Press Releases

May 24, 2022

Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Requesting Biden Admin Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden and Finland

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with a bipartisan group of more than 75senators, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the Administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty. In the letter, the senators noted that NATO's expansion will send a clear message to Putin and authoritarian leaders across the … Continue Reading

May 24, 2022

VIDEO: Young Joins Bloomberg to Discuss China Competitiveness Bill, Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined David Westin on Bloomberg'sBalance of Power to discuss the status of his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) to outcompete the Chinese Communist Party and the baby formula shortage affecting Hoosier families. Young on USICA: "[USICA would] train our people for good paying jobs, invest in national security research, and prepare us to lead in the 21st century and make sure our values prevail, and not those of the Chinese Communist … Continue Reading

May 23, 2022

Young Statement on Title 42 Ruling

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Biden Administration from ending Title 42: "Title 42 is one of the best tools our border enforcement has to stem the tide of illegal immigration. It is no surprise that the Biden Administration met bipartisan opposition when itthreatened to end Title 42. "I'm glad the court made the decision to keep Title 42 in place for now, but President Biden is appealing, meaning his … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Joins Gillibrand, Rounds In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), along with a bipartisan group of 43 senators, in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. Israel's missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 2 and now Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Legislation Supporting Law Enforcement Officials Advances During National Police Week

WASHINGTON - During National Police Week, several legislative proposals cosponsored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) in support of Indiana's law enforcement community advanced in the Senate. Yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Young and a group of senators designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, as "National Police Week." The resolution expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of … Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Young, Daines, Colleagues: Defund Biden’s Disinformation Board

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with a group of Senate colleagues, sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security expressing opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and urging that any funding for such board be prohibited in the FY 2023 appropriations bill. "…While DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified that the board will not be used for political … Continue Reading

May 16, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling on White House and Congress to Combat Crime

WASHINGTON - Today,U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) joined with 29 colleagues to introduce a resolution calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in our nation's crime rates and the crisisat the southern border. The resolution comes as the nation honors our law enforcement community during National Police Week. Last week, Senator Young spoke at a press conferenceabout how problems at our southern border … Continue Reading

May 12, 2022

VIDEO: Young Speaks at First Public Meeting of USICA Conference Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a conferee on his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), spoke at the first public meeting of the conference committee. The bill aims to out-innovate and outcompete the Chinese Communist Party. To watch Senator Young's remarks, click . Remarks as prepared for delivery: When I first introduced the Endless Frontier Act in the spring of 2020, I didn't imagine it would take two years to be sitting here today. Nevertheless, I'm … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

VIDEO: Young, McMaster Discuss Leveraging American Innovation to Counter China

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Young (R-Ind.), the lead Republican sponsor of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), participated in a live conversation with LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, former national security advisor and Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' (FDD) Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP), on how America can outcompete the Chinese Communist Party. The event covered the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party to America's … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Fentanyl’s Impact on Indiana Communities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about how problems at our southern border are affecting law enforcement officers in Indiana and across the country. Senator Young also discussed the impact of the drug fentanyl on Hoosiers. Excerpts from Senator Young's remarks are below: "According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses during the pandemic's first year. 100,000 Americans. That's … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

VIDEO: Young Opposes Pro-Abortion Bill, Calls for a Culture that Values and Protects Life

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation the Senate will vote on tomorrow to block states from protecting the unborn and enshrine late-term abortion into federal law. In his remarks, Young discussed the importance of supporting pregnant women and unborn children. Excerpts of his remarks are below: "Despite what these advances in modern science tell us, the current abortion policy in the United States is more in line with … Continue Reading

May 05, 2022

Senate Votes to Support Young and Hassan’s Bipartisan Provision to Strengthen Research and Development as Part of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted on priorities for the upcoming conference committee on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a bill led by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.). In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 90 to 5, the Senate passed a bipartisan motion offered by Senators Young and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to promote American research and development. The motion supports expanding the research and development tax credit for small businesses and preserving the ability of … Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

VIDEO: Young Says Americans Are United in Concern about Inflation, Biden Economic Policies

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about how the Biden administration's economic policies have caused record-high inflation. A national pollreleased this week found that 94 percent of Americans say they are upset or concerned about inflation. Excerpts from the Senator's remarks are below: "But one thing is on every Hoosier's mind. It's the state of our economy. It's what people increasingly are calling the 'Biden economy' back home. One … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Defund “Disinformation Board”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and a group of senators introduced legislation to bar federal funds from being used to establish a Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security. "The idea that a 'disinformation board' of unelected government bureaucrats should enforce speech rules is both radical and unconstitutional. Hoosiers shouldn't have to answer to a government bureaucracy when exercising their First Amendment … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Young Joins Colleagues to Urge Commerce Secretary Raimondo to Reconsider Russia’s Status as a Market Economy

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and a bipartisan group of colleaguesin a letterurging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to reconsider Russia's status as a market economy within the meaning of the anti-dumping (AD) law of the Tariff Act of 1930. Although the Commerce Department classified Russia as a market economy in 2002, Russia has backslid in recent years towards less and less of a free market economy. Now after its invasion … Continue Reading

May 02, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses USICA, Regional Technology Hubs with Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON - During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the importance of his United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and regional technology hubs with Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Senator Young shared his perspective on the overall importance of passing the USICA. "Sometimes people try and figure out how to characterize this legislation. Is it innovation legislation? Is it a China competitiveness bill? You … Continue Reading

April 29, 2022

Young, Rubio, Colleagues Urge CFIUS Review of Alphawave Acquisition Of U.S. Semiconductor IP Company

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen regarding Chinese-funded Alphawave IP Group's intent to acquire U.S.-based semiconductor IP developer OpenFive. "The Communist Chinese Party continues its aggressive attempts to acquire U.S.-based technology, particularly for semiconductors. The Biden Administration must use the … Continue Reading

April 28, 2022

Young, Van Hollen Urge Administration to Engage with Lebanon to Support On-Time, Free, & Fair Parliamentary Elections

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Administration to engage with Lebanon to ensure fairness and transparency in its upcoming parliamentary elections on May 15. In light of the ongoing political, economic, and health crises in Lebanon, Senators Young and Van Hollen stressed the importance of maintaining the scheduled elections and ensuring they are conducted with … Continue Reading

April 27, 2022

VIDEO: Young Urges Biden Administration to Keep Title 42 in Place

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference and discussed the Biden administration's plans to end Title 42 and the ongoing crisis at the southern border.Excerpts of Senator Young's remarks are below: "I think one of my Democratic colleagues had it right. The other day, [the Senator] said the administration's efforts to roll back Title 42 'shows a lack of understanding about the crisis at our border.'"--- "Immigration officials have warned that letting … Continue Reading

April 26, 2022

Young Discusses Ukraine on CNN’s The Lead

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined The Lead on CNN to discuss the latest developments on the situation in Ukraine. Click here or the image above to watch. Partial Transcript: Young on change in the Biden administration's tone: "To the extent the change in tone has been that we are actually going to help the Ukrainians win this war as opposed to lose slowly, I think that's been very positive. I think the … Continue Reading

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