Press Releases

October 15, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Ed

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), today announced that they have introduced the Innovation Zone Act (S.3596). The bipartisan legislation replaces the experimental sites initiative within the Higher Education Act to promote effective, evidence-based innovation in higher education and better prepare students for the workforce. A lack of evaluation and transparent data collection has prevented Congress from using … Continue Reading

October 11, 2018

Young and Donnelly Vote to Confirm J.P. Hanlon for Indiana’s Southern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today supported the confirmation of J.P. Hanlon from Indianapolis to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Hanlon was confirmed by the full Senate on a voice vote. "J.P. Hanlon will make a terrific U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana," said Senator Young. "J.P. is well respected in the Indianapolis community, and has spent years working both civil and criminal … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Young Supports Effort Triggering Global Magnitsky Investigation into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump regarding the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The letter triggers an … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Young Votes for Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for the America's Water Infrastructure Act, which contains several Indiana infrastructure priorities, including authorizing the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, streamlining the review process for state water infrastructure grants, and authorizing a grant program to help identify lead in drinking waters at school and day care centers. The legislation passed on a 99-1 vote. "This bipartisan bill will help strengthen Indiana's … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Young, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Letter to Pompeo Questioning Yemen Certification

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with five other Senators, today sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concerns related to the Secretary's certification last month that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have taken demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians. "We write with significant concerns regarding the Yemen certification you submitted last month to Congress … Continue Reading

October 09, 2018

Young Calls for Increased Focus on Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for an increased focus on reducing maternal mortality in the United States and improving health outcomes for all mothers and children. Indiana has the nation's third highest maternal mortality rate.In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue Reading

October 06, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed on a 50-48 vote. "Today, I proudly cast my vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hoosiers care deeply about the Constitution and want justices who apply the law as written, not impose their own policy preferences. Judge Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Kennedy and was hired to teach at Harvard by … Continue Reading

October 05, 2018

Young Votes to Advance Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to advance Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court: "I've said repeatedly that Judge Kavanaugh is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. I proudly voted to advance his nomination today, and I will vote to officially confirm him tomorrow." Click here to view Senator Young's statement on the FBI supplemental background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Click … Continue Reading

October 04, 2018

Young Meets with Top UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen

WASHINGTON- Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, to discuss the world's worst humanitarian crisis and what steps must be taken to prevent millions of people from starving to death. Following the meeting, Senator Young said, "I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Ms. Grande to receive an update on the horrible situation in Yemen and to discuss what additional steps we must take. Currently, more … Continue Reading

October 04, 2018

Young Statement on FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the FBI supplemental background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "FBI's investigation turned up no corroborating evidence whatsoever. It's time to vote. "Just like the six previous FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh's impeccable record of public service, this supplemental background investigation uncovered no evidence of misconduct. Collectively, the FBI has now … Continue Reading

October 03, 2018

Six Young-Led Opioid Bills Head to President to Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted to advance the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. The legislation, which contains six provisions that were introduced or co-led by Senator Young, passed the Senate on a 98-1 vote today after passing the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday. The bill now heads to President Trump to be signed into law."The opioid crisis is one of the most urgent health emergencies we face today," said Senator Young. "Congress has taken steps … Continue Reading

October 03, 2018

Young Votes for Fort Wayne Airmail Museum and Other Indiana Priorities in FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to advance several Indiana priorities, including his legislation to designate a national Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne, as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which passed the Senate on a 93-6 vote. The five-year reauthorization would modernize airport infrastructure, enhance safety and security, and improve service for flyers. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law, and is the longest enacted FAA … Continue Reading

September 28, 2018

Young, Donnelly Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Solution to Retiree Pension Crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) led a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans encouraging members to now reach a bipartisan agreement that provides legislative recommendations to Congress this year on the pending pension crisis.The Joint Select Committee, chaired by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), was created as part of the … Continue Reading

September 27, 2018

Young Statement on Senate Judiciary Hearing and Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "It was important for both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh to appear before the committee today. I watched the hearing closely and was struck by the power of both testimonies. "I was not, however, persuaded that Judge Kavanaugh was involved in this alleged incident 36 years ago. I … Continue Reading

September 26, 2018

Young and Menendez Call on Pompeo to Provide Rohingya Genocide Determination to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, noting that a State Department report released this week documented atrocities committed by the Burmese military against the Rohingya but did not specifically define the atrocities as genocide or crimes against humanity. The Senators wrote, "We ask that you provide a formal legal determination regarding the actions of the Burmese military to Congress without … Continue Reading

September 26, 2018

Young, Duckworth, Kildee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Families from Lead in Federally Assisted Housing

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect families living in assisted housing from lead found in drinking water. The Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act of 2018 would help protect families from lead exposure by requiring the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to inspect for lead service lines, create a grant program to address lead contamination, and … Continue Reading

September 24, 2018

Young: Include Older Foster Youth in Implementation of Family First

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar asking him to ensure that the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) will help older youth avoid foster care entry or re-entry, and successfully transition out of care. "…approximately 23,000 youth 'age out' of foster care … Continue Reading

September 21, 2018

Indiana to Receive More Than $18 Million from HHS to Support Opioid Treatment Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is awarding the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration with an $18,147,223 grant for opioid treatment services. The funding is provided through HHS's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grants program."The pain of losing a loved one due to an opioid overdose is something no one should have to endure. Unfortunately, … Continue Reading

September 20, 2018

Support Grows for Young’s Housing Affordability Task Force

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act continues to receive widespread support from the affordable housing community. The legislation aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan task force to provide recommendations to Congress. "We must act now to understand what is causing this affordable housing crisis and then take steps to solve it," Senator Young wrote in … Continue Reading

September 19, 2018

Young and Bipartisan Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Release of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee-along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have introduced a Senate resolution calling for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are imprisoned in Burma. The reporters were arrested last December for reporting on the ethnic cleansing against … Continue Reading

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