Press Releases

February 22, 2018

Young Hosts Fair Shot Agenda Roundtable Highlighting Career and Technical Education

HAMMOND, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Purdue University Northwest Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) in Hammond as part of his Fair Shot Agenda. The event, which coincides with Career and Technical Education Month, focused on the need to expand apprenticeship programs and career and technical education (CTE) in Indiana. "A key component of my Fair Shot Agenda is ensuring that every Hoosier has access to a … Continue Reading


February 20, 2018

Senator Young Launches Fair Shot Agenda

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) convened a group of community leaders at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis for a roundtable discussion regarding his Fair Shot Agenda, a new statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot at success. "Every Hoosier deserves a fair shot to succeed - regardless of their age, or where they go to school, or what challenges they face," said Senator Young. "Today we discussed issues ranging from … Continue Reading


February 16, 2018

Young, Donnelly Lead Indiana Delegation Letter Supporting National Guard Cyber Battalion for Indianapolis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) led a letter today signed by the entire Indiana congressional delegation supporting the Indiana National Guard's proposal to station a cyber battalion in Indianapolis. A new National Guard cyber battalion in Indianapolis would take advantage of key regional assets and would further strengthen the region's economy and high-tech sector.The letter to Lieutenant General Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, … Continue Reading


February 16, 2018

Senators Introduce Bill Boosting Agriculture Education Ahead of National FFA Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of National FFA Week, February 17-24, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced legislation to update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to reflect agriculture education in the 21st Century."By modernizing the FFA to reflect emerging opportunities in agriculture education, we are ensuring students have access to the hands-on leadership and career-training the FFA … Continue Reading


February 15, 2018

Young, Donnelly Tout Indianapolis’ Growing Tech Community & Top Talent in Amazon Letter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging the company to locate its second North American headquarters in Indianapolis. Indianapolis was listed among the top final 20 cities Amazon is considering for its new $5 billion campus that will employ up to 50,000 workers. The Senators tout Indianapolis' booming tech community, top talent, and Hoosier hospitality among the many reasons to do business in Indiana."Indiana … Continue Reading


February 14, 2018

Young Defends Indiana Steel and Aluminum Industries During White House Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met this week with President Trump at the White House along with a bipartisan group of 19 Senate and House colleagues to discuss trade issues. The Congressional delegation met with President Trump, Vice President Pence, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and National Economic Council Chairman Gary Cohn to discuss the ongoing dual investigations into the effect of imports of steel and aluminum on … Continue Reading


February 12, 2018

Young Statement on President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the administration's Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal:"I am pleased to see funding prioritized for infrastructure, our military, and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the President's budget proposal. As Congress evaluates these budget recommendations, we must address the true drivers of our debt by strengthening our nation's entitlement programs to ensure they are available for current … Continue Reading


February 12, 2018

Young: Infrastructure Proposal Welcome News for the ‘Crossroads of America’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's infrastructure proposal:"Known as the 'Crossroads of America,' Indiana is a logistics, manufacturing, and transportation hub. Modernizing and investing in our infrastructure system is critical for us to remain competitive. The administration's proposal strives to reward states that secure new non-federal infrastructure revenue, such as Indiana did in 2017, placing the … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: Indiana’s Crane Vital to Nation’s Nuclear Modernization

Washington D.C. - In an op-ed in this week's Evansville Courier & Press, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted his recent visit to Naval Support Activity Crane with General David Goldfein. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, invited General Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, to Crane to discuss the need for modernization of our nation's nuclear triad, and the vital role of Hoosiers in this effort. Courier & Press Commentary: Military … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Young: Budget Agreement Includes Indiana Priorities and Critical Military Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the two-year budget agreement that was signed into law by President Trump this morning: "This budget agreement includes several Indiana priorities, including my two bills to fundamentally reform our social safety net and to improve foster care placement, as well as critical funding for our military. "Our nation confronts a serious and growing array of national security threats and challenges, and … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller

WASHINGTON, February 8 - Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and committee members Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), today introduced legislation to advance urgently needed research to address the opioid crisis. The Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with more flexible authority to conduct innovative research to increase scientific understanding and lead … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

VIDEO: Young Introduces Hoosier Mom Becky Savage During Senate Hearing on Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced Becky Savage of Granger, Indiana, who tragically lost her two sons on the same night to alcohol and prescription drug overdoses. To help other families avoid such a tragedy, Becky formed the 525 Foundation to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The 525 Foundation collaborates with local groups, law enforcement, and state agencies to … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Young Touts Social Impact Partnerships and Foster Care Bills Included in Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senator floor in support his two bipartisan, bicameral bills included in the continuing resolution that is expected to be voted on today. The Social Impact Partnerships to Pay For Results Act and the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act are bills Senator Young has been developing for more than six years, beginning during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives."The continuing resolution we … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Young, Rubio Lead Letter Calling For Sanctions On Iran For Ballistic Missile Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a letter signed by 14 senators to President Trump advocating for the imposition of tough additional sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran's continued pursuit of ballistic missile capabilities that threaten the national security of the United States and our allies. The senators note that "Iran has actively pursued a ballistic missile program … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

VIDEO: Young Calls for Affordability in Higher Education, Highlights Income Share Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) participated in the fourth of a series of hearings focused on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. During the hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Young highlighted the need for affordability in our higher education system that is becoming increasingly out of reach for many Americans. Over the last seven years, the amount of student loan debt has doubled while median household … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Young Visits Indiana National Guard Headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited the Indiana National Guard Joint Operations Center at Stout Field to receive briefings on operations with Adjutant General, Major General Courtney P. Carr. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Young received briefings on Counter Drug operations, Civil Support Team, and International Programs while touring the Indiana Guard Headquarters. This follows his recent visit with members of the Indiana … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Young Calls for Greater Investment in Alzheimer’s Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to the President, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), founder and Co-Chair of the Senate Alzheimer's Task Force, and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in requesting an increase in funding for Alzheimer's research in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request. "Alzheimer's is one of our nation's leading causes of death and it is the only one of our nation's deadliest diseases without an effective means of prevention, treatment, or cure," … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

VIDEO: Senator Young’s State of the Union Guests Tell Their Story

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video tonight featuring his guests for the State of the Union, Chelsee Hatfield from Windfall, Indiana and Gene Miles from Greentown, Indiana.Chelsee and Gene are employees of First Farmers Bank & Trust - a community bank based in Converse, Indiana that has served the agriculture community for more than 130 years and provides loans to small, rural businesses and family farms. As a result of tax reform, First Farmers Bank & … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

VIDEO: Senator Young Reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following video statement regarding the President's first State of the Union address. Senator Young Video Transcript:I thought the President really delivered a powerful first State of the Union address this evening.He started, I think, appropriately and talked about the many successes that this Congress, working with the Administration, has enjoyed over the last year plus. From eliminating a number of job-killing … Continue Reading


January 29, 2018

ICYMI: Young Invites Indiana Tax Reform Beneficiaries to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) invited a bank teller from Windfall, Ind., to join him as his guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address. As reported in the Terre Haute Tribune Star, Chelsee Hatfield works at the Tipton branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust, which this month announced raises and bonuses for employees because of the tax reform package approved in December. Terre Haute Tribune Star Senator Young invites two Hoosiers to State of the Union By: Scott L. … Continue Reading

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