Press Releases

October 29, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Presents Purple Heart to Hoosier Veteran

BRAZIL, IND. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today attended a military service medal ceremony at the Clay County Courthouse where he presented Mr. Paul Lucas of Poland, Indiana with the Purple Heart he earned during the Korean War. Senator Young also presented Mr. Lucas with several other medals he earned, including the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Combat Infantry Badge (1st Award), and United Nations Service Medals. "Today we honored … Continue Reading

October 25, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Attends FFA Convention, Receives Award from Indiana Farm Bureau

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today attended two agriculture focused events in Indiana where he met with FFA student members, and received the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award from the Indiana Farm Bureau. This morning, Senator Young participated in a breakfast panel discussion with National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. They discussed the importance of preparing students for careers in the agriculture industry. Earlier … Continue Reading

October 24, 2018

Senator Young’s Opioid Bills Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the President's signature of H.R. 6, 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 earlier this month. "This bipartisan opioid package is now law, meaning that more resources will be available in the fight against the devastating opioid epidemic," said Senator Young. "I introduced six bills that are … Continue Reading

October 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Panel Discussion to Mark National Retirement Security Week

INDIANAPOLIS - To kick off National Retirement Security Week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today hosted a panel discussion in Indianapolis on the importance of retirement security. The panel was moderated by Barbara Quandt Underwood, NFIB's Indiana State Director, and panelists included Senator Young, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and financial advisor Peter Dunn, known as "Pete the Planner." Senator Young cosponsored … Continue Reading

October 19, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits IU’s Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Tours Breast Cancer Research Laboratory

INDIANAPOLIS - Today, coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Indiana University's (IU) Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and toured one of their breast cancer research laboratories. Senator Young met with IU Simon Cancer Center Director Dr. Patrick J. Loehrer Sr. and other IU School of Medicine and Simon Cancer Center researchers to learn more about the importance of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research investments, and their positive … Continue Reading

October 15, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits Brookside Neighborhood as Part of Fair Shot Agenda

INDIANAPOLIS - As part of his Fair Shot Agenda, U.S. Senator Todd Young today visited the Brookside neighborhood in Indianapolis to get a firsthand look at the community's Five Pillars of a Healthy Community initiative and efforts to transform the neighborhood. Senator Young joined Pastor Dale Shaw from College Park Church for a tour of the Brookside neighborhood. Senator Young did a walking tour of Brookside, and visited the Covenant Housing Project, Oaks Academy Brookside, local business … Continue Reading

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

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