Press Releases

July 02, 2019

Young, Duckworth, Risch Legislation to Increase Investment in Small Businesses

WASHINGTON- Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced the Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). The dramatic increase in capital for the SBIC program would be deployed to domestic small businesses at no cost to the taxpayer. SBICshave invested more than $451 million dollars in 135 … Continue Reading

June 27, 2019

Young Cosponsors Bill to Reauthorize 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his co-sponsorship of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546). This legislation permanently reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which supports 9/11 survivors and first responders who have experienced health issues following the September 11th terrorist attacks. "The survivors, first responders, and families who lost loved ones on … Continue Reading

June 26, 2019

Young, Risch Introduce Legislation to Create Oversight of SBA Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced S. 1975, the Small Business Investment Improvement Act of 2019, legislation to create oversight of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program and facilitate more early stage capital to Indiana's small businesses. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). … Continue Reading

June 26, 2019

Young’s Tobacco 21 Bill Passes out of Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that key components of his Tobacco to 21 Act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as part of the Lower Health Care Costs Act. The Tobacco to 21 Act would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "This is excellent news for Hoosiers and all Americans. Our bill to raise the tobacco age to 21 is now one step closer to becoming law," said … Continue Reading

June 25, 2019

Senators Young and Wyden Introduce Legislation to Protect Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), joined by Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), introduced bipartisan bicameral legislation to protect the 30-year affordability commitment of housing financed by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). Currently, Housing Credit properties are subject to a minimum 30-year affordability period. As the law currently stands, owners are permitted to pursue a … Continue Reading

June 25, 2019

Young: NDAA Critical to Indiana and National Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today outlined his support for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual military funding bill the Senate is debating this week. The NDAA is critical to national security and provides service members the funding they need to defend our country. "We must guarantee our warfighters have unparalleled and overwhelming capabilities to deter or respond to global threats. That's why it is vital that we continue to modernize our military … Continue Reading

June 25, 2019

Young Secures AUMF Hearing in Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Will Oppose AUMF Amendment to NDAA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today announced he has secured a commitment from SFRC Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) to hold a hearing on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) regarding the U.S. military taking action against Iran. Because Chairman Risch has agreed to hold the hearing, Senator Young will not support an amendment proposed by Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) that would … Continue Reading

June 25, 2019

Young, Braun Join Senators to Introduce Resolution Celebrating 100th Anniversary of the American Legion

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a Senate resolution celebrating the American Legion's 100 year anniversary of serving veterans of the Armed Forces, their families and communities. The resolution designates August 23 through 29 as "American Legion Week" to coincide with the Legion's 100th Anniversary convention in their home city of Indianapolis, Indiana. "For 100 years, the American … Continue Reading

June 21, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Convenes Corn and Soybean Farmers, Agriculture Stakeholders, State Leaders to Address Planting Emergency

Indianapolis, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with dozens of agriculture stakeholders for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association. The discussion focused on the difficult planting season affecting Hoosier farmers and opportunities for assistance at the federal level. At the roundtable, Senator Young announced he sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging action to … Continue Reading

June 20, 2019

Young Introduces Yes In My Backyard Act to Encourage Communities to Cut Regulations and Increase Housing Supply

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land use policies, encourage localities cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are building paper walls of … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Young, Braun Call for Naming of Navy Ship After Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they are introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that calls for the Secretary of the Navy to name the next unnamed Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Lugar volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served his country as an officer from 1957-1960, including as an intelligence briefer to then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses the VA Mission Act on One Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the VA Mission Act, transformative legislation aimed at modernizing the Veteran Affairs' health care system. "I was proud to support and vote for the VA Mission Act, which was signed into law one year ago this month. This new program could dramatically change the way our veterans receive care. For the first time Veterans can walk-in to a local urgent care clinic, like most Americans can, as long as it's in … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Young and Duckworth Introduce Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today announced bipartisan legislation that would provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® at no cost. 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 Act would expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. There are approximately 70,000 amputee veterans, … Continue Reading

June 18, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the humanitarian crisis on our southern border and the need to quickly pass an emergency funding package. "The New York Times recently wrote of the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, 'It's time for Congress to stop dithering and pass emergency funding to deal with this nightmare.' They're right," said Senator Young."This is absolutely unacceptable. We must deal with this in a timely fashion." Senate Majority … Continue Reading

June 17, 2019

Young, Braun, Visclosky Urge Hoosiers to Provide Input on Blocked Railroad Crossings

WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced a request for information from the public on blocked railroad crossings. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) are urging Hoosiers to provide input to the FRA. On June 14, 2019, the FRA issued a federal register notice in order to obtain information regarding the frequency, location, and impacts of highway-rail grade crossings blocked by slow-moving or … Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Young holds Tobacco 21 Press Conference in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined doctors and public health officials for a press conference at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette regarding his new Tobacco to 21 Act. The bipartisan legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "With smoking and vaping on the rise, we can no longer ignore tobacco's detrimental side effects. By raising the smoking age to 21, we can save more than 220,000 … Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

Young Statement on Rep. Susan Brooks Retirement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Representative Susan Brooks: "I'm proud to have served alongside my good friend Susan Brooks and to have witnessed her tireless advocacy for Hoosiers and our great state. Her thoughtful and common-sense approach to policy will be deeply missed in Congress. Whether it was working together to ensure that law enforcement officers have mental health support or to address the heroin and opioid … Continue Reading

June 13, 2019

Young Announces $1.2 Million for the TPG Chicago Dry Dock LLC Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Representatives Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.-09) and Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-01) announced that TPG Chicago Dry Dock LLC will receive a $1.2 million Maritime Administration Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant will aid in the construction of the largest dry dock in the Lower Lake Michigan region. In May, the Senators and … Continue Reading

June 12, 2019

Young, Cortez Masto, Scott, Smith, Cramer, Introduce HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) introduced legislation promoting manufactured housing as part of the solution to America's affordable housing crisis. The HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019 would ensure that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supports state and local governments that wish to include manufactured housing as an affordable … Continue Reading

June 11, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses Crop Progress in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the difficulties Indiana farmers are facing this planting season and urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act quickly to finalize guidance to apply for payments for crop and livestock losses in 2018 and 2019 due to severe weather. "This is a difficult time right now for a lot of our nation's farmers, particularly those who hail from my home state of Indiana. Adverse weather conditions have complicated the planting … Continue Reading

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