Press Releases

October 03, 2018

Young Votes for Fort Wayne Airmail Museum and Other Indiana Priorities in FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to advance several Indiana priorities, including his legislation to designate a national Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne, as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which passed the Senate on a 93-6 vote. The five-year reauthorization would modernize airport infrastructure, enhance safety and security, and improve service for flyers. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law, and is the longest enacted FAA … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Young, Donnelly Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Solution to Retiree Pension Crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) led a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans encouraging members to now reach a bipartisan agreement that provides legislative recommendations to Congress this year on the pending pension crisis.The Joint Select Committee, chaired by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), was created as part of the … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Young Statement on Senate Judiciary Hearing and Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "It was important for both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh to appear before the committee today. I watched the hearing closely and was struck by the power of both testimonies. "I was not, however, persuaded that Judge Kavanaugh was involved in this alleged incident 36 years ago. I … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Young and Menendez Call on Pompeo to Provide Rohingya Genocide Determination to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, noting that a State Department report released this week documented atrocities committed by the Burmese military against the Rohingya but did not specifically define the atrocities as genocide or crimes against humanity. The Senators wrote, "We ask that you provide a formal legal determination regarding the actions of the Burmese military to Congress without … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Young, Duckworth, Kildee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Families from Lead in Federally Assisted Housing

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect families living in assisted housing from lead found in drinking water. The Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act of 2018 would help protect families from lead exposure by requiring the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to inspect for lead service lines, create a grant program to address lead contamination, and … Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Young: Include Older Foster Youth in Implementation of Family First

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar asking him to ensure that the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) will help older youth avoid foster care entry or re-entry, and successfully transition out of care. "…approximately 23,000 youth 'age out' of foster care … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Indiana to Receive More Than $18 Million from HHS to Support Opioid Treatment Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is awarding the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration with an $18,147,223 grant for opioid treatment services. The funding is provided through HHS's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grants program."The pain of losing a loved one due to an opioid overdose is something no one should have to endure. Unfortunately, … Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

Support Grows for Young’s Housing Affordability Task Force

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act continues to receive widespread support from the affordable housing community. The legislation aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan task force to provide recommendations to Congress. "We must act now to understand what is causing this affordable housing crisis and then take steps to solve it," Senator Young wrote in … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Young and Bipartisan Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Release of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee-along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have introduced a Senate resolution calling for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are imprisoned in Burma. The reporters were arrested last December for reporting on the ethnic cleansing against … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has worked closely with the State of Indiana to ensure the success of Indiana's ports. "Indiana's ports are an important asset that help Hoosier businesses sell to the world," Senator Young said. "It's important for Congress to craft policies and invest in the infrastructure to help them thrive. Burns Harbor … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Votes Unanimously to Support Nomination of Hoosier Kip Tom

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Mr. Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana. Mr. Tom is nominated to be Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. His nomination now heads to the full Senate. "Kip Tom is uniquely qualified to serve in this position that is so important to international food security, and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Young, Bipartisan Colleagues Release Draft Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), members of the bipartisan Senate health care price transparency working group, today released draft legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. The draft bill is intended to jumpstart discussions in Congress about how to best stop the use of balanced billing to charge patients for emergency treatment or … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Young Votes for Military Pay Raises, Pell Grants, Opioid Funding and Other Indiana Priorities in Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for several Indiana priorities in the Defense/Labor-HHS-Education minibus, which passed the Senate on a 93-7 vote. This package funds the government through December 7, 2018, avoiding a government shutdown, and includes increased funding for military pay raises, Pell Grants, and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, among other Indiana priorities. "A fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to protect Americans as we … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Young Votes to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Protect Patients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to advance two health care bills. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which will help provide funding and resources to fight the opioid epidemic and includes several provisions introduced by Senator Young, passed on a 99-1 vote. The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, which helps ensure patients are provided with information needed to make informed health care decisions, passed on a 98-2 vote. "These two bills are important to … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Young, Banks Applaud Passage of Veterans Crisis Line Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-R-03) today announced that their bill to study the Veterans Crisis Line passed both the House and Senate this week. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law as part of a bipartisan spending package. Started in 2011, the Crisis Line is a key resource for veterans. According to the Veterans Administration, suicide is 22 percent more likely among veterans than the non-veteran population. The … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

PHOTO: Young and Purdue President Daniels Highlight Role of American Universities in International Development

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) titled, "The Role of American Universities in International Development." The event, which Senator Young helped organize, convened leaders from two universities that have a role in international development, including PurdueUniversity President Mitch Daniels and Babson College President Dr. Kerry Healey. "American universities represent one of our great … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Bill to Protect Victims of Child Abuse Clears Committee, One Step Closer to Becoming Law

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), co-chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, to announce their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA) has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is ready to be considered on the floor. The VOCAA provides funding for Children's Advocacy Centers that serve child victims and help law enforcement hold perpetrators accountable. "The … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Young, Rubio, Merkley, Colleagues Urge Pompeo to Secure Release of Reuters Journalists in Burma Covering Rohingya Atrocities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to secure the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were wrongfully detained on December 12, 2017 while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims and sentenced to seven years in prison in Burma earlier this month. Specifically, the Senators urged Pompeo to "raise their case at the highest levels and use all tools at [his] disposal, … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Young, Shaheen Op-Ed: The United States has leverage to end the Yemeni civil war. Use it.

WASHINGTON - Based on a deadline tomorrow, in an op-ed related to Yemen published today by the Washington Post, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) call for the administration to comply with the law and use America's leverage to persuade Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to "end the civil war, protect civilians, and provide full and unfettered humanitarian access." "As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we have closely studied the situation in … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Young Op-Ed: It’s Time to Solve Housing Affordability Crisis

WASHINGTON - In an op-ed published yesterday in the Indianapolis Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shares how the lack of affordable housing options can have negative, profound, and lasting consequences on Hoosiers. "In Kentland, realtors regularly hear from Illinois residents looking to flee high tax rates if only there were more housing options. In Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend - each among the 20 worst cities in America for eviction rates - about seven out of every 100 … Continue Reading

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