Press Releases

March 17, 2021

Senate GOP: Biden Escalating Border Crisis by Unlawfully Freezing Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON - Amid the rapidly escalating crisis along the southern border, President Joe Biden violated existing law by halting construction of the border wall, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) said today. Senator Young joined Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and 38 Republican U.S. senators, in sending a letter to GAO Comptroller Gene L. Dodaro highlighting President Biden's suspension of border wall funding and … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Stop for School Buses Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced the reintroduction of the Stop for School Buses Act. In 2018, in Rochester, Indiana, a driver struck and killed three young siblings and injured a fourth student while they were boarding a school bus. This bipartisan legislation requires a comprehensive evaluation of methods to prevent the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses at loading zones. "The school bus tragedy that occurred in … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Finalize Organ Procurement Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today to urge the Biden Administration to finalize a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The letter, sent to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Norris Cochran, was signed by Senator Young, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Ben Cardin … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Finalize Organ Procurement Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today to urge the Biden Administration to finalize a rule to reform the organ procurement system in the United States. The letter, sent to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Norris Cochran, was signed by Senator Young, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Ben Cardin … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Senators Young, Hassan, Cortez Masto, Portman, and Sasse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Innovative Businesses and Startups' Research and Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), all members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative small businesses and startups. At 10 AM today, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on supporting domestic manufacturing through the tax code. Companies … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Young Reintroduces Bill to Create Innovation Zones in Higher Education, 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.) reintroduced the Innovation Zone Act (IZ Act) last week, which would reform the underutilized and inefficient Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) authorized under 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 pursue innovative strategies that … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Young, Merkley, Durbin Lead Senate Resolution Condemning Coup In Burma, Laying Out Coordinated International Response To Rohingya Genocide

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), today led a group of 13 senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to condemn the military coup in Burma and subsequent violence against citizens calling for democracy, as well as the systematic campaign of persecution and atrocities against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. The resolution calls for a genocide determination from the Department of State and lays out a plan for a … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today reintroduced the 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.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) joined as original cosponsors of the … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Young Backs Vaccine Funding and Stimulus Checks, Rejects Non-COVID Spending in ‘Relief’ Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and 10 fellow Republican senators forced a vote on a targeted COVID relief plan, but ultimately voted against the bloated, partisan American Rescue Plan today. "My Republican colleagues and I support providing additional assistance for needs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We support money for vaccines and personal protective equipment. We support re-opening schools. But we could not support a bloated and wasteful $1.9 trillion … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Young: Committee Assignments Continue to Align with Hoosier Priorities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his four committee assignments for the 117th Congress. He will continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Finance; the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, Young secured two subcommittee Ranking Member positions. On Finance, he will serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Social … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Young Joins Colleagues In Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) announced the reintroduction of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and throughout the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has only further exacerbated the problem. … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Senate Passes Young Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that yesterday the Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing February 2021 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senators Young, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). A broad, bipartisan group of 50 senators cosponsor the resolution. "In communities throughout Indiana, career and technical education (CTE) … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Young, Bennet, Scott Reintroduce the FINISH Act to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced reintroduction of the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to spur innovation in the higher education system. The bipartisan legislation supports the use of evidence-based innovation grants and the pay for outcomes model to benefit students. "Even before the pandemic, our higher education system was already falling short in serving our vulnerable students. … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Young, Baldwin, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) are reintroducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Young, Kaine Introduce Bill to Repeal 1991 and 2002 AUMFs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars - 30 and 19 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 03, 2021

ICYMI: Young Highlights Wasteful Spending in Partisan “COVID Relief” Bill

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) laid out his opposition to Democrats' American Rescue Plan due to hundreds of billions of dollars in wasteful pet projects and spending unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and again in a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Young pointed to blue state bailouts, a Silicon Valley subway, and Paycheck Protection Plan loans for Planned Parenthood as reasons for his opposition. Senator Young … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Young, Braun introduce resolution honoring 100th anniversary of Hoosier Gym & 35th anniversary of "Hoosiers"

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution on the floor of the United State Senate honoring the Hoosier Gym. This basketball gymnasium and museum is located in Knightstown, Indiana and was the filming location for the 1986 basketball movie "Hoosiers", starring Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper. "Hoosiers is a classic sports movie, but only because it accurately captured our state's obsession with basketball from the smallest towns to the … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Young, Coons Resolution Establishing National FFA Week Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bipartisan resolution that established February 20-27, 2021 as National FFA Week to recognize the important role of the FFA in communities across America. U.S. Representatives Tracey Mann (R-Kan.) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) led an identical resolution in the House of Representatives that was introduced last Tuesday, February 23rd. The resolutions received broad bipartisan support, with 49 cosponsors in the … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Houthis to Halt Their Marib Offensive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) were joined by Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Friday to issue a bipartisan call for the Houthis to halt their offensive on … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Young Joins Bill to Require Congressional Vote Before Any Iran Sanctions Relief is Granted

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) introduced the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2021, a bill that would enable Congress to approve-or block-any Administration effort to suspend or terminate U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime. "The removal of sanctions against Iran without substantial, verifiable commitments by the regime to halt its nuclear enrichment program, as well as its support for terrorist proxies and its ballistic missile … Continue Reading

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