Press Releases

October 30, 2017

Young, Walorski Lead Bicameral Bill to Improve TANF Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-02) introduced the bicameral Coordinating Assistance for TANF Recipients Act, which aims to improve case management coordination for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance. Individuals who apply for TANF assistance often also receive benefits and services from other programs. In many cases, beneficiaries must meet with multiple caseworkers and visit … Continue Reading

October 30, 2017

VIDEO: Young Continues Leadership Calling for Military Authorization Targeting ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued pushing for Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. "One of the best ways for Congress to support our troops and show resolve to our enemies is to pass a well-formulated AUMF. That's why I introduced AUMF legislation targeting ISIS earlier this … Continue Reading

October 25, 2017

Young: Bold Action Needed to End Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor today calling for an end to the Burmese military's systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority. The Burmese military has conducted a campaign of violence against the Rohingya, including the use of arson, murder, and rape. On Tuesday, officials from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International … Continue Reading

October 24, 2017

Young, Donnelly Call for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to be included in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. "Now is not the time to scale back our nation's commitment to restore the Great Lakes … Continue Reading

October 23, 2017

VIDEO: Hoosiers Want Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video highlighting the need for comprehensive tax reform. The video follows President Donald Trump's recent visit to Indianapolis where he unveiled the framework for his tax reform proposal. "We haven't seen a significant tax reform in 30 years come out of Washington, D.C.," said Senator Young. "Hoosiers want tax relief. This framework is going to put more money in the pockets of middle and lower income Hoosiers. The … Continue Reading

October 20, 2017

Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the Burmese military's brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority. The letter signed by 21 U.S. senators highlights the Burmese military's systematic campaign of arson, murder, and rape that has forced more than 500,000 people to flee from … Continue Reading

October 19, 2017

Young, Casey Offer Bipartisan Solution To Medicare Enrollment Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to simplify the complex enrollment process for the growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, U.S Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act. The BENES Act, which is supported by nearly 70 organizations that represent older Americans, people with disabilities, insurers, and health care providers, would simplify and modernize the Medicare … Continue Reading

October 16, 2017

Photos: Senators Donnelly and Young Host Marine Corps Commandant at Crane

Bloomington - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young hosted United States Marine Corps Commandant and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Robert Neller at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and Crane Army Ammunition Activity on Friday. General Neller received briefings on Crane's innovative work in the areas of expeditionary warfare, electronic warfare, nuclear security, and ammunition logistics. "I was proud to host the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps at Crane Naval … Continue Reading

October 04, 2017

Senators Young and Donnelly Applaud U.S. Attorney Confirmation

Washington D.C. - Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly applauded the confirmation of Thomas L. Kirsch, of Schererville, to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. "Tom is a well-qualified attorney who has garnered broad support from both sides of the aisle. He approaches the law thoughtfully and will bring a wealth of experience to this role," said the Senators. "He will serve Hoosiers in the Northern District well." In July, President Trump nominated Thomas … Continue Reading

October 04, 2017

Senator Young Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ted McKinney

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young released a statement following the confirmation of Ted McKinney to serve as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Ted McKinney is a proven leader in Hoosier agriculture. With over 30 years of industry knowledge, he will be an asset serving as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. I look forward to working with Ted to ensure that Hoosier farmers can continue to … Continue Reading

September 29, 2017

Donnelly, Young Applaud Confirmation of U.S. Attorney

Washington, D.C. - Josh Minkler was confirmed unanimously this afternoon to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young released the following statement. "Josh has served in the U.S. Attorney's office for more than 20 years and has earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor, who has a heart for the communities he serves. His unanimous confirmation is evidence that he has garnered respect from both sides of the aisle." Minkler has … Continue Reading

September 27, 2017

Senator Young Statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform Speech

Indianapolis - Senator Todd Young today released the following statement after President Donald Trump's speech in Indianapolis outlining the details of his tax reform plan. "President Trump made a convincing case today that this tax reform package will boost the economy and increase the take-home pay of every Hoosier. For the first time in 30 years, the prospects for a simpler tax code that lowers taxes for the working class and provides relief for small business owners look good. Let's seize … Continue Reading

September 27, 2017

Senate Passes Young & Cardin Resolution Calling for Urgent Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) calling for an urgent and comprehensive diplomatic effort to address political obstacles in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen that are preventing humanitarian aid from being delivered to tens of millions of people who desperately need it. The resolution calls on all parties to … Continue Reading

September 21, 2017

Senator Young statement on the passing of Judge Larry McKinney

Indianapolis, IN -- Senator Todd Young released a statement following the death of Judge Larry McKinney: "I'm saddened by the passing of Judge McKinney. He served with distinction on the federal bench for 30 years and will be remembered fondly by … Continue Reading

September 19, 2017

Young Works to Include Legislation to Boost National Security and NSWC Crane in Annual Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - Senator Todd Young (R-IN) worked successfully to include three provisions in the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the Senate plans to vote on tonight, including one that would provide a boost to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in southern Indiana. Senator Young will speak on the floor of the Senate at 4 p.m. to discuss his amendments and his support of the NDAA. Young's amendment requires the Department of Defense to seek greater cooperation between … Continue Reading

September 07, 2017


Today, Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees the United Nations, sent a letter to the Comptroller General asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations. Young and Merkley issued the following joint statement today: "Reform of UN peacekeeping is needed, and this GAO review will provide Congress and the administration valuable … Continue Reading

September 06, 2017

Keynote Address: Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

*Remarks as prepared for delivery* Worse Humanitarian Crisis since WWII "Today, the world confronts the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two. In North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, we confront humanitarian crises of breathtaking scope and severity. In those four countries, as World Food Programme Executive Director Beasley testified in July, about 20 million people are at risk of severe hunger or starvation. "In Yemen alone, an estimated 17 million people are … Continue Reading

September 06, 2017

Senator Young's Statement Following Briefing on North Korea and Afghanistan

Senator Young issued a statement following a briefing with the administration on North Korea and Afghanistan: "I appreciated the briefing today on North Korea and Afghanistan from the administration's senior national security officials, and as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I will continue to monitor developments in both countries closely. "I support the administration's efforts, working with our allies and partners, to impose the maximum possible diplomatic and economic … Continue Reading

September 05, 2017

Senator Young Statement on DACA Announcement

Washington DC - Senator Todd Young issued a statement following the announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the DACA program will be wound down: "I continue to believe we must secure our southern border and fix our broken immigration system. Irrespective of today's announcement, that requires a bipartisan solution in Congress that reforms our legal immigration system, prevents illegal immigration, and addresses the question of what to do with undocumented men, women and children … Continue Reading

August 28, 2017

Senator Young Keynotes U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Event in Indianapolis

Why U.S. Global Leadership and Engagement Matter "The title of the event today is "America's Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters for Indiana." "Now, I realize by virtue of being associated with USGLC and being here today, most of you already know why American international leadership is good for our state and nation. "But allow me to briefly describe a few principles that guide my thinking. "First, if we are to keep America safe and prosperous at home, then we must remain … Continue Reading

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