Press Releases

May 22, 2020

Young Releases Memorial Day Video

Click here or the image above to watch the full video. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video honoring America's fallen military heroes in advance of Memorial Day. "This Memorial Day, I ask that all Hoosiers join me in remembering and honoring the brave souls who laid down their lives protecting our country," said Senator Young in the video. "We can never repay our debt to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but we can keep their memory alive. Thank … Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Designate Opha May Johnson Post Office in Kokomo

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced legislation to rename the post office in Kokomo, Indiana after Opha May Johnson, the first American woman to join the Marines who was born in Kokomo. Opha began her service on August 13, 1918 during World War I and continued serving until her retirement in 1943. "As a fellow Marine, I'm proud to recognize Opha May Johnson, a great American and Hoosier. Her service during a critical … Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

Young, Cantwell, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill to Promote Development And Understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Drive Economic Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced legislation that would promote an enabling environment for the continued development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The forward-looking bill, known as the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2020 - or FUTURE of AI Act - establishes a federal advisory committee to examine and wrestle with the … Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Young, Bennet Introduce RESTART Act to Support Hardest-Hit Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act to support the small- and mid-sized businesses most affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. Answering the calls of the hardest-hit restaurants, gyms, hotels, retailers, and other businesses, the RESTART Act would give business owners who took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans the … Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Young Joins 26 Senators in Urging DOJ to Investigate Improper PPP Funding for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), along with 25 other senators, today sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr urging the Department of Justice to investigate whether dozens of Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country applied for and received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) despite knowing they were ineligible to apply.Under the statuary text of the CARES Act, organizations like these affiliates were expressly prohibited from … Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Young Discusses Reopening the Economy and Next Phase of Business Recovery

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senate Republican leaders to discuss responsibly reopening the economy, his RESTART Act to enable the next phase of business recovery, and Nancy Pelosi's unworkable $3 trillion partisan bill. "I am introducing a bill that I worked on with Senator Bennet that would make some commonsense changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, which incidentally provided $10 … Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Young and Braun Introduce Opioid Crisis Bill to Help Veterans Dispose of Unwanted Medication

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) of Indiana are introducing a bill to create a safe, anonymous, and continuously available way for veterans to easily dispose of unwanted medications: the VA Directly Returning Opioid Prescriptions, or DROP Act. The bill, the Senate companion to Representative Jim Baird's (IN-04) House bill, would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans … Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Young Cosponsors Resolution to Honor National Police Week

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) cosponsored a resolution recognizing May 10 - 16 as National Police Week 2020. The resolution was passed by the full Senate. "Our police officers on the frontlines make sacrifices every day to keep Hoosiers safe. As they continue to do their job without hesitation during the coronavirus pandemic, this National Police Week is even more meaningful," said Senator Young. I'm proud that the Senate passed this resolution in honor of our … Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Young: Indiana to Receive $183 Million Boost for Coronavirus Testing, Mitigation Measures to Reduce Virus Spread

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will distribute more than $183 million to Indiana to boost coronavirus testing and reduce further spread of the virus. The funding is provided by the latest round of coronavirus emergency relief, which passed the Senate on April 21. "Enhancing testing capabilities is necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep Hoosiers safe. This additional funding to … Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Indiana Congressional Delegation Asks for FEMA Assistance to Support Livestock Industry during Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - Indiana's Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter T. Gaynor in support of the state of Indiana's request for FEMA assistance for depopulation activities resulting from COVID-19 disruptions. The letter requests eligibility for existing resources under FEMA as livestock and poultry producers struggle to combat severe supply chain issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most affected is the pork industry, which … Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Young, Schumer Op-Ed: U.S. Needs Bipartisan Push for Scientific Research After Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - In a joint op-ed published by USA Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) make the case for new legislation they will soon be introducing, The Endless Frontiers Act, to increase investment in scientific research and innovation and prevent China from outpacing the United States. "The Endless Frontiers Act proposes a renewed national investment in public research and development to … Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Young Calls for Funding for First Responder Mental Health Programs in Future Coronavirus Legislation

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Senate leaders requesting that any future coronavirus package include additional funding to support mental health programs for our nation's law enforcement and first responders. As coronavirus continues to exacerbate the stressors first responders experience on a daily basis, the Senators' letter asks that legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic include additional funding for critical … Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Young Honors Hoosiers Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic in Floor Speech

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting the many Hoosiers who have stepped up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. "Congress I know is sending every necessary support to workers and employers and much needed supplies to medical professionals and to hospitals. We are also removing red tape to help our economy withstand this virus and speed medical … Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Young, Cardin Lead Effort to Continue Humanitarian Lifeline for Yemeni Civilians

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), with colleagues Chris Coons (D-Del.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) are asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development John Barsa to provide details of USAID's humanitarian aid to Yemen. The conflict in Yemen fuels regional instability and threatens U.S. national security. On March 27, the Trump administration announced … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Renews Call for Transparency from China and World Health Organization

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) renewed his call for transparency from the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the origins and transmission of the coronavirus. "We need transparency from the Chinese government. We need transparency from the World Health Organization. We've received neither and that is essential if we're going to come up with vaccines as quickly as … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Announces China Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced legislation that authorizes the President to impose sanctions on China if China fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of coronavirus. The COVID-19 Accountability Act was introduced by Senators Young, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Roger Wicker … Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

Young Urges Support for Child Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of 21 Senators who are calling on the Senate to provide additional support to child care workers and providers across the country. In a letter to Senate leaders, Young and 22 other senators, write: "…it is critical we provide additional support for the child care sector to ensure providers can maintain operations and continue to meet the needs of essential workers, and remain … Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Young and Braun Join Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. "Despite the challenging situation we are currently facing, teachers in Indiana and across the country remain dedicated to their students and staying connected … Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter In Support Of Australia After Recent Backlash from China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today in a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent comments made by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye. The comments insinuated Australia may face economic retaliation after calling for an independent investigation into the origins of the Coronavirus, including boycotts of … Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

Young, Bennet Announce Major New Proposals to Support Hardest-Hit Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced bold new proposals to support the small- and mid-sized businesses most affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. The Young-Bennet plan includes the new Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act loan program to provide funding to jump-start the hardest-hit businesses for the remainder of 2020 and provide loan forgiveness as a backstop against … Continue Reading

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