Press Releases

April 03, 2018

Senator Young Announces Internship Partnership between NSWC Crane and the United States Naval Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced a new internship partnership between Indiana's Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Under the plan initiated by Senator Young and agreed to by Crane and the USNA, midshipmen will have the opportunity to conduct internships at NSWC Crane. "I couldn't be happier to connect NSWC Crane and the United States Naval Academy," said Senator Young. "These internships will supplement the … Continue Reading

April 02, 2018

Young names Kossack state director

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) named Andrew Kossack his new state director today. Previous state director Deb Johannes has been named Senior Advisor to Senator Young."I'm excited to have Andrew aboard to manage our fantastic state offices. He has expertise in education, workforce issues, and taxes and is well-respected by those he has served with in both state and federal government."Andrew most recently served as Associate Counsel to Vice President Mike Pence. He also … Continue Reading

March 29, 2018

Young Releases March Madness Video Highlighting Fair Shot Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Coinciding with March Madness, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released a video highlighting Indiana's basketball heritage and the sport's connection to his Fair Shot Agenda. "I've always been struck by the scene in Hoosiers when Gene Hackman takes his team to Hinkle Fieldhouse and has his players measure the height of the basket. No matter where you're from, the rim is ten feet off the ground," Senator Young says in the video. "We understand that on the court … Continue Reading

March 28, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Hosts Fifth Fair Shot Agenda Discussion in New Albany

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted his fifth Fair Shot Agenda roundtable at the Floyd County YMCA in New Albany, Indiana. The discussion featured speakers representing New Albany non-profits, law enforcement, health, education, and other community groups. Click here to view a full list of speakers. "After sitting down with community leaders in Indianapolis, Hammond, Fort Wayne, Evansville, and now New Albany, it's clear that we all share the same desire to help … Continue Reading

March 27, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Gathers Evansville Leaders for Fair Shot Agenda Roundtable

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) gathered community leaders at the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville today for a roundtable discussion as part of his Fair Shot Agenda - a statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot to succeed. Roundtable participants discussed topics ranging from homelessness and addiction, to education and jobs, and improving affordable housing, foster care, and other public service programs. "Hoosiers look out for one … Continue Reading

March 23, 2018

Young Votes for Hoosier Priorities in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted in favor of the federal government funding bill that provides for critical government programs and Hoosier priorities for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. Senator Young issued the following statement regarding his vote:"This funding bill contains a number of Hoosier priorities including resources to fight the opioid epidemic, secure our schools, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen our national defense. It also funds the … Continue Reading

March 22, 2018

VIDEO: Young Highlights Passage of Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today following passage of the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act, legislation led by Senators Young and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the Senate and Representatives André Carson (D-Ind.-07) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) in the House. This legislation commemorates the Landmark for Peace Memorial in Indianapolis and establishes the site as a part of the African American Civil Rights Network. The bill now … Continue Reading

March 22, 2018

Young, Markey, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018, S.2579, to address increased rates of infectious diseases caused by substance use disorders. This legislation would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the scope of an existing CDC initiative to focus on eliminating infectious diseases caused by injection drug use. This … Continue Reading

March 21, 2018

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Burmese Ethnic Cleansing, Supporting the Rohingya

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and John McCain (R-Ariz.) today announced that a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the Burmese campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya and calling for the "safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return" of the refugees who have been displaced by this violence was voted out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a bipartisan vote with unanimous support.The senators … Continue Reading

March 21, 2018

Young Votes to Provide Justice for Trafficking Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today voted for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which passed the Senate on a 97-2 vote. Senator Young cosponsored the Senate version of the bill, S.1693.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported an 846 percent increase in reports of suspected child sex trafficking from 2010 to 2015 - a spike that is "directly correlated to the increased use of the internet to sell children for sex." SESTA makes needed … Continue Reading

March 21, 2018

Young, Donnelly Applaud Confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today applauded the confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana. The Senate confirmed McClain's nomination last night."The Navy SEALs have a motto, 'the only easy day was yesterday.' As a former Navy SEAL, I am confident Dan will approach the job of U.S. Marshal with that motto in mind," said Senator Young. "Dan's leadership will be critical in … Continue Reading

March 20, 2018

VIDEO: On Senate Floor Young Continues Efforts to Address Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the path forward in Yemen and his legislation with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), S.J.Res.55, to pressure the Saudi government to end the civil war in Yemen and to take additional steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there. Senator Young thanked Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker for his commitment to markup Yemen legislation in the committee next month."As many know, over … Continue Reading

March 16, 2018

Bipartisan Senators question State and Defense Departments on funding delays, inadequate staffing for efforts to counter Russian propaganda and disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Six bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged the State Department and the Department of Defense to explain why tens of millions in federal funds designated to counter disinformation and propaganda from foreign governments like Russia have not been spent. The Senators' letter comes in response to a New York Times report that the State Department has not spent any of the $120 million Congress allocated to the Department to combat foreign … Continue Reading

March 14, 2018

Young Applauds Passage of Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today applauded passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S.2155, which passed the Senate on a 67-31 vote.Voting for this bill was a no-brainer," said Senator Todd Young. "Small businesses employ nearly half of the private workforce in Indiana, and these small business rely on credit unions and community banks to expand and hire more workers. Reforming the one-size-fits-all regulations that have crippled … Continue Reading

March 13, 2018

Young Statement on Secretary of State and CIA Director Nominations

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 nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for CIA Director:"Mike Pompeo is smart and experienced, and it was a pleasure to work with him when we served together in the House of Representatives. As our nation confronts a complex and growing array of international challenges, I look forward to considering his nomination … Continue Reading

March 12, 2018

Young and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Address Humanitarian Crisis and Civil War in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.55, to pressure the Saudi government to end the civil war in Yemen and to take additional steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there.Senators Young and Shaheen said, "Ending the civil war in Yemen and reducing suffering there represent key U.S. humanitarian and strategic goals, and that is what … Continue Reading

March 09, 2018

Young Urges President Trump to Continue Maximum Pressure Campaign on North Korea

Washington, DC - As a high-level delegation from the Republic of Korea is visiting Washington to discuss their recent visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined several of his colleagues on a letter urging President Trump "to continue to vigorously implement the maximum pressure campaign" against the DPRK until the goal of "complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile programs" is … Continue Reading

March 08, 2018

Young Cosponsors School Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) this week helped introduce two bills to improve school safety. The School Safety & Mental Health Services Improvement Act and the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 will help improve school safety infrastructure, resources, and procedures to prevent school violence."We must ensure our schools have the resources needed to keep students safe and prevent another horrible tragedy like Parkland from … Continue Reading

March 08, 2018

Young Statement on Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President's tariff announcement:"While I appreciate that the administration took a step in the right direction and recognized the importance of trade with Mexico and Canada for manufacturers in Indiana, we must ensure global supply chains with other strategic partners remain open as well. I will keep working with Hoosier stakeholders and the administration to address the core issue of Chinese … Continue Reading

March 08, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Speaks with Hoosier CTE Students in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) reception this week to commend students and educators for their role in helping elevate the importance of career and technical education (CTE). Hoosier students visiting Washington attended the event, including members of Indiana's HOSA chapter, a student organization for future health professionals. "Career and technical education is a tremendous opportunity for students and … Continue Reading

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