Press Releases

July 22, 2020

Young, Risch, Gardner, Romney Introduce Landmark Legislation to Compete with China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah) today introduced the Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives Concerning China Act (The STRATEGIC Act) to advance a comprehensive strategy for U.S. competition with the People's Republic of China (PRC). "The Chinese Communist Party has presented the United States with a test unlike any other that we have faced as a country. … Continue Reading

July 21, 2020

Young, Van Hollen Announce Creation of Housing Program at HUD

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officially announced the creation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, a new federal program that has proven effective at the local level in breaking generational cycles of poverty. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sponsored the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which authorized the program. "All families deserve the chance to live in communities … Continue Reading

July 21, 2020

Young, Sasse Bill to Upgrade Dated Unemployment Insurance Systems During Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) today introduced the Unemployment Insurance Systems Modernization Act, legislation that would upgrade antiquated state unemployment insurance (UI) systems to more quickly respond to future emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has demonstrated a clear need to modernize states' UI system technology. "Millions of Americans have filed claims for unemployment insurance as a result of the coronavirus … Continue Reading

July 21, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses NDAA and Next Phase of Coronavirus Relief

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, during the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set to pass the Senate this week. The NDAA protects national security, supports our troops, and bolsters jobs and innovative research taking place in Indiana. Additionally, as negotiations begin on the next phase of coronavirus relief, Senator Young discussed … Continue Reading

July 21, 2020

Young: Saving Taxpayers Billions Shouldn’t Result in a Pink Slip

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is fighting to preserve a Department of Defense position that is working to enact reforms and helping to save taxpayers billions of dollars. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (S. 4049) would eliminate the position of Chief Management Officer (CMO) at the Department of Defense. Senator Young has introduced an amendment to the NDAA to remove that language and preserve the CMO role. The … Continue Reading

July 17, 2020

Young Op-ed: We Need Police Reform, but Black Hoosiers Deserve Much More

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, in an op-ed published by the Indianapolis Recorder, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) wrote about the need for police reform and other important changes following the death of George Floyd. "I'm embarrassed that nearly two months after George Floyd's death, Congress has still not passed much-needed police reform. I co-sponsored Sen. Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act, but partisan politics kept it from even being debated publicly, much less voted on," Senator Young … Continue Reading

July 14, 2020

PHOTOS: Young Visits with Indianapolis Youth Leaders, Small Business Owners, Healthcare Workers, and Law Enforcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) made several stops in Indianapolis where he visited with youth leaders, small business owners, healthcare workers, and members of law enforcement. They discussed a variety of issues, including coronavirus recovery, Senator Young's RESTART Act, telehealth, and police reform. "The most important part of my job is listening to Hoosiers and ensuring their voices are represented in Washington. Today, I heard from Hoosiers who are … Continue Reading

July 13, 2020

PHOTOS: Young Highlights Coronavirus Recovery Efforts in Southern Indiana

NASHVILLE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) made two stops in southern Indiana focused on coronavirus recovery efforts. Senator Young visited Mike's Music & Dance Barn in Nashville, where he discussed his RESTART Act with music venue owners, including the owners of Bill Monroe Music Park and The Bluebird. The RESTART Act will help Indiana job-creators survive coronavirus closures. Senator Young also visited Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, which received … Continue Reading

July 09, 2020

Young Op-ed: Indiana's Federal Courts, Some of the Most Overworked in the U.S., Need More Judges

WASHINGTON - Today, in an op-ed published by the Indy Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shed light on the judicial emergency in Indiana. The overload of cases and shortage of judges is clear in Central and Southern Indiana where district court judges are among the most overworked in the nation. "In fact, in 2019, the judges in the Southern District of Indiana each had over 1,100 cases, which is almost three times the recommended number. The closure of courts due to coronavirus and … Continue Reading

July 08, 2020

Young Joins Gold Star Week Resolution To Honor The Families Of The Fallen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, lastweek helped introduce a resolution designating Sept. 20-26, 2020, as "Gold Star Families Remembrance Week" to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces. Gold Star Families Remembrance Week precedes Gold Star Mother's Day, observed since 1936 on the last Sunday of September. The resolution would serve to provide an official time dedicated to the families of U.S. military servicemembers who … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter On Chinese Government Atrocities In Xinjiang

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) were joined by 75 members of the Senate and the House in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The letter urges the administration to issue a formal determination of the atrocity crimes, including crimes against … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Senators Young, Thune, and Moran Introduce Bill to Update E-SIGN

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which has jurisdiction over technology and consumer protection, today introduced the E-SIGN Modernization Act, legislation that would streamline how consumers consent to receiving electronic documents like bank statements, account information, and contracts. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Young: Remember our Shared American Values this July 4

Click here or on the image above for view the full video. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video statement in advance of Independence Day on July 4. "This July 4th will look different than years past. The fireworks displays and celebrations might be smaller or cancelled altogether, but we should be no less enthusiastic about our shared values as Americans: that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights," said … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

VIDEO: Senator Young Highlights Growing Momentum for RESTART Act

Click HERE to view Senator Young's comments on the RESTART Act. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted growing momentum for his Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act during a press conference call with Indiana reporters. The RESTART Act was introduced by Senators Young and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) in May to support the small- and mid-sized businesses most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 25 national … Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Young Praises $5 Million in Telehealth Support for Indiana Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that 14 different Hoosier health care providers have received over $5 million in dedicated telehealth funding since April. This funding comes from the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program established by Congress and these dollars will help connect patients to their doctors from the comfort and safety of their homes. "Telehealth will allow us to leverage the latest technology to serve more Hoosiers, lower costs, and provide better … Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Young Discusses Russia Bounty Reports Following White House Briefing

Click here or the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about reports that the Russian military intelligence agency offered bounties in exchange for the targeting and killing of American and coalition service members in Afghanistan. Senator Young wrote a letter to President Trump yesterday calling for more information. Today, he was invited to attend a briefing in the Situation Room and received additional information about … Continue Reading

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

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