Press Releases

June 25, 2018

Young touts Veteran Crisis Hotline and Nursing Home Rating Amendments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauded the passage of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which included two key amendments for Indiana veterans. The first, authorizes a study of the Veterans Crisis Line. 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. … Continue Reading

June 21, 2018

Young Introduces Bill to Grow American Food Export Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)introduced the Growing American Food Exports Act to strengthen our country's agriculture industry by ensuring that innovative biotechnology products have access to a competitive export economy so that farmers have continued success internationally and at home. "Agriculture is the backbone of Indiana and vital to our country's economic success. With nearly 457.4 … Continue Reading

June 20, 2018

Senator Young Co-sponsoring Protect Kids and Parents Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he is co-sponsoring the Protect Kids and Parents Act, Senator Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) bill to ensure illegal immigrant families are kept together and hearings are expedited. "America can be a nation of laws while still being a nation of compassion. The current situation is the result of years of bad policies that have come to a boiling point, and now is the time to act. The Protect Kids and Parents Act will allow us to address … Continue Reading

June 19, 2018

In Letter to President Trump, Young and Donnelly Reiterate Importance of Bringing Fallen POW/MIAs Home from North Korea

Washington, D.C. - In a letter, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) welcomed President Trump's recent commitment in Singapore to recover and repatriate the remains of American prisoners of war (POW) and servicemembers who are missing in action (MIA) from the Korean War, including 176 Hoosiers. The senators said, in part, in their letter, "As a nation, we must help these families bring their loved ones home, and we must honor our commitment to never leave our fallen … Continue Reading

June 18, 2018

Young Secures Key National and Indiana Priorities in Senate-Passed Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) worked successfully to include several provisions in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was passed today by the United States Senate. Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served in the Marine Corps and now serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, included provisions in the NDAA in support of Indiana and our national security. The NDAA authorizes funding and provides authorities for the U.S. military, … Continue Reading

June 15, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Visits Key Indiana Military Bases

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited two Indiana Air National Guard bases and Grissom Air Reserve base to meet with service members and receive briefings from unit leaders. Senator Young, hosted by Major General Courtney Carr, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, visited the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, and the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne. "It was an honor to visit with … Continue Reading

June 13, 2018

Young, Warren GAO-IG Act Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that their legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has advanced out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and will be eligible for consideration by the full Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing … Continue Reading

June 13, 2018

Young Leads Bill to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in High-Growth Job Sectors

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act. This bill establishes a new initiative to grow and expand highly successful Apprenticeship Hubs, which are organizations that help employers design, develop, and deliver registered apprenticeship programs to provide targeted training to displaced workers looking to pursue new careers and to help … Continue Reading

June 12, 2018

Young Helps Lead Letter Raising Concerns About Imminent Military Operations at Hudaydah, Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) helped lead a bipartisan letter raising concerns over a reported imminent military operation to seize the port of Hudaydah. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) co-led the letter with Senator Young, and six other Senators signed the letter as well. In the letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the Senators called on the Trump Administration to work … Continue Reading

June 12, 2018

Young Statement on North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the summit in North Korea:"I congratulate President Trump and Secretary Pompeo on holding this historic summit, and for prioritizing diplomacy as a means to secure U.S. interests and avoid military conflict. The campaign of maximum diplomatic and economic pressure against North Korea played an important role in bringing us to this point. This … Continue Reading

June 08, 2018

Young Joins Group of Senators Calling on Administration to Restore More Choice In Health Insurance Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and 33 other senators today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta, and HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar urging the administration to restore 12-month terms for short-term, limited duration insurance plans, which were available for two decades before being prohibited by Obama administration rules in 2016. The senators also urged the administration to clarify that issuers can … Continue Reading

June 07, 2018

Young, Shaheen Successfully Include Yemen Legislation in Defense Bill Passed by Senate Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced that the Senate's current version of the annual defense bill includes their Yemen legislation. The bipartisan provision was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and released yesterday. Their legislation seeks to end the civil war in Yemen, protect civilians, and address the world's largest humanitarian … Continue Reading

June 07, 2018

Young, Donnelly Introduce Legislation Encouraging Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today announced introduction of the Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018. Todd A. Graham, M.D. - a doctor in South Bend, Indiana with over three decades of service - was senselessly murdered on July 26th, 2017 for refusing to prescribe an opioid to a patient. This legislation aims to reduce overprescribing of opioids by examining ways to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare. "The … Continue Reading

June 06, 2018

VIDEO: Young, Donnelly Introduce Hoosier Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)introduced two Hoosier judicial nomineesduring their confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. "Holly and J.P. have earned … Continue Reading

May 29, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Helps Families Break Out of Poverty and Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced they introduced legislation to incentivize greater choice and mobility in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Evidence shows that Housing Choice Vouchers as currently implemented fail to meet their mobility goals. This legislation authorizes a demonstration to better enable families receiving housing vouchers to move to areas with greater … Continue Reading

May 26, 2018

Young Releases Memorial Day Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video honoring America's fallen military heroes in advance of Memorial Day."This Memorial Day I join my fellow Hoosiers in reflecting on the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We enjoy the fruits of their sacrifice every day through our freedoms and liberty, our strong democracy, and our country's greatness,"Senator Young says in the video. "As we remember and honor those fallen heroes … Continue Reading

May 25, 2018

Young Visits Noblesville Following School Shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) traveled to Noblesville today after a shooting this morning at Noblesville West Middle School. Senator Young met with law enforcement, state and local officials, and first responders to receive an update on the situation, and offer his gratitude to all of those involved in the response. Senator Young issued the following statement: "As someone who grew up in this county, who attended public schools here in Indiana, and who still has young … Continue Reading

May 25, 2018


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) led a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Sweatt urging the Department of Labor to delay enforcement of the silica rule to give industries more time to comply with a rule for which the Department is still developing implementation guidance. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Johny Isakson (R-GA), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Lee (R-UT), James Lankford … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Senator Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Child Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), co-chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, and U.S. Representatives Ted Poe (Texas) and Jim Costa (Calif.), co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus, to introduce bipartisan legislation (S. 2961) to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA). The VOCAA provides funding for Children's Advocacy Centers that serve child victims and help law … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Young Statement on Cancellation of North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the planned summit with North Korea:"North Korea's nuclear program represents a grave threat to the United States and our allies, and this administration has brought a long-overdue and necessary focus to this growing threat. A high-level summit between the two leaders can and should occur when North Korea has decided to come … Continue Reading

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