Press Releases

December 01, 2023

Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 150 high school students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of77 offered interviews, 51 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. … Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Young’s Resolution Recognizing November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Last night, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution authored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) marking November 2023 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.  “Stomach cancer continues to leave a lasting and tragic impact on the lives of Hoosiers and Americans. Since 2018, I have introduced this resolution to raise awareness about this deadly disease so that we can detect and treat it sooner, and hopefully save more lives,” said Senator Young. The … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on White House to Reverse Course on Digital Trade and Stand Up to China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and a bipartisan group of senators today called on President Joe Biden to reaffirm America’s global economic leadership by reversing a decision by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon long-held positions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that allow the free flow of information across borders, protect against the forced … Continue Reading

November 28, 2023

Young, Braun Honor Coach Knight’s Life and Legacy

WASHINGTON - Last night, the United States Senate passed a resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) honoring the life and legacy of Indiana basketball coach Robert Montgomery Knight. The resolution celebrates Coach Knight’s achievements during 29 years at Indiana University, including coaching 11 Big Ten Conference Championship teams, 24 teams to the NCAA tournament, and the last team to go undefeated and win the NCAA tournament during the 1975-76 … Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Answers Over Biden Administration’s Unprecedented Pause of Firearms Export Licenses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), and a group of over 40 Republican senators sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo questioning last month’s decision from the Bureau of Industry and Security to pause for 90 days the issuance of export licenses for firearms, ammunition, and accessories to most overseas markets. This unprecedented move is another demonstration of hostility from the Biden Administration towards America’s firearm industry. The letter … Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Young, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Workforce Training, Employee Retention Tools

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced the Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen workforce development and ensure job providers have the necessary tools to hire and retrain workers. This legislation would increase the amount of tax-free educational assistance employees can receive from their employers and would cover expenses for education-relation tools, technology, and equipment. “With artificial … Continue Reading

November 15, 2023

Young Applauds Nomination of Two Hoosier Judges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the nominations of Judge Cristal Brisco and Judge Gretchen Lund to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:“Judge Brisco and Judge Lund are experienced, qualified jurists who have served honorably in state superior courts. I fully expect them to excel on the federal bench, and I anticipate supporting both of them as they enter the confirmation process.” … Continue Reading

November 15, 2023

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Press IRS on Data Security Shortcomings

WASHINGTON - In the wake of continued oversight reports revealing serious data security concerns at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the recent indictment of an IRS consultant for the disclosure of private individuals’ tax information, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans called on the IRS for greater accountability, transparency, and a detailed explanation of specific steps it is taking to address security weaknesses at the agency.From the … Continue Reading

November 15, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on FCC to Halt “Digital Equity” Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and a group of their Senate Republican colleagues are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind its draft order on “Digital Discrimination,” which would give the federal government control over nearly every aspect of the Internet while opening broadband providers to expansive, indeterminate, and crippling liability under a “disparate impact” standard. The FCC is … Continue Reading

November 10, 2023

Young, Rosen Resolution Demanding Immediate Release of Hostages Held By Hamas Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed their bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, demanding that it immediately release all hostages, and calling on the United States to lead a global effort to free all hostages. It is estimated that Hamas is holding nearly 240 people hostage including children, women, seniors, and American citizens. Senators Young and Rosen were … Continue Reading

November 09, 2023

Young Honors Hoosier Veteran Frederick Knefler in Floor Speech

Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the life and legacy of Hoosier General Frederick Knefler, the highest-ranking Union officer of Jewish descent during the Civil War and an instrumental leader in the construction of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis. In his remarks, Young praised Knefler and Hoosier veterans for their service and commitment to freedom’s cause.To watch … Continue Reading

November 09, 2023

Young, Colleagues Propose a Commission to Strengthen America’s Fiscal Health and Stabilize our Debt

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) led a group of Senate colleagues in introducing the Fiscal Stability Act, a bipartisan solution to strengthen America’s fiscal health and stabilize our nation’s finances for future generations. The legislation would create a bicameral fiscal commission tasked with finding legislative solutions to stabilize and decrease our national debt, which now exceeds $33.6 trillion—more than double what … Continue Reading

November 07, 2023

Young, Kaine Introduce Bill to End Legacy Admissions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced the Merit-Based Educational Reforms and Institutional Transparency Act (MERIT Act), legislation to end the practice of colleges and universities giving “preferential treatment” in the admissions process based on an applicant’s relationship to alumni or donors of the deciding institution.The MERIT Act would amend the Higher Education Act to add a new standard for accreditation in order to prevent accredited … Continue Reading

November 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reduce Burdensome Health Care Reporting Requirements for Employers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) in introducing two pieces of bipartisan legislation that would protect Americans’ privacy and remove burdensome and bureaucratic reporting requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by allowing certain communications to be electronically filed. The two bills, the Employer Reporting Improvement Act and the Paperwork Burden … Continue Reading

November 03, 2023

Young, GOP Colleagues Introduce Bill Forcing Biden Admin to Make Catch-and-Release Data Public

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), along with a group of their Senate Republican colleagues, introduced the Southern Border Transparency Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accurately report how it is handling migrants encountered at the border and ensure the American people have a full accounting of the number of migrants … Continue Reading

November 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call for Strengthened Economic Ties with Israel

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of Senate Finance Committee members to introduce a bipartisan resolution calling for the strengthening of economic ties between the U.S. and Israel. The resolution comes amid Israel’s war against Hamas in response to the terrorist group’s gruesome assault on southern Israel on October 7th, which has stunted Israel’s economy. “The United States must use every tool … Continue Reading

October 30, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Address Rise in Terrorists Crossing Southern Border

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, led a group of Republican senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden expressing deep concern about the rise in terrorists crossing the southern border and asking for plans to bolster border and internal security measures. In addition to Senator Young, Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), … Continue Reading

October 27, 2023

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Inclusion of Chips Permitting Reform in NDAA

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with a group of over 100 bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers, sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committees leaders urging them to preserve the language based on the Building Chips in America Act in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The chips permitting bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support as an … Continue Reading

October 27, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge DHS, FBI to Prioritize Prevention of Antisemitic Violence

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray to request their immediate attention on resources that help protect the safety and security of Jewish Americans, religious institutions, and organizations in our nation that are vulnerable to increased threats and violence as a result of the … Continue Reading

October 27, 2023

Young, Finance Committee Colleagues Condemn Biden Administration’s Decision to Cede U.S. Digital Leadership to China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), all Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) decision to end U.S. support for combatting China’s predatory practices in international digital trade … Continue Reading

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