Press Releases

December 21, 2018

Washington Post: Young Demands Reform of Organ Transplant Network

WASHINGTON - Following U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) announcement that he intends to introduce legislation to bring greater transparency, oversight, and accountability to the nation's organ donation system, the Washington Post published a new report highlighting Senator Young's efforts.Washington PostLawmaker demands reform of transplant network after Washington Post storiesBy Lenny Bernstein and Kimberly KindyDecember 20 at 8:54 PMSen. Todd C. Young (R-Ind.) said Thursday he would … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Young Statement on Secretary of Defense Mattis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis:"During his decades of distinguished service in the Marine Corps and his exceptional tenure as Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis has served our country with extraordinary courage, integrity, and self-sacrifice. As the consummate warrior-scholar, he has always put duty to our country and the Constitution first, and the American people are safer because … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Farm Bill Signed into Law by POTUS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded President Trump's official signing of the 2018 Farm Bill into law. Last week, Senator Young voted for the Farm Bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 87-13. The 2018 Farm Bill improves risk management tools for farmers, strengthens food security while eliminating wasteful practices, and ensures Hoosiers can continue innovative conservation efforts that increase yield and prioritize soil health. Senator Young's own legislation … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Young to Introduce Organ Donation Bill Following Washington Post Reports

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he will be introducing legislation in the next Congress to bring greater transparency, oversight, and accountability to the nation's organ donation system following reports in the Washington Post exposing significant flaws in the system."More than 10,000 people die annually waiting on an organ or become too sick to receive a transplant. In Indiana alone there are more than 1,300 Hoosiers currently in need of a transplant and this is … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Young Votes to Advance Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted today for Senate passage of the First Step Act (S.3649), bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that would reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates for successful return to society, enhance prison security and officer safety, and reform federal criminal sentencing. Senator Young is a cosponsor of the measure, which passed on an 87-12 vote. The bill will now be considered in the House of Representatives. "I was proud to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Young Announces New Fair Shot Agenda Video Series

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the first in a series of videos as part of his Fair Shot Agenda. The first video is focused on Senator Young's work to combat the opioid crisis, and was filmed during a recent visit to the Greenfield Fire Station where he heard from the Fire Chief and first responders who are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. "When I think of the opioid crisis, this is for so many communities issue number one. You are on the front lines, … Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Bolster U.S. Leadership in Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lauded Senate passage by unanimous consent of bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. government efforts to prevent genocide and other human rights atrocities around the world. This bill, named in honor of the courageous, inspiring Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, strengthens the U.S. government's infrastructure to prevent, mitigate, and respond to … Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Young, Durbin Bill To Support Congenital Heart Defect Research Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced yesterday that their bipartisan bill, the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act, unanimously passed the Senate. This legislation will promote federal research on congenital heart defects (CHD) and raise awareness of the impact these health problems have throughout patients' lives. The Senate-passed Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act increases the funding authorization level for the Centers for … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senate Adopts Bipartisan Young-Led Yemen Amendment

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate voted 58-41 to pass U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) amendment to prevent the resumption of U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen. Yesterday, Senator Young introduced his bipartisan amendment (4080) to Senate Joint Resolution 54 with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and touted the amendment during a speech on the Senate floor. The Senate voted 56-41 to adopt Senate Joint Resolution 54, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senator Young’s Office Helps Return $3 million to Hoosiers

WASHINGTON - In 2018, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his staff was able to return more than $3 million owed to Hoosiers by various federal agencies. A core function of Senator Young's office is constituent services. The office is able to help Indiana residents who have problems with a federal agency. This often involves helping Hoosiers appeal when payments like veteran's disability benefits and Social Security benefits are improperly denied. This year, the office resolved 865 cases, … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Young, Shaheen, Collins, Coons Offer Amendment to Prohibit Resumption of Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Civil War

WASHINGTON - Today, coinciding with votes related to Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54), U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bipartisan amendment (4080) to prohibit the resumption of U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft engaged in the civil war in Yemen. In response to the argument that the U.S. is not engaged in hostilities in Yemen and that air refueling does not constitute "hostilities," … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Young Talks Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Border Security on Fox News

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom this morning to discuss the pending Yemen vote before the Senate, as well as the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, and funding for border security. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a leading voice in the Senate since March 2017 on addressing the humanitarian crisis and ending the civil war in Yemen, where approximately fourteen million people are at risk of … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senator Young Votes to Pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Senate colleagues today in voting to advance the Farm Bill Conference Report, which is a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. This Farm Bill compromise improves risk management tools for farmers, strengthens food security while eliminating wasteful practices, and ensures Hoosiers can continue innovative conservation efforts that increase yield and prioritize soil health. The Senate passed the bill … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Young’s GAO-IG Act Clears the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that his bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has passed the Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). "This bill keeps our government in check and protects … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Young Announces $40 Million for I-65 Expansion Projects in Indiana

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Indiana will receive two BUILD Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) totaling $40 million. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be awarded two $20 million grants for the South Central and North Central I-65 expansion projects. Senator Young urged DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for these projects, which are a top priority for INDOT. "As the Crossroads of America, it is … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. A record 149 students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 60 interviewed, 39 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are … Continue Reading


December 05, 2018

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), as well as Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today to introduce a Senate Resolution that holds Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accountable for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, the jailing of political dissidents within Saudi Arabia, the use of force to intimidate rivals, and the … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Young, Cardin, Durbin, Rubio, and Merkley Re-introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Burmese Officials for Rohingya Atrocities Amid Increasing Evidence of Genocide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), are leading a bipartisan Senate group that is seeking to impose targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on senior Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities and systematic human rights abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma. Earlier yesterday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced that "there is compelling … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Young, Indiana Groups Support Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his support fortheFirst Step Act (S.3649), bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that would reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates for successful return to society, enhance prison security and officer safety, and reform federal criminal sentencing. Senator Young is a cosponsor of the First Step Actalong with more than a quarter of the United States Senate. "Earlier this year I launched my Fair Shot Agenda … Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Young Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:"I join all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush - a man with an extraordinary record of service to our country. President Bush modeled exceptional character, humility, and resolve. He was a combat veteran, diplomat, and leader. As a naval aviator, he bravely risked his life in World War II. Before becoming Vice President and … Continue Reading

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