Press Releases

June 28, 2018

Senator Young Supports the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Senate colleagues in voting to advance a bipartisan Farm Bill to provide Hoosier farmers with vital risk management tools to remain competitive and successful at home and around the world. The Senate passed the bill today by a vote of 86-11. This Farm Bill will improve risk management tools for farmers, strengthen food security while eliminating wasteful practices, and ensure Hoosiers can continue innovative conservation efforts … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Director of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Kelly McKeague, the Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), to discuss our nation's efforts to bring America's fallen servicemembers home. Senator Young's meeting comes amid reports that North Korea may soon transfer the remains of hundreds of Americans from the Korean War. Earlier this month, Young co-led a letter to President Trump supporting efforts to recover and repatriate the remains of American … Continue Reading


June 27, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement: "We thank Justice Anthony Kennedy and his family for his countless years of distinguished service. I join my fellow Americans in wishing him all the best in the future. I look forward to voting to confirm a faithful constitutionalist onto the … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Senate CTE Caucus Supports Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the Senate HELP Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, voted today to advance the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act out of the Committee. The bill represents a bipartisan compromise to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Important components of the bill include better alignment with workforce needs and preserving accountability measures designed by states and … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Cardin, Young Bill to Bolster U.S. Genocide Prevention Efforts Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday passed legislation to bolster U.S. government efforts to prevent genocide and other human rights atrocities around the world. The bill was authored by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 affirms the importance of strengthening U.S. efforts related to mass atrocities through interagency … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Young touts Veteran Crisis Hotline and Nursing Home Rating Amendments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the passage of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which included two key amendments for Indiana veterans. The first, authorizes a study of the Veterans Crisis Line. Started in 2011, the Crisis Line is a key resource for veterans. According to the Veterans Administration, suicide is 22 percent more likely among veterans than the non-veteran population. … Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

Young Introduces Bill to Grow American Food Export Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)introduced the Growing American Food Exports Act to strengthen our country's agriculture industry by ensuring that innovative biotechnology products have access to a competitive export economy so that farmers have continued success internationally and at home. "Agriculture is the backbone of Indiana and vital to our country's economic success. With nearly 457.4 … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Senator Young Co-sponsoring Protect Kids and Parents Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he is co-sponsoring the Protect Kids and Parents Act, Senator Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) bill to ensure illegal immigrant families are kept together and hearings are expedited. "America can be a nation of laws while still being a nation of compassion. The current situation is the result of years of bad policies that have come to a boiling point, and now is the time to act. The Protect Kids and Parents Act will allow us to address … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

In Letter to President Trump, Young and Donnelly Reiterate Importance of Bringing Fallen POW/MIAs Home from North Korea

Washington, D.C. - In a letter, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) welcomed President Trump's recent commitment in Singapore to recover and repatriate the remains of American prisoners of war (POW) and servicemembers who are missing in action (MIA) from the Korean War, including 176 Hoosiers. The senators said, in part, in their letter, "As a nation, we must help these families bring their loved ones home, and we must honor our commitment to never leave our fallen … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Young Secures Key National and Indiana Priorities in Senate-Passed Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) worked successfully to include several provisions in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was passed today by the United States Senate. Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, included provisions in the NDAA in support of Indiana and our national security. The NDAA authorizes funding and provides authorities for the U.S. military, … Continue Reading


June 15, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits Key Indiana Military Bases

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited two Indiana Air National Guard bases and Grissom Air Reserve base to meet with service members and receive briefings from unit leaders. Senator Young, hosted by Major General Courtney Carr, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, visited the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, and the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne. "It was an honor to visit with … Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Young, Warren GAO-IG Act Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that their legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has advanced out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and will be eligible for consideration by the full Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing … Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Young Leads Bill to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in High-Growth Job Sectors

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act. This bill establishes a new initiative to grow and expand highly successful Apprenticeship Hubs, which are organizations that help employers design, develop, and deliver registered apprenticeship programs to provide targeted training to displaced workers looking to pursue new careers and to help … Continue Reading


June 12, 2018

Young Helps Lead Letter Raising Concerns About Imminent Military Operations at Hudaydah, Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) helped lead a bipartisan letter raising concerns over a reported imminent military operation to seize the port of Hudaydah. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) co-led the letter with Senator Young, and six other Senators signed the letter as well. In the letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the Senators called on the Trump Administration to work … Continue Reading


June 12, 2018

Young Statement on North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the summit in North Korea:"I congratulate President Trump and Secretary Pompeo on holding this historic summit, and for prioritizing diplomacy as a means to secure U.S. interests and avoid military conflict. The campaign of maximum diplomatic and economic pressure against North Korea played an important role in bringing us to this point. This … Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Young Joins Group of Senators Calling on Administration to Restore More Choice In Health Insurance Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and 33 other senators today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta, and HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar urging the administration to restore 12-month terms for short-term, limited duration insurance plans, which were available for two decades before being prohibited by Obama administration rules in 2016. The senators also urged the administration to clarify that issuers can … Continue Reading


June 07, 2018

Young, Shaheen Successfully Include Yemen Legislation in Defense Bill Passed by Senate Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced that the Senate's current version of the annual defense bill includes their Yemen legislation. The bipartisan provision was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and released yesterday. Their legislation seeks to end the civil war in Yemen, protect civilians, and address the world's largest humanitarian … Continue Reading


June 07, 2018

Young, Donnelly Introduce Legislation Encouraging Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced introduction of the Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018. Todd A. Graham, M.D. - a doctor in South Bend, Indiana with over three decades of service - was senselessly murdered on July 26th, 2017 for refusing to prescribe an opioid to a patient. This legislation aims to reduce overprescribing of opioids by examining ways to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare. "The … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

VIDEO: Young, Donnelly Introduce Hoosier Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)introduced two Hoosier judicial nomineesduring their confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. "Holly and J.P. have earned … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Helps Families Break Out of Poverty and Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced they introduced legislation to incentivize greater choice and mobility in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Evidence shows that Housing Choice Vouchers as currently implemented fail to meet their mobility goals. This legislation authorizes a demonstration to better enable families receiving housing vouchers to move to areas with greater … Continue Reading

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