Press Releases

October 26, 2023

Young, Reed Bill to Boost Civic Engagement and Strengthen National Service Advances to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 11-1 to advance the bipartisan Unity through Service Act (S.2150), which was introduced earlier this year by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.).This legislation is based on the recommendations of the bipartisan National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service to review the military selective service process and consider methods to increase participation in military, … Continue Reading


October 24, 2023

Young, Commerce Committee Colleagues Want Tech Companies to Preserve Documentary History of Hamas’ Atrocities

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with a group of Republican members on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to tech companies X, Meta, TikTok, and Google seeking information on their content moderation policies during the Israel-Hamas war and asking the companies to commit to fully preserving a documentary history of Hamas’ atrocities.The senators … Continue Reading


October 23, 2023

Young, Schatz Introduce New Legislation to Strengthen Nation’s Labor Laws, Protect Children

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) introduced new legislation to help stop illegal child labor. The bipartisan Stop Child Labor Act would increase maximum fines for violations, establish new criminal penalties, allow victims harmed by violations to file private lawsuits, and encourage collaboration between employers and government to stop child labor violations before they occur. “Recent data shows that child labor exploitation is not a thing of the … Continue Reading


October 23, 2023

Young: Tech Hub Announcement “Another Major Win for Hoosiers”

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration that Indiana-based Heartland BioWorks, a consortium led by the Applied Research Institute, has been designated as a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub): “When I authored the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs program, my goal was to spur more innovation in technologies of the future in … Continue Reading


October 20, 2023

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Freeze $6 Billion Payment to Iran Immediately

WASHINGTON -  U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, cosponsored legislation this week to block Iran from accessing the $6 billion in funds that the Biden Administration released in August and to immediately reinstate sanctions against Iran.“The terrorist attacks in Israel are a warning about how dangerous the world is becoming. If American power and will recede, bad actors … Continue Reading


October 19, 2023

Young, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Adult Education WORKS Act to Strengthen and Expand Programs for Adult Learners

WASHINGTON -  For millions of Americans, adult education programs can make the difference between earning a family-sustaining wage and struggling to make ends meet. According to the Department of Education, at current funding levels, adult education programs reach less than one million Americans out of 43 million adults that are low-skilled in literacy and 63 million that are low-skilled in numeracy. In an effort to address the long-standing adult education crisis affecting quality of life … Continue Reading


October 18, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Demanding Safe Release of Hostages from Hamas

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’ brutal terrorist attacks on Israel and demanding that Hamas release all hostages and allow for their safe return home. It is estimated that Hamas is holding close to 200 people hostage including children, women, seniors, and American citizens.“As part of its terrorist attacks on Israel, Hamas took hostage innocent Americans and Israelis, including children and the … Continue Reading


October 18, 2023

Young: We Must Stand with Israel, Oppose Antisemitism

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, today spoke on the Senate floor about the October 7 terrorist attacks in Israel, why the United States must support the Israeli people, and the importance of denouncing antisemitism.“At the core of Hamas burns an age-old sickness: antisemitism…The worldview of … Continue Reading


October 17, 2023

Young Statement on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), lead Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, released the following statement following introduction of a bipartisan resolution in support of Israel:“The United States stands with our ally Israel. Following the worst attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust, this bipartisan resolution reaffirms the unwavering support for Israel in the United States Senate. In the … Continue Reading


October 16, 2023

Young, Carper Urge U.S. Trade Representative to Set the Ground Rules for the Digital Economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) led a letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai urging her to set the ground rules for the emerging digital economy. The digital economy - broadly defined as the exchange of information via the purchase of goods and services online - plays a critical role in the future of trade. In the letter, the Senators advocate for these rules to advance the interests of small and medium-sized … Continue Reading


October 13, 2023

Young, Bipartisan Group of Senators Push Biden Administration to Officially Freeze Iranian Assets

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a bipartisan group of senators urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to make it the official policy of the United States to freeze $6 billion in Iranian assets in the wake of Hamas’s deadly terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7, 2023. In September of this year, the State Department announced its intention to release these assets to Iran. However, given Iran’s long-standing material and financial support for Hamas, the senators are … Continue Reading


October 13, 2023

Young, Mrvan Statement on Selection of Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2)

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN-01) welcomed the announcement that the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub (H2Hub). “Today’s announcement is a win for Indiana and the entire Midwest. This investment in Indiana’s hydrogen ecosystem will mean more … Continue Reading


October 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Oppose the FCC’s Internet Takeover

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), along with more than 40 of their colleagues, sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel urging her to abandon her proposal to reinstate the failed, heavy-handed Obama-era regulations on the internet. In their letter, the senators note that following the repeal of the Obama-era rules in 2017, partisan claims - most notably that Americans would get the internet one word at a time … Continue Reading


October 03, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call for State Department to Step Up Efforts to Combat CCP’s Growing Military Footprint

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) called on the State Department to step up efforts to combat the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) growing military footprint around the world.The senators, who all serve on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, outlined how the CCP’s “ambitious project to develop overseas naval facilities and logistical hubs to fuel potential future operations” threatens U.S. national … Continue Reading


October 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Accountability on Iran-Linked DoD Official

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss), and a group of Senate Republican colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding a full accounting of actions taken by a senior Pentagon official who has close links to the Iranian government. Ariane Tabatabai, the chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, was reportedly formerly engaged in an Iranian government-linked initiative to … Continue Reading


September 29, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling for Evan Gershkovich’s Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined with a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution calling for the immediate release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russia. “The Russian Government has wrongfully detained American journalist Evan Gershkovich for six months,” said Senator Young. “I’m proud to support this bipartisan resolution calling for Evan’s immediate release. Americans are not political pawns, and we must ensure Evan, … Continue Reading


September 28, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Sustain High-Level U.S. Engagement for Stability in Israel & the Middle East

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the bipartisan Middle East Security Coordination Act to strengthen and protect a key U.S. military and diplomatic post in the Middle East.  The bipartisan bill would authorize new funding for the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, coming after threats to downgrade its rank last year. “Strengthening this … Continue Reading


September 28, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen Oversight of U.S.-China Science and Technology Agreements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with a group of Republican senators to introduce the Science and Technology Agreement Enhanced Congressional Notification Act.The bill would strengthen oversight of science and technology agreements (STAs) between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by requiring the Secretary of State to provide comprehensive details to Congress about any new, renewed, or extended agreement. It also would establish a minimum 30-day … Continue Reading


September 27, 2023

VIDEO: Young Welcomes Terre Haute Air National Guard Chaplain to Deliver Senate Prayer

**Click here or above to watch Lt Col Lundy’s opening prayer.** WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed Chaplain (Lt Col) Kent Lundy, Wing Chaplain for the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, to deliver the opening prayer in the United States Senate. Young nominated Chaplain Lundy to serve as the Senate’s Guest Chaplain for the day.“Chaplain Lundy has devoted his life to God and to meeting the spiritual needs of his fellow Hoosiers and the men and women who … Continue Reading


September 26, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), today reintroduced the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ongoing initiative to eliminate the risk of infectious disease caused by substance use disorder to continue through 2028. In 2018, Senators Young, Markey, and Baldwin secured the passage of legislation to expand the … Continue Reading

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