Press Releases

February 15, 2019

Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.-1) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-2), to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park. "This designation certifies what we Hoosiers have known all along - Indiana Dunes is not just a state treasure, but a national treasure as well. I commend Representative Visclosky for his perseverance on this … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Young, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Improve Medicare Coverage for People Living with Lymphedema

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and 28 colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation to improve Medicare coverage for lymphedema patients. The Lymphedema Treatment Act would increase and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with lymphedema by requiring Medicare Part B to cover physician-prescribed compression therapy garments, which are essential in the effective treatment of lymphedema. "Treating symptoms of Lymphedema before they become more … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Young and Coons Applaud Senate Passage of National FFA Week Resolution

WASHINGTON -The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution yesterday introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of over 40 additional Senators, to mark February 16-23, 2019 as National FFA Week. In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students, and celebrates 50 years of … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Statement on Compliance with Yemen and Global Magnitsky Act Requirements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued a statement regarding the administration's non-compliance with the Global Magnitsky Act relating to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as a federal law requiring the Secretary of State to certify efforts by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mitigate the humanitarian disaster in Yemen: "While I appreciate that 17 Saudi officials have been sanctioned, I strongly urge the administration … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Votes to Fund the Government and Increase Border Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting for legislation to fully fund the government and provide $22.54 billion in total border security funding, including $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of physical barriers in the most needed areas along the southwest border: "Hoosiers have made it clear that they want border security. While I'm glad an agreement was reached to fund the government, I am disappointed that Democrats refused to fully … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Young Votes to Confirm William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm President Trump's nominee for Attorney General, William Barr. Senator Young issued the following statement after Barr was confirmed on a 54-45 vote: "One of the Senate's most important jobs is confirming Presidential nominees - a responsibility that I take very seriously. After reviewing William Barr's record, I can say without a doubt that he is eminently qualified to serve once again as U.S. Attorney General. The Senate … Continue Reading

February 12, 2019

Senate Passes Young’s Bill to Extend Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the Senate's passage of his Eastern Legacy Extension Act, which cleared the Senate as part of the Natural Resources Management Act, a bipartisan package of land bills. Senator Young's legislation would extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from St. Louis, Missouri to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including all of Indiana's southern border along the Ohio River. The proposed extension travels through seven states: Indiana, … Continue Reading

February 08, 2019

Young and Baldwin Reintroduce Bill to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced they have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation and help our students remain globally competitive. "In order to remain globally competitive in the 21st … Continue Reading

February 07, 2019

Young and Shaheen Write to Secretary of State Ahead of Yemen Certification Deadline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in advance of the upcoming Yemen certification deadline on February 9, 2019. After voicing significant concerns with the certification issued in September 2018, the letter sent to Secretary Pompeo today calls for a certification that better reflects the facts on the ground in Yemen."We remain concerned that the previous Yemen certification submitted … Continue Reading

February 07, 2019

Young’s Bill to Boost Agriculture Education Heads to President

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed his legislation, the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act. This bill will update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to better reflect agriculture education in the 21st Century. The legislation now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law."The entire Senate agreed - it's time to update agriculture education so our students are … Continue Reading

February 06, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Trade Security Act to Reform National Security Tariff Process

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today to introduce the Trade Security Act, legislation that will reform Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to better align the statute with its original intent as a trade remedy tool for the president and Congress to respond to genuine threats to … Continue Reading

February 06, 2019

ICYMI: Senator Young Talks Border Security and Honoring a Hoosier Marine on Fox News

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) appeared on Fox News Channel's Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner to discuss the State of the Union and the bracelet he shared with President Trump after the speech. He also discussed the ongoing talks over border security.Regarding the bracelet of Marine Alec Terwiske, Senator Young said: "I had a mother from the state of Indiana contact me before the address - Sandy Terwiske. I've come to know her well over the years. In fact, I've … Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

VIDEO: Young State of the Union Reaction

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following video statement regarding the President's State of the Union address tonight: Click here or the image below to watch Senator Young's video statement. Video Transcript: "Tonight I was glad the President delivered a powerful message, a unifying message about the importance of us rallying together as a country around a number of major issues facing America. "Immigration reform, national security, infrastructure investment, … Continue Reading

February 04, 2019

Young Condemns Barbaric Efforts to Legalize Abortion Up Until the Moment of Delivery

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement tonight after Senate Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:"In light of the barbaric and widely condemned state-level efforts in New York and Virginia to legalize abortion up until the moment of delivery, we need to ensure that all newborns receive appropriate care and medical treatment. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act bans the horrific act of infanticide by ensuring that … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

ICYMI: Pulliam Column on Young’s Fair Shot Agenda

WASHINGTON - A column by Russ Pulliam in highlights U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) Fair Shot Agenda, an initiative focused on ensuring every Hoosier has a fair shot at success regardless of the challenges they face. "Young thinks conservative Republicans should engage in a civil debate with liberals about what works when tackling poverty. He prefers a free-market emphasis and sees effectiveness in faith-based options. He also wants government funding to go to … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Families Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced legislation to incentivize greater choice and mobility in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Evidence shows that Housing Choice Vouchers currently fail to meet their mobility goals. TheHousing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act (S. 291) authorizes a … Continue Reading

January 30, 2019

Young Cosponsors Bill to Repeal Death Tax

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee is cosponsoring legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, more commonly known as the death tax. The bill, led by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), would end the punitive tax that negatively affects Hoosier farmers and small business owners. "Death should not be a taxable event," said Senator Young. "Hoosiers should not be forced to sell a family farm or transfer ownership of a small … Continue Reading

January 29, 2019

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Calling for Release of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists and Safe Repatriation of Rohingya

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bipartisan group of 20 other Senators today introduced a new resolution calling for the immediate release of imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Lone and Soe Oo were recently sentenced to seven years in prison for their work reporting on massacres that Burmese security forces carried out against the Rohingya. The resolution also calls for … Continue Reading

January 25, 2019

Young Supports Plan to Re-Open Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the deal to reopen the government for three weeks while border security negotiations continue: "The President's announcement today is an encouraging step forward. I will continue working with the President and my colleagues in the Senate to advance policies that keep our government funded, secure our border, and protect our national … Continue Reading

January 24, 2019

Young Votes to Secure Border and Reopen Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting on a legislative package proposed by President Trump to secure the border and fully reopen the government: "Today, I voted to secure our border and fully reopen the government. Unfortunately Democrats blocked this principled, commonsense legislation. Under the direction of Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer, my colleagues on the left refuse to move forward in a serious way for the good of the … Continue Reading

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