Press Releases

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


September 07, 2018

Young, Brown Lead Senators in Urging Administration to Invest in Efforts to Defeat Tuberculosis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) this week led a group of Senators in urging President Trump to commit to meaningful US engagement during the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis (TB). The Senators said committing to not only sustained but expanded investment in the fight against this infectious disease is what's needed to defeat TB in the US and around the world. Senators Young and Brown penned the letter to … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Young Joins Letter Asking HHS Secretary to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Coverage Expansion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting the administration take additional steps to mitigate Obamacare's unprecedented expansion of abortion coverage. The letter was signed by Senator Young and 18 other U.S. Senators. Senator Young and his colleagues criticized Obama-era regulations that failed to enforce Section 1303 of Obamacare, which requires insurers offering abortion coverage … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Young, Donnelly, Visclosky Urge Support for South Shore West Lake Expansion Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), and Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-D-01) announced they wrote a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in support of Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District's (NICTD) South Shore West Lake expansion project. The letter was submitted along with the request from NICTD to the FTA to enter into the New Starts Engineering phase of the Capital Investment Grant program. The letter highlights their … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Young Video Highlights Indiana Interns

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a new video featuring Indiana students who participated in his internship program in Washington, D.C. this summer. The video features interns discussing their experience and encourages students to apply for internship opportunities. "Over the course of this internship, each of you have been serving the people of Indiana," Senator Young says in the video. "Whether it's through an internship with a U.S. Senator, by helping out in … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Young Joins FCC Commissioner Carr for 5G Announcement in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr at the Indiana Statehouse this morning to help announce the FCC's next 5G order. Joined by Indiana elected leaders, Carr unveiled a proposal to cut costs and streamline approval periods for small cells-the physical building blocks of 5G. Commissioner Carr toured Indiana with Senator Young earlier this year and saw firsthand how the Hoosier State is leading by example by … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

With Legal Deadline Approaching, Young and Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Letter on Yemen to Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with seven other Senators, today sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the administration to comply with the law by submitting a certification related to the humanitarian crisis and war in Yemen. Senators Young and Shaheen worked successfully to include a version of their legislation in the annual defense bill, which President Trump recently signed into law. Section 1290 requires … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Young and Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Designate National Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) yesterday introduced the National Airmail Museum Act to designate Hangar 2 at SmithField in Fort Wayne as the National Airmail Museum. The legislation would designate a museum to celebrate Smith Field's role in airmail history. Representative Jim Banks (IN-R-03) introduced the House version of this bill in February. Smith Field was named in honor of Art Smith, a pioneer in airmail and Fort Wayne native who had a … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Young and Donnelly Vote to Confirm Sweeney for Indiana’s Southern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today voted to confirm James R. Sweeney II, of Indianapolis, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. "As a fellow Marine and Naval Academy grad, I can say with great confidence that Jim is the right public servant to serve Indiana's Southern District. I am pleased that the Senate voted to confirm him today, and I am eager for him to get to work relieving one of the most overworked courts … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. National Security and Address Fragile States

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) this week in introducing legislation to improve the coordination of U.S. government efforts to reduce violence and instability in fragile countries. "It is said that an 'ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure', and this is exactly why I am proud to support this important, bipartisan legislation. Smart, proactive, and strategic … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

VIDEO: Young and Donnelly Support Hoosier Kip Tom During Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during which five nominees were considered for confirmation, including 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. Both Senator Young and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) spoke in support of Mr. Tom's nomination. During the hearing, Mr. Tom provided an opening statement that … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018 to help address addiction and the drug abuse epidemic, including the growing use of synthetic drugs. The bipartisan bill would require the Surgeon General to report to Congress on the health effects of new psychoactive substances, including synthetic drugs, on young … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted the dangers of China's predatory economic practices that threaten our prosperity and national security. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. "Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years - … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Young Applauds Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule as a replacement for the harmful "Clean Power Plan" issued under the Obama Administration. "This is encouraging news for Indiana, where we prioritize affordable, reliable, and clean energy. The misguided 'Clean Power Plan' failed to consider input from energy producing states like ours, and mandated a burdensome one-size-fits-all approach. In the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

VIDEO: Senator Young: Judge Kavanaugh’s Qualifications are Undeniable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings will begin September 4. The speech follows Senator Young's meeting with Judge Kavanaugh last month. "I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh in my office last month, and he struck me as a man of great character and integrity. He answered questions directly. He spoke forthrightly. He demonstrated, at … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Young Votes to Increase Funding for POW/MIA Recovery and Identification

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for an amendment, which he cosponsored, to increase funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) by $10 million. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 85-0. In July, the United States received 55 boxes of remains from the Korean War. DPAA has transferred those remains to a lab in Hawaii and will now attempt to identify the remains. Increased funding could help the DPAA complete this and future work more … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

ICYMI: Young travels Indiana discussing housing affordability

INDIANAPOLIS - Over the last two weeks, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has visited 20 counties across the state of Indiana meeting with Hoosiers and making the pitch for Congress to act to fix the housing affordability crisis in the United States. Read more about his visits below. Lafayette Journal and Courier "You are talking our language here," [Homestead Consulting Services Marie] Morse told Young, in front of nearly two dozen people, including state lawmakers and those in Greater … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Senators Call on Administration to Address Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with 13 of their colleagues, today pressed the U.S. Secretary of State to take a number of actions in response to the ethnic cleansing being committed against the Rohingya people in Burma, including speaking out publicly about the atrocities and imposing additional sanctions on the Burmese military. "While the United States is the largest contributor to the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Senators Introduce DRIVE-Safe Act to Expand Career Opportunities in Trucking Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, S. 3352, to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license at the age 18,federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Franklin Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with families from Franklin, Indiana who founded the non-profit "If It Was Your Child" to raise awareness of the high pediatric cancer rate in Johnson County. Senator Young met with Kari Rhinehart and Matt Rhinehart who lost their daughter to cancer, as well as Stacie and Matthew Davidson whose son is a leukemia survivor."I want to thank the families who came to meet with me today for their advocacy and bravery. The situation in … Continue Reading

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