Press Releases

June 30, 2020

Young Announces $12 Million for Indiana Airports

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Hoosier airports in Angola, Connersville, Fort Wayne, Huntingburg, and Jeffersonville will receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety and infrastructure grants totaling more than $12.1 million. This is in addition to the more than $96 million in airport funding made available by the CARES Act in April. "As the Crossroads of America, it is critical that Indiana's airports continue to make important infrastructure … Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Young Urges Strong and Immediate Response to Reports of Russian Bounties for American Service Members

WASHINGTON - Following disturbing reports that the Russian military intelligence agency offered bounties in exchange for the targeting and killing of American and coalition service members in Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to President Trump today urging a strong and immediate response from the United States. Senator Young also called for the relevant Senate committees to convene oversight hearings on this matter. "As Vladimir Putin continues his misguided … Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

Young Cosponsors Bill to Address Housing Affordability, Create Jobs, and Encourage Economic Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young has cosponsored legislation (S. 4073) to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in Indiana and nationwide. Currently, development lacks in some urban and rural areas because the cost of purchasing and renovating homes is greater than the value of the sale price of homes. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA) will create a federal tax credit to cover the "appraisal gap" that prevents single-family housing development in many low-income … Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

Young, King Introduce Bill to Expand Mental Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Angus King (I-Maine) have introduced the Mental and Behavioral Health Connectivity Act, legislation to allow Medicare beneficiaries to continue to access mental and behavior health services through telehealth in the near term and after the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Currently, authorizations included in the CARES Act create additional flexibility which allows the use of telehealth for mental and behavioral healthcare; however, these … Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Young and Braun Join Push to Support American Production of Medical Supplies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan push to urge the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) to prioritize the procurement of American-made PPE, and to consider comprehensive measures in order to bring supply chains back to American soil. "We strongly urge you to give full preference to items made at least in part in the U.S. over those that are wholly made abroad," the senators wrote in a letter to Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of … Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

President Trump is Right: We Must Address Border Security

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's speech. WASHINGTON - Following President Trump's visit to Yuma, Arizona, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today urging his colleagues to work together with the President to address border security. As a U.S. Marine, Senator Young was stationed just outside the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma in a dangerous area with heavy narcotics and human trafficking. Senator Young spoke about what he saw during that time, … Continue Reading

June 23, 2020

Young: Discusses JUSTICE Act and Judges

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the need to pass Senator Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) JUSTICE Act to address police reform. Senator Young joined the JUSTICE Act as an original cosponsor last week. Senate Democrats have threatened to prevent the comprehensive police reform legislation from moving forward. "We've got a very good piece of legislation that will improve our criminal justice system, … Continue Reading

June 23, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Make Juneteenth Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and a bipartisan coalition to introduce a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Currently, Juneteenth is celebrated by 47 states, including Indiana, and the District of Columbia. "The designation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is long overdue. The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act is an important step in recognizing how far we have come, and how far we still must go in the fight for equality," … Continue Reading

June 19, 2020

Young Statement on Juneteenth

WASHINGTON - This week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution officially designating today Juneteenth Independence Day. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) cosponsored the resolution in recognition of June 19, 1865, when news of the end of slavery reached the Southwestern United States. "Today, we recognize the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. This historic day reminds us how far America has come in the fight for equality and how far we still have left to go. As … Continue Reading

June 17, 2020

Young: Great American Outdoors Act Supports RV Industry, Indiana Parks, Hoosier Jobs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, which passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. "The outdoor recreation industry generates $15.7 billion in spending by consumers in Indiana and supports 143,000 jobs, especially in Elkhart County - the RV Capital of the World. The Great American Outdoors Act will enable long-delayed park maintenance to move forward, which will help create jobs, support our RV manufacturers, … Continue Reading

June 17, 2020

Young and Warner Celebrate Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima during World War II. The resolution recognizes the gallantry and heroism demonstrated 75 years ago during the victory that was led by the United States Marine Corps over Imperial Japan on the island of Iwo Jima. "As I've said many times before, Iwo Jima is hallowed ground for me, my fellow Marines, and all those who … Continue Reading

June 17, 2020

Young Cosponsors JUSTICE Act to Address Police Reform and Repair Trust

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he will be an original cosponsor of Senator Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) legislation to address police reform, accountability, and transparency. The Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act provides long-term solutions to repair the broken trust between communities of color and law enforcement, and also promotes efforts to identify solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education … Continue Reading

June 16, 2020

Young: Pass Endless Frontier Act to Invest in America and Keep Pace with China

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on his Endless Frontier Act to solidify American leadership in science and technology innovation, invest in all American workers, and combat China through increased investments in emerging technologies. Senator Young is working to ensure the bipartisan legislation is included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act. Last week, Senator Young spoke about the Endless Frontier Act during a speech on the Senate Floor. "China … Continue Reading

June 15, 2020

Young, Sinema, Cruz Introduce Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act to incentivize more efficient completion of airport construction projects - saving taxpayer dollars and ensuring the safe and swift completion of economy boosting infrastructure projects. The Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides funding to help strengthen our nation's aviation … Continue Reading

June 11, 2020

Young: Endless Frontier Act Will Propel Innovation and Position America to Lead

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's speech on the Endless Frontier Act. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the Endless Frontier Act, bipartisan legislation led by Senators Young and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to solidify the United States' leadership in scientific and technological innovation and combat China through increased investments in emerging technologies. The legislation also transforms the National Science … Continue Reading

June 09, 2020

Young Touts Historic Paycheck Protection Program and Recent Jobs Report

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the historic Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) helping millions of American businesses reopen and remain solvent as shown by the most recent jobs report. Senator Young discussed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that extends the forgiveness period for PPP loans from eight weeks to 24 weeks to provide recipients with more time to spend the PPP funds and give much needed relief to Hoosier businesses. Senator Young … Continue Reading

June 09, 2020

Senators Call for U.S. to Welcome Hong Kongers Fleeing Chinese Communist Party

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and John Boozman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today encouraging the United States to work with the United Kingdom and Australia to welcome Hong Kongers seeking refuge outside of Beijing's authoritarian rule after recent actions effectively ended Hong Kong's autonomy from China. "We stand in … Continue Reading

June 04, 2020

Young Says Relief is on the Way After Component of RESTART Act Passes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) told small businesses "relief is on the way" after a fix to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) passed unanimously Wednesday. Senator Young proposed a similar measure in his RESTART Act last month. H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, extends the forgiveness period for PPP loans from 8 weeks to 24 weeks to provide recipients with more time to spend the PPP funds. Senator Young proposed a similar extension in the RESTART … Continue Reading

June 04, 2020

Young, Risch, Menendez Joins SFRC Members in Recognizing Tiananmen Square Anniversary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today in a bipartisan group of Senate Foreign Relations Committee members in recognizing the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Senators Young, Risch, and Menendez were joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), … Continue Reading

June 03, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses RESTART Act and Reopening Indiana’s Economy

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate Floor about reopening Indiana's economy in the wake of coronavirus and his efforts to help the hardest-hit Hoosier businesses through his RESTART Act. Senator Young spoke about his week-long RESTART Tour in Indiana last week. "Over the last several weeks, I've spoken to more than 22,000 Hoosiers via Zoom, conference calls, and more. I'm truly inspired by the … Continue Reading

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