Press Releases

September 22, 2023

Young, Colleagues Cheer Organ Transplant Legislation Becoming Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today celebrated the signing into law of H.R. 2544, the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act. The legislation passed Congress unanimously at the end of July.  “This is an important day for thousands of Americans who are in need of life-saving transplants. The bipartisan Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation … Continue Reading

September 21, 2023

Young, Colleagues Applaud House Passage of VA Spina Bifida Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, a bill to strengthen the VA Spina Bifida Program to benefit the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a unanimous vote.The bill previously passed the Senate unanimously in July.The bipartisan bill was led by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and a group of Senate colleagues.“This bill will support the children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida due to their … Continue Reading

September 21, 2023

Young, Senate Finance Republicans: IRS Document Destruction Harmed Taxpayers

WASHINGTON - Following reports that provide troubling evidence of taxpayers who were directly harmed by the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) destruction of 30 million unprocessed tax returns, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senate Finance Committee Republicans in sending a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel urging the IRS to provide information on new and previously unanswered questions.“Recently reported information demonstrates the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) March 2021 … Continue Reading

September 21, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge EPA to Rescind Unattainable Air Pollution Standard

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind) joined with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and 21 other senators in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind its proposed particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). “The EPA’s proposal fails to consider several important factors that will make implementation of a lower annual standard extremely difficult, or in … Continue Reading

September 20, 2023

Young: Microelectronics Commons Selection Shows “Hoosiers are leading the way”

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Silicon Crossroads Microelectronics (ME) Commons Hub, as well as its coordinating body the Applied Research Institute (ARI), has been selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) to serve as one of eight Microelectronics Commons hubs: “Today’s announcement is the first major CHIPS and Science Act funding decision for our country, and the selection of the Silicon Crossroads … Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Senate Companion to House-Passed Secure the Border Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and a group of Senate Republican colleagues to introduce the Secure the Border Act of 2023. This bill passed the House of Representatives as H.R. 2 earlier this year.The Secure the Border Act will resume construction on the wall, tighten asylum standards, criminalize visa overstays, increase the number of Border Patrol Agents, defund Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) receiving tax dollars to help traffic … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Young Supports Taiwan Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, today supported the United States-Taiwan Expedited Double-Tax Relief Act during a Finance Committee executive session. The legislation would relieve double taxation on investment between the United States and Taiwan, strengthening our nations’ partnership. The legislation passed the committee and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.During the session, Young delivered the following … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Young, Murphy Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Libya

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, today released the following statement in support of humanitarian access to areas of Libya affected by catastrophic storms.“We are distressed by the continuing reports out of Libya that thousands of lives have been lost due to catastrophic floods, with thousands more still missing. … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

VIDEO: Young Joins CNBC’s Squawk Box to Discuss AI Insight Forum

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s interview on Squawk Box.** WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the first bipartisan AI Insight Forum, which focused on key policy issues, opportunities, and threats related to artificial intelligence. Young joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to host the kickoff event for the series of Forums on Wednesday.   Excerpts of Senator … Continue Reading

September 13, 2023

Young, Colleagues Host First “AI Insight Forum” with Tech Leaders

Inside the AI Insight Forum WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to host the first bipartisan “AI Insight Forum” focused on key policy issues, opportunities, and threats related to artificial intelligence.The all-day event was open to the entire Senate and featured CEOs of leading tech companies, including X's Elon Musk, Meta's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, NVIDIA’s … Continue Reading

September 12, 2023

Young, Coons Reintroduce JUDGES Act to Address Judicial Emergencies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address the judicial emergencies occurring in district courts across America in a non-partisan manner. The Judicial Understaffing Delays Getting Emergencies Solved (JUDGES) Act would address these judicial shortages by increasing the number of federal district judges in the most overworked regions of the country, including the … Continue Reading

September 11, 2023

Young, Colleagues Investigate Organ Donation System for Potential Self-Dealing and Financial Conflicts of Interest

WASHINGTON -  U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are continuing their years-long push for accountability in the U.S. organ procurement and transplant system. Last week, the senators led letters to crack down on potential financial conflicts of interest and abuse of taxpayer money by several organ procurement organization (OPO) executives and current and former board members of the Association of Organ Procurement Organization … Continue Reading

September 07, 2023

Young, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Redefine U.S.-Central Asia Policy, Rescind Jackson-Vanik Restrictions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced legislation to end Cold War-era trade restrictions for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and grant those countries permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status. In 1974, in an effort to pressure the Soviet Union to improve its treatment of persecuted groups, Congress passed the Jackson-Vanik amendment, denying full U.S. trade relations to countries that restricted emigration rights for Soviet Jews and … Continue Reading

September 06, 2023

Young Introduces Judge Joshua Kolar, Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

** Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s introduction.** WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Indiana Joshua Kolar during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Judge Kolar has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District.During his remarks, Young spoke about Judge Kolar’s background and outlined why he supports his nomination. Senator Young’s full remarks, as prepared for … Continue Reading

September 01, 2023

Young Visits South Korea to Bolster U.S.-Korea Alliance

U.S. Senator Todd Young with South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Finance Committees and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Korea Caucus, visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) this week to deepen and strengthen the U.S.-Korea alliance. Senator Young met with South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol to discuss U.S.-Korea relations, strategies for countering mutual security and economic threats, and actions the … Continue Reading

August 29, 2023

Young Recognizes Students Who Completed Summer Internships in Indiana

  INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the summer internship program in his Indiana offices. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services.The intern class in the Senator’s Indianapolis office included Zuri Cassell (left), a graduate of Indiana University from Indianapolis; Natalle Cawson (top right), a graduate of Liberty University from Noblesville; … Continue Reading

August 22, 2023

Young Leads Delegation Support of Indiana’s Tech Hub Application

INDIANA - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter sent by all of Indiana’s congressional delegation in support of the state’s application to be named a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub). The Tech Hub proposal, known as Heartland BioWorks, would cement Indiana’s position as a leader in biotechnology, medical technology, genomics, and synthetic biology.Senator Young introduced the Tech Hub concept in the Endless Frontier Act of 2020, which eventually became law as a key … Continue Reading

August 18, 2023

Young, Senators Demand Answers After Biden Administration Releases $6 Billion to Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and a group of Republican colleagues sent a letter to the Biden Administration demanding answers regarding the approximately $6 billion the Administration released to Iran in exchange for American prisoners.  In addition to Senators Young and Scott, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), … Continue Reading

August 14, 2023

Young Sends Letter to EPA Administrator Outlining Concerns with Impact of Proposed Rules on Supply of Sterilized Medical Equipment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan outlining concerns related tonew rules on ethylene oxide (EtO), a sterilizer for medical equipment. The EPA recently published proposals under two separate programs that would significantly impact the use of EtO - emission standards under the Clean Air Act, and restrictions on use under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). If these … Continue Reading

August 11, 2023

Young, Van Hollen, Congressional Soccer Caucus Urge FIFA to Recognize Afghanistan Women’s Football Team

WASHINGTON –U.S. SenatorsTodd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and the co-chairs of the Congressional Soccer Caucus sent a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino urging official recognition of the Afghanistan Women’s Football Team (AWT). After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021, the team’s players were forced to flee the nation. “The women of the AWT are in a unique situation, and we hope one day they can return to their homeland to play the … Continue Reading

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