Press Releases

August 23, 2018

VIDEO: Young and Donnelly Support Hoosier Kip Tom During Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during which five nominees were considered for confirmation, including Mr. Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana. Mr. Tom is nominated to be Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Both Senator Young and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) spoke in support of Mr. Tom's nomination. During the hearing, Mr. Tom provided an opening statement that … Continue Reading

August 22, 2018

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018 to help address addiction and the drug abuse epidemic, including the growing use of synthetic drugs. The bipartisan bill would require the Surgeon General to report to Congress on the health effects of new psychoactive substances, including synthetic drugs, on young … Continue Reading

August 22, 2018

ICYMI: Young Op-Ed: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed in today's Kokomo Tribune, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlighted the dangers of China's predatory economic practices that threaten our prosperity and national security. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. "Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years - … Continue Reading

August 21, 2018

Young Applauds Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule as a replacement for the harmful "Clean Power Plan" issued under the Obama Administration. "This is encouraging news for Indiana, where we prioritize affordable, reliable, and clean energy. The misguided 'Clean Power Plan' failed to consider input from energy producing states like ours, and mandated a burdensome one-size-fits-all approach. In the … Continue Reading

August 21, 2018

VIDEO: Senator Young: Judge Kavanaugh’s Qualifications are Undeniable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings will begin September 4. The speech follows Senator Young's meeting with Judge Kavanaugh last month. "I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh in my office last month, and he struck me as a man of great character and integrity. He answered questions directly. He spoke forthrightly. He demonstrated, at … Continue Reading

August 20, 2018

Young Votes to Increase Funding for POW/MIA Recovery and Identification

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for an amendment, which he cosponsored, to increase funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) by $10 million. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 85-0. In July, the United States received 55 boxes of remains from the Korean War. DPAA has transferred those remains to a lab in Hawaii and will now attempt to identify the remains. Increased funding could help the DPAA complete this and future work more … Continue Reading

August 17, 2018

ICYMI: Young travels Indiana discussing housing affordability

INDIANAPOLIS - Over the last two weeks, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has visited 20 counties across the state of Indiana meeting with Hoosiers and making the pitch for Congress to act to fix the housing affordability crisis in the United States. Read more about his visits below. Lafayette Journal and Courier "You are talking our language here," [Homestead Consulting Services Marie] Morse told Young, in front of nearly two dozen people, including state lawmakers and those in Greater … Continue Reading

August 17, 2018

Senators Call on Administration to Address Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with 13 of their colleagues, today pressed the U.S. Secretary of State to take a number of actions in response to the ethnic cleansing being committed against the Rohingya people in Burma, including speaking out publicly about the atrocities and imposing additional sanctions on the Burmese military. "While the United States is the largest contributor to the … Continue Reading

August 16, 2018

Senators Introduce DRIVE-Safe Act to Expand Career Opportunities in Trucking Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, S. 3352, to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license at the age 18,federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving … Continue Reading

August 01, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Franklin Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with families from Franklin, Indiana who founded the non-profit "If It Was Your Child" to raise awareness of the high pediatric cancer rate in Johnson County. Senator Young met with Kari Rhinehart and Matt Rhinehart who lost their daughter to cancer, as well as Stacie and Matthew Davidson whose son is a leukemia survivor."I want to thank the families who came to meet with me today for their advocacy and bravery. The situation in … Continue Reading

August 01, 2018

Young Secures Key National and Indiana Priorities in Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted today to adopt the final version of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked to successfully include provisions in the NDAA Conference Report that support Indiana and our national security. The Senate voted 87-10 to approve the legislation and send it to the President for … Continue Reading

July 31, 2018

Young Applauds President’s Signature of Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded the President's signature of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The career and technical education (CTE) law was long overdue for reauthorization since its last update in 2006. As Co-Chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senator Young worked to advance this legislation in the Senate, and it included several key provisions that benefit Indiana. "This historic, bipartisan agreement is … Continue Reading

July 30, 2018

In Letter to Air Force Secretary, Young and Banks Highlight Fort Wayne as Optimal Location For F-16s

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-R-03) today sent a letter to Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, in support of transitioning Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base's 122nd Fighter Wing from A-10s to F-16 fighter jets. "The 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne represents an optimal unit to transition to F-16s. The Indiana Air National Guard possesses deep experience with F-16s that would minimize or eliminate challenges normally associated with … Continue Reading

July 29, 2018

Young Statement on Vandalism of Carmel Synagogue

CARMEL, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic vandalism of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel:"The vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla goes well beyond a petty crime. It was a hateful act of anti-Semitism that goes against everything America stands for. I've spoken with Rabbi Sendrow and members of the congregation, and I stand with them in condemning this ignorant and disgusting crime. Our nation's diversity is a … Continue Reading

July 26, 2018

Young, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Innovation Grants Higher Education Bill

Washington, DC- Today, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to promote innovation and efficiency in higher education. The legislation will improve evaluation authority while also authorizing innovative, evidence-based grant funding, Pay-for-Success projects, and open educational resources. "Both in the House and Senate, I have been a strong champion for innovative … Continue Reading

July 26, 2018

Young Commends Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) commended House and Senate passage of career and technical education (CTE) legislation this week. The statute was last updated in 2006 and was due for reauthorization six years ago. The legislation now heads to the President's desk. "As a Co-Chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, I'm very proud of the work we have done in the Senate to advance career and technical education and to ensure our students have the training … Continue Reading

July 24, 2018

Young, Shaheen Successfully Include Yemen Provision in NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced today that the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report includes their Yemen provision (Section 1290). The provision included in the Conference Report is nearly identical to the version passed by the Senate, but adds the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the certification requirement. The legislation - which would represent one of the more substantive actions by Congress … Continue Reading

July 24, 2018

ICYMI: Young Stepping Up Efforts to Improve Housing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Last week, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) filed bipartisan legislation that will serve as a necessary step in addressing the nation's housing crisis. At a press conference yesterday in Indianapolis, Senator Young and members of the housing community warned that the lack of affordable housing is affecting American's ability to receive a quality education, find a job, and obtain health care. The Statehouse File "The lack of affordable housing has a rippling impact on … Continue Reading

July 23, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm New VA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C -U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's long record of public service and his experience serving as acting secretary make him an easy choice to permanently lead the VA. Now, more than ever, we need a strong leader at the helm of the department to ensure our veterans receive the quality of care they deserve. I've been an advocate for bringing … Continue Reading

July 20, 2018

Young and Donnelly Host Army Secretary Esper at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury, Ind. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), along with Major General Courtney P. Carr, Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, hosted Secretary of the Army Mark Esper today at Camp Atterbury. During the visit, Esper took part in physical training with soldiers, was briefed on the training and operations planning that happens at Camp Atterbury, and heard directly from Indiana Guardsmen. Secretary Esper said, "I had a great time visiting the … Continue Reading

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