Press Releases

June 17, 2021

Young Priorities Included in Surface Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON - Two of U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) key transportation priorities were included in the Surface Transportation Investment Act, approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday. Senator Young's DRIVE-Safe Act and the STOP for School Buses Act were included in the bill, which passed by a vote of 25-3. DRIVE-Safe Act To address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, the DRIVE-Safe Act provision creates a pilot program … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Young, Bennet Introduce PASTEUR Act to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) reintroduced thePioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed. Senators Young and Bennet were joined by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.). "Americans understand - now more than ever - … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Young, Menendez, Kaine Announce Foreign Relations Committee Will Vote to Repeal 1991 and 2002 AUMFs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) issued the following statements to announce the Committee will take up their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) at the next business meeting scheduled for June 22, 2021: "This is the most critical vote that any Member of Congress could be asked to take. I was a young Sailor when Congress first authorized military action against … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Senators Young and Braun join Rep. Baird in honoring 125th Anniversary of the Indiana Veterans’ Home

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution with Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Indiana Veterans' Home. In 1896, the Indiana Veterans' Home (IVH) opened their doors in West Lafayette, IN and has maintained a strong tradition of providing care to Hoosier veterans and their families. "For over a century, the Indiana Veterans' Home has provided Hoosier veterans and their families with the care and service … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

“What They Are Saying”: Young’s Endless Frontier Act

WASHINGTON - Last week, the Senate voted to pass U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act, a landmark bill to out-compete China in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security. The bill, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the House. What the press is saying: "American politicians are worried about the rise China as a tech power. Now they are finally doing something about the threat. It's rare that Washington politicians are the right side of … Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Young, Risch, Rubio, Crapo: Houthis Must Be Held Accountable for Atrocities in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), ranking member of the subcommittee that oversees the Middle East, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today led Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in sending a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Linda Thomas-Greenfield asking her to bring much-needed international attention to the violent human rights abuses and mass indoctrination of the Yemeni people by the Iranian-backed Houthis. "We write to express serious … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Boost Federal Investment in American R&D and Training for a Highly Skilled Workforce

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to introduce the FORWARD Act, which would provide expanded tax incentives for American companies that invest in the research and development of new products and technologies. "The private sector is helping America emerge from the pandemic and prepare for future emergencies," said Senator Young. "Government should … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Young’s Endless Frontier Act Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Endless Frontier Act, a landmark bill to out-compete China in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security, passed the Senate today by a vote of 68-32. The bill, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the House. "Americans have always looked towards the frontier and forward to new horizons. This bill, this moment, it's not only about beating the Chinese Communist Party; the Endless Frontier Act is about using their … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Indiana Delegation Urges Air Force to Consider Grissom Air Reserve Base to Host New KC-46A Aircraft

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today joined members of the Indiana congressional delegation in urging the Air Force to consider Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) in Miami County as the fifth Main Operating Base for the new KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft. In a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth, the members highlighted the many advantages Grissom would offer as a base for … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Young, Hassan Lead Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Job Training Opportunities for Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), along with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), yesterday reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers. The Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act would increase the amount of tax-free educational assistance that employees in workforce development programs can receive from … Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

ICYMI: Endless Frontier Act “In-the-Press”

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) touted his Endless Frontier Act during an Indianapolis Business Journal podcast, Fox Business interview, and Ripon Forum op-ed. His bipartisan bill aimed at out-competing, out-innovating, and outgrowing the Chinese Communist Party was approved by a strong bipartisan vote of 24-4 in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation two weeks ago. It is now on the Senate floor for a vote as early as this week. IBJ … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Young Joins Relaunch of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Reforms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation to shine a light on efforts by foreign interests to influence American policy and public opinion. The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act adds teeth to existing law aimed at ensuring public awareness of lobbying campaigns pushed by foreign powers. Senator Young and Grassley were joined by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Senators Young and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help High School Students Earn College Credit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would create a grant program aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. Senators Young and Hassan are working to include elements of their bill, including expanding access to college-level STEM classes for high school students, in the Endless Frontier Act, a bipartisan bill to help the United States boost … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

VIDEO: This Is the Time to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with Israel

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a group of Republican senators in a press conference calling for the Biden Administration to stand firmly with Israel, as the Israelis defend themselves against waves of attacks by Iranian-backed, Hamas terrorists. Earlier this week, Senator Young introduced a resolution condemning the attacks against Israel by Hamas and asked for the Senate's unanimous … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Young Introduces Resolution Designating May 18th as the First-Ever CASA/GAL Volunteers’ Day

WASHINGTON - Today,U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating May 18thas the first-ever Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Volunteers'Day. CASA/GALvolunteers are appointed by judges and work with courts to ensure positive outcomes for children in child abuse and neglect cases. Across the U.S., over 96,000 volunteers work with nearly 277,000 children and their familiesthrough this program. … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Young: “I Continue to Stand with Israel” in New Resolution

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), along with Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Tommy Tuberville(R-Ala.), announced a resolution … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Young Reintroduces Yes In My Backyard Act to Encourage Communities to Cut Regulations and Increase Housing Supply

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land use policies, encourage localities to cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Young’s Endless Frontier Act Clears the Senate Committee on Commerce

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) bill to out-compete China on innovation in key emerging technology areas critical to our national security was approved by a strong bipartisan vote of 24-4 following a markup at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act, which was reintroduced in April, now heads to the Senate floor for a vote. "I'm proud that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle were in agreement today … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Young, Durbin Lead Senators In Bipartisan Request For Strong FY22 International Affairs Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today led nearly half the Senate in urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to support strong Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for the International Affairs Budget. In a bipartisan letter to Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the senators highlight … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Young, Colleagues Demand Answers On Purported Amnesty Program For Researchers That Did Not Disclose Foreign Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a detailed briefing on the reported U.S. Department of Justice's amnesty program, which would allow U.S. academics to disclose past foreign funding without fear of prosecution for their disclosures. … Continue Reading

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