Press Releases

May 03, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Defund “Disinformation Board”

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and a group of senators introduced legislation to bar federal funds from being used to establish a Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security. "The idea that a 'disinformation board' of unelected government bureaucrats should enforce speech rules is both radical and unconstitutional. Hoosiers shouldn't have to answer to a government bureaucracy when exercising their First Amendment … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Young Joins Colleagues to Urge Commerce Secretary Raimondo to Reconsider Russia’s Status as a Market Economy

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and a bipartisan group of colleaguesin a letterurging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to reconsider Russia's status as a market economy within the meaning of the anti-dumping (AD) law of the Tariff Act of 1930. Although the Commerce Department classified Russia as a market economy in 2002, Russia has backslid in recent years towards less and less of a free market economy. Now after its invasion … Continue Reading

May 02, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses USICA, Regional Technology Hubs with Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON - During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the importance of his United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and regional technology hubs with Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Senator Young shared his perspective on the overall importance of passing the USICA. "Sometimes people try and figure out how to characterize this legislation. Is it innovation legislation? Is it a China competitiveness bill? You … Continue Reading

April 29, 2022

Young, Rubio, Colleagues Urge CFIUS Review of Alphawave Acquisition Of U.S. Semiconductor IP Company

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen regarding Chinese-funded Alphawave IP Group's intent to acquire U.S.-based semiconductor IP developer OpenFive. "The Communist Chinese Party continues its aggressive attempts to acquire U.S.-based technology, particularly for semiconductors. The Biden Administration must use the … Continue Reading

April 28, 2022

Young, Van Hollen Urge Administration to Engage with Lebanon to Support On-Time, Free, & Fair Parliamentary Elections

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Administration to engage with Lebanon to ensure fairness and transparency in its upcoming parliamentary elections on May 15. In light of the ongoing political, economic, and health crises in Lebanon, Senators Young and Van Hollen stressed the importance of maintaining the scheduled elections and ensuring they are conducted with … Continue Reading

April 27, 2022

VIDEO: Young Urges Biden Administration to Keep Title 42 in Place

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference and discussed the Biden administration's plans to end Title 42 and the ongoing crisis at the southern border.Excerpts of Senator Young's remarks are below: "I think one of my Democratic colleagues had it right. The other day, [the Senator] said the administration's efforts to roll back Title 42 'shows a lack of understanding about the crisis at our border.'"--- "Immigration officials have warned that letting … Continue Reading

April 26, 2022

Young Discusses Ukraine on CNN’s The Lead

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined The Lead on CNN to discuss the latest developments on the situation in Ukraine. Click here or the image above to watch. Partial Transcript: Young on change in the Biden administration's tone: "To the extent the change in tone has been that we are actually going to help the Ukrainians win this war as opposed to lose slowly, I think that's been very positive. I think the … Continue Reading

April 20, 2022

Young Receives “True Blue” Award for Pro-Life, Pro-Family Voting Record

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently received the "True Blue" award from Family Research Council (FRC) Action based on his voting record on issues involving life, family, and religious liberty. "I am honored to receive the 'True Blue' award from FRC Action for supporting pro-life and pro-family policies in the Senate. I will continue to support legislation that affirms these values on behalf of Hoosiers," said Senator Young. Senator Young's recent legislative record … Continue Reading

April 13, 2022

Young, Colleagues Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Families from Lead in Federally Assisted Housing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) re-introduced their bipartisan legislation to protect families living in assisted housing from lead found in drinking water. The Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act would help protect families from lead exposure by requiring the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to inspect for lead service lines, create a grant program to address lead contamination and allow a cross-check for lead in water … Continue Reading

April 08, 2022

Young Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Reforming Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act to reform Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized capital gains into high-impact projects in underserved communities. "The creation of the Opportunity Zones initiative in the 2017 tax reform law has succeeded in attracting capital and investments to historically distressed communities. … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Young Named Conferee on U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), the lead Republican sponsor of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, issued the following statement after being selected to serve as a conferee on the forthcoming conference committee to continue debate on the legislation: "Since I introduced this legislation over a year ago, my goal has been positioning the United States to win the global competition for leadership of the 21st century. Outgrowing, out-innovating, and … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Young, Grassley Introduce Bill to Help First Responders Cope with Stresses of Serving Communities in Moments of Crisis

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) along with a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to help police, fire, emergency medical, and 911 personnel cope with the stresses of responding to crisis situations. The Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Act of 2022 would establish mental health programs for America's first responders who often face long-term effects from providing life-saving services in moments of crisis. The legislation … Continue Reading

April 04, 2022

Young Statement on Biden Administration Lifting Title 42 Border Policy

WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration's announcement that as of May 23 it will no longer use Title 42, a public health policy regulation, to block illegal immigrants from entering the United States: "Despite warnings from both Republicans and Democrats about a surge in border crossings if Title 42 is lifted, the Biden administration announced it is eliminating one of the last remaining tools in our toolbox to … Continue Reading

April 01, 2022

Young Addresses Continued Inadequate Treasury Engagement on International Tax Negotiations

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senate Finance Committee Republicans again in writing U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to highlight the lack of engagement with Congress on its international tax agreement. The senators note Treasury has consistently failed to consult Congress in any meaningful way, nor has it provided the requested data and analysis necessary for Congress to properly evaluate the effect of its agreement on the U.S. business community … Continue Reading

April 01, 2022

Young Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement on Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: "After carefully reviewing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's judicial record and statements, I will not be supporting her nomination. The role of a Supreme Court justice is to apply the law as written and uphold the Constitution, not legislate from the bench. Both Judge Jackson's record and testimony during her confirmation hearings indicate that she does … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses Growing Crisis at Southern Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference today about the growing crisis at the southern border. "In the 1990s, I had an opportunity to serve on the southern border as a U.S. Marine. At the time, I couldn't imagine that the border security challenges we experienced then could grow even worse. But that's what we have today. "The 2020 Census registered the population of Marion County, Indiana at 977,000 Hoosiers. This week, we learned that within the next few … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Young, Rubio Send Letter to Biden Admin Sounding the Alarm on Chinese Firm Didi’s Access to Sensitive Data

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler warning of the risk posed by Didi Chuxing, a ride-hailing platform with concerning links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Didi Chuxing has expanded its presence in a number of countries around the world, including in key ally nations. The CCP is … Continue Reading

March 28, 2022

Young, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Mental Health Providers in Schools

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act to address the shortage of mental health providers in schools by authorizing the Department of Education to partner with higher education institutions to help cover students' costs at relevant graduate programs. The bipartisan legislation would boost the pipeline of graduate students trained to become … Continue Reading

March 24, 2022

Young, Colleagues Urge Administration to Help Unite Ukrainian Children With American Adoptive Families

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration urging immediate action to unite Ukrainian children going through the adoption process with American adoptive or host families. The lawmakers specifically called on the Biden Administration to identify the approximately 300 Ukrainian children waiting to join American adoptive or host families and work with the Ukrainian … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

VIDEO: Young Discusses High Gas Prices During Press Conference

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke about the pain Hoosiers are feeling at the pump during a press conference today. "We know what the only real and lasting solutions are. We need to increase American energy production. This means eliminating regulations, not adding to them, so that we can increase production here domestically. It means expediting permits [to] bring more capacity online. It means encouraging new, private sector investments. If we don't take these … Continue Reading

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