Press Releases

September 16, 2020

Young Introduces Bill to Improve Treatment for Dialysis Patients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Bringing Enhanced Treatments and Therapies to ESRD Recipients (BETTER) Kidney Care Act to provide a new care option for dialysis patients to receive high-quality, integrated, and coordinated care. Roughly 37 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) and more than 726,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Additionally, approximately 20 percent of traditional Medicare dollars - $114 billion a year - are spent on … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

VIDEO: Young: Democrats Prioritizing Politics over Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about Democrats prioritizing politics over much-needed coronavirus relief for Americans. Last week, for the second time in a matter of months, Democrats blocked critical relief that would provide a lifeline for communities across America. "Never have I, in my time in elected office, experienced such hypocrisy which could be so injurious to the American people's health and welfare as that seen by the National Democratic Party last … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

Young Attends White House Signing Ceremony for Israel, Middle East Peace Deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined President Donald Trump for a ceremony at the White House marking the official signing of the historic peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Kingdom of Bahrain. "These agreements between Israel, the UAE, and the Kingdom of Bahrain mark a historic step forward toward peace and stability in the Middle East," said Senator Young. "These diplomatic achievements will expand economic opportunity, … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

Senate Passes Resolution Designating September as ‘National Workforce Development Month’

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) to encourage investment in education and training for American workers by designating September as "National Workforce Development Month." The resolution supports federal programs that promote workforce development and recognizes the crucial role they play in growing our economy. "In Indiana, … Continue Reading

September 11, 2020

USA TODAY Op-Ed by Senators Young, Bennet: Small Businesses Battered by COVID-19 Need Urgent Help

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) wrote a joint op-ed published by USA Today outlining the need for their RESTART Act. "This is a code red moment for small businesses. It's why nearly 2,000 buildings across the country - from Seattle's Space Needle to New York's Madison Square Garden - lit up in red lights earlier this month to underscore the need for urgent action. The action they're all calling for is clear. As Congress negotiates the … Continue Reading

September 11, 2020

Young Remembers Americans Lost on 19th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "Not a year goes by where we don't remember the national heartache experienced on September 11, 2001, when we lost the lives of so many brave Americans, including several Hoosiers. We must never forget those heroes," said Senator Young. "We have a duty to keep their memory alive, and to honor them through unity and service, while remaining … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

VIDEO: Senators Young, Bennet, and Howard Schultz Make Case for RESTART Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) joined Former Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, for a virtual event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The event titled Saving small businesses from permanent closure was moderated by AEI Director of Economic Policy Studies, Dr. Michael Strain, and focused on the need to pass the Senators' RESTART Act. "This is personal for me because I hail from a small business family. I can … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

Indiana to Receive $27.5 Million from DOT for Highway Improvement Projects

WASHINGTON - Indiana's Congressional Delegation today announced that Indiana will receive a total of $27.5 million in Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for highway improvement projects. In Hancock County, a $22.5 million BUILD Grant is being awarded to widen Interstate 70 from two to three lanes in each direction, replace failing pavement along approximately five miles of westbound lanes, and rehabilitate … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

More Than 8,700 Small Business Owners Join Howard Schultz In Supporting the RESTART Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced that more than 8,700 small business owners and leaders across America have signed on to entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Schultz's letter supporting the RESTART Act. Last month, Schultz led more than 100 current and former prominent CEOs on a letter to Congressional leadership expressing support for the type of low-interest, partially forgivable, long-term working capital loan proposed in the … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses Coronavirus Recovery Package

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the need to pass the next coronavirus recovery package. "Kids. Jobs. Healthcare. This is what the American people want us to address right now," said Senator Young. "Serving the needs of boots on the ground Americans is the best policy and political course right now. So I would just urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to come together with … Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Senator Young Statement on Labor Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Labor Day: "During this time of uncertainty, it is especially important that we recognize the hardworking Hoosiers whose contributions make Indiana great. Thanks to these women and men, Indiana has maintained national leadership in manufacturing and agriculture, and our workforce is among the best in the nation. I will continue working to provide relief to those who are struggling during this … Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Proposed Pilot Program Modeled After Senator Young’s DRIVE-Safe Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that a new pilot program modeled after his DRIVE-Safe Act is being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). A notice was sent to the Federal Register this morning requesting public comment on the proposed pilot program, which would allow 18 to 20-year old commercial driver's license holders to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce while … Continue Reading

September 02, 2020

Iconic Indiana Venues Signal "Red Alert" in Support of Young’s RESTART Act

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Event venues in more than 50 cities in the United States participated in a #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action on Tuesday night in support of U.S. Senator Todd Young's RESTART Act. In Indiana, dozens of entertainment venues lit their buildings with red lights to encourage passage of the legislation. The RESTART Act, co-authored by Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would provide a long-term, partially forgivable working capital loan based on … Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Young Op-ed: Save America From Communism

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, in an op-ed published by American Mind, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) wrote about the importance of protecting free speech in America. "Free people become and stay free because of open dialogue, because of the exchange of information and ideas, even ones we disagree with; because of patience with perspectives that are not our own; because we study our history and celebrate its highs and learn from its lows. That is why it was painful to read recently that 62% … Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Young Announces Over $3 Million for Airports in Huntington, Indianapolis, and Warsaw

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that airports in Huntington, Indianapolis, and Warsaw will receive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for infrastructure upgrades. The Huntington Municipal Airport will receive $1,323,117 for runway rehabilitation, Indianapolis International Airport will receive $1,100,000 for taxiway reconstruction, and the Warsaw Municipal Airport will receive $1,134,772 for runway rehabilitation. "After … Continue Reading

August 27, 2020

Young Announces Nearly $12 Million for Airports in South Bend and Columbus

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that airports in South Bend and Columbus, Indiana will receive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for infrastructure upgrades. The South Bend International Airport will receive $9,290,087 for taxiway reconstruction, and the Columbus Municipal Airport will receive $2,460,000 to install perimeter fencing. "Investments in infrastructure are important to our economy and to the safe transportation of … Continue Reading

August 26, 2020

Young Calls Double Track Funding a “Major Step Forward”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) announcement that it will allocate $50.6 million to the South Shore Line Double Track Project. The allocated funding comes in the form of a Capital Investment Grant for Fiscal Year 2020. "This is a major step forward for a project that has been at the top of Northwest Indiana Hoosiers' wish list for years and years, and a top Indiana infrastructure priority of mine"Senator Young said. "This … Continue Reading

August 25, 2020

Young Calls for Justice and Accountability on the 3rd Anniversary of the Rohingya Genocide

WASHINGTON - Today, on the third anniversary of the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma, U.S. Senator Young is taking steps to ensure justice and accountability for the Rohingya people. Indiana is home to the largest Burmese population in the United States. The largest group of the Rohingya in the United States lives in Fort Wayne. Senator Young joined a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Trump … Continue Reading

August 20, 2020

Young, Graham, Menendez, and Cardin to Introduce Resolution Praising Historic Agreement Between Israel, UAE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today said they will introduce a Senate resolution praising the historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Senate resolution: Congratulates the Governments and people of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on reaching this historic agreement. Encourages other Arab nations to establish full relations with Israel with the vision of … Continue Reading

August 20, 2020

Young and Pence Urge Support for Economic Development at Brookville Lake

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) urged the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District to support expanding recreational development in the 2020 Brookville Lake Master Plan. "Every year, Brookville Lake Complex sees millions of visitors from all across the Midwest to enjoy outdoor activities and the scenery. On weekends, the population of Union County triples from visitors, ultimately resulting in a strain on emergency … Continue Reading

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