Press Releases

September 19, 2018

Young and Bipartisan Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Release of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee-along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have introduced a Senate resolution calling for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are imprisoned in Burma. The reporters were arrested last December for reporting on the ethnic cleansing against … Continue Reading

September 19, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has worked closely with the State of Indiana to ensure the success of Indiana's ports. "Indiana's ports are an important asset that help Hoosier businesses sell to the world," Senator Young said. "It's important for Congress to craft policies and invest in the infrastructure to help them thrive. Burns Harbor … Continue Reading

September 18, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Votes Unanimously to Support Nomination of Hoosier Kip Tom

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination of 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. His nomination now heads to the full Senate. "Kip Tom is uniquely qualified to serve in this position that is so important to international food security, and … Continue Reading

September 18, 2018

Young, Bipartisan Colleagues Release Draft Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), members of the bipartisan Senate health care price transparency working group, today released draft legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. The draft bill is intended to jumpstart discussions in Congress about how to best stop the use of balanced billing to charge patients for emergency treatment or … Continue Reading

September 18, 2018

Young Votes for Military Pay Raises, Pell Grants, Opioid Funding and Other Indiana Priorities in Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for several Indiana priorities in the Defense/Labor-HHS-Education minibus, which passed the Senate on a 93-7 vote. This package funds the government through December 7, 2018, avoiding a government shutdown, and includes increased funding for military pay raises, Pell Grants, and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, among other Indiana priorities. "A fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to protect Americans as we … Continue Reading

September 17, 2018

Young Votes to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Protect Patients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to advance two health care bills. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which will help provide funding and resources to fight the opioid epidemic and includes several provisions introduced by Senator Young, passed on a 99-1 vote. The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, which helps ensure patients are provided with information needed to make informed health care decisions, passed on a 98-2 vote. "These two bills are important to … Continue Reading

September 14, 2018

Young, Banks Applaud Passage of Veterans Crisis Line Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-R-03) today announced that their bill to study the Veterans Crisis Line passed both the House and Senate this week. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law as part of a bipartisan spending package. Started in 2011, the Crisis Line is a key resource for veterans. According to the Veterans Administration, suicide is 22 percent more likely among veterans than the non-veteran population. The … Continue Reading

September 13, 2018

PHOTO: Young and Purdue President Daniels Highlight Role of American Universities in International Development

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) titled, "The Role of American Universities in International Development." The event, which Senator Young helped organize, convened leaders from two universities that have a role in international development, including PurdueUniversity President Mitch Daniels and Babson College President Dr. Kerry Healey. "American universities represent one of our great … Continue Reading

September 13, 2018

Bill to Protect Victims of Child Abuse Clears Committee, One Step Closer to Becoming Law

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), co-chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, to announce their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA) has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is ready to be considered on the floor. The VOCAA provides funding for Children's Advocacy Centers that serve child victims and help law enforcement hold perpetrators accountable. "The … Continue Reading

September 12, 2018

Young, Rubio, Merkley, Colleagues Urge Pompeo to Secure Release of Reuters Journalists in Burma Covering Rohingya Atrocities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to secure the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were wrongfully detained on December 12, 2017 while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims and sentenced to seven years in prison in Burma earlier this month. Specifically, the Senators urged Pompeo to "raise their case at the highest levels and use all tools at [his] disposal, … Continue Reading

September 11, 2018

Young, Shaheen Op-Ed: The United States has leverage to end the Yemeni civil war. Use it.

WASHINGTON - Based on a deadline tomorrow, in an op-ed related to Yemen published today by the Washington Post, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) call for the administration to comply with the law and use America's leverage to persuade Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to "end the civil war, protect civilians, and provide full and unfettered humanitarian access." "As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we have closely studied the situation in … Continue Reading

September 10, 2018

Young Op-Ed: It’s Time to Solve Housing Affordability Crisis

WASHINGTON - In an op-ed published yesterday in the Indianapolis Star, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shares how the lack of affordable housing options can have negative, profound, and lasting consequences on Hoosiers. "In Kentland, realtors regularly hear from Illinois residents looking to flee high tax rates if only there were more housing options. In Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend - each among the 20 worst cities in America for eviction rates - about seven out of every 100 … Continue Reading

September 07, 2018

Young, Brown Lead Senators in Urging Administration to Invest in Efforts to Defeat Tuberculosis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) this week led a group of Senators in urging President Trump to commit to meaningful US engagement during the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis (TB). The Senators said committing to not only sustained but expanded investment in the fight against this infectious disease is what's needed to defeat TB in the US and around the world. Senators Young and Brown penned the letter to … Continue Reading

September 06, 2018

Young Joins Letter Asking HHS Secretary to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Coverage Expansion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting the administration take additional steps to mitigate Obamacare's unprecedented expansion of abortion coverage. The letter was signed by Senator Young and 18 other U.S. Senators. Senator Young and his colleagues criticized Obama-era regulations that failed to enforce Section 1303 of Obamacare, which requires insurers offering abortion coverage … Continue Reading

September 06, 2018

Young, Donnelly, Visclosky Urge Support for South Shore West Lake Expansion Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), and Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-D-01) announced they wrote a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in support of Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District's (NICTD) South Shore West Lake expansion project. The letter was submitted along with the request from NICTD to the FTA to enter into the New Starts Engineering phase of the Capital Investment Grant program. The letter highlights their … Continue Reading

September 06, 2018

Young Video Highlights Indiana Interns

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a new video featuring Indiana students who participated in his internship program in Washington, D.C. this summer. The video features interns discussing their experience and encourages students to apply for internship opportunities. "Over the course of this internship, each of you have been serving the people of Indiana," Senator Young says in the video. "Whether it's through an internship with a U.S. Senator, by helping out in … Continue Reading

September 04, 2018

Young Joins FCC Commissioner Carr for 5G Announcement in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr at the Indiana Statehouse this morning to help announce the FCC's next 5G order. Joined by Indiana elected leaders, Carr unveiled a proposal to cut costs and streamline approval periods for small cells-the physical building blocks of 5G. Commissioner Carr toured Indiana with Senator Young earlier this year and saw firsthand how the Hoosier State is leading by example by … Continue Reading

August 29, 2018

With Legal Deadline Approaching, Young and Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Letter on Yemen to Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with seven other Senators, today sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the administration to comply with the law by submitting a certification related to the humanitarian crisis and war in Yemen. Senators Young and Shaheen worked successfully to include a version of their legislation in the annual defense bill, which President Trump recently signed into law. Section 1290 requires … Continue Reading

August 29, 2018

Young and Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Designate National Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) yesterday introduced the National Airmail Museum Act to designate Hangar 2 at SmithField in Fort Wayne as the National Airmail Museum. The legislation would designate a museum to celebrate Smith Field's role in airmail history. Representative Jim Banks (IN-R-03) introduced the House version of this bill in February. Smith Field was named in honor of Art Smith, a pioneer in airmail and Fort Wayne native who had a … Continue Reading

August 28, 2018

Young and Donnelly Vote to Confirm Sweeney for Indiana’s Southern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today voted to confirm James R. Sweeney II, of Indianapolis, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. "As a fellow Marine and Naval Academy grad, I can say with great confidence that Jim is the right public servant to serve Indiana's Southern District. I am pleased that the Senate voted to confirm him today, and I am eager for him to get to work relieving one of the most overworked courts … Continue Reading

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