Press Releases

June 22, 2022

Young: Gas Tax Holiday Like “Applying a Band-Aid to Gaping Wound”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement regarding President Biden's call for a three-month federal gas tax holiday: "President Biden's proposal is like applying a band-aid to a gaping wound. A gas tax holiday would have a very short-term impact without actually increasing our energy supply. Consumers will respond by purchasing more gasoline, which will cause prices to rise, and ultimately there will be … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Young Joins Walorski, Pence, Indiana Republicans in Calling on Biden Administration to Secure Energy Supply, Prevent Summer Blackouts

WASHINGTON - Today, as first reported by WISH TV, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (Ind.-02), Greg Pence (Ind.-06), and the entire Indiana Republican Congressional Delegation in calling on the Biden Administration to secure our energy supply and prevent potential summer blackouts that could devastate Hoosier families, workers, and industry. In their letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Young, Hassan Introduce Bill to Improve Special Needs Trusts

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Special Needs Trust Improvement Act of 2022 to give families greater flexibility in choosing the remainder beneficiary of trusts established for a loved one who has a disability or chronic illness. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, signed into law in 2019, empowered families to better plan for loved ones with a disability or chronic illness by allowing … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Young, Grassley Demand Answers after DOJ Declines to Charge FBI Agents who Botched Nassar Investigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are pushing the Justice Department to explain its justification for opting not to charge two former FBI officials who failed to properly respond to information about abuse of young gymnasts, then sought to cover up their dereliction of duty.The delayed response enabled USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse hundreds of young athletes, including … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Young, Duckworth Bill to Provide TSA PreCheck to Disabled Veterans Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to provide disabled veterans Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre√® passed the Senate by unanimous consent. 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 will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Young Votes for Bill to Support Veterans Who Faced Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting for the Honoring Our PACT Act, comprehensive legislation to provide toxic-exposed veterans with health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation passed the Senate 84 to 14. "While I was disappointed Senate Democrats refused to allow any amendments to be considered that would have enabled the Honoring Our PACT Act to be improved further, I was pleased to … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Amid Record Inflation, Young Joins Colleagues to Propose Middle Class Savings Protections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) to introduce legislation that would provide relief and protections for middle class savings that still face federal taxes despite significantly diminished value imposed by historic rates of inflation. The Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act would help lower- and middle-income Americans, their … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Young, Booker Applaud Committee Passage of Bill to Help Americans Build Savings for the Future

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) applauded the passage of their Emergency Savings Act by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee yesterday, as part of S. 4353, Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg (RISE & SHINE) Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced last month to help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement … Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Young Joins Bill to Allow COVID Money to be Used to Harden Schools

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) to introduce the Safe Schools Act, legislation to allow COVID relief dollars allocated to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to be used by schools to harden themselves with physical security measures, such as locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers. … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

As U.S. Prepares to Hosts Summit of the Americas, Young Joins Bipartisan Group to Promote Nearshoring, Strengthen Economic Relations with Latin America, Caribbean

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a Senate resolution calling for greater support for reshoring and nearshoring initiatives to relocate global supply chains to the United States and partner countries in the Western Hemisphere. The bipartisan resolution also underscores the risks that continued overreliance on supply chains based solely or mainly in China poses to the United … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Young, Brown Bipartisan Resolution Passes the Senate, Recognizing the Work of Child and Youth Advocates Across the Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing specially trained volunteers who advocate in courtrooms and other settings on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, which passed the Senate at the end of May. The CASA Volunteers' Day Resolution honors Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers for their life-changing work with children … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Young, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) recently introduced their bipartisan Strengthening Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Act to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review and update medical device cybersecurity guidelines and suggestions to ensure devices are protected from possible hacking and cyber attacks. "Medical devices are increasingly connected to the Internet or other health care facility networks to provide features that … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Young, Senators Will Vote to Block Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today penned a letter with 46 other pro-life senators pledging to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections. "We write to express our unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Young, Colleagues Request Funding to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Relationship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and a group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to fund the U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation grant program created through Senators Young and Rosen's U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act via the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act. "We write to respectfully request that you provide $2 million for the U.S.-Israel Homeland Security … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Young, Bennet Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Treasury, IRS to Swiftly Finalize Rule to Support Expansion of Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) recently led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting swift finalization of the average income test rule under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The senators are urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to ensure that the final rule is user-friendly to support the expansion of … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

Young, Merkley, Booker, Thune, Menendez, Risch Announce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Condemning Starvation as an Act of War

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) partnered with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and James Risch (R-Idaho) to announce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war as well as recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine. The resolution comes as Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has put millions around the globe at risk of famine, … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

VIDEO: Young Pays Tribute to Fallen Hoosier Service Members in Memorial Day Remarks

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. Young shared the story of Sergeant Charles Garrigus, a native Hoosier who paid the ultimate price during the Korean War and never returned home to Indiana. "The rows of headstones speak to us of sacrifice for common good; they remind us the price at which our freedom was won; of the too-often smallness of our divisions; of the many … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Young, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans Build Savings for the Future

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced theEmergency Savings Act of 2022 to help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement accounts. The bill would facilitate convenient and affordable access to workplace emergency savings accounts, improving financial security and reducing retirement savings leakage. According to a report by the Federal Reserve, almost half of Americans would struggle to cover an … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Biden Administration on Negotiations with Iran

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) pressed the U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, about Iran hiding its prior nuclear work from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Young said Iran's evasion of the IAEA makes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's (JCPOA) existing inspection mechanisms insufficient and asked why the Biden … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Young Statement on Nomination of Judge Doris L. Pryor to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's announcement that he is nominating U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana Doris L. Pryor to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: "Judge Pryor is a public servant of the highest caliber. Her legal experience and expertise would make her an asset to the Seventh Circuit. I look forward to introducing Judge Pryor to my colleagues and supporting her nomination once it … Continue Reading

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