Press Releases

December 02, 2020

Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 160 high school students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 70 interviewed, 32 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young.A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but is required in order to be considered. Nominees … Continue Reading

December 01, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses the Need to Pass Critical Coronavirus Relief for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON - During today's Senate GOP leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the need to pass targeted coronavirus relief to help Hoosier small businesses and schools and to bolster testing. "It's of course December 1st and we still don't have a coronavirus relief package that has been passed, signed into law by the President, and is providing relief to the American people. Look, people are hurting. They are beyond frustrated with this whole exercise. … Continue Reading

November 25, 2020

VIDEO: Young Issues Thanksgiving Message

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video message in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. "Our current Thanksgiving tradition can be traced to a fellow Hoosier, President Abraham Lincoln, who spent his formative years in our great state. President Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 inviting a national celebration of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. This tradition has … Continue Reading

November 23, 2020

Young Leads Effort to Defend Indiana-Grown Salmon

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter with members of the Indiana delegation to the Appropriations Committees voicing concern against provisions and unnecessary regulatory requirements that unfairly target bioengineered salmon. The letter warns such action against Indiana-grown Salmon would harm the state of Indiana and the future of biotechnology. "Provisions unfairly targeting the bioengineered salmon due to reasons other than safety and efficacy are not based on … Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

HHS Finalizes Rule Modeled After Young’s Organ Donation Legislation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it has finalized a proposed rule modeled after legislation introduced by Senator Young to bring greater accountability to the nation's organ donation system and deliver more lifesaving organs to patients. "Saving lives must be the number one priority for organ procurement organizations, which are responsible for getting donated organs to patients in need. Unfortunately, we have seen that this is not always … Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

Young, Murphy, Coons Caution Against Designating Houthis in Yemen as Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today issued a statement cautioning the Trump Administration against designating the Houthis in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization: "We are concerned about the adverse consequences of designating the entire Houthi movement in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. We have reason to believe that this designation would further destabilize the country, which is already the home of Al … Continue Reading

November 19, 2020

Two Young, Braun Bills Pass the Senate to Rename Post Offices in Dana, Kokomo

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) applauded the Senate passage of their bills to rename two post offices in Dana and Kokomo, Indiana. The first bill would rename the post office in Dana, Indiana, after Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle, the celebrated war correspondent and Hoosier journalist who was born near Dana. On April 18, 1945, Pyle was reporting on the U.S. Army's 305th Infantry Regiment when he was killed. The bill now heads to the President's … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

VIDEO: Young Recognizes Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young participated in a floor event focused on thanking veterans, active duty service members, and military families coinciding with Military Family Appreciation Month and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. "I'm thankful for our active duty service members. I'm thankful for Indiana's more than 400,000 veterans. I'm thankful for their selfless families," said Senator Young. "I hope … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

VIDEO: Young Introduces Hoosier Judicial Nominee Thomas Kirsch for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

"This is the type of individual that the people of Indiana wanted in their corner." Click here for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced Hoosier Thomas Kirsch during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thomas Kirsch is nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. Kirsch would fill the seat previously held by recently confirmed Supreme Court Associate … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

VIDEO: Young Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines and the Need to Pass Critical Relief

Click here or on the image above for Senator Young's full remarks. WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed COVID-19 vaccine developments and reinforced the need to pass a targeted relief package for Hoosiers. "I too want to celebrate American ingenuity and recognize the achievements of these two pharmaceutical companies that recently announced the development of, it appears, highly effective vaccines to the COVID-19 virus. They of course in the coming weeks will … Continue Reading

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

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