Press Releases

November 17, 2020

Young, Peters Bill to Update Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) yesterday applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to update the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in the Great Lakes. The legislation would require the Great Lakes Region ESI maps to be updated for the first time in over two decades, joining maps for the East coast, West coast, and Gulf coast that have been updated more recently. It would additionally require periodic Great Lakes mapping updates. … Continue Reading


November 16, 2020

Young Will Return to Washington After Two Negative COVID-19 Tests

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young has been cleared by his doctor to return to Washington, D.C., tomorrow and resume Senate business after testing negative for COVID-19 twice. Senator Young self-quarantined out of an abundance of caution after meeting with a staff member who later tested positive for COVID-19. "I appreciate all the kind messages I've received, and I look forward to returning to Washington to push for more relief for Hoosiers who are hurting as a result of this … Continue Reading


November 12, 2020

Young Leads Letter to DOT on Pilot Program Modeled After His DRIVE-Safe Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed pilot program modeled after Senator Young's Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act. The DRIVE-Safe Act would establish an apprenticeship program that would allow for the legal operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce by commercial driver's license … Continue Reading


November 11, 2020

Young Releases Veterans Day Video Message

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video message for Veterans Day. To watch the video statement, click here. Transcript: "In the Marine Corps, our motto is Semper Fidelis, it means always faithful. Always faithful to our nation, and to the brave patriots who for years and years have served it. Today, this Veterans Day, I want to thank those veterans for their courage and for their dedication to protect our freedoms and to preserve our way of life. I ask … Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

Young Cancels In-Person Activities After Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young will self-quarantine after meeting with a staff member last week in Indiana who has since tested positive for COVID-19. Senator Young is halting all in-person activities until further notice. "Out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to self-quarantine to protect the health and safety of my fellow Hoosiers, Senate colleagues, and staff. I am feeling healthy, working from home, and not experiencing any symptoms, but I will be tested this … Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Bipartisan Letter Calls for Sanctions on Bangladeshi Battalion for Extrajudicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today are leading eight of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on senior commanders of Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), which has reportedly killed more than 400 people extrajudicially since 2015. In a bipartisan letter addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Young Celebrates $354.6 Million in Federal Funding for West Lake Corridor Project

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) applauds announcement that $354.6 million in Federal funding will allow construction to begin on the state's largest public transit investment in Indiana history - expanding commuter rail service from the West Lake Corridor to Chicago. The project expands the South Shore Line with a new eight-mile line extending from Hammond on the north to Dyer on the south. "Working hand-in-hand with Governor Holcomb and Congressman Visclosky, today's … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Young, Colleagues Introduce Connected MOM Act to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at improving health care for expectant mothers. The Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Services (MOM) Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices to check blood pressure, blood glucose and pulse rates. It also requires CMS to update state resources, such as state … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Young, Grassley, Finance Committee Members Continue Investigation into U.S. Organ Transplant System

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), along with Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning their oversight procedures for the organ procurement and transplantation system in the United States. This probe comes after numerous inspector general audits and news reports raised questions about the adequacy of patient safety standards, suggested thousands … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Young, Braun Support Kirsch for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced their support for the nomination of Thomas Kirsch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Kirsch would fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. President Trump announced his intent to nominate Kirsch, who currently serves as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, last week. "Thomas Kirsch … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Young Votes to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett was confirmed on a 52-48 vote. "Tonight, I proudly cast my vote for Supreme Court nominee, and fellow Hoosier, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Throughout the confirmation process, Judge Barrett has more than proven her credentials to sit on the highest court in the land. This is a proud day for Indiana, as one of our own will soon be sworn in as the next Supreme … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Young Votes to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett was confirmed on a 52-48 vote. "Tonight, I proudly cast my vote for Supreme Court nominee, and fellow Hoosier, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Throughout the confirmation process, Judge Barrett has more than proven her credentials to sit on the highest court in the land. This is a proud day for Indiana, as one of our own will soon be sworn in as the next Supreme … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Young Speaks in Support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett Ahead of Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Click HERE or the image above to watch Senator Young's speech. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett this morning ahead of today's Supreme Court confirmation vote. "One month ago, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was selected by President Donald Trump to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Since then, Judge Barrett has more than proven her … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Young, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), along with 11 other Senators, introduced a resolution to designate today as a national day of remembrance for members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed or injured by the terrorist attack on the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983. Text of the resolution may be found here. "The deadly barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, on this day in 1983 took the lives of 220 … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

ICYMI: Bloomberg: Senators Ask Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Freedoms

WASHINGTON - As reported by Bloomberg News, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) this week sent a letter to Pope Francis concerning the treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang, China. The Chinese Communist Party has forced the Uyghur Muslim population into modern day slavery, subjected women to forced abortions and sterilization, and is utilizing forced labor as a tool for social control and economic progress. The Senators are calling on Pope Francis to … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Young Calls on DNI to Brief Senators Regarding Attempted Election Interference by Russia and Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe calling for an immediate classified briefing with all members of the United States Senate regarding yesterday's announcement that Russia and Iran are attempting to interfere in the upcoming U.S. election. "I write to express my deep gratitude to you and the members of our intelligence community who are working tirelessly to … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Young Statement on Senate Democrats Voting to Block COVID Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Senate Democrats once again voting to block COVID-19 relief: "Today, Senate Republicans attempted once again to deliver critical assistance to the families, workers, schools, hospitals, and small businesses that are all struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The targeted package the Senate voted on today would help Americans safely get back to work and school, and would provide aid to … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Young, Van Hollen Urge Administration to Extend New START to Constrain Russia’s Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging the Administration to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia. Negotiations on the treaty's extension are currently underway and this letter coincides with news that the two sides are potentially nearing a deal. In their letter, the Senators underscore the vital need to preserve New START - highlighting its importance to our national … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses Coronavirus Relief and Judge Barrett Confirmation

Click here for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about this week's Senate vote to deliver needed coronavirus relief to the American people. Senator Young also addressed the upcoming confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. "Well evidently Speaker Pelosi and National Democrats believe that giving the American people, during a time of great need, nothing, is better than giving them something. I think she … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Senators Young, Hassan Introduce American Innovation and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative small businesses and startups. Companies and startups can either deduct R&D investments or claim them as a tax credit, which helps them to invest in developing new, innovative products that lead to additional job creation and a stronger … Continue Reading

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