Press Releases

June 01, 2022

Young, Colleagues Request Funding to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Relationship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and a group of Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to fund the U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation grant program created through Senators Young and Rosen's U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act via the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act. "We write to respectfully request that you provide $2 million for the U.S.-Israel Homeland Security … Continue Reading

May 31, 2022

Young, Bennet Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Treasury, IRS to Swiftly Finalize Rule to Support Expansion of Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) recently led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting swift finalization of the average income test rule under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The senators are urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to ensure that the final rule is user-friendly to support the expansion of … Continue Reading

May 27, 2022

Young, Merkley, Booker, Thune, Menendez, Risch Announce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Condemning Starvation as an Act of War

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) partnered with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and James Risch (R-Idaho) to announce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war as well as recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine. The resolution comes as Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has put millions around the globe at risk of famine, … Continue Reading

May 26, 2022

VIDEO: Young Pays Tribute to Fallen Hoosier Service Members in Memorial Day Remarks

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. Young shared the story of Sergeant Charles Garrigus, a native Hoosier who paid the ultimate price during the Korean War and never returned home to Indiana. "The rows of headstones speak to us of sacrifice for common good; they remind us the price at which our freedom was won; of the too-often smallness of our divisions; of the many … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

Young, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans Build Savings for the Future

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced theEmergency Savings Act of 2022 to help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement accounts. The bill would facilitate convenient and affordable access to workplace emergency savings accounts, improving financial security and reducing retirement savings leakage. According to a report by the Federal Reserve, almost half of Americans would struggle to cover an … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Biden Administration on Negotiations with Iran

**Click here or the image above to watch** WASHINGTON - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) pressed the U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, about Iran hiding its prior nuclear work from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Young said Iran's evasion of the IAEA makes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's (JCPOA) existing inspection mechanisms insufficient and asked why the Biden … Continue Reading

May 25, 2022

Young Statement on Nomination of Judge Doris L. Pryor to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's announcement that he is nominating U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana Doris L. Pryor to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: "Judge Pryor is a public servant of the highest caliber. Her legal experience and expertise would make her an asset to the Seventh Circuit. I look forward to introducing Judge Pryor to my colleagues and supporting her nomination once it … Continue Reading

May 24, 2022

Young Joins Bipartisan Letter Requesting Biden Admin Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden and Finland

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with a bipartisan group of more than 75senators, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the Administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty. In the letter, the senators noted that NATO's expansion will send a clear message to Putin and authoritarian leaders across the … Continue Reading

May 24, 2022

VIDEO: Young Joins Bloomberg to Discuss China Competitiveness Bill, Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined David Westin on Bloomberg'sBalance of Power to discuss the status of his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) to outcompete the Chinese Communist Party and the baby formula shortage affecting Hoosier families. Young on USICA: "[USICA would] train our people for good paying jobs, invest in national security research, and prepare us to lead in the 21st century and make sure our values prevail, and not those of the Chinese Communist … Continue Reading

May 23, 2022

Young Statement on Title 42 Ruling

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Biden Administration from ending Title 42: "Title 42 is one of the best tools our border enforcement has to stem the tide of illegal immigration. It is no surprise that the Biden Administration met bipartisan opposition when itthreatened to end Title 42. "I'm glad the court made the decision to keep Title 42 in place for now, but President Biden is appealing, meaning his … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Joins Gillibrand, Rounds In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), along with a bipartisan group of 43 senators, in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. Israel's missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 2 and now Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, … Continue Reading

May 20, 2022

Young Legislation Supporting Law Enforcement Officials Advances During National Police Week

WASHINGTON - During National Police Week, several legislative proposals cosponsored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) in support of Indiana's law enforcement community advanced in the Senate. Yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Young and a group of senators designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, as "National Police Week." The resolution expresses unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States in the pursuit of … Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Young, Daines, Colleagues: Defund Biden’s Disinformation Board

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with a group of Senate colleagues, sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security expressing opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board and urging that any funding for such board be prohibited in the FY 2023 appropriations bill. "…While DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified that the board will not be used for political … Continue Reading

May 16, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling on White House and Congress to Combat Crime

WASHINGTON - Today,U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) joined with 29 colleagues to introduce a resolution calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in our nation's crime rates and the crisisat the southern border. The resolution comes as the nation honors our law enforcement community during National Police Week. Last week, Senator Young spoke at a press conferenceabout how problems at our southern border … Continue Reading

May 12, 2022

VIDEO: Young Speaks at First Public Meeting of USICA Conference Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a conferee on his U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), spoke at the first public meeting of the conference committee. The bill aims to out-innovate and outcompete the Chinese Communist Party. To watch Senator Young's remarks, click . Remarks as prepared for delivery: When I first introduced the Endless Frontier Act in the spring of 2020, I didn't imagine it would take two years to be sitting here today. Nevertheless, I'm … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

VIDEO: Young, McMaster Discuss Leveraging American Innovation to Counter China

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Young (R-Ind.), the lead Republican sponsor of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), participated in a live conversation with LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, former national security advisor and Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' (FDD) Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP), on how America can outcompete the Chinese Communist Party. The event covered the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party to America's … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Fentanyl’s Impact on Indiana Communities

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about how problems at our southern border are affecting law enforcement officers in Indiana and across the country. Senator Young also discussed the impact of the drug fentanyl on Hoosiers. Excerpts from Senator Young's remarks are below: "According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses during the pandemic's first year. 100,000 Americans. That's … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

VIDEO: Young Opposes Pro-Abortion Bill, Calls for a Culture that Values and Protects Life

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation the Senate will vote on tomorrow to block states from protecting the unborn and enshrine late-term abortion into federal law. In his remarks, Young discussed the importance of supporting pregnant women and unborn children. Excerpts of his remarks are below: "Despite what these advances in modern science tell us, the current abortion policy in the United States is more in line with … Continue Reading

May 05, 2022

Senate Votes to Support Young and Hassan’s Bipartisan Provision to Strengthen Research and Development as Part of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted on priorities for the upcoming conference committee on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a bill led by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.). In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 90 to 5, the Senate passed a bipartisan motion offered by Senators Young and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to promote American research and development. The motion supports expanding the research and development tax credit for small businesses and preserving the ability of … Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

VIDEO: Young Says Americans Are United in Concern about Inflation, Biden Economic Policies

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about how the Biden administration's economic policies have caused record-high inflation. A national pollreleased this week found that 94 percent of Americans say they are upset or concerned about inflation. Excerpts from the Senator's remarks are below: "But one thing is on every Hoosier's mind. It's the state of our economy. It's what people increasingly are calling the 'Biden economy' back home. One … Continue Reading

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