Press Releases

November 27, 2017

PHOTO: Senator Todd Young Visits with Members of the Indiana National Guard at Fort Meade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Fort Meade to meet with members of the Indiana National Guard who are mobilized to improve our nation's cyber capabilities. Fourteen members of the Indiana National Guard are serving as part of Task Force Echo. "Our nation confronts serious cyber threats, and the Indiana National Guard is playing an indispensable and pioneering role conducting cyber operations that are vital to our deployed troops and the national security of … Continue Reading


November 20, 2017

Senator Todd Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced U.S. service academy nominations for 43 exemplary high school senior candidates from across Indiana. Nominees were selected by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. The board reviewed each application and interviewed choice candidates before making nomination recommendations. Service Academy Nominees are listed below: United States Air Force Academy Mikayla Gallagher Indianapolis Joseph Haines Indianapolis … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Young, Donnelly Welcome Scott County Sheriff McClain’s Nomination as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today welcomed the nomination of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana. President Donald Trump announced the nomination today. "Sheriff McClain has helped guide Scott County through some of southern Indiana's most trying times," Senator Young said. "His honorable service in the Navy and his experience navigating the opioid crisis - the chief law … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act Passes Out of Finance Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - In a major step toward helping distressed communities nationwide, the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA) passed out of the Senate Finance Committee as a part of the tax reform bill that will be voted on by the full Senate in the coming weeks. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and co-sponsored by Senator Young (R-Ind.). The IIOA incentivizes investment in economically distressed areas by allowing trillions of dollars in private capital to be … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Young Renews Call for Immediate End to Saudi Arabia’s Humanitarian Blockade of Yemen

Young: Saudi Humanitarian Blockade Undermining U.S. National Security Interests World Food Programme, United Nations Children's Fund, and World Health Organization: "Lives of Millions Are At Risk" UN Humanitarian Chief: Saudi Blockade Risks "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a joint statement today by the leaders of the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) saying … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Final FY 2018 Defense Bill Includes Senator Young Priorities Related to Nuclear Modernization, Pentagon Reform, and Naval Readiness

WASHINGTON DC - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language Senator Todd Young (R-IN) worked to incorporate. Young, who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked successfully to include language in the Conference Report related to nuclear modernization, Pentagon reform, and naval combat readiness. The NDAA, an essential defense … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Senator Young Includes Indiana and National Priorities in Final FY 2018 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON DC - Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) worked to incorporate. Young, who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked successfully to include language in the Conference Report that urges the Navy and Air Force to increase integration, co-location, and commonality as they modernize … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Young- and Donnelly-Supported Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate yesterday passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department. Young said, … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

PHOTOS: Senator Young Meets with Secretary Shulkin, Pushes for Improved VA Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, D.C. to push for faster, more efficient claims processing in the VA. The meeting follows Senator Young's October visit to the Indianapolis Regional Office to highlight some of the department's longest outstanding cases. "Secretary Shulkin is a willing partner and should be commended for the manner in which he has … Continue Reading


November 13, 2017

Young Applauds Nomination of Alex Azar to Lead HHS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that Alex Azar of Indianapolis has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): "Alex Azar is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. His previous leadership experience at HHS and his work at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly will be an effective combination as we work to solve our … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Young Statement on Senate Tax Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee's tax relief bill:"I'm encouraged by the Senate's proposal to create a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and allows hardworking Hoosiers to keep more of what they earn. I'm also glad that this proposal maintains the adoption tax credit that is important to so many Indiana families. As we continue to debate a final tax relief package, I will keep working to ensure … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

VIDEO: Young Releases Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued a video statement ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11. Click here or the image below to view the video. Full video transcript: Veterans Day is an opportunity to say 'thank you' to all those who have served and made a real difference. All of those who protected us and made our way of life possible. So today, I'd like to say thank you. As a marine, I feel like I have a strong respect and appreciation for … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Congressional Gold Medal Act to Honor USS Indianapolis Crew

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly today introduced the bipartisan USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act, which would recognize and honor the crew of the USS Indianapolis for their perseverance, bravery, and service to the United States in World War II. The medal would be displayed at the Indiana War Memorial Museum in Indianapolis. Young and Donnelly said, "On behalf of a grateful nation, we are pleased to introduce this bipartisan legislation which would … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Young: Indiana’s Crane will Increase in Importance

WASHINGTON, D.C - In a guest column in today's Bloomington Herald-Times, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) highlights the importance of Indiana's Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and Crane Army Ammunition Activity. Senator Young recently hosted the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller at Crane to demonstrate its contributions to America's national security. "At a time when our country confronts an extraordinary array of threats, I will continue to do all I can in the Senate to … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

VIDEO: Young Highlights Tax Reform for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) participated in a press conference highlighting the need for tax reform that provides relief to hard working Hoosiers. Senator Young joined Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, representatives from taxpayer advocacy groups, and Republican Senators for the event. "I have heard from countless Hoosiers about the importance of providing tax relief. They want three things: they want a tax code that is fairer, they want a tax code that is … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Eden Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Eden Elementary in Greenfield, Ind., among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of their hard … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Barr-Reeve Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Barr-Reeve Elementary in Montgomery, Ind., was among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Hendricks County Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Maple Elementary School in Avon and White Lick Elementary school in Brownsburg were among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country," Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Senator Young Hosts Pleasant View Elementary Educators in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) held a reception Tuesday in honor of the seven Indiana schools that received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. Pleasant View Elementary in Zionsville, Ind., was among the award recipients. "Indiana is blessed with truly remarkable educators and some of the best schools in the country,"Senator Young said. "The Blue Ribbon schools we recognized today are the best of the best, and I'm proud of … Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Senators Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Advance Treatment for Dialysis Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Dialysis Patient Access to Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, and Treatment Services (PATIENTS) Demonstration Act, S.2065, which would deliver high-quality, integrated care to patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Currently, patients who receive dialysis to treat ESRD spend three days a week at a dialysis … Continue Reading

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