Press Releases

March 08, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Speaks with Hoosier CTE Students in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) reception this week to commend students and educators for their role in helping elevate the importance of career and technical education (CTE). Hoosier students visiting Washington attended the event, including members of Indiana's HOSA chapter, a student organization for future health professionals. "Career and technical education is a tremendous opportunity for students and … Continue Reading

March 07, 2018

PHOTOS: Young, Donnelly Congratulate Hoosier Students as Delegates of US Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) congratulated Matthew Foresy of Granger, Ind. and Connor Meyer of Munster, Ind. for being recognized as delegates of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week. While in Washington D.C., Matthew and Connor joined other high schoolers from across the country to participate in week-long activities involving learning about the role and function of all branches of … Continue Reading

March 07, 2018

Young: Banking Reform Bill Helps Indiana Small Businesses and Community Lenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is keeping his promise to roll back harmful Dodd-Frank financial regulations by supporting the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S.2155, which is being debated on the Senate floor this week. Small businesses employ nearly one-half of the private workforce in Indiana. While small businesses rely on credit unions and community banks in order to expand and hire more workers, many credit unions and … Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

USDOT Awards $10 Million Grant for Posey County Rail Project

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday announced a $10 million grant to rebuild approaches to the Maunie Railroad Bridge in Posey County. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), and Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), offered support for the TIGER grant in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in November 2017. "The rehabilitation of this bridge will stimulate new economic opportunities … Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

Young Statement on Tariffs Following Meeting with White House Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a meeting this morning with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel: "Today, I reiterated to General Kelly the need for a targeted, balanced approach to protect Hoosier jobs from countries like China that are violating international trade rules. As a major manufacturing state, Indiana is one of the largest producers and downstream users of both steel and … Continue Reading

March 01, 2018

New Bill Would Strengthen Rules for Americans Representing Foreign Entities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today introduced the Foreign Agents Registration Amendments Act, a bill to strengthen the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, to ensure Americans acting as agents of a foreign government report their activities to the U.S. government. The bill would make the following reforms: Creates a dedicated enforcement unit in the National Security Division … Continue Reading

March 01, 2018

Young Video: Every Hoosier Deserves a Fair Shot at Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video titled 'Every Hoosier' touting his Fair Shot Agenda, a new statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot at success. This video follows roundtable discussions with community leaders in Indianapolis, Hammond, and Fort Wayne last week. "This is a diverse group by design, and you may wonder as you look around the room what it is exactly that everyone has in common," Senator Young says to … Continue Reading

March 01, 2018

Young Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Launching Health Care Price Transparency Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) are seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices."Real world … Continue Reading

February 28, 2018

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, along with 41 bipartisan Senators. This resolution recognizes February 2018 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. "By designating February 2018 as Career and Technical Education Month, this resolution recognizes the importance of career and technical education and … Continue Reading

February 28, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bill to Modernize U.S. Approach to Development Finance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) yesterday in introducing bipartisan legislation to promote sustainable growth in developing economies through U.S. business investment and to provide more accountability for taxpayers at no expected cost. The legislation continues Senator Young's leadership on development reform. Last year, Senator Young co-chaired a Center … Continue Reading

February 23, 2018

Senator Young’s Week in Review

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - This week U.S. Senator Young (R-Ind.) launched his Fair Shot Agenda with roundtables in Indianapolis, Hammond, and Fort Wayne. He also visited several farms around the state to discuss agriculture issues ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill. Here are the highlights from Senator Young's events in Indiana this week. Fair Shot Agenda kick-off in Indianapolis WRTV covered Senator Young's kick-off event on Tuesday in Indianapolis. WISH TV also attended Senator Young's event at the … Continue Reading

February 23, 2018

Young: Barbaric Attacks Against Civilians in Syria by Russia and Assad Regime Must Stop

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees the United Nations, today issued the following statement regarding the recent attacks on civilians in Eastern Ghouta, Syria: Senator Young said, "Russia and the Assad regime's barbaric attacks on civilians and medical facilities in Eastern Ghouta must stop in order to enable desperately needed humanitarian access and medical evacuations. Moscow's actions have been … Continue Reading

February 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young Hosts Fair Shot Agenda Roundtable in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted his third Fair Shot Agenda roundtable at the Fort Wayne Urban League. The discussion featured speakers representing Fort Wayne non-profits, law enforcement, health, education, and other community groups. Click here to view a full list of speakers. "This week, I've heard from community leaders in Indianapolis, Hammond, and Fort Wayne, and it's clear that we all share the desire to help our fellow Hoosiers succeed," said Senator … Continue Reading

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

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