Press Releases

August 03, 2017

Senator Young Leads Effort to Oppose Terrorist Incitement

Washington D.C. - Today, Senator Todd Young led a successful effort in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to strengthen the Taylor Force Act. The Taylor Force Act would prohibit certain types of U.S. foreign assistance from going to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until the Secretary of State certifies that the PA has ended its practice of payments for acts of terror. Initially, the bill considered by the committee required three certifications related to these terror payments. With … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Senator Young Talks Authorization for the Use of Military Force on CNN New Day

Washington D.C. - This morning, Senator Todd Young joined CNN New Day to discuss growing momentum for Congress to pass a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). A full clip of the appearance is below: Earlier this year, Senator Young introduced a new AUMF. You can find his expanded thoughts in an op-ed for Real Clear Defense. Additionally, Senator Young laid out why a new AUMF is absolutely essential in a speech at the Heritage … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Donnelly and Young Urge Support for Dr. Jerome Adams to Serve as Surgeon General

Dr. Adams appeared before Senate HELP Committee Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young meet with the nominee for Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams ahead of his confirmation hearing. Washington, D.C. - Indiana's U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young offer their strong support of Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Adams appeared before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and … Continue Reading


July 31, 2017

Senator Young Helps Launch Bipartisan CSIS Task Force Report on Development Assistance Reform

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) delivered a keynote speech announcing the release of a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Bipartisan Task Force report focused on reforming and reorganizing U.S. development assistance in order to achieve increased efficiency and effectiveness. Senator Young and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, served as the Task Force's Co-Chairs. You can find the full report, video of Senator Young's … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Senator Young's Statement Following Tonight's Healthcare Reconciliation Vote

Senator Todd Young issued a statement following tonight's healthcare reconciliation vote: "This morning, I voted to take another step towards relieving Hoosiers and millions of Americans from the burdens of Obamacare. Too many Hoosiers have been left with too few options and rising costs. It is more important than ever that we keep our promise to them and fundamentally reform our healthcare system. "Going forward, I will participate in hearings in the HELP Committee and continue to work … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Statement on Passage of Motion to Proceed

Washington D.C. -- Senator Todd Young issued a statement following the passage of a motion to proceed to the repeal and replace budget reconciliation: "Nearly everyone agrees that doing nothing is not an option. Insurers have fled the individual market and premiums continue to rise without any indication the law's death spiral will stop. Ultimately, it is imperative that we fundamentally reform our healthcare system and my vote to proceed to debate allows us to begin that process. I will … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Sens. Young and Donnelly seek applicants for USDA positions

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly are looking for qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions with the United States Department of Agriculture. Sens. Young and Donnelly will review applications and make a joint recommendation to President Donald Trump, who will then select the nominees. Qualified applicants can send their cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation by August 18, 2017 tonominations@young.senate.gov for the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Expert Witnesses Make Stunning Proclamations in Young Hearing on “Four Famines”

Washington DC - Senator Todd Young (R-IN) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing to examine the "Four Famines" and outline next steps to alleviate suffering in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Leaders, officials, and experts from the World Food Programme, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Children's Fund, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and Refugees International testified. In his opening statement, Sen. … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Senator Young Applauds U.S. Attorney Nominations

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young today praised President Donald Trump's nomination of two extraordinarily qualified Hoosiers to serve as U.S. Attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. The President nominated Thomas L. Kirsch, of Schererville, as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Kirsch is currently a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where his practice focuses on litigation and investigations. From 2001-2008, he served as Assistant … Continue Reading


July 12, 2017

Sens. Young and Manchin Propose Increased Accountability Measures for Department of Education

Washington D.C. - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced legislation to increase accountability at the Department of Education. Up to this point, the Department of Education has not implemented dozens of open recommendations crafted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). If this legislation is signed into law, the Department of Education would be required to provide either a timeline for implementation on any outstanding GAO recommendations, or provide … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Senator Young Applauds Nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams

Washington D.C. - Senator Todd Young released a statement following the nomination of Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as Surgeon General of the United States: "I commend the President on his nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as our nation's Surgeon General. The President would be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional person for this position. As our Indiana State Health Commissioner and a highly regarded anesthesiologist, he has devoted his professional … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Young Examines World Health Organization’s Readiness for Global Pandemics

Washington DC - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) convened a panel of experts to examine the World Health Organization's (WHO) preparedness for the next global pandemic. He was joined by two experts on the issue: Dr. David Nabarro, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General; and Dr. Rebecca Katz, an Associate Professor and Co-Director at Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security. The international community confronts a growing and serious pandemic threat. Dr. … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

“Persistent and Misguided” Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal

"Persistent and Misguided" Unresponsiveness of Saudi Government Leads to Vote Opposing Arms Deal Washington DC - Today, Senator Todd Young delivered a speech on the Senate floor explaining his vote to oppose transferring certain defense articles to Saudi Arabia. Young has led efforts in the senate related to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. He has pressed the Saudi government to take tangible steps to alleviate some of the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people. Young also raised this … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Donnelly, Young, Hollingsworth Call on Small Business Administration to Provide Washington County with Disaster Assistance

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) asking that the SBA provide disaster assistance to residents, businesses, and certain non-profit organizations, harmed by recent historic flooding. This relief, if granted, would also apply to 8 contiguous counties harmed by flooding: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Adoption Ban Leaves 200 U.S. families & their Adopted Children in Heartbreaking Limbo; Bipartisan – and Bicameral – Group of Lawmakers are Working to Reunite Them

122 Members of Congress are urging the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to reconsider his April 21st decision to suspend international adoptions. The order has left more than 200 U.S. families, and the Ethiopian children they are trying to bring home, in a heartbreaking limbo. In a bipartisan - and bicameral - letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the 47 Senators and 75 members of the House of Representatives said: "While we respect your government's decisions regarding future adoption … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Senators Young & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Require National Diplomacy & Development Strategy

Former National Security Advisor Hadley & Former Secretary of State Albright Endorse the Idea Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to establish a statutory requirement for the Department of State periodically to produce and submit to Congress a National Diplomacy and Development Strategy (NDDS). Senator Young broached the idea during a recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. When asked if he … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Sens. Young, Gillibrand, and Grassley Lead Reintroduction of Legislation to Improve and Modernize Placement of Foster Children

Washington DC - Today, Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a bipartisan effort to modernize the foster care placement process. Their effort takes steps to alleviate our overwhelmed adoption system, which has only become more strained as the opiate abuse crisis worsens. Senators Young, Gillibrand, and Grassley were joined in introducing the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act by Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Gary … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Statement on White House FY18 Budget Proposal

Washington DC - Senator Todd Young (R-IN) released a statement following the White House issuing its FY2018 Budget Proposal: "I am pleased the administration recognizes we must critically analyze every program of government while prioritizing our military. As Congress moves forward with writing a budget, we owe it to Hoosiers of every generation to make sustainable the vital benefits which comprise the largest programs in our federal budget. We must also work to reduce poverty and improve … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Sens. Young, Donnelly Lead Bipartisan Coalition to Honor American Legion 100th Anniversary

Washington D.C. - Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly of Indiana led a bipartisan group of Senators in honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion by introducing legislation to create a variety of commemorative coins. The special, limited edition commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support, … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Senators Young & Murphy on Senate Floor Call For Action to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Washington D.C. - Today, in advance of President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Senators Todd Young and Chris Murphy discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen that is threatening the lives of millions of people. During a conversation on the Senate floor, more formally referred to as a "colloquy", the Senators highlighted steps the government of Saudi Arabia should take to ensure that food and medical supplies can make it to Yemenis who are desperately in need of the aid. Young and Murphy … Continue Reading

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