Press Releases

March 28, 2017

Donnelly, Young Call on Congress to Pass Protecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act

Donnelly, Young Call on Congress to PassProtecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act Senators join former USA Gymnastics national team members urging action on bipartisan bill that would require amateur athletic organizations, members to immediately report sex abuse allegations Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young joined a bipartisan group of Senators and former members of the USA Gymnastics national team in calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Senators Donnelly and Young Help Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

Bipartisan Bill Expands Sanctions for Iranian Ballistic Missile Development and Support for Terrorism WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young helped introduce legislation yesterday to hold Iran accountable. The legislation would expand sanctions for Iran's ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfers of conventional weapons to or from Iran, and human rights violations. Donnelly said, "Iran's ballistic missile program, support for terrorism and increasingly … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Young & Cardin Lead Letter to Secretary Tillerson Calling For Urgent Diplomatic Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death

Young & Cardin Lead Letter to Secretary Tillerson Calling For Urgent Diplomatic Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death 20 Million People at Risk of Starving to Death in Next 6 Months if Immediate Action isn't Taken Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) led and delivered a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for an urgent and comprehensive diplomatic effort to address political obstacles in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Senator Young's statement on confirmation of Senator Dan Coats

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) released a statement following Senator Dan Coats being confirmed as Director of National Intelligence: "Senator Coats will be an effective Director of National Intelligence. He has made our state proud, and I know he will serve our country … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Americans Deserve Media Transparency Not Propaganda

YOUNG AND SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO EMPOWER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE MAXIMUM TRANSPARENCY IN INSTANCES WHEN FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS MAY BE TRYING TO EVADE U.S. LAW (Washington, DC) -Yesterday, Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Foreign Agents Registration Modernization and Enforcement Act (S.625). This bipartisan legislation would provide the Department of Justice (DOJ) authority recommended by the DOJ Inspector General and Government Accountability Office … Continue Reading


March 03, 2017

YOUNG INTRODUCES AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE TARGETING ISIS

Senator Todd Young (R-IN), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, introduced legislation (S.J.RES. 31) that would authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Despite the fact that the Constitution vests the authority to declare war with Congress and that the U.S. has been bombing ISIS for two-and-a-half years and has thousands of service members in Iraq and Syria, Congress has failed to pass an authorization for the use of military … Continue Reading


February 16, 2017

Donnelly & Young Introduce Fellow Hoosier Seema Verma

Washington D.C. - Today, Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young introduced fellow Hoosier, and President Trump's nominee for Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma at her confirmation hearing. The Senators praised her bipartisan approach to improving healthcare options for all Hoosiers and highlighted her role as the architect of the Healthy Indiana Plan. Click here for video of the Senators' … Continue Reading


February 16, 2017

Young Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Congressional Oversight of State Department, USAID

Washington, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), joined by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Chris Coons (D-DE), introduced theDepartment of State and United States Agency for International DevelopmentAccountability Act of 2017. Young said, "We have a responsibility to Hoosiers to ensure their government is working for them. Congress should have the necessary information to conduct effective oversight, promote reform, and ensure the Department of State and USAID … Continue Reading


February 10, 2017

Senator Young Meets with Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson

Young Advocates for Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane with Navy's Most Senior Military Officer Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young met with the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, yesterday to discuss Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane and its critical support for our warfighters and national defense. During the meeting, Young urged Admiral Richardson to ensure that NSWC Crane is exempt from the hiring freeze so that it can continue its important work. After … Continue Reading


February 08, 2017

Young Renews Call to Permanently Repeal Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Todd Young issued a statement following the release of a study which found that Obamacare's medical device tax has cost the industry nearly 30,000 American jobs. "This report is further evidence of the harm Obamacare has done to our economy. Obamacare's medical device tax has put thousands of Hoosier jobs in jeopardy and will make life-saving devices made in Indiana more expensive. I will continue to fight to permanently repeal this prohibitive tax, and urge the … Continue Reading


February 03, 2017

Young Applauds Trump Administration's New Ballistic Missile Sanctions Targeting Iran

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Helps Lead Iran Sanctions Efforts in Senate Senator Todd Young (R-IN), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released a statement today following the Trump administration's decision to sanction more than two dozen individuals and entities associated with Iran's terrorist activities and ballistic missile program. "Iran's ballistic missile activities pose a serious threat to the national security interests of the U.S. and our allies, … Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

Sens. Young and Rubio Introduce Investing in Student Success Act

Senators Partner with Purdue President Mitch Daniels to Help Students and Families Washington D.C. - Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced S.268, the Investing in Student Success Act, legislation that would create a legal structure for a new debt-free higher education financing option called income share agreements (ISA). Income share agreements are an innovative and affordable way for students to finance their education while ensuring that taxpayer dollars are … Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Senator Young Votes to Confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Washington D.C. -- Senator Young released a statement following the floor confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation: "The Crossroads of America" is more than just a moniker for the state of Indiana. If we are to remain a main logistics and manufacturing economy, our state will need additional infrastructure investments. Secretary Chao's previous experience as Secretary of Labor and leading various non-profits will be invaluable experience in ensuring the Department of … Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Young Helps Introduce Iran Non-Nuclear Sanctions Act

YOUNG HELPS INTRODUCE IRAN NON-NUCLEAR SANCTIONS ACT Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Marco Rubio (R-FL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today to introduce the Iran Non-nuclear Sanctions Act, a bill to impose harsh financial and economic sanctions to counter the Iranian regime's growing non-nuclear provocations, including Iran's support for international terrorism, ballistic missile violations, and human rights abuses. "Iran … Continue Reading


January 23, 2017

Young Supports Tillerson In Committee

Young Supports Tillerson In Committee Tillerson an 'excellent choice', strong advocate for national security interests Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young issued a statement following the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving the nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. "Today, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I voted to support the nomination of Rex Tillerson because I believe he will serve as an excellent Secretary of State and a strong advocate … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Confirmed: Young Weighs in on Confirmations and Inauguration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cassie Smedile Jay Kenworthy Joe Gierut Confirmed: Young Weighs in on Confirmations and Inauguration Washington D.C. -United States Senator Todd Young (IN) weighed in on the confirmation of Generals Kelly and Mattis following the Senate's vote on the first group of cabinet members: "I was glad to confirm two individuals who will help keep Americans safe and secure at home and abroad. Generals Kelly and Mattis are well respected on both sides of the aisle, and I look … Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Young Statement on Appointment of former Senator Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Todd Young (R-IN) released the following statement upon the news that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint former Senator Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence. "I can't think of an individual I trust more to advise the president and direct our intelligence operations than Senator Coats. He deserves all the accolades he will receive in the coming days. This is an excellent pick by President-elect … Continue Reading


January 03, 2017

Young Helps Introduce Resolution to Protect Israel and Promote Peace

Obama Administration's Actions at U.N. "Troubling, Misguided, and Counter-Productive" Washington D.C. - United States Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today helped introduce a bipartisan resolution objecting to a one-sided United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334 that targets Israel and makes a durable peace with the Palestinians more difficult. "Direct and bilateral negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians represent the only way to achieve a durable peace; attempted … Continue Reading


January 02, 2017

Senator Todd Young Sworn-In to 115th Congress

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Todd Young was sworn in as Indiana's Junior Senator for the 115th Congress today. He was officially sworn in alongside his new colleagues in the Senate Chamber; a video of that ceremony is linked here. Following the official swearing in, Senator Young was joined by his family for a ceremonial swearing in with Vice President Biden in the old Senate Chamber, where Mr. Biden offered Senator Young's son, Tucker, some sage advice. Click on the image below to … Continue Reading

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