Press Releases

May 04, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Kids Online Safety Act, comprehensive bipartisan legislation to protect children online and hold social media companies accountable. “Hoosier parents are concerned about protecting their children online and want social media companies to do more to safeguard their platforms. Our bipartisan bill would require these companies to take new … Continue Reading

May 03, 2023

Young, Hassan Resolution Establishing World Quantum Day Passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to commemorate and support the goals of World Quantum Day.This resolution highlights the importance of the quantum mechanics that are part of the technologies used in everyday life, such as semiconductors in computers, atomic clocks that power GPS systems, and MRI imaging. The U.S. has been a pioneer in revolutionary quantum technologies … Continue Reading

May 03, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution on 75th Anniversary of Founding of the State of Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined with a group of colleagues to introduce a bipartisan resolution in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (May 14). The bipartisan resolution reaffirms the United States’ steadfast commitment to Israel’s security, underscores our dedication to combatting antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize Israel, and celebrates the indelible … Continue Reading

May 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge the FIO to Abandon ESG Policies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO’s) efforts to force the Biden Administration’s unrealistic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda onto the state-regulated insurance industry. This could result in state insurance regulators and insurers being coerced into adopting costly, … Continue Reading

May 01, 2023

Young, Wicker Introduce TORNADO Act to Improve Severe Weather Forecasting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) reintroduced the Tornado Observation Research Notification and Deployment to Operations (TORNADO) Act to improve the forecasting and understanding of tornadoes and other hazardous weather. The TORNADO Act would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to update its methods for predicting and communicating weather alerts to residents. “In recent months, severe weather has … Continue Reading

April 28, 2023

Senate Passes Bipartisan National Digging Month Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Maria Cantwell (D-.Wash.) applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution designating April as National Safe Digging Month, to build awareness of safe digging practices that protect homeowners and utility workers from damaging underground utility lines during excavation projects. “As Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, … Continue Reading

April 27, 2023

Young Leads Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with U.S. Representatives Pat Fallon (R-TX-4) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), reintroduced the Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2023. This legislation would implement a robust mechanism to hold the Russian Federation accountable for continued human rights violations and war crimes committed by Russian and Russia-aligned forces in Ukraine. “I have met with the families of Ukrainian soldiers … Continue Reading

April 27, 2023

Young, Bennet Reintroduce PASTEUR Act to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), along with U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA-50), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3), Mike Levin (D-CA-49), and Jake LaTurner (R-KS-2), reintroduced the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability of antibiotics when … Continue Reading

April 26, 2023

Young, Reed Offer Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Research in Adult Education & Learning

WASHINGTON - Adult education programs, including reading, math, and other core subjects, equip learners with the skills they need to find good-paying jobs and help ensure businesses and communities can achieve their workforce development goals.  But despite the economic value of adult education, the area has been chronically under-researched.  Two U.S. Senators are working on a bipartisan basis to change that. In an effort to improve adult education in the United States, enhance … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Young, Hagerty Reintroduce Legislation to Help Stop Fentanyl Trafficking into the U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in reintroducing the Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act, legislation to add drug smuggling as an additional basis for Title 42 immigration enforcement authority, thereby preserving for Border Patrol agents an essential tool to quickly remove illegal border crossers and stop the drug trafficking that is fueling the overdose epidemic in America, now the leading cause of death for Americans ages … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Park Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Angus King (I-Maine), and other Senate colleagues to establish April 22-30, 2023, as National Park Week. “Hoosiers are proud of the Indiana Dunes National Park, which serves as a great example of the vast landscapes, wildlife, and history that national parks offer throughout our country. This week, we celebrate the Indiana Dunes National … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on U.S. State Department to Designate Russian Dissident and U.S. Permanent Resident as Wrongfully Detained

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with more than 70 Members of Congress, sent a letter to the U.S. State Department urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza as “unlawfully and wrongfully detained” under the Levinson Act (22 U.S.C. 1741 et seq.).The legislators also called upon the U.S. government to use its resources to free Kara-Murza, who was arrested by Russian … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Young, Scott Reintroduce Broadband Buildout Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Broadband Buildout Accountability Act to increase transparency for a $42 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package (BIF) broadband buildout grant awarded to the National Technology Information Administration (NTIA). This grant is currently exempted from transparency requirements under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  This legislation would remove the FOIA exemption and require a … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

What They Are Saying: Support Grows for Young's American Innovation and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Job creators and industry trade associations in Indiana and across the country are voicing support for S. 866, the American Innovation and Jobs Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) last month, would support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative companies across Indiana and the United States.R&D tax incentives help job creators to invest in … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand NTIA Remove Liberal Wish-List Items From Its Broadband Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson expressing concerns with the $42.45 billion Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).“In order to fulfill Congress’ goal of providing broadband connectivity to unserved Americans, NTIA must address … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Peace Corps Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) reintroduced the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Peace Corps for the first time in over two decades. Passed unanimously out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year, the bipartisan legislation raises Peace Corps Volunteers’ readjustment allowance, expedites return-to-service opportunities for those impacted by COVID-19 and … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

Young Outlines Steps to Address Fentanyl Epidemic, Protect Young Americans

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young's floor speech.**   WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate floor about the rapidly increasing number of young Americans tragically losing their lives to drug overdoses and outlined steps to address the fentanyl epidemic.“This crisis knows no region, no class, no party. No American family is immune from it,” said Young. “We cannot let the deaths of so many young … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Young Sharing Hoosier Sweets with Colleagues in Senate Candy Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is offering his colleagues Hoosier sweets as the new occupant of the Senate's "candy desk." The desk is a Senate tradition since the 1960s, and the senator who sits at the desk is responsible for ensuring it is stocked with sweets from the senator's home state. The contents of the candy desk are available to all senators regardless of political affiliation. The desk is located on the Republican side of the Senate … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Indiana Delegation Supports Governor's Request for Major Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun, along with Representatives Frank Mrvan (Ind.-01), Rudy Yakym (Ind.-02), Jim Banks (Ind.-03), Jim Baird (Ind.-04), Victoria Spartz (Ind.-05), André Carson (Ind.-06), Greg Pence (Ind.-07), Larry Bucshon (Ind.-08), and Erin Houchin (Ind.-09) wrote to President Joe Biden urging him to support Governor Eric Holcomb’s request for a major disaster declaration for Johnson, Morgan, and Sullivan counties due to severe … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Members of Indiana Congressional Delegation Advocate for Clean Hydrogen Hub

Washington, DC – Members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy expressing support for the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen proposal for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs funding opportunity.  The letter highlights that “the Midwest provides workforce opportunities in all areas of the hydrogen value chain, including higher education and specialized workers,” and that “with robust and well-established … Continue Reading

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