Press Releases

September 04, 2018

Young Joins FCC Commissioner Carr for 5G Announcement in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr at the Indiana Statehouse this morning to help announce the FCC's next 5G order. Joined by Indiana elected leaders, Carr unveiled a proposal to cut costs and streamline approval periods for small cells-the physical building blocks of 5G. Commissioner Carr toured Indiana with Senator Young earlier this year and saw firsthand how the Hoosier State is leading by example by … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

With Legal Deadline Approaching, Young and Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Letter on Yemen to Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with seven other Senators, today sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the administration to comply with the law by submitting a certification related to the humanitarian crisis and war in Yemen. Senators Young and Shaheen worked successfully to include a version of their legislation in the annual defense bill, which President Trump recently signed into law. Section 1290 requires … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Young and Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Designate National Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) yesterday introduced the National Airmail Museum Act to designate Hangar 2 at SmithField in Fort Wayne as the National Airmail Museum. The legislation would designate a museum to celebrate Smith Field's role in airmail history. Representative Jim Banks (IN-R-03) introduced the House version of this bill in February. Smith Field was named in honor of Art Smith, a pioneer in airmail and Fort Wayne native who had a … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Young and Donnelly Vote to Confirm Sweeney for Indiana’s Southern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today voted to confirm James R. Sweeney II, of Indianapolis, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. "As a fellow Marine and Naval Academy grad, I can say with great confidence that Jim is the right public servant to serve Indiana's Southern District. I am pleased that the Senate voted to confirm him today, and I am eager for him to get to work relieving one of the most overworked courts … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. National Security and Address Fragile States

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) this week in introducing legislation to improve the coordination of U.S. government efforts to reduce violence and instability in fragile countries. "It is said that an 'ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure', and this is exactly why I am proud to support this important, bipartisan legislation. Smart, proactive, and strategic … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

VIDEO: Young and Donnelly Support Hoosier Kip Tom During Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during which five nominees were considered for confirmation, including Mr. Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana. Mr. Tom is nominated to be Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Both Senator Young and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) spoke in support of Mr. Tom's nomination. During the hearing, Mr. Tom provided an opening statement that … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018 to help address addiction and the drug abuse epidemic, including the growing use of synthetic drugs. The bipartisan bill would require the Surgeon General to report to Congress on the health effects of new psychoactive substances, including synthetic drugs, on young … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted the dangers of China's predatory economic practices that threaten our prosperity and national security. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. "Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years - … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Young Applauds Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule as a replacement for the harmful "Clean Power Plan" issued under the Obama Administration. "This is encouraging news for Indiana, where we prioritize affordable, reliable, and clean energy. The misguided 'Clean Power Plan' failed to consider input from energy producing states like ours, and mandated a burdensome one-size-fits-all approach. In the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

VIDEO: Senator Young: Judge Kavanaugh’s Qualifications are Undeniable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings will begin September 4. The speech follows Senator Young's meeting with Judge Kavanaugh last month. "I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh in my office last month, and he struck me as a man of great character and integrity. He answered questions directly. He spoke forthrightly. He demonstrated, at … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Young Votes to Increase Funding for POW/MIA Recovery and Identification

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for an amendment, which he cosponsored, to increase funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) by $10 million. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 85-0. In July, the United States received 55 boxes of remains from the Korean War. DPAA has transferred those remains to a lab in Hawaii and will now attempt to identify the remains. Increased funding could help the DPAA complete this and future work more … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

ICYMI: Young travels Indiana discussing housing affordability

INDIANAPOLIS - Over the last two weeks, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has visited 20 counties across the state of Indiana meeting with Hoosiers and making the pitch for Congress to act to fix the housing affordability crisis in the United States. Read more about his visits below. Lafayette Journal and Courier "You are talking our language here," [Homestead Consulting Services Marie] Morse told Young, in front of nearly two dozen people, including state lawmakers and those in Greater … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Senators Call on Administration to Address Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with 13 of their colleagues, today pressed the U.S. Secretary of State to take a number of actions in response to the ethnic cleansing being committed against the Rohingya people in Burma, including speaking out publicly about the atrocities and imposing additional sanctions on the Burmese military. "While the United States is the largest contributor to the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Senators Introduce DRIVE-Safe Act to Expand Career Opportunities in Trucking Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, S. 3352, to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license at the age 18,federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Franklin Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with families from Franklin, Indiana who founded the non-profit "If It Was Your Child" to raise awareness of the high pediatric cancer rate in Johnson County. Senator Young met with Kari Rhinehart and Matt Rhinehart who lost their daughter to cancer, as well as Stacie and Matthew Davidson whose son is a leukemia survivor."I want to thank the families who came to meet with me today for their advocacy and bravery. The situation in … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Young Secures Key National and Indiana Priorities in Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted today to adopt the final version of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 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 NDAA Conference Report that support Indiana and our national security. The Senate voted 87-10 to approve the legislation and send it to the President for … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Young Applauds President’s Signature of Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the President's signature of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The career and technical education (CTE) law was long overdue for reauthorization since its last update in 2006. As Co-Chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senator Young worked to advance this legislation in the Senate, and it included several key provisions that benefit Indiana. "This historic, bipartisan agreement is … Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

In Letter to Air Force Secretary, Young and Banks Highlight Fort Wayne as Optimal Location For F-16s

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-R-03) today sent a letter to Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, in support of transitioning Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base's 122nd Fighter Wing from A-10s to F-16 fighter jets. "The 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne represents an optimal unit to transition to F-16s. The Indiana Air National Guard possesses deep experience with F-16s that would minimize or eliminate challenges normally associated with … Continue Reading


July 29, 2018

Young Statement on Vandalism of Carmel Synagogue

CARMEL, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic vandalism of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel:"The vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla goes well beyond a petty crime. It was a hateful act of anti-Semitism that goes against everything America stands for. I've spoken with Rabbi Sendrow and members of the congregation, and I stand with them in condemning this ignorant and disgusting crime. Our nation's diversity is a … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Young, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Innovation Grants Higher Education Bill

Washington, DC- Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to promote innovation and efficiency in higher education. The legislation will improve evaluation authority while also authorizing innovative, evidence-based grant funding, Pay-for-Success projects, and open educational resources. "Both in the House and Senate, I have been a strong champion for innovative … Continue Reading

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