Press Releases

May 18, 2023

Young, Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation to Recover Hundreds of Billions in Unchecked Unemployment Fraud

WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and a group of Senate Republicans reintroduced legislation to help recover funds lost to unemployment insurance (UI) fraud and provide incentives for states to recover fraudulent payments. The introduction of the legislation follows ongoing concerns that just a sliver of the funds lost to misspent unemployment insurance has been recovered—slightly over $5 billion … Continue Reading

May 17, 2023

Young: Bipartisan Agreement that Biden Administration Border Policies Have Failed

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young's floor speech.** WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of Republicans who spoke on the Senate floor about the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Young said that the Biden Administration’s failure to plan for the end of Title 42, enforce our immigration laws, and secure the border is a disaster.  “Americans, no matter their political party, know it. In New York City, where … Continue Reading

May 17, 2023

Senate Passes Young, Colleagues Legislation to Support Maritime Academy Students

WASHINGTON – Ahead of National Maritime Day on May 22, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) to expand the age eligibility for the Maritime Administration’s Student Incentive Payment Program.The Changing Age-Determined Eligibility to Student Incentive Payments (CADETS) Act – which the … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young, Shaheen, Cramer Reintroduce Legislation to Address Shortage of Mental Health Providers in Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) reintroduced the bipartisan Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act to address the shortage of mental health providers in schools by boosting the pipeline of graduate students trained to become school psychologists, counselors, and social workers responding to the youth mental health crisis that was worsened by the pandemic. More specifically, this legislation would authorize the … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young, Colleagues Release Report Showing Non-Compete Agreements Restrict Job Mobility, Stifle Economic Growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which found the use of non-compete agreements (NCAs) is widespread throughout the U.S. labor market and restricts job mobility, lowers wages for workers, and discourages innovation.In 2019, the Senators requested a nonpartisan GAO investigation into … Continue Reading

May 16, 2023

Young Pays Tribute to Hoosier Marine Veteran Marion “Wayne” Saucerman

**Click here or above to watch the full floor speech.** WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor about the life and legacy of Corporal Marion “Wayne” Saucerman, a World War II Marine veteran from Indiana.While serving at Iwo Jima, Cpl Saucerman earned the Purple Heart after being shot three times by the enemy. When the war ended, he returned home to Indiana, where he lived and worked until he passed away on May 2, 2023.In his remarks, Young … Continue Reading

May 15, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Repeal Book Minimum Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined with Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and a group of Senate colleagues in reintroducing legislation to repeal the largest tax hike from the Democrats’ reckless tax and spending bill.The reckless tax and spend bill’s book minimum tax is an arcane tax on U.S. job creators investing in America. The tax claws back longstanding provisions to help promote economic growth and investment while creating loopholes for … Continue Reading

May 15, 2023

Young, Cantwell Reintroduce Legislation to Address the Housing Affordability Crisis

WASHINGTON – As many American families struggle to find a safe, affordable place to call home and homelessness across the nation continues to rise, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help build nearly two million new affordable homes over the next decade. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act would support the financing of more affordable housing by expanding and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax … Continue Reading

May 11, 2023

Young Statement on Title 42 Expiration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the expiration of Title 42 authorities late Thursday evening:“Earlier this week, President Biden told reporters that the situation at our border is ‘going to be chaotic for awhile.’ The truth is that the situation at our border has been chaotic since the Biden Administration began. “From stopping construction of the border wall to halting deportations to … Continue Reading

May 11, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Back the Blue Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined John Cornyn (R-Texas) in reintroducing the Back the Blue Act, which would increase penalties for criminals who target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves.In addition to Senators Young and Cornyn, the legislation is cosponsored by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mike Braun … Continue Reading

May 11, 2023

Young, Colleagues Champion Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating National Charter School Week

WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 26 of his colleagues in championing a bipartisan resolution celebrating National Charter School Week and commending charter schools for their contributions to education.“Hoosier students and families deserve to choose the type of school that best meets their needs, including high-quality public charter schools,” said Senator Young. “I’m proud to support this National Charter School Week resolution … Continue Reading

May 10, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Border Wall Transparency Ahead of Title 42 Expiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the expiration of Title 42 authorities late Thursday evening, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas criticizing the Administration’s failure to secure the border despite receiving congressionally-appropriated funds to continue construction of the border wall.The group also requested information on the status of the border wall … Continue Reading

May 10, 2023

Young, Colleagues Honor Medal of Honor Recipients By Designating U.S. Highway 20 as the “National Medal of Honor Highway”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced legislation designating U.S. Highway 20 as the “National Medal of Honor Highway.” Indiana is home to 156 miles of Highway 20.The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for valor, presented by the president in Congress’ name. U.S. service members who distinguish themselves “through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of … Continue Reading

May 10, 2023

Young Op-Ed: Congress Should Restore R&D Tax Deductions to Help US Compete

The following opinion column was originally published in Bloomberg Tax on May 10, 2023.A bipartisan Senate bill to restore a deduction for research and development expenses and expand R&D tax incentives would allow American businesses to innovate and compete on a global scale, says US Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.).Tax Day was particularly challenging for American job creators this year. During recent visits with Indiana employers of different sizes, operating in different industries, I … Continue Reading

May 09, 2023

What They Are Saying: Support for the PASTEUR Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Patients, medical providers, and health care associations in Indiana and across the country are voicing support for the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act.The bipartisan legislation, recently reintroduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure … Continue Reading

May 08, 2023

Young, Braun, Yakym Urge Pentagon to Return KC-135 Stratotanker Inspection Point Back to Grissom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Indiana’s U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun andCongressman Rudy Yakym (R-IN-02) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall urging the Air Force Reserve to return full inspection point operations for the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet back to Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base.“We write to voice our concerns about discussions to maintain a KC-135 Stratotanker inspection point … Continue Reading

May 08, 2023

Young, GOP Senators Oppose Raising Debt Limit Without Spending Cuts and Budget Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of 43 Republican senators in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressing a collective commitment to oppose raising the debt ceiling without substantive spending cuts and budget reforms.The full letter can be found here and below.Dear Leader Schumer,The Senate Republican conference is united behind the House Republican conference in support of spending cuts and structural budget reform as a … Continue Reading

May 05, 2023

VIDEO: Young Discusses CHIPS and Science Act During CSIS/IU Event

**Click here or above to watch the video.** WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks during an event on Wednesday hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute focused on enhancing the regional impact of the CHIPS and Science Act. Young helped author the legislation, which was signed into law last year. “The CHIPS and Science … Continue Reading

May 05, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Tax Credit to Help Blind Americans Afford Access Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are leading the effort to create a refundable tax credit to help blind Americans afford access technology. The Access Technology Affordability Act, introduced Thursday, would allow for more widespread access to adapted computers, text-to-speech screen access software and electronic Braille displays used to access computers, tablets, smart phones, as well as digital … Continue Reading

May 04, 2023

Young, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Opportunity, Strengthen Hoosier Families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the bipartisan Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, legislation to help improve outcomes for families with young children by increasing access to housing mobility vouchers and providing counseling services. This bill will create 250,000 new housing mobility vouchers to allow families to move to areas with greater opportunity.“Evidence shows that empowering families … Continue Reading

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