Press Releases

February 27, 2019

Young Joins Letter Demanding Answers about Alleged Saudi and UAE Arms Transfers to Extremist Groups

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and other Foreign Relations Committee members on a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. The letter calls for answers regarding recent media reports that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred U.S. origin weapons to dangerous Yemeni militias, including groups aligned with … Continue Reading

February 27, 2019

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, announced that the Senate passed their resolution recognizing February 2019 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was cosponsored by a total of 50 bipartisan Senators. "Career and technical education provides students with hands-on experience and real-world skills to better prepare them for jobs of the 21st … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today reintroducedthe Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined as cosponsors of the bill. "Hoosiers know Indiana as the … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Young and Markey Lead Senate Introduction of Blockchain Legislation

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, and Science, and Transportation, introduced the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019. This legislation would establish a working group of stakeholders across the federal government and private industry to establish a common definition of blockchain technology, which is the bedrock of modern cryptocurrencies and could also have a tremendous impact in nonfinancial industries … Continue Reading

February 25, 2019

Young Supports Measures to Protect Innocent Life

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voiced support for new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations that will prevent Title X family planning funds from being used in a location where abortion activities are performed. Senator Young was among 41 senators and 153 representatives who sent a letter asking the Trump Administration to take this action."As cruel abortion practices are being pushed in states like New York and Virginia, we at the federal level are … Continue Reading

February 22, 2019

President Signs Young’s FFA Bill into Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the President has signed the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act into law. This bill will update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to better reflect agriculture education in the 21st Century. "Modern agriculture education is necessary to ensure our students are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow," said Senator Young. "The President has now signed our bill into law to help … Continue Reading

February 21, 2019

Young, Van Hollen Housing Bill Signed into Law

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced that the Senate voted to pass their housing legislation, which will incentivize greater choice and mobility in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act was included in the larger government funding bill that passed the Senate last week and was subsequently signed into law. Evidence shows that Housing … Continue Reading

February 19, 2019

Young Shares Second Fair Shot Agenda Video Highlighting Hoosier Farmers

Click here to watch Senator Young's second Fair Shot Agenda video WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the second video in his Fair Shot Agenda series to highlight Indiana's vital farming community. In the video, Senator Young discusses the Farm Bill, that was recently signed into law by the President, with farmer Ronnie Mohr in Greenfield, Indiana. "It's farms like this that really make up the lifeblood of rural Indiana. We need to continue to support them and … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-2), to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park. "This designation certifies what we Hoosiers have known all along - Indiana Dunes is not just a state treasure, but a national treasure as well. I commend Representative Visclosky for his perseverance on this … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Young, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Improve Medicare Coverage for People Living with Lymphedema

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and 28 colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation to improve Medicare coverage for lymphedema patients. The Lymphedema Treatment Act would increase and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with lymphedema by requiring Medicare Part B to cover physician-prescribed compression therapy garments, which are essential in the effective treatment of lymphedema. "Treating symptoms of Lymphedema before they become more … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Young and Coons Applaud Senate Passage of National FFA Week Resolution

WASHINGTON -The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution yesterday introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of over 40 additional Senators, to mark February 16-23, 2019 as National FFA Week. In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students, and celebrates 50 years of … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Statement on Compliance with Yemen and Global Magnitsky Act Requirements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued a statement regarding the administration's non-compliance with the Global Magnitsky Act relating to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as a federal law requiring the Secretary of State to certify efforts by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mitigate the humanitarian disaster in Yemen: "While I appreciate that 17 Saudi officials have been sanctioned, I strongly urge the administration … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Votes to Fund the Government and Increase Border Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting for legislation to fully fund the government and provide $22.54 billion in total border security funding, including $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of physical barriers in the most needed areas along the southwest border: "Hoosiers have made it clear that they want border security. While I'm glad an agreement was reached to fund the government, I am disappointed that Democrats refused to fully … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Votes to Confirm William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm President Trump's nominee for Attorney General, William Barr. Senator Young issued the following statement after Barr was confirmed on a 54-45 vote: "One of the Senate's most important jobs is confirming Presidential nominees - a responsibility that I take very seriously. After reviewing William Barr's record, I can say without a doubt that he is eminently qualified to serve once again as U.S. Attorney General. The Senate … Continue Reading

February 12, 2019

Senate Passes Young’s Bill to Extend Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the Senate's passage of his Eastern Legacy Extension Act, which cleared the Senate as part of the Natural Resources Management Act, a bipartisan package of land bills. Senator Young's legislation would extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from St. Louis, Missouri to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including all of Indiana's southern border along the Ohio River. The proposed extension travels through seven states: Indiana, … Continue Reading

February 08, 2019

Young and Baldwin Reintroduce Bill to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced they have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation and help our students remain globally competitive. "In order to remain globally competitive in the 21st … Continue Reading

February 07, 2019

Young and Shaheen Write to Secretary of State Ahead of Yemen Certification Deadline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in advance of the upcoming Yemen certification deadline on February 9, 2019. After voicing significant concerns with the certification issued in September 2018, the letter sent to Secretary Pompeo today calls for a certification that better reflects the facts on the ground in Yemen."We remain concerned that the previous Yemen certification submitted … Continue Reading

February 07, 2019

Young’s Bill to Boost Agriculture Education Heads to President

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed his legislation, the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act. This bill will update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to better reflect agriculture education in the 21st Century. The legislation now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law."The entire Senate agreed - it's time to update agriculture education so our students are … Continue Reading

February 06, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Trade Security Act to Reform National Security Tariff Process

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today to introduce the Trade Security Act, legislation that will reform Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to better align the statute with its original intent as a trade remedy tool for the president and Congress to respond to genuine threats to … Continue Reading

February 06, 2019

ICYMI: Senator Young Talks Border Security and Honoring a Hoosier Marine on Fox News

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on Fox News Channel's Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner to discuss the State of the Union and the bracelet he shared with President Trump after the speech. He also discussed the ongoing talks over border security.Regarding the bracelet of Marine Alec Terwiske, Senator Young said: "I had a mother from the state of Indiana contact me before the address - Sandy Terwiske. I've come to know her well over the years. In fact, I've … Continue Reading

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