Press Releases

January 17, 2020

Young Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will forever be remembered as a great American hero, a custodian of hope, and a man of peace who challenged our nation to love one another and live up to our founding principles. Along with countless others who bravely led the Civil Rights Movement, his words helped us become a more perfect union," said Senator Young. "This Martin … Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Young Votes to Pass USMCA, A Win for American Workers and Farmers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act. The trade agreement passed on an 89-10 vote."House Democrats held up USMCA for over a year. During that time, tens of thousands of Hoosier jobs supported by exports to Canada and Mexico have been on the line. Today, the Senate passed this historic trade agreement and marked a win for American workers," said Senator Young. "This agreement is finally able to … Continue Reading

January 15, 2020

Young Statement on Impeachment Process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding articles of impeachment being transmitted to the Senate: "The far-left has been desperate to get rid of President Trump since day one, and that has been made abundantly clear throughout this process. Now that the articles are being delivered and a trial will be held in the Senate, I will uphold my duty as an impeachment juror and carefully evaluate the legal arguments. I hope this process can be … Continue Reading

January 15, 2020

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Improve Maternal Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Data Mapping to Save Moms' Lives Act, bipartisan legislation that would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to help identify where improved access to telehealth services can be most effective. "Indiana has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the … Continue Reading

January 14, 2020

VIDEO: Young Applauds Recent Jobs Report

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted the latest jobs report during the Senate Republican leadership press conference. "Friday's Jobs Report provided some more good news for the people of Indiana and all across America. Let me read some brief numbers here. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.5 percent in December - 145,000 new jobs were added - wages continued to grow and are up nearly three … Continue Reading

January 14, 2020

Senator Young Will Vote Against Politically Charged Kaine Resolution, but Reiterates Support for Congressional Oversight of Use of Military Force

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he will vote against moving forward on a politically charged version of Senator Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) war powers resolution in order to continue working on revisions. Senator Young and Senator Kaine are working together to develop a revised war powers resolution, which removes political language and addresses the need for more Congressional oversight of military action. Senator Young made the following statement: "There is no … Continue Reading

January 07, 2020

VIDEO: Young: Senate Republicans Committed to Getting Substantive Work Done

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about his top priorities for 2020 during the weekly Senate Republican leadership press conference. "Hoosiers, like so many other Americans, want us to get substantive work done… So, my priorities moving forward are going to be to deal with lowering healthcare costs, making sure that housing is more affordable for rank-and-file Americans, that higher … Continue Reading

January 07, 2020

Young Votes Yes, USMCA Sails Through Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Actduring a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing today. The bill passed out of the committee on a 25-3 vote. It must then come before the full Senate for consideration before it can be ratified. "I am pleased that we have come to this moment in the Finance Committee. It's taken a bit longer than many of us would have liked and I hope in the future trade … Continue Reading

January 06, 2020

ICYMI: Indiana's Todd Young offers his priorities for 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In an op-ed for the South Bend Tribunethis weekend, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlined his priorities for 2020, including passing the USMCA trade agreement, confirming more constitutionalist judges, lowering health care costs, addressing the housing affordability crisis, and promoting innovative solutions for financing higher education. Read Senator Young's full op-ed hereand below. Views from the Senate: Indiana's Todd Young offers his priorities for … Continue Reading

January 03, 2020

Young Statement on Death of Qasem Soleimani

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the death of Qasem Soleimani: "Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist mastermind who was responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans. Under his command, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps brought death and destruction across the Middle East - and beyond. Last night, justice was delivered. The President's maximum pressure campaign against Iran has always been about pushing Iran's leaders, … Continue Reading

December 23, 2019

VIDEO: Young Wishes all Hoosiers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video message to wish Hoosiers a merry Christmas and reflect on the accomplishments in 2019. "Jenny and I want to wish all Hoosiers a very merry Christmas and happy Holidays. From Gary to Evansville, Terre Haute to Richmond, Hoosiers have a whole lot to celebrate this year," said Senator Young in the video. "With so much success in 2019, I look forward to continue to build on these accomplishments and create new … Continue Reading

December 20, 2019

Senator Young Recaps 2019 Visits, Efforts in Hoosier Farm Country

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young today recapped the various farm and agribusiness stops he made in Indiana throughout 2019 as well as legislative action. His advocacy in Washington included promoting trade, supporting relief from severe weather, and fighting for the Indiana aquaculture industry. "It was a difficult year in the fields, and I worked hand in hand with farmers to get needed clarity from the federal government. Hoosier farmers need access to open markets, senseless barriers … Continue Reading

December 20, 2019

Senators Request Comprehensive Study of National Organ Donor System

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to Health and Human Services Acting Inspector General (HHS OIG) Joanne Chiedi requesting a comprehensive examination of the adequacy of the organ procurement and transplantation system in the United States. "Because our organ donation system is so complex, most people don't know how it works, or if patients are being protected. This is why we are taking a look behind the … Continue Reading

December 19, 2019

On Anniversary of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging U.N. to Raise Issue of China’s Human Rights Violations

WASHINGTON - On the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) in a letter with their colleagues to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, urging him to raise the issue of China's violations of human rights and its destruction of its documentary record in both his discussions with member states and at the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Security Council. Senators John … Continue Reading

December 19, 2019

Young Statement on Passage of Tobacco 21, Medical Device Tax Repeal, and Military Pay Raise

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement on the passage of the year-end government funding bill, over half of which funds our military, homeland security, and veterans. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 81-11 and included several of Senator Young's priorities, including: Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation Senator Young introduced earlier this year to protect middle and high school students from the dangers of tobacco products, including … Continue Reading

December 18, 2019

Young and Van Hollen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mobility, Keep Families Together, and Move Children to Areas of Opportunity

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today introduced the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act to improve life outcomes for families with young children by moving them to areas of greater opportunity. When a child grows up in a high opportunity area, they are more likely to have successful life outcomes. Whether it be lower-crime, better education, access to transportation, quality healthcare, or suitable housing, higher opportunity areas offer … Continue Reading

December 17, 2019

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Praise for Senator Young’s Work to Secure Tobacco 21 and Medical Device Repeal

WASHINGTON - Several Indiana organizations have commended Senator Young's announcement that his Tobacco to 21 Act and a permanent repeal of the medical device tax are included in the end of year funding agreement. What They Are Saying: Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb: "Prevention efforts are critically important. It's hard for people to stay on the road to recovery, so if you can stay off that road to addiction, all the better. I am grateful Sen. Young is dedicated to raising the age … Continue Reading

December 17, 2019

VIDEO: Young Hails Inclusion of Top Priorities In Year-End Funding Agreement

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hailed the inclusion of several of his top priorities in the in the bipartisan year-end government funding agreement negotiated by the House and Senate. The appropriations package, which just passed the House and now heads to the Senate, includes Senator Young's bipartisan Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation to protect middle and high school students from the dangers of … Continue Reading

December 17, 2019

Young Secures Indiana Priorities in Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today applauded the Senate passage of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. 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 annual military funding bill that support Indiana and national security priorities. The Senate voted 86-8 to approve the legislation and send it to the President for … Continue Reading

December 17, 2019

HHS Proposes Adopting Young’s Organ Donation Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announcement that it is proposing rules that would adopt performance measures Senator Young proposed in his legislation to bring greater accountability to nation's organ donation system. The legislation is a culmination of years of research and leadership by Senator Young, dating back to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. "In Indiana there are more than 1,300 Hoosiers … Continue Reading

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