Press Releases

April 12, 2018

Young Introduces DRAIN Act to Relocate Federal Agencies Outside of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation that requires federal agencies to relocate their headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. and closer to the communities they serve throughout the United States. The Decentralize Regulatory Agencies, Include the Nation Act (DRAIN Act) of 2018, directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to jointly develop and implement a competitive bidding process for … Continue Reading


April 12, 2018

Young, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Congressional Oversight of VA Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs Oversight Enhancement Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to increase Congressional oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in collaboration with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).Despite numerous significant reforms, the VA remains riddled with systemic problems, inefficiencies, and repeated failure to ensure that all veterans receive … Continue Reading


April 11, 2018

Young Statement on Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Paul Ryan:"I'm happy for my friend Speaker Ryan and his family. He is a true leader whose thoughtfulness will be missed on Capitol Hill. He genuinely cares about every American, and we share a belief that conservative ideals will help improve the lives of even our most marginalized populations. He is always motivated not by personal achievement, but by serving the American people. We … Continue Reading


April 10, 2018

VIDEO: Young Pushes to Protect Hoosier Privacy During Hearing with Facebook CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a joint hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to implement stronger protections for Facebook users and their online privacy. "I represent the honest, hardworking people of Indiana, and I keep returning to the question of: What are reasonable consumer expectations of privacy? What does the average Hoosier think, when they think about their information online," … Continue Reading


April 10, 2018

Young, Donnelly Welcome Hoosier Judicial Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) welcomed the announcement that two Indiana judicial nominees were put forward by the White House today. Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne was nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis was nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. "Ms. Brady and Mr. Hanlon have … Continue Reading


April 10, 2018

Young, Kaine, Jones Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Addiction Recovery Programs Include Job Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Jobs Plus Recovery Act to incorporate job training into drug addiction recovery programs. The bipartisan legislation would establish a pilot program that gives individuals impacted by opioid addiction or substance use disorders access to job training and support services to aid in their recovery … Continue Reading


April 06, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Leads Fair Shot Agenda Discussion in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted his sixth Fair Shot Agenda roundtable at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend. The discussion featured speakers representing South Bend non-profits, law enforcement, and other community groups. Click here to view a full list of speakers. "Through my Fair Shot Agenda, I'm working with leaders in South Bend and around the state to identify the biggest hurdles Hoosiers face and the actions we can take to ensure … Continue Reading


April 03, 2018

President Trump Signs Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act of 2018 (H.R.4851), legislation led by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the Senate, and Representatives André Carson (D-Ind.-07) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) in the House. This legislation commemorates the Landmark for Peace Memorial in Indianapolis where Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivered a timeless speech on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, … Continue Reading


April 03, 2018

Senator Young Announces Internship Partnership between NSWC Crane and the United States Naval Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced a new internship partnership between Indiana's Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Under the plan initiated by Senator Young and agreed to by Crane and the USNA, midshipmen will have the opportunity to conduct internships at NSWC Crane. "I couldn't be happier to connect NSWC Crane and the United States Naval Academy," said Senator Young. "These internships will supplement the … Continue Reading


April 02, 2018

Young names Kossack state director

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) named Andrew Kossack his new state director today. Previous state director Deb Johannes has been named Senior Advisor to Senator Young."I'm excited to have Andrew aboard to manage our fantastic state offices. He has expertise in education, workforce issues, and taxes and is well-respected by those he has served with in both state and federal government."Andrew most recently served as Associate Counsel to Vice President Mike Pence. He also … Continue Reading


March 29, 2018

Young Releases March Madness Video Highlighting Fair Shot Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Coinciding with March Madness, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video highlighting Indiana's basketball heritage and the sport's connection to his Fair Shot Agenda. "I've always been struck by the scene in Hoosiers when Gene Hackman takes his team to Hinkle Fieldhouse and has his players measure the height of the basket. No matter where you're from, the rim is ten feet off the ground," Senator Young says in the video. "We understand that on the court … Continue Reading


March 28, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Fifth Fair Shot Agenda Discussion in New Albany

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted his fifth Fair Shot Agenda roundtable at the Floyd County YMCA in New Albany, Indiana. The discussion featured speakers representing New Albany non-profits, law enforcement, health, education, and other community groups. Click here to view a full list of speakers. "After sitting down with community leaders in Indianapolis, Hammond, Fort Wayne, Evansville, and now New Albany, it's clear that we all share the same desire to help … Continue Reading


March 27, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Gathers Evansville Leaders for Fair Shot Agenda Roundtable

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) gathered community leaders at the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville today for a roundtable discussion as part of his Fair Shot Agenda - a statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot to succeed. Roundtable participants discussed topics ranging from homelessness and addiction, to education and jobs, and improving affordable housing, foster care, and other public service programs. "Hoosiers look out for one … Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Young Votes for Hoosier Priorities in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted in favor of the federal government funding bill that provides for critical government programs and Hoosier priorities for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding his vote:"This funding bill contains a number of Hoosier priorities including resources to fight the opioid epidemic, secure our schools, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen our national defense. It also funds the … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

VIDEO: Young Highlights Passage of Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today following passage of the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act, legislation led by Senators Young and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the Senate and Representatives André Carson (D-Ind.-07) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) in the House. This legislation commemorates the Landmark for Peace Memorial in Indianapolis and establishes the site as a part of the African American Civil Rights Network. The bill now … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Young, Markey, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018, S.2579, to address increased rates of infectious diseases caused by substance use disorders. This legislation would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the scope of an existing CDC initiative to focus on eliminating infectious diseases caused by injection drug use. This … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Burmese Ethnic Cleansing, Supporting the Rohingya

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and John McCain (R-Ariz.) today announced that a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the Burmese campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya and calling for the "safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return" of the refugees who have been displaced by this violence was voted out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a bipartisan vote with unanimous support.The senators … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Young Votes to Provide Justice for Trafficking Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which passed the Senate on a 97-2 vote. Senator Young cosponsored the Senate version of the bill, S.1693.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported an 846 percent increase in reports of suspected child sex trafficking from 2010 to 2015 - a spike that is "directly correlated to the increased use of the internet to sell children for sex." SESTA makes needed … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Young, Donnelly Applaud Confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today applauded the confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana. The Senate confirmed McClain's nomination last night."The Navy SEALs have a motto, 'the only easy day was yesterday.' As a former Navy SEAL, I am confident Dan will approach the job of U.S. Marshal with that motto in mind," said Senator Young. "Dan's leadership will be critical in … Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

VIDEO: On Senate Floor Young Continues Efforts to Address Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the path forward in Yemen and his legislation with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), S.J.Res.55, to pressure the Saudi government to end the civil war in Yemen and to take additional steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there. Senator Young thanked Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker for his commitment to markup Yemen legislation in the committee next month."As many know, over … Continue Reading

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