Press Releases

August 23, 2017

Senator Young Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On August 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law, which included Senator Young's Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act. The legislation was authored in partnership with Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. "A simple conversation can have the ability to make a huge difference in the opioid epidemic that is plaguing many communities in Indiana and around the country," said Senator Todd Young. "This proposal … Continue Reading

August 14, 2017

Senator Young to Host Academy Days for Students Interested in Attending U.S. Military Academies

New Albany, IN - Senator Todd Young, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, will host a series of "Academy Days" to serve as informational sessions for current high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Military Service Academies. Find date and location information below the video; for complete details on the academy nomination process go to, or call, (317) 226-6700. Senator Young's Academy Days: Monday, … Continue Reading

August 09, 2017

Young Calls for Action after UN Security Council Passes Statement on Four Famines

Washington, D.C. -- Today, following Senator Todd Young's (R-IN) efforts to promote a diplomatic surge to address the humanitarian crises in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and northeast Nigeria, the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously passed a statement on the humanitarian crises in these four countries. The statement calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and permit unhindered access for humanitarian assistance to all areas. As a member of the Senate … Continue Reading

August 08, 2017

Senator Young Statement on FASTLANE Grant Recommendation for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Senator Todd Young released a statement following the announcement of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor securing a FASTLANE grant recommendation from the U.S. Department of Transportation: "Infrastructure means jobs. Indiana is investing where it matters to attract business and help existing businesses grow and hire more. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor FASTLANE grant will help strengthen the Hoosier economy and, in the Senate, I will continue to support efforts to enhance infrastructure … Continue Reading

August 03, 2017

Senator Young Leads Effort to Oppose Terrorist Incitement

Washington D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young led a successful effort in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to strengthen the Taylor Force Act. The Taylor Force Act would prohibit certain types of U.S. foreign assistance from going to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until the Secretary of State certifies that the PA has ended its practice of payments for acts of terror. Initially, the bill considered by the committee required three certifications related to these terror payments. With … Continue Reading

August 03, 2017

Senator Young Talks Authorization for the Use of Military Force on CNN New Day

Washington D.C. - This morning, Senator Todd Young joined CNN New Day to discuss growing momentum for Congress to pass a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). A full clip of the appearance is below: Earlier this year, Senator Young introduced a new AUMF. You can find his expanded thoughts in an op-ed for Real Clear Defense. Additionally, Senator Young laid out why a new AUMF is absolutely essential in a speech at the Heritage … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Donnelly and Young Urge Support for Dr. Jerome Adams to Serve as Surgeon General

Dr. Adams appeared before Senate HELP Committee Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young meet with the nominee for Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams ahead of his confirmation hearing. Washington, D.C. - Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young offer their strong support of Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Adams appeared before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and … Continue Reading

July 31, 2017

Senator Young Helps Launch Bipartisan CSIS Task Force Report on Development Assistance Reform

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) delivered a keynote speech announcing the release of a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Bipartisan Task Force report focused on reforming and reorganizing U.S. development assistance in order to achieve increased efficiency and effectiveness. Senator Young and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, served as the Task Force's Co-Chairs. You can find the full report, video of Senator Young's … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Senator Young's Statement Following Tonight's Healthcare Reconciliation Vote

Senator Todd Young issued a statement following tonight's healthcare reconciliation vote: "This morning, I voted to take another step towards relieving Hoosiers and millions of Americans from the burdens of Obamacare. Too many Hoosiers have been left with too few options and rising costs. It is more important than ever that we keep our promise to them and fundamentally reform our healthcare system. "Going forward, I will participate in hearings in the HELP Committee and continue to work … Continue Reading

July 25, 2017

Statement on Passage of Motion to Proceed

Washington D.C. -- Senator Todd Young issued a statement following the passage of a motion to proceed to the repeal and replace budget reconciliation: "Nearly everyone agrees that doing nothing is not an option. Insurers have fled the individual market and premiums continue to rise without any indication the law's death spiral will stop. Ultimately, it is imperative that we fundamentally reform our healthcare system and my vote to proceed to debate allows us to begin that process. I will … Continue Reading

July 24, 2017

Sens. Young and Donnelly seek applicants for USDA positions

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly are looking for qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions with the United States Department of Agriculture. Sens. Young and Donnelly will review applications and make a joint recommendation to President Donald Trump, who will then select the nominees. Qualified applicants can send their cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation by August 18, 2017 for the … Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Expert Witnesses Make Stunning Proclamations in Young Hearing on “Four Famines”

Washington DC - Senator Todd Young (R-IN) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing to examine the "Four Famines" and outline next steps to alleviate suffering in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Leaders, officials, and experts from the World Food Programme, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Children's Fund, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and Refugees International testified. In his opening statement, Sen. … Continue Reading

July 14, 2017

Senator Young Applauds U.S. Attorney Nominations

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young today praised President Donald Trump's nomination of two extraordinarily qualified Hoosiers to serve as U.S. Attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. The President nominated Thomas L. Kirsch, of Schererville, as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Kirsch is currently a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where his practice focuses on litigation and investigations. From 2001-2008, he served as Assistant … Continue Reading

July 12, 2017

Sens. Young and Manchin Propose Increased Accountability Measures for Department of Education

Washington D.C. - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced legislation to increase accountability at the Department of Education. Up to this point, the Department of Education has not implemented dozens of open recommendations crafted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). If this legislation is signed into law, the Department of Education would be required to provide either a timeline for implementation on any outstanding GAO recommendations, or provide … Continue Reading

June 29, 2017

Senator Young Applauds Nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young released a statement following the nomination of Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as Surgeon General of the United States: "I commend the President on his nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as our nation's Surgeon General. The President would be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional person for this position. As our Indiana State Health Commissioner and a highly regarded anesthesiologist, he has devoted his professional … Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Young Examines World Health Organization’s Readiness for Global Pandemics

Washington DC - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) convened a panel of experts to examine the World Health Organization's (WHO) preparedness for the next global pandemic. He was joined by two experts on the issue: Dr. David Nabarro, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General; and Dr. Rebecca Katz, an Associate Professor and Co-Director at Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security. The international community confronts a growing and serious pandemic threat. Dr. … Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

“Persistent and Misguided” Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal

"Persistent and Misguided" Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal Washington DC - Today, Senator Todd Young delivered a speech on the Senate floor explaining his vote to oppose transferring certain defense articles to Saudi Arabia. Young has led efforts in the senate related to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. He has pressed the Saudi government to take tangible steps to alleviate some of the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people. Young also raised this … Continue Reading

June 12, 2017

Donnelly, Young, Hollingsworth Call on Small Business Administration to Provide Washington County with Disaster Assistance

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) asking that the SBA provide disaster assistance to residents, businesses, and certain non-profit organizations, harmed by recent historic flooding. This relief, if granted, would also apply to 8 contiguous counties harmed by flooding: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, … Continue Reading

May 30, 2017

Adoption Ban Leaves 200 U.S. families & their Adopted Children in Heartbreaking Limbo; Bipartisan – and Bicameral – Group of Lawmakers are Working to Reunite Them

122 Members of Congress are urging the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to reconsider his April 21st decision to suspend international adoptions. The order has left more than 200 U.S. families, and the Ethiopian children they are trying to bring home, in a heartbreaking limbo. In a bipartisan - and bicameral - letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the 47 Senators and 75 members of the House of Representatives said: "While we respect your government's decisions regarding future adoption … Continue Reading

May 25, 2017

Senators Young & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Require National Diplomacy & Development Strategy

Former National Security Advisor Hadley & Former Secretary of State Albright Endorse the Idea Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to establish a statutory requirement for the Department of State periodically to produce and submit to Congress a National Diplomacy and Development Strategy (NDDS). Senator Young broached the idea during a recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. When asked if he … Continue Reading

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