Press Releases

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


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


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

April 07, 2017

Senator Young statement on confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Senator Young released a statement following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States: "Time and time again Hoosiers have told me the importance of confirming a mainstream choice for the Supreme Court -- one that doesn't legislate from the bench and understands his or her role in our Constitutional System. This singular issue is what drove many to the ballot box last November. JusticeGorsuch embodies the characteristics … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Donnelly, Young Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Support Law Enforcement Mental Health

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young introduced bipartisan legislation today that would support mental health services for law enforcement officers. The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act is supported by a number of law enforcement organizations and has been cosponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Chris Coons (D-DE). Donnelly said, "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve … Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

Young & Cardin Introduce Resolution Calling for Urgent Diplomatic Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death

Young & Cardin Introduce Resolution Calling for Urgent Diplomatic Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death 20 Million People at Risk of Starvation in Next 6 Months if Immediate Action isn't Taken Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a resolution calling for an urgent and comprehensive diplomatic effort to address political obstacles in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, … Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

EPA Administrator Pruitt to visit East Chicago with Indiana elected officials

Washington, D.C.- Responding to the requests from a bipartisan cohort of Indiana elected officials, newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced he will visit the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago on April 19. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, Congressman Pete Visclosky and Governor Eric J. Holcomb each had invited Administrator Pruitt to visit the site after his appointment to the position. The area of concern has been the focus for … Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Donnelly, Young Call on Congress to Pass Protecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act

Donnelly, Young Call on Congress to PassProtecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act Senators join former USA Gymnastics national team members urging action on bipartisan bill that would require amateur athletic organizations, members to immediately report sex abuse allegations Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young joined a bipartisan group of Senators and former members of the USA Gymnastics national team in calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading

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