Press Releases

December 14, 2017

Young: Law Triggered by Saudi Arabia’s Actions in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Trump highlighting that Saudi Arabia's actions in Yemen and the President's statement on December 6 trigger a prohibition on U.S. assistance to Saudi Arabia. "I write to thank you for your strong statement on December 6 regarding the need for Saudi Arabia to immediately end its starvation blockade in Yemen that has helped create the world's largest food … Continue Reading


December 12, 2017

Young Includes Key National and Indiana Priorities in Final National Defense Authorization Act and Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language secured by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The NDAA authorizes funding and sets forth policy for the Department of Defense (DoD). Congress has passed an NDAA each fiscal year for more than half a century."The United States confronts an extraordinary array of … Continue Reading


December 12, 2017

Young Introduces Bill to Promote and Understand the Future of Artificial Intelligence Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives John K. Delaney (D-Md.) and Pete Olson (R-Texas), introduced first-of-its-kind legislation that would promote an enabling environment for the continued development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The forward-looking bill, known as the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 - or … Continue Reading


December 08, 2017

PHOTOS: Senator Young Speaks to Indiana Farm Bureau

FRENCH LICK, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in French Lick. Senator Young discussed the Senate's recently passed tax reform bill that benefits Indiana's farmers, and his continued advocacy on behalf of the state's vital agriculture industry. "Last week the Senate passed a tax reform bill for the first time in 30 years. This bill will help create a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and relieves burdens on Indiana's family … Continue Reading


December 07, 2017

Senators Young, Klobuchar, and Blunt Lead Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions

51 Senators and 61 Members of the House of Representatives Call on Ethiopia to Permit Completion of More Than 200 Adoptions Members: Failure to Permit Completion of "adoption processes will impose additional suffering on these children." WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan, bicameral group of Senators today urged the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to honor more than 200 adoptions with American families that have been halted by the Ethiopian government. The letter, led by U.S. Senators Todd Young … Continue Reading


December 06, 2017

Young Applauds Trump Statement and Again Calls for End to Saudi Starvation Blockade in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump issued a statement today calling on Saudi Arabia to "completely allow food, fuel, water, and medicine to reach the Yemeni people who desperately need it." The President continued, "This must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately." Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has led efforts in the Senate to end Saudi Arabia's starvation blockade of Yemen. Saudi Arabia's blockade has helped create the world's largest food insecurity crisis in Yemen and pushed … Continue Reading


December 06, 2017

Young: Hoosiers Deserve a Raise

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video touting the Senate's tax reform package that will provide tax cuts to hardworking Hoosiers and enable job growth. "Hoosiers need a raise. Working families need a raise," Senator Young says in the video. "I can't think of any better way to do that than providing tax relief." "We haven't done a real tax reform since I was born," says a South Bend small business leader. "And we're competing with counties where they make … Continue Reading


December 05, 2017

In Letter to State Dept., Young and Cardin Express Concerns About Reorganization Effort

Foreign Relations Committee Members Call for Greater Transparency with Congress and Immediate Lifting of the Department's Hiring Freeze Senators Challenge Assumption that Nation's Need for Diplomatic Capacity Will Decline WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) sent a bipartisan letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan Tuesday expressing concerns regarding reorganization efforts within the Department of State and their impact on our country's … Continue Reading


December 04, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill Directing VA to Study Veterans Crisis Line

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) recently introduced the Senate version of the Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017, which aims to ensure that the Veterans Crisis Line is effectively serving veterans in distress. The bill requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to formally study and report on the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line in preventing suicide and addressing mental health care. "The Veterans Crisis Line is a … Continue Reading


December 04, 2017

Young Op-Ed: Senate Tax Bill Benefits Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed for the Indianapolis Star on Sunday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlined the benefits of the tax reform package that passed the Senate last week, including repealing the Obamacare tax, doubling the standard deduction, doubling the Child Tax Credit, and lowering rates for middle-income Americans. "Our guiding principle for tax reform was simple: allow hardworking Hoosiers to keep and control more of their money. The goal throughout this process has been to … Continue Reading


December 02, 2017

VIDEO: Young Votes for Tax Reform Package that Includes Repeal of Obamacare Individual Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding passage of the Senate's tax reform bill. The bill passed by a 51-49 vote. "This is a big win for Hoosiers. Not only did we repeal the oppressive individual mandate tax of Obamacare, but we acted on tax reform for the first time in 30 years that will ensure Hoosiers have a code that is fairer, that is simpler, and that allows them to keep more of what they earn."Many American workers have not seen … Continue Reading


December 01, 2017

Senators Young and Donnelly Introduce National Ernie Pyle Day Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced a resolution this week to designate August 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day, in remembrance of the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist."Ernie Pyle's renowned career reporting throughout Indiana and World War II demonstrates the work ethic of Hoosiers and the dedication of Americans in commemorating our soldiers," said Senator Young. "By designating National Ernie Pyle Day, his important … Continue Reading


November 28, 2017

Companion to Young and Donnelly Bill to Support Law Enforcement Mental Health Programs Passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today praised the passage of the bipartisan Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads back to the U.S. Senate. Young and Donnelly introduced the bill in the Senate in early April and it passed unanimously in May. U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives in late … Continue Reading


November 27, 2017

PHOTO: Senator Todd Young Visits with Members of the Indiana National Guard at Fort Meade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Fort Meade to meet with members of the Indiana National Guard who are mobilized to improve our nation's cyber capabilities. Fourteen members of the Indiana National Guard are serving as part of Task Force Echo. "Our nation confronts serious cyber threats, and the Indiana National Guard is playing an indispensable and pioneering role conducting cyber operations that are vital to our deployed troops and the national security of … Continue Reading


November 20, 2017

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced U.S. service academy nominations for 43 exemplary high school senior candidates from across Indiana. Nominees were selected by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. The board reviewed each application and interviewed choice candidates before making nomination recommendations. Service Academy Nominees are listed below: United States Air Force Academy Mikayla Gallagher Indianapolis Joseph Haines Indianapolis … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Young, Donnelly Welcome Scott County Sheriff McClain’s Nomination as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today welcomed the nomination of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana. President Donald Trump announced the nomination today. "Sheriff McClain has helped guide Scott County through some of southern Indiana's most trying times," Senator Young said. "His honorable service in the Navy and his experience navigating the opioid crisis - the chief law … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act Passes Out of Finance Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - In a major step toward helping distressed communities nationwide, the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA) passed out of the Senate Finance Committee as a part of the tax reform bill that will be voted on by the full Senate in the coming weeks. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and co-sponsored by Senator Young (R-Ind.). The IIOA incentivizes investment in economically distressed areas by allowing trillions of dollars in private capital to be … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Young Renews Call for Immediate End to Saudi Arabia’s Humanitarian Blockade of Yemen

Young: Saudi Humanitarian Blockade Undermining U.S. National Security Interests World Food Programme, United Nations Children's Fund, and World Health Organization: "Lives of Millions Are At Risk" UN Humanitarian Chief: Saudi Blockade Risks "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a joint statement today by the leaders of the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) saying … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Final FY 2018 Defense Bill Includes Senator Young Priorities Related to Nuclear Modernization, Pentagon Reform, and Naval Readiness

WASHINGTON DC - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language Senator Todd Young (R-IN) worked to incorporate. Young, who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked successfully to include language in the Conference Report related to nuclear modernization, Pentagon reform, and naval combat readiness. The NDAA, an essential defense … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Senator Young Includes Indiana and National Priorities in Final FY 2018 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON DC - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) worked to incorporate. Young, who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked successfully to include language in the Conference Report that urges the Navy and Air Force to increase integration, co-location, and commonality as they modernize … Continue Reading

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