Press Releases

November 30, 2018

Young Calls for Inspector General Investigation into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), lead Democrat on the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Senator Young and UNICEF Executive Director Fore Issue Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON - Following their meeting today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), issued the following joint statement regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen: "We continue to call for an end to hostilities associated with the civil war in Yemen and for all parties to the conflict to urgently engage in good faith negotiations led by the Special Envoy. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst the world … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Young Discusses Yemen, Border Security, Underpaid GI Bill Benefits on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe today to discuss Yemen's humanitarian crisis following yesterday'svote in the Senate andbriefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Senator Young voted to support Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54) to direct the removal of U.S. armed forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. "This is a national security interest. … Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Following Administration Briefing, Young Announces Support for Senate Joint Resolution on Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following a briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In his speech, Senator Young announced that he will be voting to advance Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54). This joint resolution would direct the removal of U.S. armed … Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

Senators Young and Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018today. This bipartisan 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 company. "Entrepreneurs fuel Indiana's small business community and have the power to transform our lives," said Senator Young. "This … Continue Reading


November 21, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Thanksgiving

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday:"This Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as Americans as we work to help those who do not know where they will find their next meal. I am thankful to live in the United States, where we enjoy unprecedented freedom, security, and prosperity, and where our Constitution enshrines our God-given rights, including the freedom to worship as we see … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

Young Legislation Incentivizes New Investments in Cleaner and More Efficient Coal Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced new legislation to revitalize the Department of Energy's (DOE) loan guarantee program and incentivize energy producers to construct new, cleaner, and more efficient coal-fired units.The Reinvigorating American Energy Infrastructure Act, S.3653, would expand eligibility for DOE's existing loan guarantee program to high efficiency, low emission generating coal plants, also known as HELE units. By broadening the eligibility for DOE's … Continue Reading


November 16, 2018

Young and Menendez Introduce Comprehensive Yemen and Saudi Arabia Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation they authored to ensure effective Congressional oversight of U.S. policy on Yemen, provide leverage to push the stakeholders in Yemen's civil war toward a political process, address the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and demand meaningful accountability for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.The Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of … Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Indiana Congressional Delegation Introduces Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution in Honor of Matthew Tully

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) along with U.S. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) and André Carson (D-Ind.-07), and the entire Indiana congressional delegation, today introduced a Stomach Cancer Awareness Month resolution in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer worldwide and one of the most difficult to detect in its early stages. This year, more than 26,000 … Continue Reading


November 14, 2018

Young Video Highlights Apprenticeship Week After Indiana Visit with Acosta

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - To mark National Apprenticeship Week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a new video following his recent visitto Gaylor Electric in Noblesville with U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. The video features Senator Young and Secretary Acosta meeting with employees to discuss the important role of apprenticeships in addressing the skills gap and preparing Americans for jobs of the future. "Everyone deserves a career, not just a job. Everyone should be able … Continue Reading


November 14, 2018

Senator Young Elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

WASHINGTON - This morning the Senate Republican Conference elected its leadership team for the 116th Congress. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was elected to serve as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "I'm grateful that my colleagues have elected me to serve as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization charged with supporting Republican Senators and Senate candidates nationwide. I look forward to bringing Indiana's voice to the leadership … Continue Reading


November 11, 2018

Young Statement on Veterans Day

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Veterans Day:"Today we recognize America's veterans for their dedicated service to our nation. Veterans Day is a time to honor the sacrifices of all who have served, as well as the sacrifices of their families. As a proud Marine, I have great respect and gratitude for the patriotic men and women who have served in our nation's Armed Forces to defend our cherished freedoms. I am working in the … Continue Reading


November 09, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young and U.S. Secretary of Labor Discuss Workforce Development and Retirement Security in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta in Indiana for events focused on apprenticeships, workforce development, and retirement security. Senator Young and Secretary Acosta participated in an apprenticeship and workforce development roundtable at Gaylor Electric in Noblesville. They discussed the importance of apprenticeships and innovative measures to address the skills gap as automation and technological advances continue … Continue Reading


November 09, 2018

Young and Shaheen Call for Immediate Steps in Yemen, Including Ending U.S. Air Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) issued the following statement calling for the administration to take immediate steps toward Saudi Arabia, including ending U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft operating in Yemen: Senators Young and Shaheen said, "As a first step, we call on the Trump administration to immediately end U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen. If the administration does not take immediate steps, … Continue Reading


November 02, 2018

Young: Maximum Financial Pressure Needed on Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement today that the Trump administration is reimposing sanctions against Iran, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement:"Iran remains the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism, and I support the Trump administration's efforts to apply the maximum financial pressure possible until the Iranian regime changes course. Now we must focus on enforcement and additional steps to … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Young Helps Lead Effort Urging Suspension of Talks with Saudi Arabia on Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and others in urging President Trump to suspend negotiations regarding a U.S.-Saudi civil nuclear agreement. The Senators cited the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as Saudi actions in Yemen and Lebanon, as evidence for their concerns related to "the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decisionmakers in Saudi Arabia." Earlier this month, Senator Young … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

USA TODAY Article Details Senator Young Yemen Campaign

WASHINGTON - Preceding today's news that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are calling for a ceasefire in Yemen, USA Today published an article detailing U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) efforts over the last year and a half to address the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Excerpts of the article are included below and the full article is available here. USA TODAY: 'Stop starving people as instrument of war.' One Republican's blunt message to … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Young Applauds Important and Overdue Diplomatic Surge to End Yemen Civil War and Address Historic Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the statement below following Secretary of State Michael Pompeo's statement last night calling for an end to the conflict in Yemen. Senator Young's statement also comes after Secretary of Defense James Mattis called for a ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days. Senator Young said, "I have called for a U.S.-led diplomatic surge on Yemen since March of 2017, and I am pleased that the administration is finally and unambiguously drawing … Continue Reading


October 30, 2018

Young Statement on Passing of Matt Tully

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matt Tully: "Indiana is blessed with truly great journalists and Matt Tully was one of the best. His commentary was colored not by party ideology, but by the simple idea that Americans deserve a government that will take action on our greatest challenges and move toward a more perfect union. Indiana will miss his … Continue Reading


October 29, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Presents Purple Heart to Hoosier Veteran

BRAZIL, IND. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today attended a military service medal ceremony at the Clay County Courthouse where he presented Mr. Paul Lucas of Poland, Indiana with the Purple Heart he earned during the Korean War. Senator Young also presented Mr. Lucas with several other medals he earned, including the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Combat Infantry Badge (1st Award), and United Nations Service Medals. "Today we honored … Continue Reading

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