Press Releases

April 26, 2018

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Counter International Predatory Economic Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced legislation requiring the President and future administrations to regularly produce and submit to Congress a National Economic Security Strategy. Based on the belief that the national security of the United States depends in large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure economy, the legislation seeks to … Continue Reading

April 26, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State:"I am glad the Senate has voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. The Senate prioritized our national security by filling our nation's chief diplomat position with a highly qualified individual to help tackle our complex international challenges. I look forward to working with him to prioritize effective diplomacy and the security of … Continue Reading

April 25, 2018

Senators Young and Booker Call for Federal Commission to Review Private Retirement Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced new legislation to establish a federal commission charged with reviewing private retirement benefit programs and submitting a report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security in the United States. The commission would not review the Social Security program, as it is outside of its scope.America's private retirement system faces major challenges in the modern economy, and research shows … Continue Reading

April 23, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Mike Pompeo Committee Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted in favor of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding the vote: "Mike Pompeo is smart and experienced, and I was proud to support his nomination tonight in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As our nation confronts a complex and growing array of international challenges, I regret that tonight's vote was divided along party lines, … Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Young Op-Ed: Tax day marks new beginning for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed published today in the Northwest Indiana Times, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shares tax reform success stories from Hoosiers across Indiana."Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law last December, success stories have poured into my office from Indiana businesses that are paying their workers more and from constituents who are earning more," Senator Young wrote. "Northern Indiana Public Service Co., an energy distribution company based in … Continue Reading

April 19, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Highlights Benefits of Career and Technical Education for Hoosier Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a briefing hosted by the U.S. Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus focused on the benefits of CTE for veterans. Senator Young, a co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, highlighted how veterans transitioning into the workforce face many challenges, especially with applying the skills learned in military service to civilian jobs. Career and technical education offers veterans a chance to capitalize on their skills by … Continue Reading

April 19, 2018

Young Welcomes $10.9 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today welcomed the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that Indiana will receive $10,925,992 to help combat the opioid epidemic. The Opioid State Targeted Response grant funding will help support evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts at the state level. "The opioid epidemic has devastated far too many Hoosier families. We need to explore all possible solutions to help combat this crisis and … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

VIDEO: Young Continues Leadership on U.S. Policy in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind) continued his leadership in the Senate on U.S. policy in Yemen. Today's hearing follows Senator Young's introduction of bipartisan S.J.Res.58 last week with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to address the civil war and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. During the hearing, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Young, Donnelly Introduce Two New Bills to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced that they have introduced two new bipartisan bills to help combat the opioid crisis in Indiana. The Advancing Innovation in Alternative Pain and Addiction Therapies Act and the Providing Clarity in the Development of Pain Treatments Act both aim to help bring non-opioid or non-addictive pain medications and treatments to patients more quickly. "As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate families … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Young: Tax Day Marks New Beginning for Hardworking Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding Tax Day and the very last time Americans will file their taxes under the complicated, burdensome, and outdated system of the past thanks to tax reform. "Tax reform has already provided needed relief across Indiana and across the entire country. We have found scores of companies in my home state of Indiana who have invested in their employees, invested in capital improvements, or lowered energy rates … Continue Reading

April 16, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Authorities Used to Fight Islamist Terror Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and others in introducing bipartisan legislation to replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) with an updated AUMF against al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "It is long past time for Congress to consider and pass a new authorization for the use of military force against ISIS, al Qaeda, and associated forces-sending a … Continue Reading

April 14, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding military action in Syria:"It is in America's national security interests to deter the use of chemical weapons, and the international community must not look the other way as Assad continues to murder his own people. I thank our brave service members and our allies who carried out this military action. I look forward to receiving a full briefing on this latest military action and the … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Indiana’s 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess from Crown Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. -This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Indiana's 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess, Katrina Zdanowicz graduate of Crown Point High and introduced her at the Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden. "The Cherry Blossom Princess program selects individuals based on strong volunteer work and leadership within their community, and Katrina is an excellent representative for our state. I'm proud of Katrina and wish her luck in her bright future … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Senators Introduce Bill That Seeks to End Yemen Civil War and Address World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.58, that seeks to end the civil war in Yemen and alleviate the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster." The legislation would require the Department of State to repeatedly certify that the Government of Saudi Arabia is taking urgent steps to end the civil war in Yemen, alleviate the … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

VIDEO: Young Secures Commitment from State Department Nominee to Make Fighting the Opioid Epidemic a Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, in the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) secured a commitment from Ms. Kristen Madison, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, that she will make battling the opioid epidemic one of her top priorities - including fighting the illegal transport of opioids, like Fentanyl, across borders and into our country. "Many people in my state of Indiana, like so many other … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

VIDEO: Young Questions Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo. Senator Young's comments and questions focused on Director Pompeo's qualifications, the need for a National Economic Security Strategy to respond to China's "coercive, illicit, and deceptive economic and trade practices," and our nation's continued need for a capable and well-resourced diplomatic capability. Senator … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

Young Introduces DRAIN Act to Relocate Federal Agencies Outside of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation that requires federal agencies to relocate their headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. and closer to the communities they serve throughout the United States. The Decentralize Regulatory Agencies, Include the Nation Act (DRAIN Act) of 2018, directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to jointly develop and implement a competitive bidding process for … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

Young, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Congressional Oversight of VA Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs Oversight Enhancement Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to increase Congressional oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in collaboration with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).Despite numerous significant reforms, the VA remains riddled with systemic problems, inefficiencies, and repeated failure to ensure that all veterans receive … Continue Reading

April 11, 2018

Young Statement on Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Paul Ryan:"I'm happy for my friend Speaker Ryan and his family. He is a true leader whose thoughtfulness will be missed on Capitol Hill. He genuinely cares about every American, and we share a belief that conservative ideals will help improve the lives of even our most marginalized populations. He is always motivated not by personal achievement, but by serving the American people. We … Continue Reading

April 10, 2018

VIDEO: Young Pushes to Protect Hoosier Privacy During Hearing with Facebook CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a joint hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to implement stronger protections for Facebook users and their online privacy. "I represent the honest, hardworking people of Indiana, and I keep returning to the question of: What are reasonable consumer expectations of privacy? What does the average Hoosier think, when they think about their information online," … Continue Reading

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