Press Releases

December 05, 2019

Young Op-ed: An Innovative Solution to Nation's Student Debt Crisis

KOKOMO, Ind. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need for his ISA Student Protection Act, which aims to provide a new financing option for higher education as an alternative to the unworkable free-college proposals from Democrats. Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are already up and running in schoolsacross the country, including Kenzie Academy in Indiana. "On the debate stage, we have heard Democrats running for president offer the wrong … Continue Reading

December 03, 2019

VIDEO: Young Continues to Push for USMCA Passage

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to push for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provide certainty to tens of thousands of Hoosier farmers and manufacturers who rely on exports to Canada and Mexico. "As of last weekend it was one year, one year, since the President of the United States signed the USMCA Trade Deal with our counter parties: Canada and Mexico. So it's been a year and Congress still has not voted on this," said … Continue Reading

December 02, 2019

ICYMI: Young Op-ed: Wounded warriors need not suffer TSA indignities

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - In an op-ed for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlines the need to pass his bipartisan VETS Safe Travel Act, which is currently being held up in the House and by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the bill, TSA PreCheck benefits would be free for veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. "With momentum on our side, the bill passed the Senate and moved to the House. I had hoped this would be a clear example of Congress … Continue Reading

November 26, 2019

Young: Give Thanks to our Troops this Thanksgiving

Click here or on the image above for his statement in full. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement in advance of Thanksgiving: "From my family to yours, I want to wish all Hoosiers a happy Thanksgiving. This year, America has a lot to be thankful for. We remain a country of unprecedented prosperity and enduring freedom, founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is only made possible by the brave … Continue Reading

November 25, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Designate Ernest ‘Ernie’ T. Pyle Post Office

DANA, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they introduced legislation to rename the post office in Dana, Indiana, after Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle, the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist who was born near Dana. On April 18, 1945, Pyle was reporting on the U.S. Army's 305th Infantry Regiment when he was killed. "Naming the Dana post office after Ernie Pyle is one way to honor the important contributions of this celebrated war … Continue Reading

November 22, 2019

Young, Cardin, Braun Introduce Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with the entire Indiana congressional delegation yesterday announced they have introduced a bipartisan resolution marking November 2019 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Senator Young and the Indiana congressional delegation introduced the resolution againthis year in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully. Last year, Matthew lost his battle to stomach cancer. Yesterday evening … Continue Reading

November 21, 2019

Senators Young, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for Afghanistan Peace Process Oversight

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Ensuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that provides for congressional oversight of the comprehensive Afghanistan peace process. The comprehensive legislation mandates congressional oversight requirement for U.S. diplomatic efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and … Continue Reading

November 20, 2019

VIDEO: Young Calls for Greater Oversight of Bad Actors in the United Nations System

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's opening statement. WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today hosted a hearing titled, 'Challenges and Opportunities For Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System'. The hearing focused on the changing landscape at the United Nations and how we can work with our partners and allies to advance U.S. interests around the … Continue Reading

November 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Ceremony for Navy Ship Naming in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today hosted a ceremony with U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announcing the Navy's intent to name a guided-missile destroyer in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. The future warship will be named USS RICHARD G. LUGAR. Senator Young was joined by the Lugar family and members of the Indiana delegation for the event. "When Senator Richard Lugar passed away in April of this year, Indiana and … Continue Reading

November 15, 2019

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. One hundred and forty-four students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 64 interviewed, 42 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be … Continue Reading

November 14, 2019

Young Joins Effort to Address Falling Rates of Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) yesterday cosponsored a bill that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee, which would address the falling rate of entrepreneurship in America. The Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Actrequires the U.S. Department of Commerce to study the underlying factors driving the current "startup slump," a 40-year low in rates of entrepreneurship in America. The bill was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tim Scott … Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Young: POTUS Right to Address Youth Tobacco and Vaping Epidemic

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded President Trump's commitment to curb America's youth tobacco and vaping epidemic. Earlier this year, Senator Young introduced the bipartisan Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the legal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. With 95 percent of adult smokers getting hooked before the age of 21, Senator Young's legislation is an important step to protect … Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Young Announces Navy Ship to be Named in Honor of Richard G. Lugar; Naming Ceremony Nov. 18 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Young will host a naming ceremony for the USS RICHARD G. LUGAR (DDG 136) in Indianapolis next Monday, November 18, where he will be joined by U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and members of the Lugar family. In June, Senator Young and Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading

November 12, 2019

Young, Merkley, Rubio, Coons Legislation Calls for Global Economic Security Strategy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced legislation requiring the President and future administrations to regularly produce and submit to Congress a Global Economic Security Strategy. Based on the belief that global stability and the national security of the United States depends in large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure economy, the legislation … Continue Reading

November 08, 2019

Young Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement in advance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11: "In the Marine Corps our slogan is Semper Fidelis, meaning 'always faithful' to our nation and to those who protect it. Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to thank the men and women who bravely served our nation in the armed forces. I ask all Hoosiers to join me in recognizing the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, whose service has kept our nation safe through … Continue Reading

November 07, 2019

Young Releases Video Featuring Hoosier Veteran

Click here or the image above to watch the video. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video ahead of Veterans Day to share how his office can help assist and honor Hoosier veterans. The video features the story of George Miller, from Mooreland in Henry County, who received a Bronze Star from Senator Young in June. Miller served as a track commander with Troop L, 3D Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment in Vietnam. "Awarding the ribbons and medals to veterans and … Continue Reading

November 07, 2019

Young and Braun Seek Applicants for Federal Judicial Appointment

SOUTH BEND, Ind.- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they are seeking applications for qualified individuals to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana based in South Bend. Chief Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann, who was appointed to the Northern District of Indiana in 2003 by President George W. Bush, will take Senior Status beginning January 2021. Individuals can access the applicant … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Young and Braun Announce $16 Million for I-65 Mobility and Access Project

WHITESTOWN, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation will be awarded a $16 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the I-65 Mobility and Access Project. The project aims to address the rising demand for modernized transportation infrastructure by constructing or modifying four interchanges along I-65 within Boone County, … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

VIDEO: Young Delivers Floor Speech Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon ahead of Veterans Day. He shared the stories of two Hoosier veterans - Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, and Robert Egli, a World War II veteran whose family received a Bronze Star on his behalf. Senator Young also highlighted his legislation to assist veterans, including the VA MISSION Act and the Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act. In a recent op-ed, … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Young Statement on Congressman Pete Visclosky

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement upon Congressman Pete Visclosky's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2020. Rep. Visclosky was first elected to represent Indiana's 1st Congressional District in 1984. "Congressman Visclosky has been a tireless advocate for Hoosiers in Northwest Indiana for the last 35 years. His list of accomplishments is long, and his impact will be felt for years to come. I've had the privilege to work with … Continue Reading

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