Press Releases

August 03, 2022

VIDEO: Young Opposes Democrats’ Latest Tax-and-Spend Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee for a press conference on Democrats' new Build Back Bad plan to raise taxes and increase spending during record-high inflation. "The median household income in the state of Indiana is $58,000. Under this plan, families in that income range in my state will see their taxes increase by $2 billion next year alone. I'm here for those families. I'm speaking on behalf of those … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Young, Coons, Braun Introduce Legislation to Recognize American Discovery Trail

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to increase national recognition to the American Discovery Trail - the nation's only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail. The National Discovery Trails Act would make the American Discovery Trail part of the National Trails System, which will bring greater visibility to the trail and boost tourism in local communities across 15 states and … Continue Reading


August 02, 2022

Young Votes for PACT Act 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): "I am committed to ensuring that our veterans have access to the care they have earned, which is why I voted for this important bill. The PACT Act will provide new and important benefits to thousands of veterans who have been … Continue Reading


August 02, 2022

Young, Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and 24 of their Senate colleagues issued the following joint statement in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopping in Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia. "We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan. For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan. This travel is consistent with the United … Continue Reading


August 01, 2022

Young, Ossoff Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. National Security in Indo-Pacific Region

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) are continuing their work to strengthen U.S. national security and counter China's coercion with strong American diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. Senators Young and Ossoff introduced the bipartisan Pacific Islands Embassies Act to counter the Chinese government's growing coercion and influence in the region by opening U.S. embassies in the Republic of Vanuatu, the Republic of Kiribati, and the Kingdom of Tonga to … Continue Reading


August 01, 2022

Young Legislation Supporting Law Enforcement Officials Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, two bills supported by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to help Indiana's law enforcement community passed the Senate by unanimous consent."Our police officers on the front lines make sacrifices every day to keep Hoosiers safe. We must work to protect our law enforcement as they protect our communities, which is exactly what these two bills will accomplish. I'm glad the entire Senate unanimously agreed to advance these important bills and I call on the House to pass them … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

Young, Carper, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Promote the U.S. Digital Economy and Digital Trade

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) were joined by a group of colleagues to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. digital economy and the importance of greater U.S. leadership on digital trade negotiations with like-minded countries. "In today's hyper-connected world, the U.S. finds itself at a critical moment," said Senator Young. "Digital trade is becoming the new frontier in economic strength, … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Young Statement on Passage of China Competitiveness Legislation

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after the Senate passed his China competitiveness legislation: "It's time to go on the offensive, and that is exactly what this legislation, which has gone by many names - from the Endless Frontier Act to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to CHIPS-Plus - will do," said Senator Young. "This bill will unleash private sector innovation while significantly boosting federal national security investments. It's … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses His China Competitiveness Legislation on the Senate Floor Ahead of Final Vote

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor just beforethe final vote on his China competitiveness legislation. Senator Young first introduced the legislation in 2020 and has been working to pass it since then. Excerpts of his remarks are below: "It's time to go on the offensive. And that is exactly what this legislation, which has gone by many names - from the Endless Frontier Act to the U.S. Innovation … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses His China Competitiveness Legislation on Bloomberg TV

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Bloomberg TV to discuss his China competitiveness bill. The Senate voted 64-32 this morning to advance the legislation, setting up a vote on final passage tomorrow. Excerpts of Senator Young's comments are below: "After over a year of working on this package, Congress has finally come together. We've done the right thing after exhausting all other opportunities. And we're passing … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses His China Competitiveness Legislation on CNBC’s Squawk Box

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON -- This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss how the passage of his China competitiveness bill will invest in and expand American research and development in key technology areas and enhance our national security. A procedural vote to advance the legislation will occur later today in the U.S. Senate. Excerpts of Senator Young's comments are below: "We source all of our high-end computer … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Housing Crisis, Legislation to Increase Affordable Housing Nationwide

WASHINGTON -- During a Senate Finance Committee hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the impact of the affordable housing crisis on Indiana communities and the importance of passing the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act he introducedwith Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). Senator Young shared concerns from Hoosiers about the affordable housing crisis. "I have to tell you, as I travel across the state of Indiana, I hear from every community about the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Young Joins Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Starvation as a Weapon of War Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and James Risch (R-Idaho)?announced that their bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use of starvation and hunger as weapons of war has passed the Senate unanimously. In May, the senators introduced their resolution not only condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war, but also recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen Innovative Higher Ed Financing Tool for Students

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) reintroduced the ISA Student Protection Act to support an innovative financing tool for students pursuing postsecondary education. The bipartisan bill would protect students by applying strong consumer protections to Income Share Agreements (ISAs).ISAs provide opportunities for students to design financial aid best suited to their needs based on their future income and … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Young, Coons Introduce Bill to Counter Economic Coercion of Allies

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Countering Economic Coercion Act of 2022 to provide meaningful support to partners and allies facing economic pressure and retaliation from foreign adversaries. The bill equips the President with new tools to reduce the impact of economic coercion by strengthening trade and commerce ties with partners on an expedited basis. As some nations around the world continue to deploy punitive and … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Impact of Inflation on Hoosier Families

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke at a press conference about the impact of historically high inflation on Hoosier families. Yesterday, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) release showed inflation surging to 9.1 percent year over year in June, the biggest yearly increase since 1981. Video of Young's remarks is available here. The full press conference is available here. Excerpts of Young's remarks are below: "I know the Biden … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Border Crisis, New Illegal Migration Report

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined fellow committee members to discuss the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border and their recently released report entitled "Biden's Border Crisis: Examining Policies that Encourage Illegal Migration."The report highlights how the Biden Administration is undermining U.S. efforts to reduce illegal migration and jeopardizing U.S. security. … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Young Introduces Judge Doris L. Pryor, Nominee for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, During Judiciary Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana Doris L. Pryor during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Judge Pryor has been nominated to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the state of Indiana. During his remarks, Young spoke about Judge Pryor's background and outlined why he supports her nomination. Young's full remarks are below: "Thank you, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, and … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Young Statement on Historically High Inflation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee,today issued the following statement after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) release showed inflation surging to 9.1 percent year over year in June: "This report confirms what Hoosiers already know: the impact of President Biden's inflation crisis is being felt in ways big and small. Hoosier families are paying more for everyday necessities, like utilities, gas, groceries, and housing. Inflation is forcing … Continue Reading


July 01, 2022

Senator Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Interning in Washington this Summer

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the first session of his summer internship program in Washington, D.C. The students assisted legislative and communications staff with daily activities and special projects. The intern class included [as pictured from left to right] Alex Kukura, a junior at Indiana University from Westfield; Jared Smith, a recent graduate of Taylor University from Upland; Sui Len Par, a junior at Indiana … Continue Reading

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