Press Releases

November 02, 2017

Young Statement on House Tax Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the House's tax reform proposal: "I look forward to working with my colleagues toward a tax structure that is simpler, fairer, and allows Hoosiers to keep more of their hard-earned money. The House's tax reform proposal is a first step that will continue to be debated over the coming … Continue Reading

November 02, 2017

Young, Donnelly Laud House Passage of Indiana Dunes National Park Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly lauded the passage of bipartisan legislation that would designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. The bill, authored by U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (IN-01), passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously last night. Earlier this year, Senators Donnelly and Young introduced in the U.S. Senate identical legislation to Visclosky's. The legislation, having passed the House, now must pass the Senate … Continue Reading

November 01, 2017

Senator Young praises Sweeney nomination, urges quick action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced his support for James R. Sweeney II, President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the Southern District of Indiana District Court. He also encouraged the Senate to move quickly to approve the nomination to help one of the most overworked districts in the county. "Jim is a well-respected attorney in the areas of intellectual property and national security law and has earned broad respect from his peers," Senator Young said. "As … Continue Reading

October 31, 2017

Young Votes to Confirm Indiana’s Amy Barrett to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7th District. Professor Barrett was confirmed by the full United States Senate on a 55 to 43 vote. "Being nominated to serve in a lifetime appointment for a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a privilege few in the legal profession ever attain. Professor Barrett brings the skillset and temperament needed for the job, and there is no … Continue Reading

October 31, 2017

Young, Donnelly Urge Amazon to Consider Indiana for Second Headquarters, Join Surge of Hoosier Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly today urged Amazon to strongly consider Indiana for its future expansion plans in a letter to the company. The Senators highlighted the state's talented workforce, friendly economic climate, and transportation infrastructure in their letter. Young and Donnelly said, in part, in their letter, "We write to express our strong support for Indiana to be selected as the location for Amazon's new second company headquarters (HQ2). Our … Continue Reading

October 30, 2017

Senator Young Hails Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett as Extraordinarily Qualified Judicial Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators and religious freedom organizations who spoke in favor of Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the 7thCircuit Court of Appeals. "My vote for Professor Barrett's confirmation will be based on her extraordinary set of qualifications and her ability to do the job faithfully and effectively. I look forward to her consideration on the Senate floor," said Senator Young. Despite Professor Barrett's … Continue Reading

October 30, 2017

Young, Walorski Lead Bicameral Bill to Improve TANF Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.-02) introduced the bicameral Coordinating Assistance for TANF Recipients Act, which aims to improve case management coordination for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance. Individuals who apply for TANF assistance often also receive benefits and services from other programs. In many cases, beneficiaries must meet with multiple caseworkers and visit … Continue Reading

October 30, 2017

VIDEO: Young Continues Leadership Calling for Military Authorization Targeting ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued pushing for Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. "One of the best ways for Congress to support our troops and show resolve to our enemies is to pass a well-formulated AUMF. That's why I introduced AUMF legislation targeting ISIS earlier this … Continue Reading

October 25, 2017

Young: Bold Action Needed to End Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor today calling for an end to the Burmese military's systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority. The Burmese military has conducted a campaign of violence against the Rohingya, including the use of arson, murder, and rape. On Tuesday, officials from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International … Continue Reading

October 24, 2017

Young, Donnelly Call for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to be included in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. "Now is not the time to scale back our nation's commitment to restore the Great Lakes … Continue Reading

October 23, 2017

VIDEO: Hoosiers Want Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video highlighting the need for comprehensive tax reform. The video follows President Donald Trump's recent visit to Indianapolis where he unveiled the framework for his tax reform proposal. "We haven't seen a significant tax reform in 30 years come out of Washington, D.C.," said Senator Young. "Hoosiers want tax relief. This framework is going to put more money in the pockets of middle and lower income Hoosiers. The … Continue Reading

October 20, 2017

Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the Burmese military's brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority. The letter signed by 21 U.S. senators highlights the Burmese military's systematic campaign of arson, murder, and rape that has forced more than 500,000 people to flee from … Continue Reading

October 19, 2017

Young, Casey Offer Bipartisan Solution To Medicare Enrollment Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to simplify the complex enrollment process for the growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, U.S Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act. The BENES Act, which is supported by nearly 70 organizations that represent older Americans, people with disabilities, insurers, and health care providers, would simplify and modernize the Medicare … Continue Reading

October 16, 2017

Photos: Senators Donnelly and Young Host Marine Corps Commandant at Crane

Bloomington - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young hosted United States Marine Corps Commandant and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Robert Neller at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and Crane Army Ammunition Activity on Friday. General Neller received briefings on Crane's innovative work in the areas of expeditionary warfare, electronic warfare, nuclear security, and ammunition logistics. "I was proud to host the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps at Crane Naval … Continue Reading

October 04, 2017

Senators Young and Donnelly Applaud U.S. Attorney Confirmation

Washington D.C. - Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly applauded the confirmation of Thomas L. Kirsch, of Schererville, to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. "Tom is a well-qualified attorney who has garnered broad support from both sides of the aisle. He approaches the law thoughtfully and will bring a wealth of experience to this role," said the Senators. "He will serve Hoosiers in the Northern District well." In July, President Trump nominated Thomas … Continue Reading

October 04, 2017

Senator Young Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ted McKinney

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young released a statement following the confirmation of Ted McKinney to serve as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Ted McKinney is a proven leader in Hoosier agriculture. With over 30 years of industry knowledge, he will be an asset serving as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. I look forward to working with Ted to ensure that Hoosier farmers can continue to … Continue Reading

September 29, 2017

Donnelly, Young Applaud Confirmation of U.S. Attorney

Washington, D.C. - Josh Minkler was confirmed unanimously this afternoon to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young released the following statement. "Josh has served in the U.S. Attorney's office for more than 20 years and has earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor, who has a heart for the communities he serves. His unanimous confirmation is evidence that he has garnered respect from both sides of the aisle." Minkler has … Continue Reading

September 27, 2017

Senator Young Statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform Speech

Indianapolis - Senator Todd Young today released the following statement after President Donald Trump's speech in Indianapolis outlining the details of his tax reform plan. "President Trump made a convincing case today that this tax reform package will boost the economy and increase the take-home pay of every Hoosier. For the first time in 30 years, the prospects for a simpler tax code that lowers taxes for the working class and provides relief for small business owners look good. Let's seize … Continue Reading

September 27, 2017

Senate Passes Young & Cardin Resolution Calling for Urgent Campaign to Prevent Millions from Starving to Death

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) calling for an urgent and comprehensive diplomatic effort to address political obstacles in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen that are preventing humanitarian aid from being delivered to tens of millions of people who desperately need it. The resolution calls on all parties to … Continue Reading

September 21, 2017

Senator Young statement on the passing of Judge Larry McKinney

Indianapolis, IN -- Senator Todd Young released a statement following the death of Judge Larry McKinney: "I'm saddened by the passing of Judge McKinney. He served with distinction on the federal bench for 30 years and will be remembered fondly by … Continue Reading

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