Press Releases

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


October 17, 2019

Young and Murphy Introduce Bill to Limit Non-Compete Agreements, Protect Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced the Workforce Mobility Act, bipartisan legislation to limit the use of non-compete agreements that negatively impact American workers. Senator Young and Senator Murphy recently led a bipartisan Senate letter urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the use and abuse of non-competes. An alarming 40 percent of American workers have been constrained by a non-compete agreement at some … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Joint Measure on Syria

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Committee's Ranking Member, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to introduce a bicameral, bipartisan measure opposing the decision to allow the Turkish military to attack America's Syrian Kurdish partners.The resolution calls on the White House to put … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Holds Farmer Roundtable in Allen County

HARLAN, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a roundtable discussion with the Indiana Farm Bureau at Roemke Farms in Allen County. Senator Young was joined by Roemke Farms owner, Mark Roemke, and members of the Indiana Farm Bureau for a roundtable discussion on the extreme challenges Indiana farmers faced this spring as well as the steps Senator Young has taken to ensure Hoosier farmers receive clarity and access to the right federal tools to assist in these tough times. … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Young Applauds West Lake Corridor Project Advancement

CHESTERTON, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauds today's announcement that the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is eligible to begin the design and engineering phase of the West Lake Corridor Project after receiving approval to enter the second stage of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. "The FTA's acceptance of this commuter rail project into the next stage is a significant milestone for Hoosiers. This … Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

Young Defends Indiana Salmon Facility, Free Market Principles in The Star Press

MUNCIE, Ind. - In an op-ed for The Star Press, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) argues for protecting jobs and the production of genetically engineered salmon in Albany, Indiana. Senator Young recently led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee voicing concern over a provision in an agriculture appropriations bill that would prohibit the commercialization of genetically engineered salmon. If enacted, this provision would cause AquaBounty Technologies in Albany to have to cease … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Ensure Dignified Burial for Aborted Fetal Remains

WASHINGTON - The disturbing discovery of over 2,000 aborted fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortion doctor this month brought to light the all too common issue of fetal remains being disrespected. Indiana has led the way on this issue with a 2016 law signed by Governor Mike Pence to protect the dignity of fetal remains, which was upheld this year by the Supreme Court. Today, Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Young, Murphy Statement on Saudi Arabia Fulfilling Its Commitment to UN Funding For Yemen

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday made the following statement after Saudi Arabia transferred $500 million to United Nations for humanitarian programs for Yemen: "During my recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I met with Saudi leaders and received assurances they would soon provide the financial aid they had committed to help end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen," said Senator Young. … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Senators Young and King React to Saudi Crown Prince Taking Responsibility for Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON - Following a congressional delegation visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this month by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) - where they were the first lawmakers to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 18 months - the Crown Prince has broken his silence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. According to reports, the Crown Prince said in a forthcoming PBS interview, "It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch." … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Young, Braun Letter Calls for DOJ’s Assistance in Investigation of Indiana Abortionist Dr. Klopfer

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for his assistance in Illinois and Indiana's investigation into late Indiana abortionist, Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer. The letter follows the recent horrific discovery of more than 2,200 fetal remains in his Illinois home. Dr. Klopfe performed abortions in South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Gary for decades. "Dr. Klopfer's blatant disregard of human life raises … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Young, Romney, Hassan, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Confront Rise of China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019, legislation that would require the U.S. to partner with allies in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe to develop a unified approach to address the rise of China. "Hoosiers support the President's boldness to stand up to China, but we need other countries to start doing their part to escalate the economic … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

VIDEO: Young Continues Call for Economic Pressure on China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today discussed China's predatory economic practices during the weekly Senate GOP press conference. "The time has well passed for all of China's trading partners to play a constructive part in correcting China's predatory economic practices," said Senator Young. "They need to join us. Each has to do their part so that American workers and farmers aren't left holding the bag. As President Trump has said, 'America first does not mean America … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Sens. Young and King: Public actions, not private assurances, will help repair US-Saudi relations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) penned an op-ed for Defense News following their recent congressional delegation visit to Oman, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. "We recently returned from the first congressional delegation visit to Saudi Arabia in well over a year, where we delivered the kingdom - including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - the same message we have been spreading for months: Saudi Arabia has been an important strategic partner, but … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Young Encourages POTUS to Call for Maximized Trade Pressure on China at UN

WASHINGTON -Ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to call on other countries to join the United States in maximizing trade pressure on China. "Echoing the phrase you coined at Davos in 2018, 'America first does not mean America alone,' I ask that you make a call in your UNGA speech for other countries to do their part to elevate the economic … Continue Reading

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