Press Releases

June 03, 2019

Young Calls on CMS to Help State Medicaid Programs Utilize Ridesharing Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma recently calling for CMS to give state Medicaid programs the opportunity to utilize ridesharing services to help Medicaid recipients in underserved areas have greater access to medical care. "Medicaid has continued to provide medical care to millions of Americans for the last 54 years. However, despite its best intentions, this safety net program has not … Continue Reading


June 03, 2019

VIDEO: Senator Young: Indiana Dunes is a National Treasure

GARY, Ind.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) attended the official ribbon cutting for the Indiana Dunes National Park in northwest Indiana last week. Legislation led by Senator Young and Representatives Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-2) was recently signed into lawto establish Indiana Dunes as the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana. "Hoosiers for generations have known that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

PHOTOS: Young holds Tobacco 21 Press Conference in Terre Haute

Terre Haute, Ind. - Today,on World No Tobacco Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined students and representatives from Vigo County School Corporation and Better Health Wabash Valley for a press conference in Terre Haute regarding his new Tobacco to 21 Act. The bipartisan legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "National data shows that roughly 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 21," said … Continue Reading


May 29, 2019

STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act Reaches 21 Senate Cosponsors

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) of the Bipartisan Senate Working Group on surprise medical billing today announced major growth in support for the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act (S. 1531) with 21 senators already cosponsoring the legislation less than two weeks after its introduction. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kevin … Continue Reading


May 29, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Calls for Passage of Tobacco to 21 Act in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - At the Salvation Army Kroc Center in South Bend, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined studentsand representatives from Smoke Free St. Joe and the Indiana Chamber to make the case for his Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the federal minimum tobacco age to 21. Senator Young outlined the alarming statistics in Indiana, where tobacco use continues to be the single-most preventable cause of death and disease.Indiana ranks 45th in the nation in percentage of smokers, … Continue Reading


May 28, 2019

Young and Braun Ready to Assist Hoosiers Impacted by Severe Weather

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) are urging Hoosiers to remain vigilant and heed advice from local authorities following severe weather in Indiana. Hoosiers in need of assistance can contact Senator Young's office at 317-226-6700 and Senator Braun's office at 317-822-8240. "My prayers are with Hoosiers who were impacted by severe weather last night, especially those in Pendleton where a tornado was confirmed. Many roads remain closed in the … Continue Reading


May 24, 2019

Young Releases Memorial Day Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video honoring America's fallen military heroes in advance of Memorial Day. The video features footage of Senator Young greeting Hoosier veterans who visited Washington this week with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana."On this Memorial Day, I hope everyone will go out there and thank a veteran, thank their family, and remember that so many made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free," Senator Young says in the video.Click … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Young, Murphy Condemn Houthi Theft of Food Aid in Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following joint statement on Thursday, raising continued alarms on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen following a bipartisan meeting with World Food Program (WFP) Director David Beasley and reports that the WFP may be forced to suspend aid deliveries due to illegal diversion by Houthi forces:"We are deeply disturbed by recent reports that the Houthis are … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

BREAKING: Robocall Legislation Passes Senate

WASHINGTON- Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to crack down on illegal robocall scams passed the Senate today on an 97-1 vote. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Actgives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Young Announces Family Leave Working Group

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced he will serve on a bipartisan Finance Committee working group that will consider the issue of federal family leave policy. "Hoosiers agree that after 25 years it's time to update our federal family leave policy. I look forward to working with this group to develop bipartisan, fiscally responsible solutions that will enable parents to stay better connected to the workforce while caring for … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Young, Casey, Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower(RISE) Actto help ease the burden of transitioning to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

PHOTOS: Young and Braun Greet Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans

WASHINGTON - Today, coinciding with National Military Appreciation Month, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) welcomed Hoosier veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Both Senators greeted the group of roughly 90 veterans at the World War II Memorial and FDR Memorial. "As a Marine, I have great respect for the patriotic men and women who have served our nation. I was honored to welcome these Hoosier veterans to Washington during National … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Young Bill to Help Protect Children from Lead Poisoning

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators today to introduce the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019, which would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update its lead poisoning prevention measures to reflect modern science and ensure that families and children living in federally-assisted housing are protected from the devastating consequences of lead poisoning. "Protecting our children must always be priority … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Young: Lifting of Tariffs Welcome News for Hoosier Manufacturers and Farmers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the agreement to end steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and Mexico: "This is welcome news in Indiana, and I commend President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for working with our Canadian and Mexican partners to reach this necessary agreement. Lifting the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, and ending the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products, will provide much needed relief to … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Young and Romney Commend McConnell and Kaine Tobacco 21 Legislation, Urge Swift Action

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to raise the legal tobacco age of sale to 21: "We commend Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Kaine for taking this important step towards raising the legal tobacco and e-cigarette age to 21. We strongly urge our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a clean … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Senators Announce Stop for School Buses Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced the introduction of the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019(S. 1254). Last year, in Rochester, Indiana, a driver struck and killed three young siblings and injured a fourth student while they were boarding a school bus. This bipartisan legislation requires a comprehensive evaluation of methods to prevent the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses at loading zones. "The tragedy that occurred in … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore 40-Hour Workweek

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced the Employee Flexibility Act of 2019, which would change the definition of a "full-time employee" under the Affordable Care Act from someone who works an average of 30 hours per week to the traditional 40 hours per week.Our nation has traditionally used the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as the standard of defining full-time employment as 40 hours per … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Young, Bipartisan Senate Working Group Introduces Surprise Medical Billing Legislation

Click here or on the image above to watch the press conference in full. WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), members of the Senate Bipartisan Working Group, today introduced the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

News-Sentinel Editorial: Sen. Young’s Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21 Can Help Save Lives

WASHINGTON - The News-Sentinel today published an editorial supporting U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Tobacco to 21 Act - bipartisan legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "What the state Legislature wouldn't do, Indiana Sen. Todd Young is hoping the U.S. Congress will - raise the legal smoking age to 21," the editorial states. "More than 20 percent of adults (more than a million) who live in Indiana smoke … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Richard Lugar’s Legacy, Pushing to Continue Global Non-Proliferation Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Indiana's U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the top Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the legacy of the late Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). The resolution recognizes Lugar's enormous contributions to nuclear non-proliferation, and pushes for the U.S. to continue its leadership in advancing global non-proliferation efforts, … Continue Reading

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