Press Releases

January 04, 2018

Senators Young and Warren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Government Accountability and Save Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). As of 2016, there were more than 15,000 open and … Continue Reading

December 22, 2017

Young, Donnelly Call on Congress to Fully Fund A-10 Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) yesterday continued their support of Fort Wayne's 122nd Air National Guard Fighter Wing. The Senators sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees asking for full funding for new A-10 wing sets. While the majority of aircraft with the 122nd already have new wings, more than one-third of the A-10 fleet nationwide needs wing replacements in order to continue operating safely in the … Continue Reading

December 22, 2017

VIDEO: Young Wishes Hoosiers a Merry Christmas

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video message wishing Hoosiers a merry Christmas and reflecting on the work accomplished in 2017.Click here or the image below to view the video. Full video transcript: Jenny and I would like to wish all Hoosiers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.Whether you are celebrating together with family and friends - or you are serving our country overseas this holiday season - you are all in our thoughts and … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Following Months-Long Campaign by Young, Saudi Arabia Says it will Suspend Yemen Starvation Blockade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a months-long campaign by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to eliminate Saudi Arabia's starvation blockade that has helped cause the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the government of Saudi Arabia yesterday announced that it is suspending key impediments to humanitarian assistance. The Saudi government announced that it would allow desperately needed commercial food and fuel shipments and the delivery of U.S. funded cranes to Yemen's most important … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Farming Flexibility Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today introduced The Fruit and Vegetable Planting Flexibility Act of 2017 (Farm Flex), which would continue to allow Hoosier farmers to plant specialty crops like fruits and vegetables without experiencing a permanent penalty to commodity program eligibility. The legislation would continue the principles of the Farm Flex program, which allows farmers to plant fruits and vegetables by voluntarily reducing the amount … Continue Reading

December 20, 2017

Sens. Young and Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced 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. "It's important that our students are equipped with high-demand international skills and that our institutions of … Continue Reading

December 20, 2017

YOUNG VIDEO: Historic Tax Reform Bill Benefits Middle-Class Hoosier Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video statement tonight following the Senate's passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Click here or the image below to view Senator Young's statement. video transcript: Today, I voted for pro-growth tax reform that will provide needed relief to American families. This bill is going to create a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and that allows Hoosiers to keep more of their hard-earned money. The bill also … Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Young: Law Triggered by Saudi Arabia’s Actions in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Trump highlighting that Saudi Arabia's actions in Yemen and the President's statement on December 6 trigger a prohibition on U.S. assistance to Saudi Arabia. "I write to thank you for your strong statement on December 6 regarding the need for Saudi Arabia to immediately end its starvation blockade in Yemen that has helped create the world's largest food … Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Young Includes Key National and Indiana Priorities in Final National Defense Authorization Act and Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language secured by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The NDAA authorizes funding and sets forth policy for the Department of Defense (DoD). Congress has passed an NDAA each fiscal year for more than half a century."The United States confronts an extraordinary array of … Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Young Introduces Bill to Promote and Understand the Future of Artificial Intelligence Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives John K. Delaney (D-Md.) and Pete Olson (R-Texas), introduced first-of-its-kind legislation that would promote an enabling environment for the continued development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The forward-looking bill, known as the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 - or … Continue Reading

December 08, 2017

PHOTOS: Senator Young Speaks to Indiana Farm Bureau

FRENCH LICK, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in French Lick. Senator Young discussed the Senate's recently passed tax reform bill that benefits Indiana's farmers, and his continued advocacy on behalf of the state's vital agriculture industry. "Last week the Senate passed a tax reform bill for the first time in 30 years. This bill will help create a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and relieves burdens on Indiana's family … Continue Reading

December 07, 2017

Senators Young, Klobuchar, and Blunt Lead Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions

51 Senators and 61 Members of the House of Representatives Call on Ethiopia to Permit Completion of More Than 200 Adoptions Members: Failure to Permit Completion of "adoption processes will impose additional suffering on these children." WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan, bicameral group of Senators today urged the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to honor more than 200 adoptions with American families that have been halted by the Ethiopian government. The letter, led by U.S. Senators Todd Young … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Young Applauds Trump Statement and Again Calls for End to Saudi Starvation Blockade in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump issued a statement today calling on Saudi Arabia to "completely allow food, fuel, water, and medicine to reach the Yemeni people who desperately need it." The President continued, "This must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately." Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has led efforts in the Senate to end Saudi Arabia's starvation blockade of Yemen. Saudi Arabia's blockade has helped create the world's largest food insecurity crisis in Yemen and pushed … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Young: Hoosiers Deserve a Raise

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video touting the Senate's tax reform package that will provide tax cuts to hardworking Hoosiers and enable job growth. "Hoosiers need a raise. Working families need a raise," Senator Young says in the video. "I can't think of any better way to do that than providing tax relief." "We haven't done a real tax reform since I was born," says a South Bend small business leader. "And we're competing with counties where they make … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

In Letter to State Dept., Young and Cardin Express Concerns About Reorganization Effort

Foreign Relations Committee Members Call for Greater Transparency with Congress and Immediate Lifting of the Department's Hiring Freeze Senators Challenge Assumption that Nation's Need for Diplomatic Capacity Will Decline WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) sent a bipartisan letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan Tuesday expressing concerns regarding reorganization efforts within the Department of State and their impact on our country's … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill Directing VA to Study Veterans Crisis Line

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) recently introduced the Senate version of the Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017, which aims to ensure that the Veterans Crisis Line is effectively serving veterans in distress. The bill requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to formally study and report on the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line in preventing suicide and addressing mental health care. "The Veterans Crisis Line is a … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Young Op-Ed: Senate Tax Bill Benefits Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed for the Indianapolis Star on Sunday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) outlined the benefits of the tax reform package that passed the Senate last week, including repealing the Obamacare tax, doubling the standard deduction, doubling the Child Tax Credit, and lowering rates for middle-income Americans. "Our guiding principle for tax reform was simple: allow hardworking Hoosiers to keep and control more of their money. The goal throughout this process has been to … Continue Reading

December 02, 2017

VIDEO: Young Votes for Tax Reform Package that Includes Repeal of Obamacare Individual Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding passage of the Senate's tax reform bill. The bill passed by a 51-49 vote. "This is a big win for Hoosiers. Not only did we repeal the oppressive individual mandate tax of Obamacare, but we acted on tax reform for the first time in 30 years that will ensure Hoosiers have a code that is fairer, that is simpler, and that allows them to keep more of what they earn."Many American workers have not seen … Continue Reading

December 01, 2017

Senators Young and Donnelly Introduce National Ernie Pyle Day Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced a resolution this week to designate August 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day, in remembrance of the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist."Ernie Pyle's renowned career reporting throughout Indiana and World War II demonstrates the work ethic of Hoosiers and the dedication of Americans in commemorating our soldiers," said Senator Young. "By designating National Ernie Pyle Day, his important … Continue Reading

November 28, 2017

Companion to Young and Donnelly Bill to Support Law Enforcement Mental Health Programs Passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today praised the passage of the bipartisan Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads back to the U.S. Senate. Young and Donnelly introduced the bill in the Senate in early April and it passed unanimously in May. U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives in late … Continue Reading

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