Press Releases

March 11, 2020

Young Addresses Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today participated in two events regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. Senator Young participated in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the war in Syria, with witness testimony from Caesar, a Syrian military defector for whom the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act was named. Senator Young also spoke during an event hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum regarding the Syrian crisis that has killed more than 500,000 … Continue Reading

March 10, 2020

VIDEO: Young Gives Coronavirus Update

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the coronavirus and steps being taken to protect Hoosiers, prevent the spread of the disease, and minimize the economic impact. "We're preparing for the absolute worst so the absolute worst doesn't happen. That is a good way to think about the process we are going through right now. We are certainly trying to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus to the extent we can. We're learning more everyday about this virus. We … Continue Reading

March 06, 2020

Young Statement on Coronavirus Case in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the confirmed coronavirus case in Indiana: "As of this morning, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed the first Hoosier case of coronavirus. Under the leadership of Governor Holcomb, the state, in coordination with our medical community, was prepared and ready to respond. To further help our state and local governments in the days to come, I voted to pass $7.7 billion in … Continue Reading

March 06, 2020

Young Delivers Inaugural Richard G. Lugar Lecture at Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today delivered the Inaugural Richard G. Lugar Lecture at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington. Senator Young addressed America's role in the world and confronting the challenges of the 21st Century. "I commend President Trump and my colleagues in Congress for enacting new tax and regulatory policies, increasing investment in the skills required to fuel our 21st century workforce, … Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Young, Van Hollen, Leahy Urge Pompeo to Immediately Sanction Turkey Over the Wrongful Detention of Locally Employed Staff of U.S. Diplomatic Missions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to sanction Turkey over the wrongful detention of locally employed staff at U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey, as required by law. The letter points to their recently passed appropriations language mandating visa bans on foreign officials involved in the wrongful detentions of these staff. The Senators write, … Continue Reading

March 04, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan Group to Protect Funds for 800 Rural, Low-Income Schools

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) led a letter that was signed by 19 of their colleagues, expressing concerns with a calculation adjustment that jeopardizes funding eligibility for more than 800 rural, low-income schools. In their letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Senators shared the importance of these funds for rural schools in accessing supplies, technology upgrades, curriculum, transportation, and many other supports for … Continue Reading

March 04, 2020

Young and Braun Join Bipartisan Resolution Demanding Olympic Committee Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of China

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators on a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China and rebid it to another country unless Beijing addresses its violation of human rights. "The People's Republic of China is a Communist state and it is outrageous to reward bad behavior by allowing them to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Currently in China, … Continue Reading

March 03, 2020

Young: Energy Bill Benefits Hoosier Jobs, National Security, Energy Prices

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the energy package the Senate is considering week. The American Energy Innovation Act contains more than 50 bipartisan measures that prioritize innovation and investments in our energy economy to help grow Hoosier jobs, strengthen national security, and lower energy costs."We know that the economy is strong, that unemployment is at a 50-year low, that wages are … Continue Reading

March 03, 2020

Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Pompeo To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), sent a letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to oppose China's leadership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and take the necessary diplomatic steps to ensure our allies and partners do the same before the nomination of the Director General in Geneva, Switzerland this week. Given China's persistent violations of … Continue Reading

February 27, 2020

Senate Passes Young’s Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, announced that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing February 2020 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was cosponsored by a total of 56 bipartisan Senators. "In communities throughout Indiana, CTE provides Hoosier students with hands-on experience and real-world skills to better prepare them for jobs of the 21st century," said Senator Young. "This resolution … Continue Reading

February 27, 2020

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand Coverage for Seniors’ Kidney Transplant Drugs

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today introduced legislation to provide seniors who received kidney transplants with extended Medicare Part B to help cover lifesaving medication. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) joined as cosponsors of the legislation. "Receiving a new kidney isn't the end of the road for transplant recipients. Patients require immunosuppressive drugs … Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

Young Calls for Passage of Two Pro-Life Bills to Protect Innocent Children

Click here or the image above to view Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about protecting the rights of unborn children and the need to pass two bills being voted on in the Senate today: the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Senator Young is a cosponsor of both bills. "Pro-life principles are supported by a majority of Americans and these bills are critical to protect all of our … Continue Reading

February 21, 2020

PHOTOS: Young, Pence Honor 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Indiana War Memorial

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today hosted a press conference with Congressman Greg Pence (R-IN-06) recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Senator Young and Congressman Pence were also joined by World War II veteran Wayne Saucerman, who served in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Senator Young and Congressman Pence, both Marine Corps veterans, introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the historic battle last week. "Today we remember … Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Young, Peters, Stabenow Introduce Resolution on ‘‘Potawatomi Trail of Death’’

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) todayannounced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the forced relocation of the Potawatomi people from their homeland east of the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma and the devastating hardships the Potawatomi people endured during the march west, known as the ''Potawatomi Trail of Death''. "The Senate recognizes the special legal and political relationship Indian Tribes have with the … Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Young, Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Ensure Lifesaving Organs Reach Patients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced bipartisan legislation to help prevent lifesaving organs from getting lost in transport. The Lost Opportunities to Supply Transplantable Organs (LOST Organs) Act would require the U.S. organ donation system, managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), to better track organs and publicly report when logistics errors result in a lost, damaged or delayed organ. A recent … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Young, Cruz Introduce Taiwan Symbols and Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members in the Taiwanese military to display their flag and wear their uniforms while in the United States on official businesses. "At every turn, China is attempting to coerce countries around the globe to accept their worldview and sadly, this even … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Young, Cortez Masto, Coons Introduce Small Business Innovation Voucher Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Small Business Innovation Voucher Act to ensure America's small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy. This legislation would create a voucher program at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide federal grants for small businesses to partner with institutions of higher education to conduct research and development. This would allow America's small … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Young and Warner Resolution to Honor 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today introduced a Joint Resolution to honor the 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima during World War II. The resolution recognizes the gallantry and heroism demonstrated 75 years ago during the victory that was led by the United States Marine Corps over Imperial Japan on the island of Iwo Jima. A companion resolution was introduced in House by U.S. Representatives Greg Pence (R-IN-06), Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), and … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Young Statement on Iran War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Iran war powers resolution: "I commend President Trump's decisive leadership taking out the terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani. Let's be clear, our nation and the world is safer today with Soleimani dead. Now we are dealing with Iran from a position of strength and I believe the result will be a safer and more stable Middle East. "Consideration of this resolution would not be … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Young Joins Finance Committee Members to Probe U.S. Organ Transplant System

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined three members of the Senate Finance Committee to probe the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) after numerous inspector general audits and news reports raised questions about the adequacy of patient safety standards, suggested thousands of available organs are not being used, and highlighted questionable financial practices of some organ procurement organizations (OPOs). Senator Young, along with Senate … Continue Reading

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