Press Releases

December 07, 2018

Young’s GAO-IG Act Clears the Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that his bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has passed the Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). "This bill keeps our government in check and protects … Continue Reading

December 06, 2018

Young Announces $40 Million for I-65 Expansion Projects in Indiana

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Indiana will receive two BUILD Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) totaling $40 million. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be awarded two $20 million grants for the South Central and North Central I-65 expansion projects. Senator Young urged DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for these projects, which are a top priority for INDOT. "As the Crossroads of America, it is … Continue Reading

December 06, 2018

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. A record 149 students applied for the nominations, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 60 interviewed, 39 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. Nominees are … Continue Reading

December 05, 2018

Senate Measure Holds Saudi Crown Prince Accountable

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), as well as Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today to introduce a Senate Resolution that holds Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accountable for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, the jailing of political dissidents within Saudi Arabia, the use of force to intimidate rivals, and the … Continue Reading

December 04, 2018

Young, Cardin, Durbin, Rubio, and Merkley Re-introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Burmese Officials for Rohingya Atrocities Amid Increasing Evidence of Genocide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), are leading a bipartisan Senate group that is seeking to 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. Earlier yesterday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced that "there is compelling … Continue Reading

December 04, 2018

Young, Indiana Groups Support Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his support fortheFirst Step Act (S.3649), bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that would reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates for successful return to society, enhance prison security and officer safety, and reform federal criminal sentencing. Senator Young is a cosponsor of the First Step Actalong with more than a quarter of the United States Senate. "Earlier this year I launched my Fair Shot Agenda … Continue Reading

December 01, 2018

Young Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:"I join all Americans in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush - a man with an extraordinary record of service to our country. President Bush modeled exceptional character, humility, and resolve. He was a combat veteran, diplomat, and leader. As a naval aviator, he bravely risked his life in World War II. Before becoming Vice President and … Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

Young Calls for Inspector General Investigation into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), lead Democrat on the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Senator Young and UNICEF Executive Director Fore Issue Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON - Following their meeting today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), issued the following joint statement regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen: "We continue to call for an end to hostilities associated with the civil war in Yemen and for all parties to the conflict to urgently engage in good faith negotiations led by the Special Envoy. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst the world … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Young Discusses Yemen, Border Security, Underpaid GI Bill Benefits on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe today to discuss Yemen's humanitarian crisis following yesterday'svote in the Senate andbriefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Senator Young voted to support Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54) to direct the removal of U.S. armed forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. "This is a national security interest. … Continue Reading

November 28, 2018

Following Administration Briefing, Young Announces Support for Senate Joint Resolution on Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following a briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In his speech, Senator Young announced that he will be voting to advance Senate Joint Resolution 54 (S.J.Res.54). This joint resolution would direct the removal of U.S. armed … Continue Reading

November 27, 2018

Senators Young and Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018today. This bipartisan bill encourages broader participation in the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and provides additional training for innovators to learn how to turn their research into a company. "Entrepreneurs fuel Indiana's small business community and have the power to transform our lives," said Senator Young. "This … Continue Reading

November 21, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Thanksgiving

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday:"This Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as Americans as we work to help those who do not know where they will find their next meal. I am thankful to live in the United States, where we enjoy unprecedented freedom, security, and prosperity, and where our Constitution enshrines our God-given rights, including the freedom to worship as we see … Continue Reading

November 19, 2018

Young Legislation Incentivizes New Investments in Cleaner and More Efficient Coal Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced new legislation to revitalize the Department of Energy's (DOE) loan guarantee program and incentivize energy producers to construct new, cleaner, and more efficient coal-fired units.The Reinvigorating American Energy Infrastructure Act, S.3653, would expand eligibility for DOE's existing loan guarantee program to high efficiency, low emission generating coal plants, also known as HELE units. By broadening the eligibility for DOE's … Continue Reading

November 16, 2018

Young and Menendez Introduce Comprehensive Yemen and Saudi Arabia Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation they authored to ensure effective Congressional oversight of U.S. policy on Yemen, provide leverage to push the stakeholders in Yemen's civil war toward a political process, address the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and demand meaningful accountability for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.The Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of … Continue Reading

November 15, 2018

Indiana Congressional Delegation Introduces Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Resolution in Honor of Matthew Tully

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) along with U.S. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) and André Carson (D-Ind.-07), and the entire Indiana congressional delegation, today introduced a Stomach Cancer Awareness Month resolution in memory of Indy Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer worldwide and one of the most difficult to detect in its early stages. This year, more than 26,000 … Continue Reading

November 14, 2018

Young Video Highlights Apprenticeship Week After Indiana Visit with Acosta

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - To mark National Apprenticeship Week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a new video following his recent visitto Gaylor Electric in Noblesville with U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. The video features Senator Young and Secretary Acosta meeting with employees to discuss the important role of apprenticeships in addressing the skills gap and preparing Americans for jobs of the future. "Everyone deserves a career, not just a job. Everyone should be able … Continue Reading

November 14, 2018

Senator Young Elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

WASHINGTON - This morning the Senate Republican Conference elected its leadership team for the 116th Congress. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was elected to serve as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "I'm grateful that my colleagues have elected me to serve as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization charged with supporting Republican Senators and Senate candidates nationwide. I look forward to bringing Indiana's voice to the leadership … Continue Reading

November 11, 2018

Young Statement on Veterans Day

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Veterans Day:"Today we recognize America's veterans for their dedicated service to our nation. Veterans Day is a time to honor the sacrifices of all who have served, as well as the sacrifices of their families. As a proud Marine, I have great respect and gratitude for the patriotic men and women who have served in our nation's Armed Forces to defend our cherished freedoms. I am working in the … Continue Reading

November 09, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young and U.S. Secretary of Labor Discuss Workforce Development and Retirement Security in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta in Indiana for events focused on apprenticeships, workforce development, and retirement security. Senator Young and Secretary Acosta participated in an apprenticeship and workforce development roundtable at Gaylor Electric in Noblesville. They discussed the importance of apprenticeships and innovative measures to address the skills gap as automation and technological advances continue … Continue Reading

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