Press Releases

January 16, 2024

Young, Senators Recognized for Effective Oversight of the U.S. Organ Transplant System

Washington - The Carl Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy, a nonpartisan organization supporting legislative efforts to enhance accountability at all levels of government, recognized U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) for their work to enhance competition in the U.S. organ transplant system.   “Government services shouldn’t prioritize industry insiders over patient care, especially when lives are on the line,” said … Continue Reading

January 10, 2024

Young, National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology Urge Action to Lead the “Age of Biology” for U.S. National Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a commissioner on the bipartisan U.S. National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology, today issued the following statement regarding the release of the Commission’s interim report examining the critical intersection of emerging biotechnology and national security:“Biotechnology presents tremendous opportunities for life sciences, manufacturing, agriculture, defense, and many other fields. Preserving America’s leading role in biotechnology … Continue Reading

January 10, 2024

Young, Colleagues Commend Taiwan’s Commitment to Democracy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing a resolution commending Taiwan for its commitment to democratic elections and institutions, despite ongoing threats from the Chinese Communist Party. This resolution comes prior to Taiwan’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections set to occur on Saturday, January 13.In addition … Continue Reading

January 05, 2024

Young Leads Effort to Ensure U.S. Leadership in AI Innovation

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging the inclusion of initial funding of $10 million to establish the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute (USAISI) in the Fiscal Year 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, or anyother relevant funding opportunities. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Maria … Continue Reading

December 22, 2023

Young, Colleagues Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded Senate passage of legislation he helped introduce that would designate U.S. Highway 20 - including the 156 miles in Indiana - as the “National Medal of Honor Highway.” “Our Medal of Honor recipients are some of our nation’s bravest heroes,” said Senator Young. “I am proud to support the designation of U.S. Highway 20 as the ‘National Medal of Honor Highway’ and permanently recognize and celebrate each recipient’s selfless devotion and … Continue Reading

December 19, 2023

Senator Young’s Office Helps Record Number of Hoosiers in 2023

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his staff have helped 3,763 constituents resolve cases before federal agencies this year, a 20 percent increase over the number assisted in 2022. The constituent service work resulted in more than $20 million being returned to Hoosier taxpayers.Since joining the Senate in 2017, Senator Young has helped 14,438 Hoosiers recover approximately $87 million from federal agencies.This year, the Young office saw a surge in passport cases as a result of … Continue Reading

December 15, 2023

Senate Passes Young’s Bipartisan Chips Permitting Bill for the Second Time

Washington - Last night, the United States Senate unanimously passed the Building Chips in America Act, bipartisan legislation to streamline review requirements for semiconductor manufacturing projects to maximize the impact of the CHIPS and Science Act. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.).  “The CHIPS and Science … Continue Reading

December 15, 2023

Young op-ed: Antisemitism is a horrible evil that we must fight

The following opinion column was originally published on on December 15, 2023. By Todd Young In 1818, former president Thomas Jefferson wrote that though antisemitism was widespread and ancient, there was a hope against it: America.   Our nation, in his words, was "the only antidote to this vice." Our Constitution protects religious freedoms and places every citizen, no matter their faith, on "equal footing." Throughout America’s history, millions of Jews have found a home and … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

Young Votes for Annual Defense Bill to Support Troops, Address Global Threats

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young applauded Senate passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024, which passed the Senate 87-13. The annual defense bill will set policy for the Department of Defense (DoD), establish the national security priorities of Congress, and give U.S. servicemembers a much-deserved pay raise. “The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress considers each year. I’m pleased the … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Paid Family Leave Working Group, Requests Input on Paid Leave Proposal

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), along with U.S. Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06) and Stephanie Bice (R-OK-05), joined a bipartisan, bicameral group in requesting information on a bipartisan paid leave proposal.The lawmakers sent a letter to a wide range of individuals, organizations, researchers, policy experts, and others to request suggestions for expanding access to paid parental, caregiving, and … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

Young Introduces Judges Cristal Brisco and Gretchen Lund, Nominees for the Northern District of Indiana

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s introduction.** Washington - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Cristal Brisco and Elkhart County Superior Court Judge Gretchen Lund during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Judges Brisco and Lund have both been nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.During his remarks, Young spoke about the backgrounds of both judges and outlined why he supports … Continue Reading

December 12, 2023

Young, Colleagues Sound the Alarm on Rapidly Rising Cost of Servicing National Debt

Washington - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with a group of their Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlighting their concerns with the rising cost of servicing the nearly $34 trillion national debt. “Driven by out-of-control federal spending and rising interest rates, the U.S. spent $659 billion on servicing the federal debt in Fiscal Year 2023, a $184 billion increase from the previous year and nearly … Continue Reading

December 12, 2023

Young, Colleagues Commend Inclusion of Legislation to Combat Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

Washington - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) issued the following statement today after the Senate HELP Committee passed the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Disease Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ongoing initiative to eliminate the risk of infectious disease caused by substance use disorder to continue through 2028. The legislation was included in the larger SUPPORT … Continue Reading

December 11, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call for EPA to Reject Regulations That Would Hurt Hoosier Steelworkers, Manufacturers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject three proposed rules that would dramatically undermine America’s steel industry, hurt steel manufacturers and steelworkers, and ship steel jobs overseas. In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the senators urge the agency to reject the proposed regulations as currently written in the interest of … Continue Reading

December 08, 2023

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Who Completed Fall Internship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the fallsession of his internship program in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services. The Washington, D.C. intern class included (as pictured from bottom left to right) Margaret Pebworth, a recent graduate from Indianapolis who attended Indiana University; Michael Herald, a … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Whiskey and Spirits, Protect American Jobs

Washington - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) led a letter to the Biden Administration urging quick action to protect the millions of U.S. jobs that rely on American whiskey and spirits producers.Without urgent action, the European Union (EU) will implement a 50% tariff on American whiskey imports on January 1, 2024, and American wine and other distilled spirits imports could see sharp tariff increases by … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Young, GOP Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ensure Transparency in CCP Activities in the U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Countering Corrupt Political Influence Act (CCP Influence Act) to increase transparency and reporting requirements of Chinese Communist Party officials in the U.S. conducting government business. The CCP Influence Act would build upon a Trump administration policy to require the State Department to mandate that Chinese foreign missions, … Continue Reading

December 05, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Enforce Iran Steel Sanctions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), and a group of over 30 senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Treasury Department to enforce existing sanctions on Iranian steel.In the letter, the senators express the importance of “proactively and continuously” enforcing sanctions and the detrimental consequences of ineffective - or willfully negligent - enforcement. Iran is … Continue Reading

December 05, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Changes to Biden Administration Rule Endangering Safety and Wellbeing of Unaccompanied Alien Children

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and a group of over 30 Republican senators called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to overhaul its harmful and deficient policies governing the agency’s treatment of unaccompanied alien children in the United States. ORR’s Proposed Rule - parts of which the agency is already enforcing - allows vulnerable children to be placed in the custody of unvetted, potentially … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Young’s Housing Bill Makes Taxpayer Advocacy Group’s “No Brainers” List

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-Ind) Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act was selected by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for its 13th annual “No Brainers” list. NTU is an organization that advocates for responsible tax policy and spending reductions throughout the federal government. Each year, NTU selects ten “no brainer” bills that can bridge the partisan divide. “I’m proud that my Yes In My Backyard Act made NTU’s annual ‘No Brainers’ list for Congress to pass. This bill is … Continue Reading

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