Press Releases

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


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

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