Press Releases

March 08, 2019

FDA Lifts Ban Affecting Salmon Facility in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s announcement that it will deactivate an import alert on genetically engineered (GE) salmon and salmon eggs from entering the U.S. This is welcome news in Albany, Indiana, where AquaBounty made a $14 million investment - purchasing a defunct fish facility for cultivating GE salmon. The FDA had previously approved the facility and the product for human consumption, but production could … Continue Reading


March 07, 2019

Young Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Call For Investigation Into Non-Compete Agreements Hurting U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), led a bipartisan letter calling for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into the use and abuse of non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements were intended to protect companies' trade secrets, but too many workers are now subjected to arbitrary limitations. Non-compete agreements keep workerstrapped in their jobs. This hinders innovation and limits workers' ability to negotiate with their … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

PHOTOS: Young and Braun Congratulate Indiana’s U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today congratulated Ishaan Modi from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, and William Schrepferman from Zionsville Community High School in Zionsville, for being selected as Indiana's delegates in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Ishaan and William traveled to Washington with high schoolers from across the country to participate in the 57th annual USSYP Washington Week. The two Hoosier students … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

Young and Kaine Introduce Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs, Formalizing End of Gulf and Iraq Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The legislation will formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars - 28 and 17 years, respectively, after these AUMFs were first passed, reasserting Congress' vital role in not only declaring wars, but in ending them. The repeal of these authorizations also recognizes the strong … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Three Big Wins for Indiana Public Lands

WASHINGTON - In an op-ed for the Northwest Indiana Times and the Jeffersonville News and Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlights three recent public lands wins for Indiana - designation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a national park, the authorized extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail across Southern Indiana, and protection for fishing and hunting rights within the Hoosier National Forest. From the Northwest Indiana Times: "The designation of … Continue Reading


March 01, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Holds Agriculture Roundtable in Greenfield

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a roundtable discussion with the Indiana Farm Bureau at Tuttle Orchards in Greenfield. Senator Young was joined by Tuttle Orchards owners Ruth Ann and Mike Roney, Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron, and local farmers. Tuttle Orchards is a fourth generation family farm that produces a wide variety of agriculture products including apples and vegetables. Issues discussed include infrastructure, regulatory reform, trade, … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Young Votes to Confirm Wheeler as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Mr. Wheeler has demonstrated an ability to find reasonable solutions to difficult environmental issues. I look forward to collaborating with Administrator Wheeler to put forward sound policies that not only protect Indiana's environment but allow the Hoosier economy to … Continue Reading


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

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