Press Releases

August 01, 2023

Young Recognizes Students Who Completed Summer Internship in Washington

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the second session of his summer internship program in Washington, D.C. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services.The intern class included (from left) Zane Callison, a senior from Upland attending Taylor University; Lily Cross, a junior from Zionsville attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jackie … Continue Reading


July 31, 2023

Young Joins Bill to Ease Barriers to Employee Ownership Plans for U.S. Companies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) reintroduced an expanded version of the Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act, bipartisan legislation to encourage retirement savings by fostering the growth of S corporations that are owned by Employee Stock Ownership Plans (S-ESOPs). Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16), both members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced companion … Continue Reading


July 28, 2023

Young Secures National Security Wins in Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young applauded Senate passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024, which passed the Senate 86-11. The annual defense bill will set policy for the Department of Defense (DoD), establish the national security priorities of Congress, give U.S. servicemembers a much-deserved pay raise, and help deter the Chinese Communist Party. “The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important … Continue Reading


July 28, 2023

Young, Heinrich, Booker, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Artificial Intelligence Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the Creating Resources for Every American To Experiment with Artificial Intelligence Act of 2023 (CREATE AI Act). This bipartisan legislation establishes the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) as a shared national research infrastructure that provides AI researchers and students with greater access to the complex resources, data, and … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Young, Colleagues Cheer Senate Passage of Organ Donation Reform Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today cheered congressional passage of H.R. 2544, the House companion to S. 1668, the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act. The legislation will help break up the monopoly contract used to manage the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The bill, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, now heads to … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Young, Colleagues Highlight Successful Passage of Chips Permitting Bill in the Senate NDAA

WASHINGTON – Tonight, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), and Ted Budd (R-N.C.) highlighted the successful passage of their microchip manufacturing permitting reform bill, the Building Chips in America Act, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Building Chips in America Act was introduced earlier this month by Senators Young … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Young Statement on Nomination of Judge Joshua P. Kolar to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s announcement that he is nominating U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Indiana Joshua P. Kolar to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals:“Judge Kolar has honorably served our nation in uniform, and his legal experience would make him an asset to the Seventh Circuit. I look forward to supporting his nomination once it comes to the Senate … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Young, Kaine Introduce Bill to Support Americans Living with Long COVID

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced the Long COVID Support Act, bipartisan legislation to support Americans living with Long COVID. The bill would accelerate research on Long COVID and provide information to patients and medical providers about Long COVID.“While the COVID pandemic has ended, many Americans who experienced a COVID infection continue to experience lingering neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, and mental health … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

VIDEO: Young Joins Commerce Secretary to Discuss Implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act

** Click here or above to watch the panel.** WASHINGTON – Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Chris Miller, Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and author of Chip War, in a panel discussion about implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act. The panel was moderated by Derek Scissors, Senior Fellow at AEI and former … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Young, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Journalists, Promote Press Freedom Around the World

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced legislation to promote press freedom and the protection of journalists worldwide. The Global Press Freedom Act would direct the U.S. State Department to establish an Ambassador-at-Large for Press Freedom and train Foreign Service Officers on methods to help promote media independence and protect foreign journalists.“Freedom of the press is … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Young Supports Bill to Protect Access to AM Radio for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, cosponsored the bipartisan AM for Every Vehicle Act. This bill would guarantee the ongoing availability of AM broadcast in new vehicles without any additional costs to the consumer. “AM radio plays a vital role in preserving public safety across Indiana. By delivering important weather updates, local news, and emergency and disaster response information, this bill will … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Young, Warner Introduce Legislation to Support Local Speedways

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) today introduced the Motorsports Fairness and Permanency Act of 2023, bipartisan legislationthat would make permanent a tax classification on depreciating assets for motorsports entertainment facilities. The legislation would allow venues to more effectively plan improvements and make safety updates, bringing additional jobs and positive economic impacts to surrounding communities.“Motorsports are engrained … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Young, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Evaluate Impact of Automation on Workers, Strengthen Workforce Development Strategies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would better evaluate the impacts of automation on workers in order to inform workforce development strategies and best practices. The Workforce Data for Analyzing and Tracking Automation (DATA) Act would authorize the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the assistance of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2023

Young, Cardin Introduce Bill to Ensure Lifesaving Organs Reach Patients

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help prevent lifesaving organs from getting lost in transport. The Lost Opportunities to Supply Transplantable (LOST) Organs Act would require the U.S. organ donation system, managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), to better track organs and publicly report when logistics errors result in a lost, damaged, or delayed organs. “One lost organ is … Continue Reading


July 20, 2023

Young, Colleagues Warn Biden Administration Against Allowing China a Role in Mediating Russia’s War in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and a group of senators sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing concern that the Biden Administration is welcoming a role for China in the diplomatic mediation of Russia’s war in Ukraine.“A role for China in Ukraine will significantly undermine U.S. interests, Ukraine’s future in Europe, and overall European security. … Continue Reading


July 20, 2023

Young, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase America’s Global Competitiveness

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2023 to increase America’s global competitiveness and ensure our nation continues to be the most attractive destination for international companies to invest.  For decades, foreign direct investment in America has strengthened our nation’s economy by bringing more good paying jobs to our communities, boosting domestic research and … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

VIDEO: Young Honors Hoosier Astronaut Gus Grissom on Senate Floor

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.**   WASHINGTON – Ahead of the anniversary of the Mercury-Redstone 4, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) paid tribute on the Senate floor to Hoosier astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom.A native of Mitchell, Indiana, Grissom was one of the seven Mercury astronauts and America’s second man in space.“Six decades later, we are still proud of him. And we should all still follow his example, and always … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

Young, Klobuchar Bills to Help Americans Launch and Expand Small Businesses Pass the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON – Today, two pieces of bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to help more Americans launch and expand small businesses by improving the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) “504” loan program passed the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act would update the loan guarantee program and enhance small … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses Adopt Digital Tools

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help small business owners integrate digital tools into their businesses. The Small Business Technological Advancement Actwould clarify that small businesses can utilize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program to finance technology that supports daily operations, including inventory management, product … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Young, Marshall Bill to Combat Sale of Illicit Drugs Online Advances to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON – Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bipartisan Cooper Davis Act (S.1080), and the legislation now heads to the Senate floor. Championed by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the bill would require certain technology companies to take a more proactive role against drug dealers preying on … Continue Reading

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