Press Releases

February 05, 2021

Young Opposes Democrats’ Divisive Partisan Overreach on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted against the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution, which enables Democrats to fast-track a one-sided COVID-19 package without bipartisan negotiation through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Young has been outspoken on the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to be bipartisan, and he is one of 10 Republican Senators who met with President Biden this week after proposing a more targeted COVID-19 relief package that could … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Senate Passes Young, Cotton Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young speak in favor of the amendment. WASHINGTON - An amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to prohibit Economic Impact Payments (EIP) for illegal immigrants passed the Senate this evening on a bipartisan 58-42 vote. "It would establish a dangerous precedent if the federal government were to give a direct cash payment to those who have jumped the line and subverted our nation's immigration system … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Schatz Introduce New Legislation To Protect Journalists, Promote Press Freedom Around The World

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai?i), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today the introduction of new legislation to promote press freedom and the protection of journalists worldwide. The Global Press Freedom Act would direct the U.S. State Department to establish an Ambassador-at-Large for press freedom and train Foreign Service Officers on how to help promote media independence and protect foreign journalists. … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young Urges Biden Administration to Support Indiana Auto Manufacturing by Addressing Global Semiconductor Shortage

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), along a group of bipartisan Senators, sent a letter to Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese urging him to work with Congress in addressing the global semiconductor shortage facing auto manufacturing. According to the Indiana Economic Development Council, over 100,000 Hoosiers work in the automotive manufacturing industry, which has over 500 automotive companies located in Indiana alone. The automotive … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Young, Cotton Introduce Amendment to Prohibit Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution currently being debated on the Senate floor that would prohibit any future Economic Impact Payments or similar direct stimulus payment from being distributed to illegal immigrants. Economic Impact Payments were first authorized under the CARES Act to help provide relief to Americans and spur economic activity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Now … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Young Helps Reintroduce Tax Credit to Encourage Revitalization of Distressed Homes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) reintroduced their bill to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods nationwide. Currently, private development lacks in some urban and rural areas because the cost of purchasing and renovating homes is greater than the value of the sale price of homes. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA) creates a federal tax credit that covers the cost between building or renovating a home in these … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Senators Young, Casey, Capito Re-Introduce Bill to Support Child Care Workforce

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday re-introduced the Early Educators Apprenticeship Act to support apprenticeships in early childhood education. While child care costs strain working families, child care workers are often faced with low wages and long hours due to a lack of available educators, especially in rural areas. Apprenticeships are an innovative way to address these challenges, especially as the ongoing … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Young Joins Call to Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of Communist China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Communist China and rebid it to another country unless Beijing immediately addresses its egregious and numerous violations of human rights. Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Young and Scott in … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Young Reintroduces REINS Act to Curb Costly Regulations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and 23 other cosponsors, reintroduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to increase accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process. "We have made significant progress reining in costly, job-killing regulations since I first introduced the REINS Act in the House eight years ago, but as we enter a new administration, it is more important than ever that we … Continue Reading

February 01, 2021

Young, Republican Senators Announce Proposal to Rein in Biden $1.9 Trillion Plan

Click HERE for details on the proposal WASHINGTON - A group of 10 Republican Senators, including U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), unveiled the details of their more targeted COVID-19 relief proposal this morning. At the President's invitation, the group will meet with President Biden this afternoon at the White House to discuss the proposal in further detail. "Mr. President, we recognize your calls for unity and want to work in good faith with your Administration to meet the health, … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Young Commends 48th Annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the 48th annual March for Life and the recent actions taken by the Biden Administration that will make abortions easier to obtain. "Year after year, Hoosiers remain united behind our most fundamental right - the right to life. Even though this year's March for Life is virtual, it is just as important that we stand up for the unborn, especially now that the Biden Administration has already taken steps to … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Young Reintroduces the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and 44 other Senators to reintroduce the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. "The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act bans the horrific act of infanticide by ensuring that babies who survive attempted abortions have the chance at life that they deserve," said Senator Young. "I find it deeply disturbing that Democrats have blocked this life-saving bill previously. This critical legislation must … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Young, Hyde-Smith Reintroduce SAVE Moms and Babies Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today reintroduced their Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act to strengthen federal controls over the regulation and distribution of chemical abortion drugs. Senator Young was a cosponsor of this legislation in the last Congress. The SAVE Moms and Babies Act would prevent labeling changes for already-approved abortion drugs; prevent providers from dispensing these drugs remotely, by mail, or via … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Young Statement on Biden Abortion Actions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration's executive actions today to promote abortions in the U.S. and abroad: "Reversing pro-life policies enacted during the Trump Administration sends a false message to the world of how little we value the lives of the unborn. We should not be using federal funds to prop up abortion providers here or abroad. President Biden's reversal of abortion restrictions goes against the … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Young Joins Effort to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and 44 other Senators in reintroducing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which would make permanent the Hyde Amendment restrictions on using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. Senator Young was a cosponsor of this legislation in the last Congress. "Taxpayer-funded abortions should not be permitted under any circumstances," said Senator Young. "Innocent … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Young, Rubio, Merkley, Colleagues Reintroduce Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee andthe Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC),Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Senate colleagues reintroduced the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Young Helps Reintroduce 20-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and 42 other Senators to reintroduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation would provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on the unborn. Senator Young was a cosponsor of this legislation in the last Congress. "It is unconscionable that … Continue Reading

January 27, 2021

Young, Hassan, Collins, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to Expand Job Opportunities and Strengthen Innovative Businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to help expand economic opportunity for hard-working Americans and support innovative businesses in need of a strong workforce. Despite the economic downturn from the pandemic, innovative businesses continue to face challenges in hiring the skilled workers they need to grow and thrive. Simultaneously, individuals looking … Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and 33 Senate colleagues introduced legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions on January 6, 2021. Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside. "January 6th was a day that will not be forgotten. U.S. Capitol Police officers, including Officer Goodman, stepped up to protect the … Continue Reading

January 25, 2021

Young, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. In a time when COVID-19 has severely limited access to quality education for many, parents across the country continue to recognize the importance of school choice. According to a new survey released by the American Federation for Children, 72% of K-12 parents who work full-time support school choice. "The education of our youth is a priority for … Continue Reading

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