Press Releases

February 28, 2022

VIDEO: Young Opposes “Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act”

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted against a procedural motion to consider the "Women's Health Protection Act," better known as the "Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act." The legislation, which failed to move forward by a vote of 46-48, would expand abortion on demand by preventing enforcement of states' existing pro-life laws and blocking the passage of new ones at the federal, state, and local levels.Prior to the vote, Senator Young spoke at a press conference about … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Young, Senators Introduce Broadband Buildout Accountability Act to Increase Transparency in Public Investment in Broadband Deployment

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fl.) introduced the Broadband Buildout Accountability Act to increase transparency for a $42 billion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) broadband buildout grant awarded to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is currently exempted from transparency requirements under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Broadband Buildout Accountability Act would remove the … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Young, Hyde-Smith, Colleagues Call for FDA to Immediately Restore Oversight of Chemical Abortion Pills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio), along with 124 bicameral colleagues, in sending a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that it immediately restore more stringent oversight of chemical abortion bills, including the in-person dispensing requirement the FDA suspended in December. The full text of the letter is below. Dear Commissioner Califf: We write to express our … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Young Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine:"Vladimir Putin is attacking the democratic, rules-based order that has benefitted countless Americans and millions around the globe since World War II. The United States must stand with the Ukrainian people by immediately providing additional assistance, including military equipment and lethal aid. "American strength and … Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

Young, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Test Portable Benefit Models

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced legislation to test innovative portable benefit designs for the growing independent workforce. The Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act seeks to provide these workers with access to benefits typically provided through traditional full-time employment. This legislation would establish a $20 million grant fund within the U.S. Department of Labor to incentivize states, localities, … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Young, Senators Introduce Russia Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) joined a majority of their Republican colleagues in introducing the Never Yielding Europe's Territory (NYET) Act, legislation that would provide the critical support Ukraine needs to defend itself and deter Russian aggression today, while imposing real costs on the Kremlin for its ongoing and potential future aggression against Ukraine. "A land war in Europe would be devastating and we must deter Putin from … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Young, Casey Introduce Bill to Help Older Americans and People with Disabilities Sign Up for Medicare

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) 2.0 Act to simplify Medicare enrollment for seniors and people with disabilities. The bill would require the federal government to provide advance notice to people approaching Medicare eligibility about basic Medicare enrollment rules, filling a longstanding gap in education for older adults and people with disabilities. … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Young, Coons Resolution Establishing National FFA Week Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to establish February 19-26, 2022 as National FFA Week. The resolution passed the Senate with unanimous support and works to recognize the important role of the FFA in communities across America. In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution highlights how pivotal the National FFA Organization is in developing young leaders and providing educational and career … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Taxpayer Advocate on Major Backlogs and Delays at the IRS

*Click here or the image above to watch* WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate during today's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS's ongoing customer service challenges. "The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken every aspect of our economy, and the IRS was not immune to the disruptions caused by widespread telework, worker shortages, and increased responsibilities as our country fought to maintain … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

VIDEO: Young Presses Taxpayer Advocate on Major Backlogs and Delays at the IRS

*Click here or the image above to watch* WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) questioned the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate during today's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS's ongoing customer service challenges. "The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken every aspect of our economy, and the IRS was not immune to the disruptions caused by widespread telework, worker shortages, and increased responsibilities as our country fought to maintain … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Young, Finance Committee Republicans Voice Concerns with “Global Minimum Tax”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising questions and concerns with recent developments in global tax negotiations. The request for information follows a prior request, sent in December 2021, which has gone unanswered. Since that time, there have been a number of alarming developments that raise additional concerns regarding the effect of the OECD agreement on U.S. … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Young, Scott Urge Biden DOJ to Respect Durham Investigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and 44 colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking assurances that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue to respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also ensuring he is provided all resources necessary to fully, thoroughly, and completely pursue the investigation for which he was appointed. The letter comes as Special Counsel John Durham … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Young Resolution Recognizing February as “Career and Technical Education Month” Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced the Senate unanimously passed a resolution he sponsored recognizing February 2022 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senators Young, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). "Supporting workforce training opportunities for Hoosiers is vital to our state's economic prosperity and future," said Senator Young. … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

PHOTOS: Young Meets with Enes Kanter Freedom

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom and discussed how Freedom is using his voice to call out human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Senator Young also discussed his #BeijingBehavingBadly social media campaign, which highlighted the bad behavior of the CCP in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Senator Young posted a short video on social media following the meeting. Photos from the … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

VIDEO: Young Says Record High Inflation Hurting Hoosier Families

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at a press conference about the cost of inflation, which is currently at a 40-year high. Young highlighted that the cost of a trip to the grocery store has increased 6.5 percent over the last year, a gallon of gas costs nearly a dollar more than this time in 2021, and the average mortgage has jumped by $200 since November. "Forty years, a forty-year high in price inflation and $276 in additional expenditures for working … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young, Senators Press SEC Chairman for Answers on China Evergrande Group

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) led a group of senators in sending a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler outlining concerns related to the China Evergrande Group default and the risks its accounting and investment methods pose to U.S. investors. The letter also calls for enhanced risk disclosures and due diligence for registered investment funds considering investments in China. In addition to Senator Young, the letter was signed by … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young Joins Finance Committee Republicans’ Request for Information on the Adverse Effects of High, Persistent Inflation on the Federal Budget

WASHINGTON - In light of high and accelerating inflation, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined other Senate Finance Committee Republicans in a letter asking the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for detailed information on the harmful budget effects inflation has on the federal budget, American households, and businesses. From the letter: "Increased inflation leads to more federal spending and more federal revenue. The added revenue stems … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Young Named 2022 “Champion of Science”

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young was named a 2022 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation's leading public and private research institutions. The award recognizes members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to federally-funded fundamental research. "I am honored to receive the Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition. Increasing investment in STEM … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Young, Senators Urge IRS to Provide Maximum Taxpayer Support During Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate Republicans urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to support taxpayers during the current tax filing season. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the senators press the agency to provide taxpayers with targeted, temporary relief during what is widely believed to be one of the most challenging and frustrating filing seasons in recent memory for both … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Young, Senators Urge IRS to Provide Maximum Taxpayer Support During Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate Republicans urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to support taxpayers during the current tax filing season. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the senators press the agency to provide taxpayers with targeted, temporary relief during what is widely believed to be one of the most challenging and frustrating filing seasons in recent memory for both … Continue Reading

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