Press Releases

March 20, 2020

Young, Kaine Urge Congressional Leaders To Strengthen Support For Child Care In Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote a letter calling for investments in child care to be included in the forthcoming coronavirus (COVID-19) economic relief package. In the letter, Young and Kaine urged Senate leadership to increase funding, flexibility, and eligibility for the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to support child care providers and help ensure health care workers and other parents have access to child care during the … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Young Joins Effort To Help Protect America’s Food Supply During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by more than 100 members of the House and Senate urging the Trump administration to maintain access to vetted, temporary workers to help ensure America's agriculture industry has the workforce it needs to continue producing our domestic food supply as our nation combats the COVID-19 epidemic.The members called on the administration to remove a number of specific hurdles in order to ensure the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Young Votes for Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will provide emergency relief to help families, workers, and businesses affected by the coronavirus, including providing free testing, food aid, and unemployment assistance. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding his vote: "American families, workers, and businesses need assistance now, and the package we voted on today is an important first step in … Continue Reading


March 16, 2020

Young Statement on First Coronavirus Death in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the first reported coronavirus fatality in Indiana: "Today, the first fatality was reported in Indiana as a result of the coronavirus. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the family and loved ones during this difficult time. It is important that all Hoosiers continue to remain vigilant and listen to the experts. We all have an important role to play in protecting our fellow … Continue Reading


March 13, 2020

Young Statement on Coronavirus National Emergency Declaration

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's national emergency declaration to free up more federal aid for state and local governments to respond to the coronavirus outbreak: "The President's national emergency declaration is welcome news to help to contain the spread of coronavirus. This will free up additional funding and resources to help states like Indiana immediately respond to this public health emergency. I … Continue Reading


March 12, 2020

Young, Daines, Peters, Schatz, Hirono, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Unemployment Assistance To People Unable To Work Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act. The new bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide disaster unemployment assistance to people who are unable to work due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Assistance will be available to individuals, including self-employed individuals and independent contractors, … Continue Reading


March 12, 2020

Young, Rubio Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introducing Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were joined by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D- Ill.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in introducing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This bipartisan and bicameral bill will ensure that goods made in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) imported into the United States are not made … Continue Reading


March 12, 2020

Senators Young, Casey, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Child Care Workforce

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Early Educators Apprenticeship Act to support apprenticeships in early childhood education. While child care costs strain working families, child care workers are often faced with low wages and long hours due to a lack of available educators, especially in rural areas. Apprenticeships are an innovative way to address these challenges. For working families across the … Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Young Addresses Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today participated in two events regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. Senator Young participated in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the war in Syria, with witness testimony from Caesar, a Syrian military defector for whom the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act was named. Senator Young also spoke during an event hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum regarding the Syrian crisis that has killed more than 500,000 … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

VIDEO: Young Gives Coronavirus Update

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the coronavirus and steps being taken to protect Hoosiers, prevent the spread of the disease, and minimize the economic impact. "We're preparing for the absolute worst so the absolute worst doesn't happen. That is a good way to think about the process we are going through right now. We are certainly trying to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus to the extent we can. We're learning more everyday about this virus. We … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Young Statement on Coronavirus Case in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the confirmed coronavirus case in Indiana: "As of this morning, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed the first Hoosier case of coronavirus. Under the leadership of Governor Holcomb, the state, in coordination with our medical community, was prepared and ready to respond. To further help our state and local governments in the days to come, I voted to pass $7.7 billion in … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Young Delivers Inaugural Richard G. Lugar Lecture at Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today delivered the Inaugural Richard G. Lugar Lecture at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington. Senator Young addressed America's role in the world and confronting the challenges of the 21st Century. "I commend President Trump and my colleagues in Congress for enacting new tax and regulatory policies, increasing investment in the skills required to fuel our 21st century workforce, … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Young, Van Hollen, Leahy Urge Pompeo to Immediately Sanction Turkey Over the Wrongful Detention of Locally Employed Staff of U.S. Diplomatic Missions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to sanction Turkey over the wrongful detention of locally employed staff at U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey, as required by law. The letter points to their recently passed appropriations language mandating visa bans on foreign officials involved in the wrongful detentions of these staff. The Senators write, … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan Group to Protect Funds for 800 Rural, Low-Income Schools

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) led a letter that was signed by 19 of their colleagues, expressing concerns with a calculation adjustment that jeopardizes funding eligibility for more than 800 rural, low-income schools. In their letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Senators shared the importance of these funds for rural schools in accessing supplies, technology upgrades, curriculum, transportation, and many other supports for … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Young and Braun Join Bipartisan Resolution Demanding Olympic Committee Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of China

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators on a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China and rebid it to another country unless Beijing addresses its violation of human rights. "The People's Republic of China is a Communist state and it is outrageous to reward bad behavior by allowing them to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Currently in China, … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Young: Energy Bill Benefits Hoosier Jobs, National Security, Energy Prices

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the energy package the Senate is considering week. The American Energy Innovation Act contains more than 50 bipartisan measures that prioritize innovation and investments in our energy economy to help grow Hoosier jobs, strengthen national security, and lower energy costs."We know that the economy is strong, that unemployment is at a 50-year low, that wages are … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Pompeo To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), sent a letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to oppose China's leadership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and take the necessary diplomatic steps to ensure our allies and partners do the same before the nomination of the Director General in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Given China's persistent violations of … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

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

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, announced that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing February 2020 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was cosponsored by a total of 56 bipartisan Senators. "In communities throughout Indiana, CTE provides Hoosier students with hands-on experience and real-world skills to better prepare them for jobs of the 21st century," said Senator Young. "This resolution … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand Coverage for Seniors’ Kidney Transplant Drugs

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today introduced legislation to provide seniors who received kidney transplants with extended Medicare Part B to help cover lifesaving medication. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) joined as cosponsors of the legislation. "Receiving a new kidney isn't the end of the road for transplant recipients. Patients require immunosuppressive drugs … Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

Young Calls for Passage of Two Pro-Life Bills to Protect Innocent Children

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about protecting the rights of unborn children and the need to pass two bills being voted on in the Senate today: the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Senator Young is a cosponsor of both bills. "Pro-life principles are supported by a majority of Americans and these bills are critical to protect all of our … Continue Reading

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