Press Releases

April 12, 2019

Hoosier Kip Tom Confirmed as Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued a statement today congratulating Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana, on being confirmed to serve as Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy. Mr. Tom was confirmed by the full Senate on Thursday evening. "As a leader in the agriculture community with significant experience in humanitarian relief, Kip Tom is well suited to represent the United States as we work to address food … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

VIDEO: Young Questions Telecommunications Executives on Robocalls

WASHINGTON - In reaction to the high volume of illegal robocall scams flooding Hoosiers' phones, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, questioned a panel of telecommunications experts in today's Commerce Hearing on his recently released Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. During the Hearing, Senator Young asked the panel about improving phone call authentication standards to proactively prevent unsolicited phone … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

Young Introduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Oversight of All Nuclear Technology Transfers Overseas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday introduced legislation to ensure that Congress has the legislative authority to review all materials related to so-called "Part 810 authorizations" and is aware when the U.S. government authorizes persons or companies to transfer certain nuclear technologies and services to governments overseas. Part 810 … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Protect Act to Ensure Protections for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and 16 other Senators to introduce the Protect Act, legislation that protects Americans with pre-existing conditions, ensuring that Americans have the peace of mind knowing that they and their loved ones will never be denied health care coverage or be charged more because of a pre-existing condition. "When it comes to healthcare, Hoosiers want freedom, choice, and flexibility. We also want to protect … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

VIDEO: Ahead of Tax Day, Young Highlights Tax Reform’s Positive Impact in Indiana

WASHINGTON - In advance of Tax Day on April 15, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor today to highlight the positive impact of tax reform in Indiana. Since Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 3.2 million new jobs have been created nationwide. In Indiana, businesses are expanding and investing in their employees, and the creation of Opportunity Zones will incentivize new investment in distressed rural and urban communities. "The bottom line here is that Hoosiers … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Young, Braun Vote to Confirm Holly Brady for Indiana’s Northern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today supported the confirmation of Holly A. Brady from Fort Wayne to serve as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. Ms. Brady was confirmed by a 56-42 vote in the Senate. "Holly Brady will make an outstanding U.S. district court judge in Indiana. Holly has deep roots in the Fort Wayne community and has had a strong federal practice. Her credentials are impressive and I believe she will … Continue Reading

April 09, 2019

Young, Bennet, Scott Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) yesterday introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Actto spur innovation in the higher education system. The bipartisan legislation supports the use of evidence-based innovation grants and the pay for success model to improve student outcomes. "Currently higher education is falling short in serving our most vulnerable students," said Senator Young. "The FINISH … Continue Reading

April 05, 2019

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Suite of Bills to Help Americans Save for Retirement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) announced they have introduced several bills to help boost retirement security for individuals and families during a time when many Americans are unprepared for retirement. According to the Department of Labor, more than 40 million people do not have access to any workplace retirement plan. Additionally, nearly half of households nearing retirement do not have a retirement … Continue Reading

April 04, 2019

Young and Jones Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Where It’s Needed Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Nursing Where It's Needed (Nursing WIN) Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the high demand for qualified nurses in underserved areas. Specifically, the bill would allow nurses at health care facilities with critical nursing shortages to benefit from the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, regardless of the facility's tax status. "In the coming years, our nation will face a critical … Continue Reading

April 04, 2019

Young Introduces Bipartisan VERDAD Act to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and 12 other Senators to introduce new bipartisan legislation to help restore democracy and address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.The most comprehensive effort to date to confront the crisis in Venezuela, the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance and Development (VERDAD) Act drastically increases humanitarian assistance, expands current tools to address kleptocracy, … Continue Reading

March 28, 2019

Senators Young and Cortez Masto Lead Bipartisan Bill to Help Rebuild Schools and Public Buildings

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019, which incentivizes private financing to rebuild schools and public buildings through public-private partnerships. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) also joined as cosponsors of the bipartisan legislation that aims to spur needed infrastructure improvements. "We owe it to our students and teachers, our firefighters and nurses, and … Continue Reading

March 28, 2019

Senators Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Protect Taxpayer Dollars In Government Contracting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Representatives Ted Budd (N.C.-13) and Francis Rooney (Fla.-19) announced introduction of the Fair and Open Competition Act, which would lower government construction costs by increasing competition and opportunities for contractors to bid on government work. The legislation would ensure that the federal government cannot mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects, thereby increasing competition and … Continue Reading

March 26, 2019

Young Votes to Protect Hoosiers from Harmful Green New Deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to protect Hoosiers from the devastating costs of the harmful Green New Deal. The so-called "deal" is projected to cost up to $93 trillion over 10 years, and up to $65,000 per household per year. "Today, Democrats had a chance to vote for one of their top priorities - the unreasonable, unattainable, and unaffordable Green New Deal," said Senator Young. "It is a bad deal for Hoosier farmers, families, and manufacturers, and it would … Continue Reading

March 26, 2019

Young Cosponsors Bill to Crack Down on Illegal Robocall Scams

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced today that he is cosponsoring the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) to crack down on illegal robocall scams. The legislation, which was introduced by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal … Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Keep SCOTUS at Nine Justices

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 10 other Senate colleagues to introduce a constitutional amendment (S.J.Res. 14) that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices. The Supreme Court has had nine seats since 1869."The Supreme Court is critical to our system of checks and balances, and proposals that call for expanding the Court to further partisan goals are antithetical to American values. Such efforts would … Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

Young Statement on Special Counsel Report

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation:"I have always said that Robert Mueller's investigation should run its course. With the investigation now complete, it's time to accept his findings and move on. "There has clearly been Russian interference in our democratic process, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will continue its work to better understand these … Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

Young Shares Third Fair Shot Agenda Video Focused on Housing Affordability

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released his latest Fair Shot Agenda video, which focuses on the nation's housing affordability crisis. In the video, Senator Young visits with community leaders who have transformed the Brookside neighborhood from one of highest crime areas in Indianapolis into a healthy community. "They've shown that the real platform for change across our country comes all the way down to neighborhood level," says Senator Young in the video. … Continue Reading

March 20, 2019

Senators Young, Markey, Merkley and Durbin Call for Greater Accountability for Atrocities in Burma

WASHINGTON - Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) this week sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin asking for clarification of the Trump administration's policy on sanctioning the perpetrators of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people during the 2017 security operations by Burmese military forces. Acknowledging the decision by the administration to already … Continue Reading

March 19, 2019

Young Rated Among Most Bipartisan Senators by Lugar Center

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was named the 7th most bipartisan senator by the Lugar Center, a non-profit led by former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. Senator Young released the following statement. "Hoosiers sent me to Washington to address the issues that matter to them," Senator Young said. "The only way to do that effectively is to reach across the aisle and work to build consensus. This approach will continue to be important as we face divided government in the 116th … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Young Votes for Border Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to protect the border and preserve President Trump's national emergency declaration. Just last month, 76,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended or deemed inadmissible at a port of entry on our southern border; that is not counting those who crossed undetected. We are on track for 900,000 apprehensions this year - greater than the entire population of Indianapolis."As a U.S. Marine, I was stationed on the southern border in Yuma, … Continue Reading

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