Press Releases

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


July 25, 2019

Young, Braun, Brady Introduce Bill to Cap Federal Spending, Right-size the Government, Grow the Economy, and Balance the Budget

WASHINGTON - This week U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Maximizing America's Prosperity (MAP)Act. "As a father of four young children, one of my greatest concerns is our nation's skyrocketing debt being passed down to the next generation," said Senator Young. "We must get our fiscal house in order and rein in the true drivers of our debt. The MAP Actis a commonsense solution to help get us on the right track." … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Reform Organ Donation to Save Lives

WASHINGTON - Today, in an op-ed for The Hill, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need for his legislation to bring greater transparency, oversight, and accountability to the nation's organ donation system. "In Indiana, more than 1,300 Hoosiers are currently in need of an organ transplant. Nationally, more than 113,000 Americans are on the organ waitlist. These aren't just statistics, these are lives. This issue is personal for me. My friend Dave 'Gunny' McFarland from … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Young Votes to Permanently Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted in support of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546), which passed the full Senate on a 97-2 vote. 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. Senator Young co-sponsored this … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Senator Young Announces AUMF Hearing in Foreign Relations Committee Tomorrow

WASHINGTON- Following U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) call for a hearingto review Authorities for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on this topic tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The hearing will be livestreamed here. "I share the concern of many of my colleagues about the role Congress must play in authorizing the use of military force, and I look forward to this important discussion in the Senate Foreign … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Indiana Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Indiana Rangers on 50th Anniversary of Return from Vietnam

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representatives Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), Jim Baird (IN-04), Susan Brooks (R-IN-05), Greg Pence (R-IN-06), André Carson (D-IN-07), Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN-08), and Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09) introduced legislation honoring the 50th Anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers. "Fifty years ago, our brave Indiana Rangers returned home from Vietnam," … Continue Reading


July 22, 2019

Indiana Leaders Call for USDA Disaster Designation in 88 Counties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Representative Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN-08), and members of the Indiana delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today in strong support of a Secretarial disaster designation in 88 counties following adverse weather conditions in Indiana. The letter follows a recent joint request for the designation from Governor Holcomb, Lieutenant Governor Crouch and the Indiana USDA State Emergency … Continue Reading


July 19, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Drug Detection and Interdiction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced the Coast Guard Drug Detection and Interdiction Act, which expands the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to help identify and interdict illicit drugs. Currently, the USCG has actionable intelligence on over 80% of drugs being smuggled into the United States from South America, but it only has the … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Disabled Vets Deserve Break in TSA Screening

WASHINGTON - In an op-ed for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today explains the need for his Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act. The bipartisan legislation would provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® at no cost. "I was shocked to learn about the conditions disabled veterans face when traveling by air throughout our country. Many of these brave men and women are in wheelchairs, are amputees or both. These veterans took an oath to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2019

Young, Warner, Rubio, Coons Introduce Innovative Higher Ed Financing Proposal

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the ISA Student Protection Act to improve an innovative financing tool for students pursuing postsecondary education. Income Share Agreements (ISAs) provide opportunities for students to design financial aid best suited to their needs based on their future income and job success. Under an ISA, a student agrees to pay a percentage of their income over a … Continue Reading


July 15, 2019

Young, Toomey, Cotton Introduce Bill to Prevent Government Bailouts, Protect Taxpayers

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced theGovernment Bailout Prevention Act to ensure that federal dollars cannot be used to help insolvent state, territory, or local governments pay off their obligations. Under this bill, no arm of the federal government, including the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Treasury Department, can pay or guarantee state and local obligations if that state or local government entity has filed … Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Senator Young Highlights Hoosiers Interning in Washington and Indianapolis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced ten Hoosier students taking part in his summer internship program in Washington, D.C and Indianapolis. The students are from West Baden Springs, Carmel, South Bend, Fishers, Winoa Lake, Indianapolis, Middlebury, Richmond and Dyer. They will assist legislative and communications staff with daily activities and special projects through the first week in August. Individuals pictured above, listed from left to right interning in … Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

Indiana Lawmakers Secure Extension of Crop Reporting Deadline to July 22

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will extend the crop acreage reporting deadline for states impacted by recent flooding and heavy moisture, including Indiana. This announcement comes in response to a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue led by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D, (R-IN-08), and also signed by Representative Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Susan W. … Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

Three Young-Led Bills Pass Out of Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that three of his bills passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bills include theVeterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019, and the Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act. "Today we've made major strides in bettering the lives of Hoosiers. I'm proud three of my bills have been passed out of committee, and are on their way to … Continue Reading

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