Press Releases

April 08, 2020

Senator Young Statement on Yemen Ceasefire

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the ceasefire in Yemen:"The threat of a coronavirus outbreak in Yemen would be a devastating blow to a people that have been struggling for years to meet their basic needs. This pandemic knows no boundaries, religious beliefs, or political affiliations. It is only when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Houthis, the Government of Yemen and all other parties come together in recognition of our shared … Continue Reading

April 06, 2020

Young Joins Push to Include Dedicated Broadband Funding for Low-Income Families and Students in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of senators on a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging Senate and House leaders to include dedicated funding to help small broadband providers sustain internet services and upgrades for students and low-income families in any future legislation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Last month, Senator Young introduced the Keeping Critical Connections Act to help small broadband companies provide critical … Continue Reading

April 04, 2020

Young and Colleagues Urge Support for Farmers During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators on a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, urging the Administration to ensure the continuity of our country's food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by providing needed relief to farmers."We write to ask that you take action to ensure the continuity of our country's food supply and support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by … Continue Reading

April 03, 2020

Young Releases Coronavirus Assistance Toolkit

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a comprehensive toolkit to help Hoosiers navigate the resources available in the Senate's coronavirus emergency relief package that was signed into law yesterday, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)."Now that the CARES Act has been signed into law, immediate relief is on the way to Hoosiers. To help Hoosiers navigate the CARES Act, and the relief it will provide, my team created a … Continue Reading

April 02, 2020

WATCH: Young Joins Varney & Co. on Fox Business

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Varney & Co. on Fox Business after the recent passage of the CARES Act, which is providing emergency relief to help families, workers, and small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Senator Young discussed his proposal featured in a recent Washington Examiner op-ed to invest in America's industries of the future as part of the coronavirus economic recovery initiative. As Americans navigate the global health pandemic, the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

Young Op-Ed: Coronavirus Crisis Underscores Need for Innovation Strategy

WASHINGTON - Today, in an op-ed published by the Washington Examiner, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the Chinese Communist Party's troubling behavior surrounding coronavirus and the need to respond by investing in America's future.China intends to use this moment of economic slowdown in the United States to pull ahead of us, especially in some key technology areas. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and chairman of the subcommittee that oversees foreign economic … Continue Reading

March 30, 2020

Young Joins Call for Federal Trade Commission to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus Scams

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of senators urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect seniors from coronavirus-related scams. The bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons calling on the FTC to better inform seniors about coronavirus scams and assist victims in understanding their recourse options to ensure that seniors are protected from those attempting to financially exploit them during the pandemic. "At this time of … Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

Young, Murphy Call On Houthi Authorities To Stop Obstructing Humanitarian Aid

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday called for Houthi authorities in Yemen to stop restricting humanitarian assistance from reaching Yemeni citizens ahead of a Friday deadline. The Senators also called for an immediate halt to violence in the region and a return to negotiations involving all parties to the conflict to bring an end to the now five year long war. "The … Continue Reading

March 25, 2020

Young Supports Coronavirus Emergency Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted in favor of the Senate's phase 3 coronavirus emergency relief package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)."This emergency relief package is designed to help Hoosier families, workers, job creators, healthcare heroes on the front lines, patients, and everyone who has suffered through no fault of their own. Now that an agreement has been reached, we must immediately get this critical relief into … Continue Reading

March 24, 2020

Young Bill to Help Sustain Rural Broadband Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Keeping Critical Connections Act, which would help small broadband providers ensure rural broadband connectivity for students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. "Students and teachers across Indiana are struggling to complete e-learning days with broadband connections that are unreliable at best," said Senator Young. "I've joined this bipartisan bill to improve remote … Continue Reading

March 20, 2020

Young Working to Provide Relief for Indiana Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today announced he is working with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and members of the committee to secure the Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act in the Senate's phase 3 economic relief package. The Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act is a $300 billion small business emergency economic relief plan that will help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic make … Continue Reading

March 20, 2020

Young, Kaine Urge Congressional Leaders To Strengthen Support For Child Care In Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote a letter calling for investments in child care to be included in the forthcoming coronavirus (COVID-19) economic relief package. In the letter, Young and Kaine urged Senate leadership to increase funding, flexibility, and eligibility for the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to support child care providers and help ensure health care workers and other parents have access to child care during the … Continue Reading

March 19, 2020

Young Joins Effort To Help Protect America’s Food Supply During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by more than 100 members of the House and Senate urging the Trump administration to maintain access to vetted, temporary workers to help ensure America's agriculture industry has the workforce it needs to continue producing our domestic food supply as our nation combats the COVID-19 epidemic.The members called on the administration to remove a number of specific hurdles in order to ensure the … Continue Reading

March 18, 2020

Young Votes for Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will provide emergency relief to help families, workers, and businesses affected by the coronavirus, including providing free testing, food aid, and unemployment assistance. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding his vote: "American families, workers, and businesses need assistance now, and the package we voted on today is an important first step in … Continue Reading

March 16, 2020

Young Statement on First Coronavirus Death in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the first reported coronavirus fatality in Indiana: "Today, the first fatality was reported in Indiana as a result of the coronavirus. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the family and loved ones during this difficult time. It is important that all Hoosiers continue to remain vigilant and listen to the experts. We all have an important role to play in protecting our fellow … Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Young Statement on Coronavirus National Emergency Declaration

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's national emergency declaration to free up more federal aid for state and local governments to respond to the coronavirus outbreak: "The President's national emergency declaration is welcome news to help to contain the spread of coronavirus. This will free up additional funding and resources to help states like Indiana immediately respond to this public health emergency. I … Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Young, Daines, Peters, Schatz, Hirono, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Unemployment Assistance To People Unable To Work Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act. The new bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide disaster unemployment assistance to people who are unable to work due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Assistance will be available to individuals, including self-employed individuals and independent contractors, … Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Young, Rubio Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introducing Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were joined by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D- Ill.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in introducing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This bipartisan and bicameral bill will ensure that goods made in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) imported into the United States are not made … Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Senators Young, Casey, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Child Care Workforce

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Early Educators Apprenticeship Act to support apprenticeships in early childhood education. While child care costs strain working families, child care workers are often faced with low wages and long hours due to a lack of available educators, especially in rural areas. Apprenticeships are an innovative way to address these challenges. For working families across the … Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Young Addresses Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today participated in two events regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. Senator Young participated in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the war in Syria, with witness testimony from Caesar, a Syrian military defector for whom the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act was named. Senator Young also spoke during an event hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum regarding the Syrian crisis that has killed more than 500,000 … Continue Reading

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