Press Releases

June 20, 2019

Young Introduces Yes In My Backyard Act to Encourage Communities to Cut Regulations and Increase Housing Supply

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land use policies, encourage localities cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are building paper walls of … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Young, Braun Call for Naming of Navy Ship After Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today announced they are introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that calls for the Secretary of the Navy to name the next unnamed Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Lugar volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served his country as an officer from 1957-1960, including as an intelligence briefer to then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses the VA Mission Act on One Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the VA Mission Act, transformative legislation aimed at modernizing the Veteran Affairs' health care system. "I was proud to support and vote for the VA Mission Act, which was signed into law one year ago this month. This new program could dramatically change the way our veterans receive care. For the first time Veterans can walk-in to a local urgent care clinic, like most Americans can, as long as it's in … Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Young and Duckworth Introduce Bill to Provide TSA Precheck to Disabled Veterans

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today announced bipartisan legislation that would provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® at no cost. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act would expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. There are approximately 70,000 amputee veterans, … Continue Reading

June 18, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke about the humanitarian crisis on our southern border and the need to quickly pass an emergency funding package. "The New York Times recently wrote of the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, 'It's time for Congress to stop dithering and pass emergency funding to deal with this nightmare.' They're right," said Senator Young."This is absolutely unacceptable. We must deal with this in a timely fashion." Senate Majority … Continue Reading

June 17, 2019

Young, Braun, Visclosky Urge Hoosiers to Provide Input on Blocked Railroad Crossings

WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced a request for information from the public on blocked railroad crossings. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) are urging Hoosiers to provide input to the FRA. On June 14, 2019, the FRA issued a federal register notice in order to obtain information regarding the frequency, location, and impacts of highway-rail grade crossings blocked by slow-moving or … Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Young holds Tobacco 21 Press Conference in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined doctors and public health officials for a press conference at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette regarding his new Tobacco to 21 Act. The bipartisan legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. "With smoking and vaping on the rise, we can no longer ignore tobacco's detrimental side effects. By raising the smoking age to 21, we can save more than 220,000 … Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

Young Statement on Rep. Susan Brooks Retirement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Representative Susan Brooks: "I'm proud to have served alongside my good friend Susan Brooks and to have witnessed her tireless advocacy for Hoosiers and our great state. Her thoughtful and common-sense approach to policy will be deeply missed in Congress. Whether it was working together to ensure that law enforcement officers have mental health support or to address the heroin and opioid … Continue Reading

June 13, 2019

Young Announces $1.2 Million for the TPG Chicago Dry Dock LLC Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Representatives Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.-09) and Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-01) announced that TPG Chicago Dry Dock LLC will receive a $1.2 million Maritime Administration Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant will aid in the construction of the largest dry dock in the Lower Lake Michigan region. In May, the Senators and … Continue Reading

June 12, 2019

Young, Cortez Masto, Scott, Smith, Cramer, Introduce HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) introduced legislation promoting manufactured housing as part of the solution to America's affordable housing crisis. The HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019 would ensure that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supports state and local governments that wish to include manufactured housing as an affordable … Continue Reading

June 11, 2019

VIDEO: Young Discusses Crop Progress in Indiana

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the difficulties Indiana farmers are facing this planting season and urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act quickly to finalize guidance to apply for payments for crop and livestock losses in 2018 and 2019 due to severe weather. "This is a difficult time right now for a lot of our nation's farmers, particularly those who hail from my home state of Indiana. Adverse weather conditions have complicated the planting … Continue Reading

June 11, 2019

Young, Cassidy, Bennet Reintroduce the Waterway LNG Parity Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today reintroduced the Waterway LNG Parity Act. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. "The Waterway LNG Parity Act is a market-based fix for how we tax liquefied natural gas," said Senator Young. "The bill levels the playing field for … Continue Reading

June 11, 2019

Young, King, Cantwell and Bipartisan Senators Reintroduce Bill to Establish Affordable Housing Task Force

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Angus King (I-Maine), and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), along with a group of 13 bipartisan Senators, reintroduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan housing task force. The task force would evaluate and quantify the impact of housing costs on other government programs, and provide recommendations to … Continue Reading

June 11, 2019

Young Joins Bipartisan Bill to Boost Disclosure of Foreign Lobbying

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan coalition of senators to introduce legislation to shine a light on efforts by foreign interests to influence American policy and public opinion. The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act of 2019 adds teeth to existing law aimed at ensuring public awareness of lobbying campaigns pushed by foreign powers. The bill is led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein … Continue Reading

June 10, 2019

Young and Murphy Resolution to Force Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will introduce a privileged resolution today to begin the process of forcing a vote on arm sales and other security assistance to Saudi Arabia. This resolution comes after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared an emergency last month to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates totaling $8.1 billion without congressional approval. It also acts … Continue Reading

June 07, 2019

Young Announces $2.83 Million CRISI grant for the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad will receive a $2.83 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to revitalize their rail infrastructure between Michigan City and La Porte. "As the Crossroads of America, it is critical to have a reliable rail network in Indiana for continued investments," said Senator Young. "The Chicago South … Continue Reading

June 07, 2019

Young Announces $4.2 Million CRISI grant for the Graham Creek Bridge Replacement Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that The Madison Railroad will receive a $4.2 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the aging Graham Creek Bridge in southeastern Indiana. In March, Senator Young urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for this project, which has been a top infrastructure priority for the region. "As the … Continue Reading

June 07, 2019

Young Visits Storm Damage in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Pendleton to survey the storm damage after the recent tornado in the area. Senator Young participated in an emergency management roundtable at the Pendleton Town Hall with first responders and local officials and toured areas impacted by the storm. "The recent tornado and severe storm surge in Indiana left behind significant damage. The tornado that touched down in Pendleton left it the hardest hit area in our state," said … Continue Reading

June 06, 2019

Young, Cardin Move Forward Legislation to Expedite Home-Based Therapy Services for Medicare

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.)have introduced a budget-neutral measure that would provide Medicare beneficiaries more timely access to needed therapies. The Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2019 (S. 1725) breaks down barriers for seniors by allowing occupational therapists to perform the initial home health assessment in cases in which occupational therapy is ordered by the physician, along with speech language pathology and/or physical therapy … Continue Reading

June 06, 2019

Senators Young and Braun, Representative Carson introduce Bill to Rename Indianapolis Post Office After Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young, Senator Mike Braun, Representative André Carson (IN-07), Representative Pete Vislosky (IN01), Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Representative Jim Banks (IN-03), Representative Jim Baird (IN-04), Representative Susan Brooks (IN-05), Representative Greg Pence (IN-06), Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced legislation to rename the United States Post Office building at 456 North … Continue Reading

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