Press Releases

January 24, 2018

Young Votes to Confirm Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement after voting to confirm Indiana's Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): "Alex is the right person to ensure HHS succeeds in its core mission of enhancing and protecting the well-being of Americans. His previous leadership roles at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and HHS have prepared him to tackle some of our nation's most pressing healthcare challenges. I look … Continue Reading

January 23, 2018

Young, Merkley, Kaine, McCain Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Burmese Ethnic Cleansing, Calling for Safe Repatriation of Rohingya

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced 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. The Senators were also joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris … Continue Reading

January 22, 2018

Young Votes to Reopen Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to fund the government through February 8, 2018: "I'm glad Democratic leadership decided to end this shutdown and vote for a bill that should have passed three days ago. This bill addresses some of the most pressing issues before us today, including extending the Children's Health Insurance Program for more than 104,000 Hoosier children, funding our military, and lifting the burden of … Continue Reading

January 20, 2018

Young Statement on Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young issued the following statement regarding the government shutdown. He will be donating his salary to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation until the government reopens. "When given the opportunity to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for more than 104,000 Hoosier children, provide for our servicemembers, lift the burden of the job-killing medical device tax, and keep government functions operating, some of my colleagues took a … Continue Reading

January 19, 2018

VIDEO: Young Speaks in Support of Life Affirming Principles Coinciding with March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Hoosiers who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 45th annual March for Life. Prior to the march, Senator Young delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling for passage of the legislation he co-sponsored, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn children at 20 weeks post-fertilization. "The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows abortions after 20 weeks - a … Continue Reading

January 18, 2018

VIDEO: Young Advocates for Affordable and Accessible Education During First of Several Higher Education Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a hearing in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) renewed his call for affordable and accessible education for all Hoosiers. Today's hearing was the first in a series over the coming weeks focused on improving and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. Senator Young highlighted the impact of student loan debt and the need for innovative education financing options, such as income share … Continue Reading

January 18, 2018

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Ethiopian Ambassador to Continue Advocacy for Hoosier Adoptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today met with Kassa Tekleberhan Gebrehiwot, Ethiopia's new Ambassador to the United States, in order to continue advocating for Hoosier families with pending adoptions in Ethiopia. Senator Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has led successful efforts on Capitol Hill to help Americans complete adoptions of children from Ethiopia. Last year, after Senator Young raised the issue with the former Ethiopian Ambassador in … Continue Reading

January 12, 2018

Young Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today released the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy reminds us that together we can change lives and make a lasting impact in our communities. During the challenging circumstances of the civil rights movement, Dr. King implored others to be 'custodians of hope.' He demonstrated the power of hope, respect, and dignity. Today, and every day, let's honor Dr. King's legacy by coming … Continue Reading

January 11, 2018

VIDEO: Department of State Official Confirms Successful Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen, Applauds Young’s Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Todd Young's (R-Ind.) months-long campaign to address impediments to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, a top Department of State official for the Middle East testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today and confirmed the establishment of full humanitarian access to vital Red Sea ports, as well as the impending delivery of the four U.S.-funded World Food Programme cranes. In response to a question from Senator Young, … Continue Reading

January 11, 2018

Young, Donnelly, Banks Call for Reevaluation of Military Housing Pay for Servicemembers in Ft. Wayne

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), and U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN-03) today urged the Department of Defense to consider increasing the military's basic allowance for housing (BAH) in the Fort Wayne area. BAH is a monthly allowance paid to servicemembers on active duty, including full-time members of the National Guard and Reserves, to help cover the cost of living in off-base housing. More than 200 Hoosiers from the 122nd Fighter … Continue Reading

January 10, 2018

President Trump Signs Young, Donnelly Bill to Improve Mental Health Services for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Trump signed into law U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly's (D-Ind.) Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act. Donnelly and Young introduced the bill in the Senate in early April and it passed unanimously in May. U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives in late April, and it passed the House in November and cleared the Senate on December 21.Senator … Continue Reading

January 10, 2018

Young, Donnelly, Visclosky Urge EPA to Consider Extending East Chicago Public Comment Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), and U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D) IN-1, sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its recently proposed Statement of Basis for cleanup of the former DuPont industrial area in East Chicago. The letter to EPA's newly appointed Region Five Administrator Cathy Stepp urges EPA to consider the East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group's request to extend the deadline … Continue Reading

January 10, 2018

Young Leads on Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During his year on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has emerged as a leader on humanitarian issues, most notably in Yemen, where a Saudi-led blockade has helped cause the world's largest humanitarian crisis. Following a months-long campaign by Senator Young, Saudi Arabia recently announced it is suspending key impediments to humanitarian assistance. An article published yesterday by The Weekly Standard outlines Senator Young's … Continue Reading

January 08, 2018

Young, Donnelly, Hollingsworth Tour Crane with Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff

Crane, Indiana - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, and Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) today hosted General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, at Naval Support Activity Crane in Crane, Indiana. General Goldfein is the highest ranking officer in the Air Force and is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the visit to Crane, Donnelly, Young, Hollingsworth, and Goldfein, accompanied by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Commanding Officer Captain Mark … Continue Reading

January 04, 2018

Senators Young and Warren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Government Accountability and Save Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). As of 2016, there were more than 15,000 open and … Continue Reading

December 22, 2017

Young, Donnelly Call on Congress to Fully Fund A-10 Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) yesterday continued their support of Fort Wayne's 122nd Air National Guard Fighter Wing. The Senators sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees asking for full funding for new A-10 wing sets. While the majority of aircraft with the 122nd already have new wings, more than one-third of the A-10 fleet nationwide needs wing replacements in order to continue operating safely in the … Continue Reading

December 22, 2017

VIDEO: Young Wishes Hoosiers a Merry Christmas

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a video message wishing Hoosiers a merry Christmas and reflecting on the work accomplished in 2017.Click here or the image below to view the video. Full video transcript: Jenny and I would like to wish all Hoosiers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.Whether you are celebrating together with family and friends - or you are serving our country overseas this holiday season - you are all in our thoughts and … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Following Months-Long Campaign by Young, Saudi Arabia Says it will Suspend Yemen Starvation Blockade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a months-long campaign by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) to eliminate Saudi Arabia's starvation blockade that has helped cause the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the government of Saudi Arabia yesterday announced that it is suspending key impediments to humanitarian assistance. The Saudi government announced that it would allow desperately needed commercial food and fuel shipments and the delivery of U.S. funded cranes to Yemen's most important … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Young, Donnelly Introduce Bipartisan Farming Flexibility Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today introduced The Fruit and Vegetable Planting Flexibility Act of 2017 (Farm Flex), which would continue to allow Hoosier farmers to plant specialty crops like fruits and vegetables without experiencing a permanent penalty to commodity program eligibility. The legislation would continue the principles of the Farm Flex program, which allows farmers to plant fruits and vegetables by voluntarily reducing the amount … Continue Reading

December 20, 2017

Sens. Young and Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation. "It's important that our students are equipped with high-demand international skills and that our institutions of … Continue Reading

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