Press Releases

December 10, 2020

VIDEO: Young Commends Hoosier Sharon Pierce for Distinguished Career Serving Children and Families

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) commended Hoosier Sharon Pierce for decades of service in Indiana's child and family welfare system. Pierce is retiring as president and CEO of The Villages of Indiana, a non-profit child and family services agency. "Sharon will soon be retiring after a distinguished 47-year career of serving children and families. Sharon also happens to be my aunt, … Continue Reading

December 09, 2020

Young Statement on UAE Military Equipment Sale

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to allow the sale of the F-35 and other military equipment to the United Arab Emirates (UAE): "This year's agreement between the UAE and Israel, the Abraham Accords, marks a historic step forward toward peace and stability in the Middle East. The next chapter of Middle East security is being written and today's Senate action to allow the sale of the F-35 and other advanced military … Continue Reading

December 09, 2020

Young and Braun Join Bipartisan Climate Legislation to Support Global Trillion Trees Initiative

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Angus King (I-Maine) to introduce legislation to support U.S. leadership in reducing carbon in the atmosphere by restoring and conserving forests, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal habitats. "I have long held the position that we can protect our environment without harming our economy, and this legislation is one example of the type of action we can take to reduce emissions … Continue Reading

December 08, 2020

Young, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Add Hydrogen as Qualified Energy Resource to Strengthen Economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) introduced the Hydrogen Utilization and Sustainability (Hy USA) Act to include hydrogen among the renewable resources eligible for the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC). The bipartisan bill would incentivize investment in hydrogen-based energy, a next-generation carbon alternative. "As the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen is an emerging energy source that we must seriously target … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Senate Passes Young’s Third Annual Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced a bipartisan resolution marking November 2020 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. The third annual resolution was first introduced in 2018 in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully who lost his battle to stomach cancer that year. Yesterday, the resolution, cosponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), passed the Senate unanimously. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

NFIB Awards Senator Young Guardian of Small Business Award

WASHINGTON - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) with their most prestigious legislative recognition, the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. "As the son of a small business owner, I know how important small enterprises are to our economy. I will always fight to support Indiana's small businesses, especially during the difficult times they have faced this year due to the pandemic. As we continue working to combat the … Continue Reading

December 02, 2020

Senator 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. Applications were received from 160 high school students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 70 interviewed, 32 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 considered. Nominees … Continue Reading

December 01, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses the Need to Pass Critical Coronavirus Relief for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON - During today's Senate GOP leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the need to pass targeted coronavirus relief to help Hoosier small businesses and schools and to bolster testing. "It's of course December 1st and we still don't have a coronavirus relief package that has been passed, signed into law by the President, and is providing relief to the American people. Look, people are hurting. They are beyond frustrated with this whole exercise. … Continue Reading

November 25, 2020

VIDEO: Young Issues Thanksgiving Message

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video message in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. "Our current Thanksgiving tradition can be traced to a fellow Hoosier, President Abraham Lincoln, who spent his formative years in our great state. President Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 inviting a national celebration of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. This tradition has … Continue Reading

November 23, 2020

Young Leads Effort to Defend Indiana-Grown Salmon

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter with members of the Indiana delegation to the Appropriations Committees voicing concern against provisions and unnecessary regulatory requirements that unfairly target bioengineered salmon. The letter warns such action against Indiana-grown Salmon would harm the state of Indiana and the future of biotechnology. "Provisions unfairly targeting the bioengineered salmon due to reasons other than safety and efficacy are not based on … Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

HHS Finalizes Rule Modeled After Young’s Organ Donation Legislation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it has finalized a proposed rule modeled after legislation introduced by Senator Young to bring greater accountability to the nation's organ donation system and deliver more lifesaving organs to patients. "Saving lives must be the number one priority for organ procurement organizations, which are responsible for getting donated organs to patients in need. Unfortunately, we have seen that this is not always … Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

Young, Murphy, Coons Caution Against Designating Houthis in Yemen as Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today issued a statement cautioning the Trump Administration against designating the Houthis in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization: "We are concerned about the adverse consequences of designating the entire Houthi movement in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. We have reason to believe that this designation would further destabilize the country, which is already the home of Al … Continue Reading

November 19, 2020

Two Young, Braun Bills Pass the Senate to Rename Post Offices in Dana, Kokomo

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) applauded the Senate passage of their bills to rename two post offices in Dana and Kokomo, Indiana. The first bill would 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. The bill now heads to the President's … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

VIDEO: Young Recognizes Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young participated in a floor event focused on thanking veterans, active duty service members, and military families coinciding with Military Family Appreciation Month and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. "I'm thankful for our active duty service members. I'm thankful for Indiana's more than 400,000 veterans. I'm thankful for their selfless families," said Senator Young. "I hope … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

VIDEO: Young Introduces Hoosier Judicial Nominee Thomas Kirsch for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

"This is the type of individual that the people of Indiana wanted in their corner." Click here for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced Hoosier Thomas Kirsch during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thomas Kirsch is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. Kirsch would fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines and the Need to Pass Critical Relief

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed COVID-19 vaccine developments and reinforced the need to pass a targeted relief package for Hoosiers. "I too want to celebrate American ingenuity and recognize the achievements of these two pharmaceutical companies that recently announced the development of, it appears, highly effective vaccines to the COVID-19 virus. They of course in the coming weeks will … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Young, Peters Bill to Update Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) yesterday applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to update the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in the Great Lakes. The legislation would require the Great Lakes Region ESI maps to be updated for the first time in over two decades, joining maps for the East coast, West coast, and Gulf coast that have been updated more recently. It would additionally require periodic Great Lakes mapping updates. … Continue Reading

November 16, 2020

Young Will Return to Washington After Two Negative COVID-19 Tests

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young has been cleared by his doctor to return to Washington, D.C., tomorrow and resume Senate business after testing negative for COVID-19 twice. Senator Young self-quarantined out of an abundance of caution after meeting with a staff member who later tested positive for COVID-19. "I appreciate all the kind messages I've received, and I look forward to returning to Washington to push for more relief for Hoosiers who are hurting as a result of this … Continue Reading

November 12, 2020

Young Leads Letter to DOT on Pilot Program Modeled After His DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed pilot program modeled after Senator Young's Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act. The DRIVE-Safe Act would establish an apprenticeship program that would allow for the legal operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce by commercial driver's license … Continue Reading

November 11, 2020

Young Releases Veterans Day Video Message

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video message for Veterans Day. To watch the video statement, click here. Transcript: "In the Marine Corps, our motto is Semper Fidelis, it means always faithful. Always faithful to our nation, and to the brave patriots who for years and years have served it. Today, this Veterans Day, I want to thank those veterans for their courage and for their dedication to protect our freedoms and to preserve our way of life. I ask … Continue Reading

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