Press Releases

September 13, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Comprehensive Regulatory and Permitting Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and 37 senators recently introduced the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act. The bill would allow for comprehensive federal regulatory permitting and project review reform. "Permitting delays, regulatory inefficiencies, and red tape are all reasons why our nation's energy infrastructure - from renewable … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

Young Joins Scott, Colleagues in Effort to Protect Charter Schools

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with 20 colleagues, introduced Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify the Biden administration's new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding. "Our Hoosier students and families deserve to choose the type of school that best suits their needs, including high-quality public charter schools. That's why I joined a resolution challenging the Biden … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

Young Releases Op-Ed: “Preventing Another Public Health Crisis”

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released an op-ed on his legislation to fight antimicrobial resistance. The Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act would encourage development of innovative antibiotics to treat resistant infections and improve appropriate antibiotic use for Hoosiers. The full op-ed is below and available for publication: Preventing Another Public Health Crisis By Senator Todd Young The COVID-19 … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

Senate Passes Bill to Rename St. Joseph VA Clinic in Honor of Late Rep. Jackie Walorski

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the "Jackie Walorski VA Clinic." The bill, supported by the entire Indiana House delegation, passed the House of Representatives last month and will now go to the President's desk to be signed into law. Indiana Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced an identical version of the bill in the Senate. "Jackie was a good … Continue Reading

August 18, 2022

Young Releases Op-Ed on CHIPS and Science Act

America went on offense against the Chinese Communist Party earlier this month. Legislation I worked on for years to out-innovate and outcompete China was signed into law on August 9. The legislation went by many titles - the Endless Frontier Act, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, and finally the CHIPS and Science Act. No matter its name, enacting this legislation into law is a win for Indiana and a bold investment in America's national security. I wrote the original … Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Young Introduces Doug Zembiec Gold Star Family Support Act of 2022

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently introduced the Doug Zembiec Gold Star Family Support Act of 2022 to create a pilot program to provide qualified grief companions to improve bereavement care for survivors. Major Doug Zembiec was a United States Naval Academy classmate of Senator Young who was also commissioned into the Marine Corps following graduation. An infantry and Force Reconnaissance officer, Major Zembiec led Marines in combat during the Iraq War. Following his … Continue Reading

August 09, 2022

Young Statement on CHIPS and Science Act Being Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after attending the White House ceremony at which President Joe Biden signed into law the China competitiveness legislationSenator Young helped author: "Today, America goes on offense against the Chinese Communist Party," said Senator Young. "We have a national security imperative to ensure we don't fall behind China in technological innovation, and getting this legislation enacted into law will help ensure … Continue Reading

August 07, 2022

Young Votes Against Reckless Tax and Spend Bill Amidst Worst Inflation in Forty Years

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted against the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend bill, the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 50 to 50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. "With inflation at a forty-year high and our country in a recession, this bill is the absolute wrong approach to helping Hoosier families," said Senator Young. "Despite its name, this legislation does nothing to address rising prices or … Continue Reading

August 06, 2022

VIDEO: Young, Braun Lead Resolution Honoring Representative Jackie Walorski

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously cosponsored and passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Representative Jackie Walorski, who served Hoosiers in the U.S. House of Representatives for the last 10 years. Representative Walorski tragically passed away in a car accident on August 3, 2022. "Jackie and I came to Congress at roughly the same time. I will never forget when she … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Indiana Senators Honor Victims of Greenwood Attack, Commend Good Samaritan

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) condemning the attack that occurred in Greenwood, Indiana on July 17, 2022; honoring the memory of the victims of the attack; and praising the actions of Elisjsha Dicken, who valiantly engaged and thwarted the shooter. Both Indiana senators spoke on the Senate floor about the resolution. To watch Senator Young's remarks, click here. To watch … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Young Statement on NATO Accession Vote

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to ratify the accession of Finland and Sweden as members of NATO: "NATO remains the globe's most important alliance and has been an essential pillar of Western security since the end of World War II. Putin's unprovoked war in Ukraine has resulted in the alliance expanding and further strengthened through the accession of Sweden and Finland. Make no mistake, this action by the Senate is a … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Senator Young Statement on Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two members of her staff: "I'm truly devastated. Jackie loved Hoosiers and devoted her life to fighting for them. I'll never forget her spirit, her positive attitude, and most importantly her friendship. All of Indiana mourns her passing, along with the tragic deaths of her staff Emma Thomson and Zach Potts. Please join me in praying for their families in … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

VIDEO: Young Opposes Democrats’ Latest Tax-and-Spend Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee for a press conference on Democrats' new Build Back Bad plan to raise taxes and increase spending during record-high inflation. "The median household income in the state of Indiana is $58,000. Under this plan, families in that income range in my state will see their taxes increase by $2 billion next year alone. I'm here for those families. I'm speaking on behalf of those … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Young, Coons, Braun Introduce Legislation to Recognize American Discovery Trail

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to increase national recognition to the American Discovery Trail - the nation's only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail. The National Discovery Trails Act would make the American Discovery Trail part of the National Trails System, which will bring greater visibility to the trail and boost tourism in local communities across 15 states and … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Young Votes for PACT Act to Support Veterans Who Faced Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting for the Honoring Our PACT Act, comprehensive legislation to provide toxic-exposed veterans with health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "I am committed to ensuring that our veterans have access to the care they have earned, which is why I voted for this important bill. The PACT Act will provide new and important benefits to thousands of veterans who have been … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Young, Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and 24 of their Senate colleagues issued the following joint statement in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopping in Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia. "We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan. For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan. This travel is consistent with the United … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Young, Ossoff Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. National Security in Indo-Pacific Region

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) are continuing their work to strengthen U.S. national security and counter China's coercion with strong American diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. Senators Young and Ossoff introduced the bipartisan Pacific Islands Embassies Act to counter the Chinese government's growing coercion and influence in the region by opening U.S. embassies in the Republic of Vanuatu, the Republic of Kiribati, and the Kingdom of Tonga to … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Young Legislation Supporting Law Enforcement Officials Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, two bills supported by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to help Indiana's law enforcement community passed the Senate by unanimous consent."Our police officers on the front lines make sacrifices every day to keep Hoosiers safe. We must work to protect our law enforcement as they protect our communities, which is exactly what these two bills will accomplish. I'm glad the entire Senate unanimously agreed to advance these important bills and I call on the House to pass them … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

Young, Carper, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Promote the U.S. Digital Economy and Digital Trade

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) were joined by a group of colleagues to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. digital economy and the importance of greater U.S. leadership on digital trade negotiations with like-minded countries. "In today's hyper-connected world, the U.S. finds itself at a critical moment," said Senator Young. "Digital trade is becoming the new frontier in economic strength, … Continue Reading

July 27, 2022

Young Statement on Passage of China Competitiveness Legislation

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after the Senate passed his China competitiveness legislation: "It's time to go on the offensive, and that is exactly what this legislation, which has gone by many names - from the Endless Frontier Act to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to CHIPS-Plus - will do," said Senator Young. "This bill will unleash private sector innovation while significantly boosting federal national security investments. It's … Continue Reading

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