Press Releases

June 07, 2018

Young, Donnelly Introduce Legislation Encouraging Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced introduction of the Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018. Todd A. Graham, M.D. - a doctor in South Bend, Indiana with over three decades of service - was senselessly murdered on July 26th, 2017 for refusing to prescribe an opioid to a patient. This legislation aims to reduce overprescribing of opioids by examining ways to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare. "The … Continue Reading

June 06, 2018

VIDEO: Young, Donnelly Introduce Hoosier Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)introduced two Hoosier judicial nomineesduring their confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne is 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 is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. "Holly and J.P. have earned … Continue Reading

May 29, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Helps Families Break Out of Poverty and Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced they introduced legislation to incentivize greater choice and mobility in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Evidence shows that Housing Choice Vouchers as currently implemented fail to meet their mobility goals. This legislation authorizes a demonstration to better enable families receiving housing vouchers to move to areas with greater … Continue Reading

May 26, 2018

Young Releases Memorial Day Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video honoring America's fallen military heroes in advance of Memorial Day."This Memorial Day I join my fellow Hoosiers in reflecting on the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We enjoy the fruits of their sacrifice every day through our freedoms and liberty, our strong democracy, and our country's greatness,"Senator Young says in the video. "As we remember and honor those fallen heroes … Continue Reading

May 25, 2018

Young Visits Noblesville Following School Shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) traveled to Noblesville today after a shooting this morning at Noblesville West Middle School. Senator Young met with law enforcement, state and local officials, and first responders to receive an update on the situation, and offer his gratitude to all of those involved in the response. Senator Young issued the following statement: "As someone who grew up in this county, who attended public schools here in Indiana, and who still has young … Continue Reading

May 25, 2018


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) led a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Sweatt urging the Department of Labor to delay enforcement of the silica rule to give industries more time to comply with a rule for which the Department is still developing implementation guidance. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Johny Isakson (R-GA), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Lee (R-UT), James Lankford … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Senator Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Child Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), co-chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, and U.S. Representatives Ted Poe (Texas) and Jim Costa (Calif.), co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus, to introduce bipartisan legislation (S. 2961) to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA). The VOCAA provides funding for Children's Advocacy Centers that serve child victims and help law … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Young Statement on Cancellation of North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the planned summit with North Korea:"North Korea's nuclear program represents a grave threat to the United States and our allies, and this administration has brought a long-overdue and necessary focus to this growing threat. A high-level summit between the two leaders can and should occur when North Korea has decided to come … Continue Reading

May 23, 2018

Young Supports Major VA Reform Bill Benefiting Hoosier Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his Senate colleagues voted to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Choice program and improve veterans' healthcare. "The VA was established almost 90 years ago. It's time we have a wide-scale reform to modernize the system and ensure our veterans receive the quality of care and services that they deserve," said Senator Young. "This much-needed bipartisan bill would fund the VA … Continue Reading

May 23, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Welcomes Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed the arrival of 81 Northeast Indiana veterans in Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight provides transportation to veterans from across the country to visit their respective war memorials in Washington, D.C. Senator Young met with Hoosier veterans who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. "I am humbled to welcome these Hoosier veterans from Northeast Indiana to Washington, D.C.,"said Senator … Continue Reading

May 22, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Young Yemen Legislation to Address World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation on Yemen introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Chris Coons (D-Del.). The legislation seeks to end the civil war in Yemen, protect civilians, and address the world's largest humanitarian disaster-where eight million people are at risk of famine. The Committee passed the legislation on a bipartisan vote of 14-7. "Our … Continue Reading

May 16, 2018

Young Fights to Ensure Troops Have Updated Authorities to Combat Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to help lead efforts in the Senate to ensure our troops have the authorities necessary to fight Islamist terrorism abroad. The hearing addressed Senate Joint Resolution 59 (S.J.Res.59), which Senator Young helped introduce. The legislation would replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) with an updated AUMF against al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the … Continue Reading

May 14, 2018

Young Highlights Indy 500 Tradition in New Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video in advance of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27, reflecting on the long-held Hoosier tradition. "In the end, the Indy 500 is about people. It's about the fans, it's about the drivers, it's about Hoosiers," Senator Young says in the video. To view the video, click here or the image … Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

ICYMI: Young Chairs Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on International Predatory Economic Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on international predatory economic practices and how the U.S. should respond. During the hearing, experts assessed China's use of a variety of predatory economic practices and endorsed Senator Young's legislation to require a National Economic Security Strategy. All four experts present agreed with Senator Young that America's national security rests largely on an economic … Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

Young, Donnelly Support U.S. Marshal Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today praised the nomination of Todd L. Nukes to serve as United States Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana. President Donald Trump announced his nomination this morning. Todd Nukes is currently the Acting United States Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana, a position he has held since 2015. He joined the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in 1990 and has spent his entire USMS career in the Northern … Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Encourages Closing Skills Gap Through Apprenticeships and CTE

Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at an event focused on closing the skills gap in America. Senator Young was joined by his colleagues Senator Coons (D-Del.), Senator Moran (R-Kan.), Senator Brown (D-Ohio), and Indianapolis-based entrepreneur Angie Hicks from ANGI Homeservices Inc. "Most apprenticeship programs have completion rates at 80 percent or better, leading individuals to high-demand, high-wage pathways to employment. Another opportunity to address the skills gap is … Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

Young Statement on Withdrawal from Flawed Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's decision to withdraw from the flawed Iran nuclear agreement: "The Iran nuclear agreement has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning-enabling the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism to obtain sanctions relief without completely dismantling its nuclear program. Worse yet, the agreement established an insufficient inspection regime, enabled Tehran to continue activities … Continue Reading

May 04, 2018

Kokomo’s AndyMark named Small Business of the Day during National Small Business Week

Kokomo, Ind. - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today recognized AndyMark from Kokomo, Indiana as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate. Senator Young visited AndyMark on Thursday to view their operations and share the news. Photos from that visit are below. "Small businesses employ nearly half of the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2018

Young Stands Up For Journalists Imprisoned in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of nine senators on a letter to Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who have been imprisoned by the regime in Burma for documenting the genocide against the Rohingya people."We write on World Press Freedom Day to express solidarity with you in the face of grave injustice as you remain wrongfully detained," the senators wrote. "The decision by Burmese authorities to arrest and seek charges against … Continue Reading

May 02, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young Hosts FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Indiana for several events focused on rural broadband and the state's tech economy. "I'm grateful Commissioner Carr joined me in Indiana today to get a first-hand look at our growing tech sector," said Senator Young. "Today's visit underscored the importance of continued investment in our broadband and technology infrastructure, and the need to … Continue Reading

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