Press Releases

March 25, 2019

Young Shares Third Fair Shot Agenda Video Focused on Housing Affordability

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released his latest Fair Shot Agenda video, which focuses on the nation's housing affordability crisis. In the video, Senator Young visits with community leaders who have transformed the Brookside neighborhood from one of highest crime areas in Indianapolis into a healthy community. "They've shown that the real platform for change across our country comes all the way down to neighborhood level," says Senator Young in the video. … Continue Reading

March 20, 2019

Senators Young, Markey, Merkley and Durbin Call for Greater Accountability for Atrocities in Burma

WASHINGTON - Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) this week sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin asking for clarification of the Trump administration's policy on sanctioning the perpetrators of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people during the 2017 security operations by Burmese military forces. Acknowledging the decision by the administration to already … Continue Reading

March 19, 2019

Young Rated Among Most Bipartisan Senators by Lugar Center

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was named the 7th most bipartisan senator by the Lugar Center, a non-profit led by former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. Senator Young released the following statement. "Hoosiers sent me to Washington to address the issues that matter to them," Senator Young said. "The only way to do that effectively is to reach across the aisle and work to build consensus. This approach will continue to be important as we face divided government in the 116th … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Young Votes for Border Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to protect the border and preserve President Trump's national emergency declaration. Just last month, 76,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended or deemed inadmissible at a port of entry on our southern border; that is not counting those who crossed undetected. We are on track for 900,000 apprehensions this year - greater than the entire population of Indianapolis."As a U.S. Marine, I was stationed on the southern border in Yuma, … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Young Statement on Former Senator Birch Bayh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Birch Bayh: "Birch Bayh is a modern-day founding father. He used his tenure in the Senate to push for substantive and substantial change, including two constitutional amendments and the passage of Title IX. While we remember his legacy, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bayh … Continue Reading

March 13, 2019

VIDEO: Young: Green New “Deal” Harms Hoosier Farmers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the so-called "Green New Deal" and its potential harm to Hoosier farmers. "Agriculture is a main driver of our state's economy, and it is often said that Indiana feeds the world, so we need our ag community to continue thriving," said Senator Young. "And yet, the sponsors of the Green New Deal have spoken about cutting back on the farming practices that employ Hoosiers and put food on the table." "Imagine … Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Young Announces Support for Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's national emergency declaration: "After weeks of careful study and discussion, I have decided to vote to preserve President Trump's national emergency declaration. It is clear that the President's declaration adheres to decades-old statutes and procedures laid out in federal law, and there is no question that a national crisis exists at our southern border. "I also share the … Continue Reading

March 11, 2019

Young Statement on Special Counsel Report

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation: "I have always said that Robert Mueller's investigation should run its course. With the investigation now complete, it's time to accept his findings and move on. "There has clearly been Russian interference in our democratic process, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will continue its work to better understand these … Continue Reading

March 11, 2019

Young Statement on Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request: "The release of the President's budget proposal is the first step in the government funding process. I'm encouraged to see national security, veterans, and our workforce prioritized in this outline. As Congress evaluates our federal spending priorities in the coming months, we owe it to Hoosiers of every generation to put our federal budget on a more … Continue Reading

March 08, 2019

FDA Lifts Ban Affecting Salmon Facility in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s announcement that it will deactivate an import alert on genetically engineered (GE) salmon and salmon eggs from entering the U.S. This is welcome news in Albany, Indiana, where AquaBounty made a $14 million investment - purchasing a defunct fish facility for cultivating GE salmon. The FDA had previously approved the facility and the product for human consumption, but production could … Continue Reading

March 07, 2019

Young Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Call For Investigation Into Non-Compete Agreements Hurting U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), led a bipartisan letter calling for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into the use and abuse of non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements were intended to protect companies' trade secrets, but too many workers are now subjected to arbitrary limitations. Non-compete agreements keep workerstrapped in their jobs. This hinders innovation and limits workers' ability to negotiate with their … Continue Reading

March 06, 2019

PHOTOS: Young and Braun Congratulate Indiana’s U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today congratulated Ishaan Modi from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, and William Schrepferman from Zionsville Community High School in Zionsville, for being selected as Indiana's delegates in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Ishaan and William traveled to Washington with high schoolers from across the country to participate in the 57th annual USSYP Washington Week. The two Hoosier students … Continue Reading

March 06, 2019

Young and Kaine Introduce Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs, Formalizing End of Gulf and Iraq Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The legislation will formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars - 28 and 17 years, respectively, after these AUMFs were first passed, reasserting Congress' vital role in not only declaring wars, but in ending them. The repeal of these authorizations also recognizes the strong … Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Three Big Wins for Indiana Public Lands

WASHINGTON - In an op-ed for the Northwest Indiana Times and the Jeffersonville News and Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlights three recent public lands wins for Indiana - designation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a national park, the authorized extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail across Southern Indiana, and protection for fishing and hunting rights within the Hoosier National Forest. From the Northwest Indiana Times: "The designation of … Continue Reading

March 01, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Holds Agriculture Roundtable in Greenfield

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a roundtable discussion with the Indiana Farm Bureau at Tuttle Orchards in Greenfield. Senator Young was joined by Tuttle Orchards owners Ruth Ann and Mike Roney, Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron, and local farmers. Tuttle Orchards is a fourth generation family farm that produces a wide variety of agriculture products including apples and vegetables. Issues discussed include infrastructure, regulatory reform, trade, … Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Young Votes to Confirm Wheeler as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Mr. Wheeler has demonstrated an ability to find reasonable solutions to difficult environmental issues. I look forward to collaborating with Administrator Wheeler to put forward sound policies that not only protect Indiana's environment but allow the Hoosier economy to … Continue Reading

February 27, 2019

Young Joins Letter Demanding Answers about Alleged Saudi and UAE Arms Transfers to Extremist Groups

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and other Foreign Relations Committee members on a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. The letter calls for answers regarding recent media reports that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred U.S. origin weapons to dangerous Yemeni militias, including groups aligned with … Continue Reading

February 27, 2019

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, announced that the Senate passed their resolution recognizing February 2019 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was cosponsored by a total of 50 bipartisan Senators. "Career and technical education provides students with hands-on experience and real-world skills to better prepare them for jobs of the 21st … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today reintroducedthe Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined as cosponsors of the bill. "Hoosiers know Indiana as the … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Young and Markey Lead Senate Introduction of Blockchain Legislation

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, and Science, and Transportation, introduced the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019. This legislation would establish a working group of stakeholders across the federal government and private industry to establish a common definition of blockchain technology, which is the bedrock of modern cryptocurrencies and could also have a tremendous impact in nonfinancial industries … Continue Reading

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