the research and development of new products and technologies. "The private sector will help America emerge from the coronavirus … Continue Reading

May 04, 2020

Young Joins Colleagues in Asking Treasury to Provide Relief for Opportunity Zones in the Wake of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - The 2008 financial crisis showed the entire country that low-income communities are often the first hit and last to recover during times of economic instability. Fortunately, as the United States begins to reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a new tool to help the most economically distressed communities: Opportunity Zones. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senate colleagues in asking the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal … Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

Young, Perdue, Durbin, Coons To Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today announced they will introduce bipartisan legislation called the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses, which poses a significant risk to our ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The senators' proposal, to be introduced when the Senate reconvenes, would … Continue Reading

April 28, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and 21 other U.S. Senators in a bipartisan, bicameral push to include S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next coronavirus relief package. The bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. "We write to request the inclusion of S. 2661/ H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation … Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

Young Joins Letter to UN Secretary General Requesting an Independent Review of WHO’s Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and fellow Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), on a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres requesting that the UN … Continue Reading

April 23, 2020

Young: Indiana to Receive $11.5 Million for Coronavirus Testing and Surveillance

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will distribute more than $11.5 million to Indiana to boost coronavirus testing and surveillance. The funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. With this funding, Indiana has now received a total of $26.3 million from the CDC. "As Indiana continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, this additional funding from the CDC will … Continue Reading

April 22, 2020

Young Calls on VA to Help Counteract Impacts of Loneliness and Social Isolation on Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie calling for the VA to help counteract loneliness and social isolation experienced by veterans and service members in high-risk groups during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter calls for the VA to take innovative steps to combat loneliness in veterans. "Unprecedented safety measures, including stay-at-home orders, to avoid transmission of COVID-19 exacerbate … Continue Reading

April 21, 2020

Young Statement on Additional Coronavirus Relief Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today commended the Senate's passage of additional coronavirus relief funding, including renewed funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, hospitals, and expanded testing. The agreement also clarifies that farmers with under 500 employees are eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The agreement must next pass the U.S. House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. "Although this funding was … Continue Reading

April 20, 2020

Senators Call for SBA to Continue Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) today sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting that lenders be permitted to submit applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) despite the program's funding lapse. Enabling lenders to continue processing applications would help alleviate the … Continue Reading

April 20, 2020

VIDEO: Young Offers Vision for Rebuilding After Coronavirus

Click HERE to watch Senator Young's remarks. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks to the Sagamore Institute this week commending the Hoosier communities, businesses, and individuals who have stepped up to help their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic, and outlining his vision on how to overcome this challenging time. "The list of those who are asking how they can help, and finding innovative ways to do so, is too long to recite here. The fight … Continue Reading

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