Press Releases

September 11, 2019

Young, Murphy, Bipartisan Senators Urge Saudi Arabia to Live Up to U.N. Funding Commitment to Prevent Thousands of Deaths in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday led a bipartisan group of 8 senators encouraging Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to fulfill the Kingdom's $750 million commitment to the United Nations to help fund critical programs aimed at alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In the letter, the senators emphasized the point that 5 million people, in a country with the … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young-Duckworth Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth's (D-Ill.) bipartisan legislationto provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® unanimously passed the Senate yesterday evening. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Actwill expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. "As a Marine, I swore always to … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young and Braun Vote to Confirm Hoosier Stephen Akard for Director of the Office of Foreign Missions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Stephen Akard from Indianapolis, Indiana to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador. Mr. Akard was confirmed by the full Senate vote of 90-2. "Today the Senate voted to confirm a Hoosier and Indianapolis native, Stephen Akard, as Ambassador and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions to oversee the operations of U.S. missions abroad and the treatment of … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Young Releases Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the 18thanniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "Eighteen years ago, the world was changed forever by the terrorist attacks against the United States. We will never forget the victims, the first responders who saved so many lives, and their families. We must remain vigilant so a tragedy like this never happens … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

PHOTOS: Senators Young and King Visit Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and U.S. Military Forces in the Gulf

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) yesterday returned from a Congressional Delegation to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman. Senators Young and King met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on Sunday. They pressed the Crown Prince on the humanitarian and security crisis in Yemen and releasing pledged humanitarian relief, as well as the death of Jamal Khashoggi. During their visit to the region, … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Indiana to Receive More Than $18 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Indiana will receive $18,147,223 in grant funding to help address the opioid crisis. "As I travel across Indiana it is clear that no community has been spared from the harmful impacts of opioids," said Senator Young."Today's announcement is welcome news for Indiana as we fight to curb this devasting opioid epidemic. More … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Young Applauds USDA Disaster Designation for Indiana Counties

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) disaster declaration for most Indiana counties following adverse weather conditions that affected crop progress this summer.In July, Senator Young, Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representatives Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN-08), Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), André Carson (D-IN-07), Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Senator Young Statement on Labor Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Labor Day: "This Labor Day we recognize the achievements of hardworking Hoosiers who have made Indiana a national leader in manufacturing and agriculture, and who every day invest their time, talents, and energy to serve the needs of others. For generations, our proud Hoosier workers have sustained our families and communities while helping to keep America a beacon of freedom, enterprise … Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

PHOTOS: Young holds Tobacco 21 Press Conference with Students at Floyd Central High School

FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a press conference with Teens for Tobacco 21, a student organization at Floyd Central High School, on the Tobacco to 21 Act. The bipartisan legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "The CDC estimates that approximately 4.9 million middle and high school students nationwide were current users of some type of tobacco product last year," said Senator … Continue Reading


August 06, 2019

Senator Young to Host Academy Day Events for Students Interested in Attending U.S. Military Academies

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, will host a series of Academy Day events to serve as informational sessions for current high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Military Service Academies. The first event will take place this Thursday, August 8, at 5:30 p.m. in Indianapolis. For complete details on the academy nomination process, click here. Senator Young's Academy Days: Thursday, August 8 Marion … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Young Statement on Addressing Underlying Causes of Gun Violence

INDIANAPOLIS - Following his statement yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following comment on the underlying causes of gun violence:"Clearly we have multiple problems in this country - problems of hate, social alienation, and the devaluing of human life - and we're going to have to work together as a nation to address these challenges. I think Indiana has done a good job with respect to our red flag law and that's something that needs to be part of the conversation … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Senator Young’s Staff Holding Mobile Office Hours in Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - A member of U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) staff will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Boone, Marion, Tipton, and Howard counties this week. Senator Young arranges these mobile office hours in order to help constituents experiencing troubles with a federal agency. A complete list of the Mobile Office Hour locations can be found below. August 6, 2019 Boone County 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Zionsville Town Hall 1100 W Oak Street Zionsville, IN 46077 August 7, 2019 … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Indiana Courts at Full Strength for First Time in Years

"Indiana's judges will apply the facts of the case to the law of the land and not make or break precedent based on personal feelings or policy preferences." INDIANAPOLIS - In an op-ed for the Indianapolis Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlights Indiana's recently confirmed federal judges. "Republicans in the United States Senate have confirmed a total of 121 of Trump's judicial appointments to the bench. That includes two Supreme Court justices - Neil Gorsuch and Brett … Continue Reading


August 04, 2019

Young Statement on Shootings in Texas and Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio: "We are all heartbroken for the victims of these terrible acts of hate. I pray for those who were injured and for the families of those who lost loved ones. And I am sincerely grateful to the first responders and law enforcement officers who acted swiftly. There is no place in this country for hate of any kind - period. "The President rightfully … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Young, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Efforts in Ending Global Tuberculosis Epidemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the United States government does more to help end the global tuberculosis epidemic. The End Tuberculosis Now Actof 2019 aims to significantly refocus U.S. actions on prevention as part of the cure, to address virulent drug resistant strains of TB, and provide support for the latest best practices and technologies in the … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Young, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to Preserve Limits on Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Arsenal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) have introduced bipartisan legislation urging the Trump Administration to maintain limits on Russia's strategic nuclear arms. The Senators' legislation calls for extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) until 2026, which would preserve crucial caps on Russia's nuclear capabilities, unless Russia violates the Treaty or until a sufficient new agreement is in place. The New START Treaty was signed in … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Young Votes to Advance President Trump’s Bipartisan Budget Deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for President Trump's bipartisan budget deal that provides funding certainty for our armed forces and ensures our military readiness. The deal passed the Senate on an 67-28 vote. "As a Marine, I am committed to protecting our troops and ensuring they have the resources needed to keep our country safe and secure. We are facing growing threats from Russia and China and our enemies abroad, and we have a humanitarian and national security … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Young, Cardin Condemn Violence in Cameroon, Urge Cameroonian Government to Respect Human Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), with Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Ma.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Or.) introduced S. Res. 292, a resolution that calls on the Government of Cameroon and armed separatist groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue an inclusive dialogue to resolve the conflict in the … Continue Reading


July 28, 2019

Young Statement on Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the departure of Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence:"Throughout his many years of service in both the House and Senate, as U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and as Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats has made Indiana proud. America is better and more secure thanks to his tireless service. On behalf of all Hoosiers, I thank Director Coats for his devotion to duty." … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Young, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) introduced new legislation to help communities plan for and recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's disaster recovery grants for states, local governments, and tribes. It would also improve coordination at the federal level by establishing an office within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) … Continue Reading

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