Press Releases

November 15, 2017

Young- and Donnelly-Supported Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate yesterday passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department. Young said, … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

PHOTOS: Senator Young Meets with Secretary Shulkin, Pushes for Improved VA Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, D.C. to push for faster, more efficient claims processing in the VA. The meeting follows Senator Young's October visit to the Indianapolis Regional Office to highlight some of the department's longest outstanding cases. "Secretary Shulkin is a willing partner and should be commended for the manner in which he has … Continue Reading


November 13, 2017

Young Applauds Nomination of Alex Azar to Lead HHS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that Alex Azar of Indianapolis has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): "Alex Azar is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. His previous leadership experience at HHS and his work at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly will be an effective combination as we work to solve our … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Young Statement on Senate Tax Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee's tax relief bill:"I'm encouraged by the Senate's proposal to create a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and allows hardworking Hoosiers to keep more of what they earn. I'm also glad that this proposal maintains the adoption tax credit that is important to so many Indiana families. As we continue to debate a final tax relief package, I will keep working to ensure … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

VIDEO: Young Releases Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued a video statement ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11. Click here or the image below to view the video. Full video transcript: Veterans Day is an opportunity to say 'thank you' to all those who have served and made a real difference. All of those who protected us and made our way of life possible. So today, I'd like to say thank you. As a marine, I feel like I have a strong respect and appreciation for … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Congressional Gold Medal Act to Honor USS Indianapolis Crew

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly today introduced the bipartisan USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act, which would recognize and honor the crew of the USS Indianapolis for their perseverance, bravery, and service to the United States in World War II. The medal would be displayed at the Indiana War Memorial Museum in Indianapolis. Young and Donnelly said, "On behalf of a grateful nation, we are pleased to introduce this bipartisan legislation which would … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Young: Indiana’s Crane will Increase in Importance

WASHINGTON, D.C - In a guest column in today's Bloomington Herald-Times, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlights the importance of Indiana's Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and Crane Army Ammunition Activity. Senator Young recently hosted the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller at Crane to demonstrate its contributions to America's national security. "At a time when our country confronts an extraordinary array of threats, I will continue to do all I can in the Senate to … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

VIDEO: Young Highlights Tax Reform for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) participated in a press conference highlighting the need for tax reform that provides relief to hard working Hoosiers. Senator Young joined Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, representatives from taxpayer advocacy groups, and Republican Senators for the event. "I have heard from countless Hoosiers about the importance of providing tax relief. They want three things: they want a tax code that is fairer, they want a tax code that is … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Eden Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Eden Elementary in Greenfield, Ind., among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of their hard … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Barr-Reeve Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Barr-Reeve Elementary in Montgomery, Ind., was among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Hendricks County Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Maple Elementary School in Avon and White Lick Elementary school in Brownsburg were among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Pleasant View Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Pleasant View Elementary in Zionsville, Ind., was among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country,"Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of … Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Senators Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Advance Treatment for Dialysis Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Dialysis Patient Access to Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, and Treatment Services (PATIENTS) Demonstration Act, S.2065, which would deliver high-quality, integrated care to patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Currently, patients who receive dialysis to treat ESRD spend three days a week at a dialysis … Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Young Helps Introduce New Sanctions Legislation Targeting the Burmese Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators John McCain (R-Ariz), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing legislation that would impose targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on senior Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities and systematic human rights abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma. The legislation would prohibit certain military cooperation with the Burmese military until the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2017

Young Statement on House Tax Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the House's tax reform proposal: "I look forward to working with my colleagues toward a tax structure that is simpler, fairer, and allows Hoosiers to keep more of their hard-earned money. The House's tax reform proposal is a first step that will continue to be debated over the coming … Continue Reading


November 02, 2017

Young, Donnelly Laud House Passage of Indiana Dunes National Park Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly lauded the passage of bipartisan legislation that would designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. The bill, authored by U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (IN-01), passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously last night. Earlier this year, Senators Donnelly and Young introduced in the U.S. Senate identical legislation to Visclosky's. The legislation, having passed the House, now must pass the Senate … Continue Reading


November 01, 2017

Senator Young praises Sweeney nomination, urges quick action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his support for James R. Sweeney II, President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the Southern District of Indiana District Court. He also encouraged the Senate to move quickly to approve the nomination to help one of the most overworked districts in the county. "Jim is a well-respected attorney in the areas of intellectual property and national security law and has earned broad respect from his peers," Senator Young said. "As … Continue Reading


October 31, 2017

Young Votes to Confirm Indiana’s Amy Barrett to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7th District. Professor Barrett was confirmed by the full United States Senate on a 55 to 43 vote. "Being nominated to serve in a lifetime appointment for a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a privilege few in the legal profession ever attain. Professor Barrett brings the skillset and temperament needed for the job, and there is no … Continue Reading


October 31, 2017

Young, Donnelly Urge Amazon to Consider Indiana for Second Headquarters, Join Surge of Hoosier Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly today urged Amazon to strongly consider Indiana for its future expansion plans in a letter to the company. The Senators highlighted the state's talented workforce, friendly economic climate, and transportation infrastructure in their letter. Young and Donnelly said, in part, in their letter, "We write to express our strong support for Indiana to be selected as the location for Amazon's new second company headquarters (HQ2). Our … Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

Senator Young Hails Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett as Extraordinarily Qualified Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators and religious freedom organizations who spoke in favor of Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the 7thCircuit Court of Appeals. "My vote for Professor Barrett's confirmation will be based on her extraordinary set of qualifications and her ability to do the job faithfully and effectively. I look forward to her consideration on the Senate floor," said Senator Young. Despite Professor Barrett's … Continue Reading

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