Press Releases

January 30, 2019

Young Cosponsors Bill to Repeal Death Tax

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee is cosponsoring legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, more commonly known as the death tax. The bill, led by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), would end the punitive tax that negatively affects Hoosier farmers and small business owners. "Death should not be a taxable event," said Senator Young. "Hoosiers should not be forced to sell a family farm or transfer ownership of a small … Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Calling for Release of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists and Safe Repatriation of Rohingya

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bipartisan group of 20 other Senators today introduced a new resolution calling for the immediate release of imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Lone and Soe Oo were recently sentenced to seven years in prison for their work reporting on massacres that Burmese security forces carried out against the Rohingya. The resolution also calls for … Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

Young Supports Plan to Re-Open Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the deal to reopen the government for three weeks while border security negotiations continue: "The President's announcement today is an encouraging step forward. I will continue working with the President and my colleagues in the Senate to advance policies that keep our government funded, secure our border, and protect our national … Continue Reading


January 24, 2019

Young Votes to Secure Border and Reopen Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting on a legislative package proposed by President Trump to secure the border and fully reopen the government: "Today, I voted to secure our border and fully reopen the government. Unfortunately Democrats blocked this principled, commonsense legislation. Under the direction of Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer, my colleagues on the left refuse to move forward in a serious way for the good of the … Continue Reading


January 19, 2019

Young Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Secure the Border and Fully Reopen the Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's plan to secure the border and fully reopen the government:"Today the President put forward a commonsense proposal to secure our border and fully reopen the government. As a Marine, I was stationed on the southern border in Yuma, Arizona, and I saw firsthand the need for greater border security. It's time for Democrats to come to the table to address this humanitarian and security … Continue Reading


January 18, 2019

Young, Braun, Visclosky Reintroduce Indiana Dunes National Park Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-01) today announced that they have reintroduced legislation in the 116th Congress that would designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. Senator Young and Representative Visclosky introduced identical legislation in the last Congress. "We need to tout Indiana's rich history and our natural assets to make our state even more attractive to visitors and … Continue Reading


January 17, 2019

VIDEO: Young Speaks in Support of Pro-Life Principles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of pro-life policies, including legislation he cosponsored to ban taxpayer funding of abortion. Tomorrow, Senator Young's office will welcome Hoosiers in Washington who are participating in the March for Life, the world's largest annual pro-life demonstration. "In Indiana, advocates from all corners of the state are fighting tirelessly to protect pro-life principles. These are the unsung heroes of the … Continue Reading


January 17, 2019

Young Reintroduces Bill to Extend Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today reintroduced the Eastern Legacy Extension Act, a bill that would extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from St. Louis, Missouri to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including all of Indiana's southern border along the Ohio River. The proposed extension travels through seven states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia."The Eastern Legacy Extension Act honors the important legacy of the Lewis and … Continue Reading


January 15, 2019

Young, Coons Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Support Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2019 was introduced today by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), and Frank Lucas (R-Okla.). This bill encourages broader participation in the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and provides additional training for innovators to learn how to turn their research into a … Continue Reading


January 15, 2019

Senators Reintroduce Bill Boosting Agriculture Education

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced they have reintroduced legislation in the 116th Congress to update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA), which will better reflect agriculture education in the 21st Century.The National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act updates the FFA's charter to allow for student officer vice presidents to reflect the regional … Continue Reading


January 15, 2019

Young Joins Deputy Whip Team for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Whip Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today announced that U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) will continue to serve on the deputy whip team for the 116th Congress."I look forward to serving on the Senate Republican whip team again this Congress as we continue working to advance policies that support job growth and economic opportunity for all Americans," said Senator Young.Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) will lead the team as chief deputy whip. Serving as deputy whips along … Continue Reading


January 14, 2019

Young and Braun Join Effort to Permanently End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) to introduce the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019, S. 109. The measure would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. Similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, currently require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare. "Federal … Continue Reading


January 11, 2019

Senator Young visits Near Northside Neighborhood with former Colts Player Marlin Jackson

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined former Indianapolis Colts star Marlin Jackson in Indianapolis Friday to learn about his efforts to bring affordable housing to the Crown Hill neighborhood. Jackson's Revive Property Group works to revitalize neighborhoods by building homes in distressed neighborhoods "People are working on the housing affordability crisis all over the country, but to have a former Colts player stay and give back to the community is even more special," … Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

Young Reintroduces REINS Act

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and 29 other cosponsors, reintroduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny(REINS) Actto increase accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process. The REINS Act would rein in unelected federal bureaucrats by requiring that Congress affirmatively approve every new "major rule" proposed by the … Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

Young Joins Senators to Urge HHS to Enforce Separate Abortion Fee Payment Requirement

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 13 of his Senate colleagues today to encourage the Trump administration to move forward with a final rule that would ensure pro-life consumers enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans aren't subsidizing abortion services. In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators expressed their support for an HHS rule on ACA Section 1303. The rule, titled "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange … Continue Reading


January 08, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Progress in Yemen requires American leadership

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) penned an op-ed for The Hill newspaper today highlighting the need for American leadership in Yemen where nearly 16 million people are on the verge of starvation - almost two and a half times the population of Indiana - and terrorist groups have exploited the war and humanitarian crisis to expand their influence and threaten the United States. In response, Senator Young writes that the United States must use its influence to persuade Saudi Arabia to … Continue Reading


January 04, 2019

Young: New Committee Assignments Align with Hoosier Priorities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his committee assignments for the 116thCongress. Senator Young has been added to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and he will continue to serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship."From keeping our country safe, to fighting for small businesses, and tackling some of our nation's largest economic challenges, these committee assignments … Continue Reading


January 03, 2019

President Signs Young and Warren’s Government Accountability Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, the President signed U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies into law. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to report on open and unimplemented recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). "I'm proud that the President signed my bipartisan bill into … Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Young: New Criminal Justice Law Will Enhance Prison Security, Reduce Crime, Transform Lives

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the President's signature of First Step Act into law. Senator Young voted earlier this week to pass the bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, which he cosponsored."This much-needed law will reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates for successful return to society, enhance prison security and officer safety, and reform federal criminal sentencing," said Senator Young. "These reforms will bring meaningful change … Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Young, Warren Government Accountability Bill Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced that their bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has passed the House by a 382-2 vote and now heads to the President's desk to await his signature. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to report on open and unimplemented recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government … Continue Reading

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