Press Releases

June 22, 2023

Terre Haute Resident to Attend Indian Prime Minister’s Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that Terre Haute resident Santhana Naidu will attend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of Congress today. Naidu, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was chosen by Senator Young to represent Rose-Hulman and in recognition of his service to Rotary International. “Santhana has put his talents to great use in the Wabash Valley, … Continue Reading

June 20, 2023

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Who Completed Summer Internship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the first session of his summer internship program in Washington, D.C. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services. The intern class included (from left) Catherine Zortman, a junior from Carmel attending the University of St. Andrews; Adam Akan, a sophomore from Dyer … Continue Reading

June 16, 2023

Young/Coons Op-Ed: Time To Fight Russia and China’s Economic Coercion

The following opinion column was originally published in The Messenger on June 16, 2023. By Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)Around the world, autocratic states like China and Russia are using heavy-handed economic coercion to intimidate smaller countries and economies to get their way. As senators from both parties, we think we need to act to strengthen our nation’s ability to step up to this challenge.At the recent G-7 meeting in Japan, President Biden and the … Continue Reading

June 15, 2023

Bipartisan Legislation to Support Maritime Academy Students Heads to President to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) to expand the age eligibility for the Maritime Administration’s Student Incentive Payment Program is headed to the President to be signed into law, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives.The Changing Age-Determined Eligibility to Student Incentive Payments (CADETS) … Continue Reading

June 15, 2023

Young, Khanna Host Deans from Leading Business Schools for Roundtable Conversation

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) hosted a first-of-its-kind roundtable conversation with the deans of leading business schools from around the country. The conversation revolved around some of the most pressing issues at the forefront of business and governance, including the future of artificial intelligence, global health innovation, and sustainability practices.  Since World War II, the United States has led the … Continue Reading

June 14, 2023

VIDEO: Young Salutes Hoosier Alice Sanger in Flag Day Remarks

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON – On Flag Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the legacy of Hoosier Alice Sanger. The Indiana native was the first woman to serve on a president’s staff and helped establish the celebration of Flag Day.“Our flag represents the promise of freedom and self-government, that any man or woman can live their life in pursuit of happiness,” said Young. … Continue Reading

June 09, 2023

Young, Ernst Introduce Bill to Support Modern Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON – The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program, one of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) core entrepreneurial development programs, has faced challenges in maintaining high performance. There also have been observations of resource inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement in the program’s outreach efforts to certain populations.U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) announced their plan to reauthorize SCORE to meet the … Continue Reading

June 09, 2023

Young, Colleagues Challenge EPA’s “Good Neighbor Rule”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced a formal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Good Neighbor Rule” through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval.The senators are seeking to overturn the rule, which will place severe restrictions on state emissions based on a questionable methodology that assigns fault to “upwind” states for other “downwind” state … Continue Reading

June 08, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S. Technology Competitiveness

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Global Technology Leadership Act. This bipartisan legislation would establish an Office of Global Competition Analysis to assess how the United States fares in key emerging technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI) – relative to other countries to inform U.S. policy and strengthen American competitiveness.“This legislation will … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Bloomington Small Business Owner Testifies Before U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, Bloomington resident Mike Norris, President/CEO of Warrant Technologies, testified during a joint roundtable hosted by the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of both committees, co-led the roundtable and invited Norris to participate. Entitled “Tackling Tax Complexity: The Small Business Perspective,” the roundtable focused on how tax policy affects small businesses across the … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Young, Brown Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Trade Remedy Laws, Protect American Workers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Leveling the Playing Field 2.0 Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen U.S. trade remedy laws and ensure they remain effective tools to fight back against unfair trade practices and protect American workers. The legislation updates the previous Leveling the Playing Field Act, which was introduced by Senator Brown and former Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and signed into law in 2015. … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Young, Colleagues Launch Bipartisan U.S. Senate Korea Caucus

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) launched the U.S. Senate Korea Caucus to advance and strengthen the relationship and alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The caucus will work across the aisle to advance policies deepening economic, security, cultural, and scientific ties between the two nations. The launch of the caucus also marks the … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Implore Biden Administration to Nullify Rule That Will Exacerbate Transformer Shortages, Jeopardize National Security, and Weaken Supply Chains and Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 46 of his colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm, raising their concern about a proposed rule by the DOE that increases efficiency standards on distribution transformers—critical grid products—at a time when the availability of essential grid components remains a significant challenge for the electric power industry, and while the industry is struggling due to … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce the Taliban Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the Taliban Sanctions Act to hold the Taliban accountable with sanctions for terrorism, human rights abuses, and drug trafficking.“The Taliban is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, NATO servicemembers, and Afghan civilians over the past two decades. The Taliban has taken advantage of the Biden Administration’s tragic withdrawal from Afghanistan and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young Statement on the Fiscal Responsibility Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act: “This legislation makes modest but substantive spending and budget reforms, and it ensures that the United States will not default on our debt obligations. “Given that Republicans do not control the White House or the Senate and have only a slim majority in the House, this bill does not go as far as I and many others would like. This … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Support Ag Education Programs at Community Colleges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the bipartisan Community College Agriculture Advancement Act to fund agriculture workforce training, education, and research programs at community colleges.Many community colleges serve first-generation and minority students, providing training to students entering the agriculture industry. Yet, many of their agricultural programs do not have access to federal resources provided to … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Boost Employee Ownership of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) and Blake Moore (R-UT-01), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would make it easier for private companies and small businesses to transfer ownership of the business to their employees.Right now, over 40 percent of U.S. corporate stock is owned by foreign investors, and foreign corporate ownership is set to increase as a … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Who Completed Spring Internship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the spring session of his internship program in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services.The Washington, D.C. intern class included Audrey Sims (top left), a graduate of the University of St. Andrew’s from Indianapolis, and Joelle Cox (top right), a senior from … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

VIDEO: Young Honors Hoosier Heroes in Memorial Day Remarks

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America.Young spoke about the legacy of Hoosiers who served in our nation’s first all-Black regiment, the Massachusetts 54th Infantry.“The reason we build monuments and memorials to the dead is so their … Continue Reading

May 25, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Communities Recover From Disasters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced legislation to help communities recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) disaster recovery program for states, local governments, and tribes.“Our legislation would streamline, reform, and inject greater fiscal responsibility into the broken CDBG Disaster Recovery Program,” … Continue Reading

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