Press Releases

May 22, 2019

Young Announces Family Leave Working Group

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced he will serve on a bipartisan Finance Committee working group that will consider the issue of federal family leave policy. "Hoosiers agree that after 25 years it's time to update our federal family leave policy. I look forward to working with this group to develop bipartisan, fiscally responsible solutions that will enable parents to stay better connected to the workforce while caring for … Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

Young, Casey, Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower(RISE) Actto help ease the burden of transitioning to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This … Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

PHOTOS: Young and Braun Greet Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans

WASHINGTON - Today, coinciding with National Military Appreciation Month, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) welcomed Hoosier veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Both Senators greeted the group of roughly 90 veterans at the World War II Memorial and FDR Memorial. "As a Marine, I have great respect for the patriotic men and women who have served our nation. I was honored to welcome these Hoosier veterans to Washington during National … Continue Reading

May 21, 2019

Young Bill to Help Protect Children from Lead Poisoning

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators today to introduce the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019, which would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update its lead poisoning prevention measures to reflect modern science and ensure that families and children living in federally-assisted housing are protected from the devastating consequences of lead poisoning. "Protecting our children must always be priority … Continue Reading

May 20, 2019

Young: Lifting of Tariffs Welcome News for Hoosier Manufacturers and Farmers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the agreement to end steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and Mexico: "This is welcome news in Indiana, and I commend President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for working with our Canadian and Mexican partners to reach this necessary agreement. Lifting the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, and ending the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products, will provide much needed relief to … Continue Reading

May 20, 2019

Young and Romney Commend McConnell and Kaine Tobacco 21 Legislation, Urge Swift Action

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to raise the legal tobacco age of sale to 21: "We commend Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Kaine for taking this important step towards raising the legal tobacco and e-cigarette age to 21. We strongly urge our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a clean … Continue Reading

May 20, 2019

Senators Announce Stop for School Buses Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced the introduction of the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019(S. 1254). Last year, in Rochester, Indiana, a driver struck and killed three young siblings and injured a fourth student while they were boarding a school bus. This bipartisan legislation requires a comprehensive evaluation of methods to prevent the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses at loading zones. "The tragedy that occurred in … Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore 40-Hour Workweek

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced the Employee Flexibility Act of 2019, which would change the definition of a "full-time employee" under the Affordable Care Act from someone who works an average of 30 hours per week to the traditional 40 hours per week.Our nation has traditionally used the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as the standard of defining full-time employment as 40 hours per … Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

Young, Bipartisan Senate Working Group Introduces Surprise Medical Billing Legislation

Click here or on the image above to watch the press conference in full. WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), members of the Senate Bipartisan Working Group, today introduced the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are … Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

News-Sentinel Editorial: Sen. Young’s Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21 Can Help Save Lives

WASHINGTON - The News-Sentinel today published an editorial supporting U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Tobacco to 21 Act - bipartisan legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "What the state Legislature wouldn't do, Indiana Sen. Todd Young is hoping the U.S. Congress will - raise the legal smoking age to 21," the editorial states. "More than 20 percent of adults (more than a million) who live in Indiana smoke … Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Richard Lugar’s Legacy, Pushing to Continue Global Non-Proliferation Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Indiana's U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the top Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the legacy of the late Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). The resolution recognizes Lugar's enormous contributions to nuclear non-proliferation, and pushes for the U.S. to continue its leadership in advancing global non-proliferation efforts, … Continue Reading

May 14, 2019

VIDEO: Young Honors Indiana Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today recognized Indiana law enforcement officers who are being honored as part of National Police Week 2019. The annual memorial honors law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Seven officers from Indiana are being honored this year: Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram, Charlestown Police Department, Dec. 2018 Sergeant Edward Ronald Bollman, Indiana … Continue Reading

May 14, 2019

Young and Booker Reintroduce Legislation to Create Federal Retirement Commission

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced they have reintroduced the Federal Retirement Commission Act, which calls for the creation of a federal retirement commission. The commission would be charged with reviewing private retirement benefit programs and submitting a report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security in the United States. The commission would not review the Social Security program. "With many individuals reaching … Continue Reading

May 13, 2019

Two More Editorials Endorse Young’s Bill to Raise Tobacco Age

WASHINGTON - Two more Indiana newspapers, the Indiana Business Journal (IBJ) and KPC Newspapers in northeast Indiana, have endorsed Senator Young's Tobacco to 21 Act - bipartisan legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21."U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., impressed us this month when he and three other senators (one Republican and two Democrats) introduced legislation to raise the age at which people can buy tobacco products to 21," … Continue Reading

May 10, 2019

Tribune-Star Editorial: Raise the age for tobacco

WASHINGTON - The Tribune-Star yesterday published an editorial supporting U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Tobacco to 21 Act - bipartisan legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "In introducing the bill, Sen. Young contended that raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products is the best, more achievable step that can be taken to save lives and control the cost of health care," the editorial states. "It's a good … Continue Reading

May 09, 2019

Young Introduces Early Pell Promise Act to Help More Students Access Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure that more students have access to higher education. Under current law, students only find out how much financial aid they will receive right before attending college. The Early Pell Promise Act provides more financial certainty for families by pre-qualifying certain students for full Pell Grant support starting as early as the eighth grade. … Continue Reading

May 09, 2019

Young Announces $18 Million for Indiana Airports

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that Evansville Regional Airport and Fort Wayne International Airport will receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) supplemental grants totaling $18.1 million. Senator Young urged Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for these important Hoosier airports. "As the Crossroads of America, it is critical that Indiana's airports like Evansville Regional and … Continue Reading

May 09, 2019

Young, Booker, Scott, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Reporting Requirements for Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bipartisan bill to restore and strengthen reporting requirements for Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized capital gains into high-impact projects in underserved communities. These critical safeguards, which were included in the original Investing in Opportunity Act, were removed from the final measure that passed Congress in … Continue Reading

May 08, 2019

VIDEO: Young, Schatz, Romney, Durbin Call for Raising Legal Tobacco Age to 21

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young's remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) held a press conference with anti-tobacco and public health advocates in support of their bipartisan bill, the Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. "This is especially important in my home state of Indiana where tobacco … Continue Reading

May 08, 2019

Young, Braun, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Marking Iran Deal Withdrawal Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced a resolution to mark the anniversary of the United States' withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. The resolution highlights the … Continue Reading

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