Press Releases

May 24, 2018

Young Statement on Cancellation of North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the planned summit with North Korea:"North Korea's nuclear program represents a grave threat to the United States and our allies, and this administration has brought a long-overdue and necessary focus to this growing threat. A high-level summit between the two leaders can and should occur when North Korea has decided to come … Continue Reading

May 23, 2018

Young Supports Major VA Reform Bill Benefiting Hoosier Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his Senate colleagues voted to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Choice program and improve veterans' healthcare. "The VA was established almost 90 years ago. It's time we have a wide-scale reform to modernize the system and ensure our veterans receive the quality of care and services that they deserve," said Senator Young. "This much-needed bipartisan bill would fund the VA … Continue Reading

May 23, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Welcomes Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed the arrival of 81 Northeast Indiana veterans in Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight provides transportation to veterans from across the country to visit their respective war memorials in Washington, D.C. Senator Young met with Hoosier veterans who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. "I am humbled to welcome these Hoosier veterans from Northeast Indiana to Washington, D.C.,"said Senator … Continue Reading

May 22, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Young Yemen Legislation to Address World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation on Yemen introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Chris Coons (D-Del.). The legislation seeks to end the civil war in Yemen, protect civilians, and address the world's largest humanitarian disaster-where eight million people are at risk of famine. The Committee passed the legislation on a bipartisan vote of 14-7. "Our … Continue Reading

May 16, 2018

Young Fights to Ensure Troops Have Updated Authorities to Combat Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) continued to help lead efforts in the Senate to ensure our troops have the authorities necessary to fight Islamist terrorism abroad. The hearing addressed Senate Joint Resolution 59 (S.J.Res.59), which Senator Young helped introduce. The legislation would replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) with an updated AUMF against al-Qaida, the Taliban, and the … Continue Reading

May 14, 2018

Young Highlights Indy 500 Tradition in New Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video in advance of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27, reflecting on the long-held Hoosier tradition. "In the end, the Indy 500 is about people. It's about the fans, it's about the drivers, it's about Hoosiers," Senator Young says in the video. To view the video, click here or the image … Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

ICYMI: Young Chairs Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on International Predatory Economic Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on international predatory economic practices and how the U.S. should respond. During the hearing, experts assessed China's use of a variety of predatory economic practices and endorsed Senator Young's legislation to require a National Economic Security Strategy. All four experts present agreed with Senator Young that America's national security rests largely on an economic … Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

Young, Donnelly Support U.S. Marshal Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today praised the nomination of Todd L. Nukes to serve as United States Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana. President Donald Trump announced his nomination this morning. Todd Nukes is currently the Acting United States Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana, a position he has held since 2015. He joined the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in 1990 and has spent his entire USMS career in the Northern … Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Encourages Closing Skills Gap Through Apprenticeships and CTE

Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at an event focused on closing the skills gap in America. Senator Young was joined by his colleagues Senator Coons (D-Del.), Senator Moran (R-Kan.), Senator Brown (D-Ohio), and Indianapolis-based entrepreneur Angie Hicks from ANGI Homeservices Inc. "Most apprenticeship programs have completion rates at 80 percent or better, leading individuals to high-demand, high-wage pathways to employment. Another opportunity to address the skills gap is … Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

Young Statement on Withdrawal from Flawed Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's decision to withdraw from the flawed Iran nuclear agreement: "The Iran nuclear agreement has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning-enabling the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism to obtain sanctions relief without completely dismantling its nuclear program. Worse yet, the agreement established an insufficient inspection regime, enabled Tehran to continue activities … Continue Reading

May 04, 2018

Kokomo’s AndyMark named Small Business of the Day during National Small Business Week

Kokomo, Ind. - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today recognized AndyMark from Kokomo, Indiana as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate. Senator Young visited AndyMark on Thursday to view their operations and share the news. Photos from that visit are below. "Small businesses employ nearly half of the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2018

Young Stands Up For Journalists Imprisoned in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a bipartisan group of nine senators on a letter to Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who have been imprisoned by the regime in Burma for documenting the genocide against the Rohingya people."We write on World Press Freedom Day to express solidarity with you in the face of grave injustice as you remain wrongfully detained," the senators wrote. "The decision by Burmese authorities to arrest and seek charges against … Continue Reading

May 02, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young Hosts FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Indiana for several events focused on rural broadband and the state's tech economy. "I'm grateful Commissioner Carr joined me in Indiana today to get a first-hand look at our growing tech sector," said Senator Young. "Today's visit underscored the importance of continued investment in our broadband and technology infrastructure, and the need to … Continue Reading

May 02, 2018

Young, Durbin Lead Letter Urging Support for International Affairs Funding to Protect National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) led a bipartisan letter-signed by 42 senators-to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy this week calling for robust funding for the Fiscal Year 2019 International Affairs Budget. "This budget funds strategic tools that are essential to protecting our national security, building economic prosperity, alleviating humanitarian crises, supporting democratic principles, … Continue Reading

April 27, 2018

Senate Passes Young-Donnelly Resolutions Honoring the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University Women’s Basketball Teams

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday the Senate passed bipartisan resolutions led by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) congratulating the University of Notre Dame women's basketball team for its 2018 NCAA Division 1 title and the Indiana University women's basketball team for its 2018 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) championship. This marks the second national women's basketball title for the Fighting Irish. They previously won the title in 2001, also under … Continue Reading

April 26, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with FFA Student Officers from Jay County, Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Future Farmers of America (FFA) student officers from Jay County who are participating in the National FFA Organization's Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C."The National FFA Organization plays a large role in our state with over 12,000 high school members. I'm proud of our FFA members, and enjoyed meeting these bright young people from Jay County who represent the organization's mission of agricultural … Continue Reading

April 26, 2018

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Counter International Predatory Economic Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced legislation requiring the President and future administrations to regularly produce and submit to Congress a National Economic Security Strategy. Based on the belief that the national security of the United States depends in large part on a vibrant, growing, and secure economy, the legislation seeks to … Continue Reading

April 26, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State:"I am glad the Senate has voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. The Senate prioritized our national security by filling our nation's chief diplomat position with a highly qualified individual to help tackle our complex international challenges. I look forward to working with him to prioritize effective diplomacy and the security of … Continue Reading

April 25, 2018

Senators Young and Booker Call for Federal Commission to Review Private Retirement Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today announced new legislation to establish a federal commission charged with reviewing private retirement benefit programs and submitting a report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security in the United States. The commission would not review the Social Security program, as it is outside of its scope.America's private retirement system faces major challenges in the modern economy, and research shows … Continue Reading

April 23, 2018

Senator Young Statement on Mike Pompeo Committee Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted in favor of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding the vote: "Mike Pompeo is smart and experienced, and I was proud to support his nomination tonight in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As our nation confronts a complex and growing array of international challenges, I regret that tonight's vote was divided along party lines, … Continue Reading

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