Press Releases

June 13, 2017

“Persistent and Misguided” Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal

"Persistent and Misguided" Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal Washington DC - Today, Senator Todd Young delivered a speech on the Senate floor explaining his vote to oppose transferring certain defense articles to Saudi Arabia. Young has led efforts in the senate related to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. He has pressed the Saudi government to take tangible steps to alleviate some of the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people. Young also raised this … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Donnelly, Young, Hollingsworth Call on Small Business Administration to Provide Washington County with Disaster Assistance

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) asking that the SBA provide disaster assistance to residents, businesses, and certain non-profit organizations, harmed by recent historic flooding. This relief, if granted, would also apply to 8 contiguous counties harmed by flooding: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Adoption Ban Leaves 200 U.S. families & their Adopted Children in Heartbreaking Limbo; Bipartisan – and Bicameral – Group of Lawmakers are Working to Reunite Them

122 Members of Congress are urging the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to reconsider his April 21st decision to suspend international adoptions. The order has left more than 200 U.S. families, and the Ethiopian children they are trying to bring home, in a heartbreaking limbo. In a bipartisan - and bicameral - letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the 47 Senators and 75 members of the House of Representatives said: "While we respect your government's decisions regarding future adoption … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Senators Young & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Require National Diplomacy & Development Strategy

Former National Security Advisor Hadley & Former Secretary of State Albright Endorse the Idea Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to establish a statutory requirement for the Department of State periodically to produce and submit to Congress a National Diplomacy and Development Strategy (NDDS). Senator Young broached the idea during a recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. When asked if he … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Sens. Young, Gillibrand, and Grassley Lead Reintroduction of Legislation to Improve and Modernize Placement of Foster Children

Washington DC - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a bipartisan effort to modernize the foster care placement process. Their effort takes steps to alleviate our overwhelmed adoption system, which has only become more strained as the opiate abuse crisis worsens. Senators Young, Gillibrand, and Grassley were joined in introducing the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act by Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Gary … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Statement on White House FY18 Budget Proposal

Washington DC - Senator Todd Young (R-IN) released a statement following the White House issuing its FY2018 Budget Proposal: "I am pleased the administration recognizes we must critically analyze every program of government while prioritizing our military. As Congress moves forward with writing a budget, we owe it to Hoosiers of every generation to make sustainable the vital benefits which comprise the largest programs in our federal budget. We must also work to reduce poverty and improve … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Sens. Young, Donnelly Lead Bipartisan Coalition to Honor American Legion 100th Anniversary

Washington D.C. - Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly of Indiana led a bipartisan group of Senators in honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion by introducing legislation to create a variety of commemorative coins. The special, limited edition commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support, … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Senators Young & Murphy on Senate Floor Call For Action to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Washington D.C. - Today, in advance of President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Senators Todd Young and Chris Murphy discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that is threatening the lives of millions of people. During a conversation on the Senate floor, more formally referred to as a "colloquy", the Senators highlighted steps the government of Saudi Arabia should take to ensure that food and medical supplies can make it to Yemenis who are desperately in need of the aid. Young and Murphy … Continue Reading


May 08, 2017

Senator Young lauds Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator Todd Young released the following statement upon the news that President Donald Trump will nominate Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I could not be more pleased with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the federal bench. During the vetting process, I had the chance to interview Mrs. Barrett and expressed to the White House my belief that she would be a home run pick. I'm glad the President views her with as much … Continue Reading


May 05, 2017

Senators Hassan and Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Ensure Health Care Providers Understand Addiction Risks of “Abuse-Deterrent” Opioids

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill, the Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act, that takes steps to combat the opioid crisis by helping ensure that health care providers understand the addiction risks of "abuse-deterrent" opioids so that they can communicate these risks to patients. "The substance misuse crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing New Hampshire, and we need to do more to … Continue Reading


May 05, 2017

Young Continues to Press Saudi Government on Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, D.C. - Continuing his efforts to help address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Senator Todd Young attended a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting yesterday with Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir and pressed the Saudi government to take specific steps to prevent more Yemenis from starving. This meeting follows a Young-led letter last week to the Saudi government. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Yemen has … Continue Reading


May 04, 2017

Hoosier Common Sense is Focus of Sen. Young’s First Speech on Senate Floor

Today, Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) delivered his first speech from the Floor of the United States Senate. The speech, traditionally referred to as the "maiden speech", was an address to his Senate colleagues inspired by the people he represents. It took the idea of "Hoosier common sense" and tied it to the mission of working towards the "common good" of Hoosiers and all Americans. The speech, which was attended by former Senator Richard Lugar, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2017

Sen. Young Chairs First Subcommittee Hearing; Features Hoosier Witness

Washington D.C. - Today, Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) gaveled in his first subcommittee hearing as Chairman. The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy held a hearing to discuss Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development. Among the witnesses was fellow Hoosier, Dr. Una Osili. She is a professor of Economics and Director of Research at The Lilly … Continue Reading


April 28, 2017

Donnelly, Young Welcome Introduction of Bipartisan House Companion to Support Law Enforcement Mental Health

Legislation introduced by Brooks and Demings in U.S. House matches the Donnelly-Young effort Washington, D.C. - Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young welcomed news today that a companion version of their bipartisan Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Donnelly-Young bill was introduced earlier this month in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Congresswomen Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10), who served as … Continue Reading


April 27, 2017

Sens. Young, Bennet, Collins, & Booker Introduce Social Impact Partnership Legislation

Social Impact Partnership Legislation Promotes What Works Washington, DC - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-IN), along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced legislation to expand meaningful social and public health interventions, while driving taxpayer savings. The Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act empowers states, local governments, nonprofits, and the private sector to scale up evidence-based interventions that address our … Continue Reading


April 27, 2017

Durbin and Young Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of International Affairs Budget

Durbin and Young Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of International Affairs Budget Depriving aid workers and diplomats of critical resources would make Americans less safe Washington, D.C. - In a letter today, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) led a bipartisan group of more than three dozen U.S. Senators urging "robust funding" for the Fiscal Year 2018 International Affairs Budget. In a letter to the respective Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Budget … Continue Reading


April 27, 2017

YOUNG LEADS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS CALLING ON SAUDI ARABIA TO TAKE SPECIFIC STEPS TO ADDRESS THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN

Senators Call for Five Specific Steps to Help "Prevent Millions of Innocent Yemenis From Starving to Death" Washington, D.C. - In a letter today, Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) and eight of his Senate colleagues called on the Saudi government to take specific steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The letter follows Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis's visit to Saudi Arabia last week, as well as the Yemen pledging event in Geneva this week. As the letter states, "according to the United … Continue Reading


April 25, 2017

YOUNG PRESSES USAID TO IMPLEMENT IMPORTANT GAO REFORMS

Foreign Relations Committee Member Holds USAID Accountable on Food Assistance, Human Trafficking, and Fraud Reforms Washington, D.C. - Continuing his oversight efforts related to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today sent a letter to USAID regarding Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations that the agency has failed to adopt. These open recommendations relate to important topics such as international food assistance, human … Continue Reading


April 19, 2017

Following Mattis Visit, Young Calls on Saudi Government to Help Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

This week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Saudi Arabia and discussed the situation in Yemen. In an interview, Mattis noted "the number of innocent people dying inside Yemen" and emphasized the need to seek a political solution to the conflict in Yemen without delay. According to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), more than seventeen million people in Yemen-approximately 60% of the country's population-are food insecure, including roughly seven million … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Senator Young Statement on Military Strikes in Syria

Senator Todd Young issued a statement following a Senators-only briefing on yesterday's military strikes in Syria: "The international community has looked the other way for too long and has failed to act as Assad and Putin have deliberately and barbarically murdered innocent men, women, and children in Syria, and I applaud the Trump administration's decision to take action. Our men and women in uniform conducted yesterday's strikes with professionalism and precision, and I join all Americans … Continue Reading

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