Press Releases

April 17, 2018

Young: Tax Day Marks New Beginning for Hardworking Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding Tax Day and the very last time Americans will file their taxes under the complicated, burdensome, and outdated system of the past thanks to tax reform. "Tax reform has already provided needed relief across Indiana and across the entire country. We have found scores of companies in my home state of Indiana who have invested in their employees, invested in capital improvements, or lowered energy rates … Continue Reading

April 16, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Authorities Used to Fight Islamist Terror Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and others in introducing bipartisan legislation to replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) with an updated AUMF against al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "It is long past time for Congress to consider and pass a new authorization for the use of military force against ISIS, al Qaeda, and associated forces-sending a … Continue Reading

April 14, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding military action in Syria:"It is in America's national security interests to deter the use of chemical weapons, and the international community must not look the other way as Assad continues to murder his own people. I thank our brave service members and our allies who carried out this military action. I look forward to receiving a full briefing on this latest military action and the … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Indiana’s 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess from Crown Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. -This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Indiana's 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess, Katrina Zdanowicz graduate of Crown Point High and introduced her at the Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden. "The Cherry Blossom Princess program selects individuals based on strong volunteer work and leadership within their community, and Katrina is an excellent representative for our state. I'm proud of Katrina and wish her luck in her bright future … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Senators Introduce Bill That Seeks to End Yemen Civil War and Address World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.58, that seeks to end the civil war in Yemen and alleviate the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster." The legislation would require the Department of State to repeatedly certify that the Government of Saudi Arabia is taking urgent steps to end the civil war in Yemen, alleviate the … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

VIDEO: Young Secures Commitment from State Department Nominee to Make Fighting the Opioid Epidemic a Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, in the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) secured a commitment from Ms. Kristen Madison, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, that she will make battling the opioid epidemic one of her top priorities - including fighting the illegal transport of opioids, like Fentanyl, across borders and into our country. "Many people in my state of Indiana, like so many other … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

VIDEO: Young Questions Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo. Senator Young's comments and questions focused on Director Pompeo's qualifications, the need for a National Economic Security Strategy to respond to China's "coercive, illicit, and deceptive economic and trade practices," and our nation's continued need for a capable and well-resourced diplomatic capability. Senator … Continue Reading

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

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