Press Releases

July 30, 2018

In Letter to Air Force Secretary, Young and Banks Highlight Fort Wayne as Optimal Location For F-16s

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-R-03) today sent a letter to Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, in support of transitioning Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base's 122nd Fighter Wing from A-10s to F-16 fighter jets. "The 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne represents an optimal unit to transition to F-16s. The Indiana Air National Guard possesses deep experience with F-16s that would minimize or eliminate challenges normally associated with … Continue Reading

July 29, 2018

Young Statement on Vandalism of Carmel Synagogue

CARMEL, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic vandalism of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel:"The vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla goes well beyond a petty crime. It was a hateful act of anti-Semitism that goes against everything America stands for. I've spoken with Rabbi Sendrow and members of the congregation, and I stand with them in condemning this ignorant and disgusting crime. Our nation's diversity is a … Continue Reading

July 26, 2018

Young, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Innovation Grants Higher Education Bill

Washington, DC- Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to promote innovation and efficiency in higher education. The legislation will improve evaluation authority while also authorizing innovative, evidence-based grant funding, Pay-for-Success projects, and open educational resources. "Both in the House and Senate, I have been a strong champion for innovative … Continue Reading

July 26, 2018

Young Commends Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) commended House and Senate passage of career and technical education (CTE) legislation this week. The statute was last updated in 2006 and was due for reauthorization six years ago. The legislation now heads to the President's desk. "As a Co-Chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, I'm very proud of the work we have done in the Senate to advance career and technical education and to ensure our students have the training … Continue Reading

July 24, 2018

Young, Shaheen Successfully Include Yemen Provision in NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced today that the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report includes their Yemen provision (Section 1290). The provision included in the Conference Report is nearly identical to the version passed by the Senate, but adds the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the certification requirement. The legislation - which would represent one of the more substantive actions by Congress … Continue Reading

July 24, 2018

ICYMI: Young Stepping Up Efforts to Improve Housing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Last week, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) filed bipartisan legislation that will serve as a necessary step in addressing the nation's housing crisis. At a press conference yesterday in Indianapolis, Senator Young and members of the housing community warned that the lack of affordable housing is affecting American's ability to receive a quality education, find a job, and obtain health care. The Statehouse File "The lack of affordable housing has a rippling impact on … Continue Reading

July 23, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm New VA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's long record of public service and his experience serving as acting secretary make him an easy choice to permanently lead the VA. Now, more than ever, we need a strong leader at the helm of the department to ensure our veterans receive the quality of care they deserve. I've been an advocate for bringing … Continue Reading

July 20, 2018

Young and Donnelly Host Army Secretary Esper at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), along with Major General Courtney P. Carr, Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, hosted Secretary of the Army Mark Esper today at Camp Atterbury. During the visit, Esper took part in physical training with soldiers, was briefed on the training and operations planning that happens at Camp Atterbury, and heard directly from Indiana Guardsmen. Secretary Esper said, "I had a great time visiting the … Continue Reading

July 19, 2018

Young to POTUS: Push Congress to End Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to push Congress to act quickly on the onerous medical device tax. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a medical device tax repeal bill as early as next week. If the bill passes the House it will head to the Senate next. "In the coming days and weeks, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have an opportunity to pass legislation that will prevent this … Continue Reading

July 18, 2018

Young, Donnelly Welcome Northern District of Indiana Judicial Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today welcomed the announcement that Damon Leichty of South Bend was nominated by President Trump to serve as a District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. "This nomination is great news for Indiana. Damon is a highly skilled federal litigator who is well regarded by his peers. I believe his significant experience in handling complex civil matters, along with his commitment to the rule of law, will make … Continue Reading

July 18, 2018

Young, Cantwell, King and Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Create Affordable Housing Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Angus King (I-Maine), along with Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which seeks to better understand and respond to America's affordable housing crisis by creating a bipartisan affordable housing task force. For millions … Continue Reading

July 17, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

***Click here for b-roll video of Senator Young meeting with Judge Kavanaugh*** ***Click here to download high resolution images*** WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to serve as Supreme Court justice: "Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh and discuss a wide range of issues that are important to Hoosiers, including his approach to interpreting … Continue Reading

July 17, 2018

Young, Heitkamp, Booker, Cotton Introduce Bipartisan Package of Bills to Help Americans Save for Retirement, Boost Economic Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today introduced a bipartisan package of commonsense bills that would help boost retirement security for individuals and families during a time when nearly half of all American families do not have any retirement account savings. More than one-third of full-time employees do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. On top of that, projections show that 44 percent … Continue Reading

July 16, 2018

Young Statement on President Trump’s Meeting with Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Moscow invades and bullies its neighbors, disregards its treaty obligations, seeks to divide NATO, and props up the murderous Assad regime. To protect America's national security interests, stand up for democratic values, and deter additional … Continue Reading

July 13, 2018

Young, Cardin, Durbin, Colleagues Urge Support for Burma Sanctions in Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) led 14 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees yesterday, urging the chairs and ranking members to support the Burmese military sanctions provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act as the bill heads to conference before Congress is able to send it to the president. Burmese military officials have been implicated in … Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

ICYMI: Bolten Supports Young’s National Economic Security Strategy Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today on tariffs, Joshua Bolten expressed support for bipartisan legislation U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has introduced that would require the administration to produce and submit to Congress a National Economic Security Strategy. Bolten is President & CEO of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies that employ more than 16 million people and generate more than $7 trillion in … Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

Young and Donnelly Congratulate Kip Tom of Leesburg on Ambassador Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today congratulated Kip Tom of Leesburg who was nominated by President Trump to be accorded the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State."Kip Tom is an outstanding Hoosier and a leader in the agriculture community. Kip's significant experience in agriculture, business, and humanitarian relief, … Continue Reading

July 11, 2018

Young: New FCC “Connected Care Pilot Program” Welcome News in Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that a new $100 million "Connected Care Pilot Program" is being established to support telehealth for veterans and Americans in rural and low-income areas. Senator Young hosted FCC Commissioner Carr in Indiana in May to get a firsthand look at the need for continued investments in rural broadband and telehealth. They visited Hancock Health operations in … Continue Reading

July 09, 2018

Young Statement on Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:"Judge Kavanaugh is a well-respected judge with a strong record of honoring the Constitution and upholding the rule of law. I look forward to conducting a thorough and objective review of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination over the coming weeks, and I am hopeful that my colleagues will give him the same courtesy." … Continue Reading

July 06, 2018

Young Statement Following VA Nursing Home Visit

MARION, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a statement following his visit on Thursday to the Marion Veteran's Nursing Home where he received an update on the facility's low ratings uncovered by an investigation from USA Today and the Boston Globe."Yesterday, I visited the veterans nursing home in Marion to learn more about their recent troubling ratings and their plans for improvement. What's clear after talking with leadership, staff, patients, and families is that a lack … Continue Reading

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