Press Releases

December 17, 2019

Young Secures Indiana Priorities in Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today applauded the Senate passage of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked to successfully include provisions in the annual military funding bill that support Indiana and national security priorities. The Senate voted 86-8 to approve the legislation and send it to the President for … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

HHS Proposes Adopting Young’s Organ Donation Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announcement that it is proposing rules that would adopt performance measures Senator Young proposed in his legislation to bring greater accountability to nation's organ donation system. The legislation is a culmination of years of research and leadership by Senator Young, dating back to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. "In Indiana there are more than 1,300 Hoosiers … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Young Secures Tobacco 21, Medical Device Tax Repeal, and Military Pay Raise in Year-End Funding Package

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that three of his top priorities are included in the bipartisan end-of-year government funding agreement negotiated by the House and Senate. The following items are included in the agreement and will be voted on this week: Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation Senator Young introduced earlier this year to protect middle and high school students from the dangers of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping. Permanent … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Senators Young, Menendez, Van Hollen Request Intelligence Review on Not Extending Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in requesting Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire formally conduct a National Intelligence Estimate on how Russia and China will react if the United States allows the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to expire in February 2021. Since it entered into force in 2011, New START has … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

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

WASHINGTON - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his staff were able to return more than $3 million owed to Hoosiers by various federal agencies. With two weeks remaining this year, the office has resolved more than 1,300 cases, resulting in $3,089,128 returned to Hoosiers. 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 … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Young Statement on USMCA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "After a full year of unhelpful foot dragging by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats have finally come to the table on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Trade with our North American neighbors is critical to Hoosier manufacturers and farmers. Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in the country, and one out of four Hoosier … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

VIDEO: Young Urges Permanent Repeal of Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called for a permanent repeal of the medical device tax, a tax on innovation that threatens patient care and could cost over 21,000 jobs. The tax is set to go back into effect January 1, 2020. "Once again we're approaching year's end and one of our most innovative sectors, the medical device manufacturing sector, is under threat. Years ago, everyone will recall, Democrats and only Democrats voted to implement this onerous tax. It's a tax … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Young, Scott, Grassley, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. The IMPACT, or Improving and Reinstating … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Young, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would also … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Young Urges Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable and Ensure Human Rights at 2022 Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards. "We hold great concern that the People's Republic of China, a country plagued with … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Young Op-ed: An Innovative Solution to Nation's Student Debt Crisis

KOKOMO, Ind. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need for his ISA Student Protection Act, which aims to provide a new financing option for higher education as an alternative to the unworkable free-college proposals from Democrats. Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are already up and running in schoolsacross the country, including Kenzie Academy in Indiana. "On the debate stage, we have heard Democrats running for president offer the wrong … Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

VIDEO: Young Continues to Push for USMCA Passage

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to push for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provide certainty to tens of thousands of Hoosier farmers and manufacturers who rely on exports to Canada and Mexico. "As of last weekend it was one year, one year, since the President of the United States signed the USMCA Trade Deal with our counter parties: Canada and Mexico. So it's been a year and Congress still has not voted on this," said … Continue Reading


December 02, 2019

ICYMI: Young Op-ed: Wounded warriors need not suffer TSA indignities

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - In an op-ed for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need to pass his bipartisan VETS Safe Travel Act, which is currently being held up in the House and by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the bill, TSA PreCheck benefits would be free for veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. "With momentum on our side, the bill passed the Senate and moved to the House. I had hoped this would be a clear example of Congress … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Young: Give Thanks to our Troops this Thanksgiving

Click here or on the image above for his statement in full. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Thanksgiving: "From my family to yours, I want to wish all Hoosiers a happy Thanksgiving. This year, America has a lot to be thankful for. We remain a country of unprecedented prosperity and enduring freedom, founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is only made possible by the brave … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Designate Ernest ‘Ernie’ T. Pyle Post Office

DANA, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they introduced legislation to rename the post office in Dana, Indiana, after Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle, the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist who was born near Dana. On April 18, 1945, Pyle was reporting on the U.S. Army's 305th Infantry Regiment when he was killed. "Naming the Dana post office after Ernie Pyle is one way to honor the important contributions of this celebrated war … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Young, Cardin, Braun Introduce Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with the entire Indiana congressional delegation yesterday announced they have introduced a bipartisan resolution marking November 2019 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Senator Young and the Indiana congressional delegation introduced the resolution againthis year in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully. Last year, Matthew lost his battle to stomach cancer. Yesterday evening … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Senators Young, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for Afghanistan Peace Process Oversight

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Ensuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that provides for congressional oversight of the comprehensive Afghanistan peace process. The comprehensive legislation mandates congressional oversight requirement for U.S. diplomatic efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

VIDEO: Young Calls for Greater Oversight of Bad Actors in the United Nations System

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's opening statement. WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today hosted a hearing titled, 'Challenges and Opportunities For Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System'. The hearing focused on the changing landscape at the United Nations and how we can work with our partners and allies to advance U.S. interests around the … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Ceremony for Navy Ship Naming in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today hosted a ceremony with U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announcing the Navy's intent to name a guided-missile destroyer in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. The future warship will be named USS RICHARD G. LUGAR. Senator Young was joined by the Lugar family and members of the Indiana delegation for the event. "When Senator Richard Lugar passed away in April of this year, Indiana and … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

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. One hundred and forty-four students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 64 interviewed, 42 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 … Continue Reading

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