Press Releases

November 13, 2019

Young: POTUS Right to Address Youth Tobacco and Vaping Epidemic

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded President Trump's commitment to curb America's youth tobacco and vaping epidemic. Earlier this year, Senator Young introduced the bipartisan Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the legal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. With 95 percent of adult smokers getting hooked before the age of 21, Senator Young's legislation is an important step to protect … Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Young Announces Navy Ship to be Named in Honor of Richard G. Lugar; Naming Ceremony Nov. 18 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Young will host a naming ceremony for the USS RICHARD G. LUGAR (DDG 136) in Indianapolis next Monday, November 18, where he will be joined by U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and members of the Lugar family. In June, Senator Young and Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading

November 12, 2019

Young, Merkley, Rubio, Coons Legislation Calls for Global Economic Security Strategy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced legislation requiring the President and future administrations to regularly produce and submit to Congress a Global Economic Security Strategy. Based on the belief that global stability and the national security of the United States depends in large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure economy, the legislation … Continue Reading

November 08, 2019

Young Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement in advance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11: "In the Marine Corps our slogan is Semper Fidelis, meaning 'always faithful' to our nation and to those who protect it. Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to thank the men and women who bravely served our nation in the armed forces. I ask all Hoosiers to join me in recognizing the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, whose service has kept our nation safe through … Continue Reading

November 07, 2019

Young Releases Video Featuring Hoosier Veteran

Click here or the image above to watch the video. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video ahead of Veterans Day to share how his office can help assist and honor Hoosier veterans. The video features the story of George Miller, from Mooreland in Henry County, who received a Bronze Star from Senator Young in June. Miller served as a track commander with Troop L, 3D Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment in Vietnam. "Awarding the ribbons and medals to veterans and … Continue Reading

November 07, 2019

Young and Braun Seek Applicants for Federal Judicial Appointment

SOUTH BEND, Ind.- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they are seeking applications for qualified individuals to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana based in South Bend. Chief Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann, who was appointed to the Northern District of Indiana in 2003 by President George W. Bush, will take Senior Status beginning January 2021. Individuals can access the applicant … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Young and Braun Announce $16 Million for I-65 Mobility and Access Project

WHITESTOWN, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation will be awarded a $16 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the I-65 Mobility and Access Project. The project aims to address the rising demand for modernized transportation infrastructure by constructing or modifying four interchanges along I-65 within Boone County, … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

VIDEO: Young Delivers Floor Speech Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon ahead of Veterans Day. He shared the stories of two Hoosier veterans - Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, and Robert Egli, a World War II veteran whose family received a Bronze Star on his behalf. Senator Young also highlighted his legislation to assist veterans, including the VA MISSION Act and the Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act. In a recent op-ed, … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Young Statement on Congressman Pete Visclosky

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement upon Congressman Pete Visclosky's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2020. Rep. Visclosky was first elected to represent Indiana's 1st Congressional District in 1984. "Congressman Visclosky has been a tireless advocate for Hoosiers in Northwest Indiana for the last 35 years. His list of accomplishments is long, and his impact will be felt for years to come. I've had the privilege to work with … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

VIDEO: Young Denounces Far Left’s Medicare-For-All and Public Option Healthcare Proposals

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) yesterday spoke about the far-left's one-size-fits-all healthcare proposals, including Senator Elizabeth Warren's $52 trillion Medicare-for-all proposal, which has been dubbed a "fiscal and health-care fantasy." Senator Young made the following remarks: "Well it's becoming increasingly known that every major Democratic Presidential candidate - every candidate who is … Continue Reading

November 05, 2019

Young Letter Urges Resolution to Looming Pension Crisis Threatening Hoosiers

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee members, including Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), to encourage their continued efforts to resolve to the looming multiemployer pension crisis and restore financial security to Hoosiers. The Central States Pension Fund is the largest multiemployer plan headed toward insolvency, and there are over … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Young Joins Resolution Recognizing Program Critical to US-Indo-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Md.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today to announce a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific Region. The Senators made the announcement as the 35th annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Young and Cardin Introduce Resolution Honoring Sikh Community

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the first Senate resolution honoring Sikh Americans. The resolution works to further diversity and afford all Americans the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikhs. "This resolution honors Sikh Americans, a vital part of our Nation's rich culture and diversity," said Senator Young. "Indiana is home to more than 10,000 Sikhs and I am proud … Continue Reading

October 30, 2019

Senators Young, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced the bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act, which would provide resources aimed at helping more students earn college credits while still in high school. These types of early college programs provide academically-prepared high school students the opportunity to receive college credit while they are still in high school. "Early college programs help families avoid college debt while … Continue Reading

October 27, 2019

Young Statement in Response to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. "At this watershed moment in the battle against terrorism, we thank the special operation forces who carried out the mission and the thousands of men and women who have led the fight against ISIS. "We think of Hoosier Marine Jordan Spears and his family, who represent the great sacrifice by many of our nation's … Continue Reading

October 25, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Meets Kenzie Academy Students Using Income Share Agreements

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today visited Kenzie Academy, an online and in-person technology school based in Indianapolis. He was joined by Kenzie Academy CEO and Co-founder Chok Ooi for the visit, and they hosted a roundtable discussion with students using Income Share Agreements (ISAs) to finance their tech education at Kenzie Academy. Senator Young recently introduced the bipartisan ISA Student Protection Act to help provide an innovative financing option for … Continue Reading

October 25, 2019

Young Encourages Hoosiers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON -To mark the one-year anniversary of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is highlighting progress in the fight against opioid addiction and encouraging Hoosiers to take part in the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Local collection sites can be found here. The bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act authorized funding for states to continue fighting the opioid … Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Joins Walorski, Sponsors of STOP for School Buses Act to View Demo of Bus Safety Technology

Click here or the image above for b-roll footage from today's event. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), sponsors of the STOP for School Buses Act, today marked National School Bus Safety Week at a live demonstration of technologies aimed at preventing illegal passing of stopped school buses. The event comes a week ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic bus-related crash in … Continue Reading

October 22, 2019

VIDEO: Young Calls for Passage of USMCA Trade Deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today discussed the importance of the House of Representatives quickly passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for Hoosier farmers and manufacturers. Signed one year ago, this agreement will modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and support freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. With tens of thousands of Hoosier jobs supported by exports to Canada and Mexico, … Continue Reading

October 17, 2019

Young Leads Indiana Delegation on Letter Defending Indiana Salmon, Hoosier Jobs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter signed by members of Indiana's Congressional delegation to President Trump and Vice President Pence this week expressing concern with efforts to block production of bioengineered salmon, an action that would negatively impact the state of Indiana and the future of biotechnology. Bioengineered salmon was developed by AquaBounty Technologies, which has started production at a land-based contained facility in Albany, Indiana. In … Continue Reading

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