Press Releases

March 17, 2023

Young, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Research and Development, Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced their bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative companies across Indiana and the United States.  Currently, businesses and startups investing in R&D can claim tax incentives that help them to invest in developing new, innovative products that lead to additional jobs and a stronger economy. The American Innovation and … Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

Young, Kaine Statement Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement ahead of the 20th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom: "Twenty years ago, the United States invaded Iraq. Following great heroism by American troops, that mission is now over. The government of Iraq is now a strategic partner. Yet, the Authorization for Use of Military Force remains on the books because Congress has abdicated … Continue Reading

March 16, 2023

Young, Kaine Bill to Repeal Gulf and Iraq War Authorities Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Senate voted 68-27 to advance bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), formally ending the Gulf and Iraq wars. The Senate is expected to officially proceed to the bill on Tuesday, March 21, followed by amendment debate and a final vote in the following days.   After today’s vote, Senators Young … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution in Support of Hong Kongers

WASHINGTON – Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing a resolution condemning Beijing’s destruction of Hong Kong’s democracy and rule of law in addition to its political persecution of Jimmy Lai and other pro-democracy advocates. “For years now, the Chinese Communist Party has imposed its will on the people of Hong Kong by stifling Hong Kong’s autonomy and enacting … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Young, Cardin Join Fox News to Discuss Housing Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), joined Special Report on Fox News to discuss their bipartisan Neighborhood Homes Investment Act which would help revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in Indiana and across the nation.     **Click here or above to watch the interview.**   Excerpts of Senator Young’s comments:   “Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, … Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Young, Grassley Bill to Prevent Child Sex Crimes Passes Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) applauded the unanimous Senate passage of their legislation to improve justice for young survivors of sex crimes.  The Preventing Child Sex Abuse Act strengthens a federal sex tourism prevention law that prosecutors feared was too vague to convict former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted hundreds of young … Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Senators Young and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Foster Youth and Driving Act

WASHINGTON - Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help foster youth obtain driver's licenses, a process which can be prohibitive to young people in foster care because of high costs and other barriers. The Foster Youth and Driving Act would create a grant to help foster youth obtain the practice and insurance necessary to get a driver's license. "Given the hardships faced by young Hoosiers in the foster system, we should do all we can to … Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation aimed at improving health care for expectant mothers.  The Connected Maternal Online Monitoring (MOM) Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices such as those that can check for irregularities … Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Young, Cardin Introduce Bill to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks and Trailers

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2023. The bipartisan bill would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers, which was established over 100 years ago to support efforts to pay for World War I. Today, the 12% FET is the highest percentage excise tax levied on any product, and at the same time, it is an unpredictable and minimal source of revenue … Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Young, Kaine Applaud Committee Passage of Their Bill to Repeal War Authorities, Formally Ending Gulf and Iraq Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, applauded committee passage of their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), formally ending the Gulf and Iraq wars. The 1991 and 2002 AUMFs—which passed 32 and 20 years ago, respectively—authorized the use of force for the Gulf and Iraq wars, but Congress has failed to … Continue Reading

March 07, 2023

Young, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Encourage Revitalization of Distressed Homes Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in Indiana, Maryland, and nationwide.   Currently, private development lacks in some urban and rural areas because the cost of purchasing and renovating homes is greater than the value of the sale price of homes. The Neighborhood Homes Investment … Continue Reading

March 06, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on Administration to Rescind Costly Climate Agenda on NASA’s Space Exploration

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with his Republican colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee, today called on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to rescind its costly radical proposed rule to require government contractors to provide extensive information about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the letter, Commerce Republicans wrote: “We are writing to express concern with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proposed joint … Continue Reading

March 06, 2023

Young, Braun, and Carson Honor the Legacy of Hoosier Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representative Andre Carson (IN-07) honored the 100thanniversary of the birth of Wes Montgomery and commemorated his contributions to jazz music by introducing a joint resolution in Congress.  “Indiana is home to a long list of famous musicians, but none was more highly regarded by his peers than Wes Montgomery. A century after his birth, he is still recognized as one of the … Continue Reading

March 04, 2023

Senate Passes Young’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Hoosier First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to help police, fire, emergency medical and 911 personnel cope with the stresses of responding to crisis situations passed the Senate unanimously. The Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Act of 2023 is bipartisan legislation that would establish mental health programs for America’s first responders who often face long-term effects from providing … Continue Reading

March 03, 2023

Young Reintroduces Bill to Block IRS Surveillance, Protect American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined his Republican colleagues on the Senate Finance and Banking Committees to reintroduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, which will block future progressive political attempts to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) snoop on the private information of American taxpayers.In 2021, the Biden Administration proposed new requirements that would have directed the IRS to collect the private transaction information of … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Demand Update on Efforts to Recover Fraudulent Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Martin Walsh requesting an update on the Biden Administration’s efforts to recover fraudulent benefits obtained through the temporary COVID-19 unemployment insurance (UI) programs.   Since the creation of these programs in … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help End Taxpayer Funded Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 25 of his colleagues in introducing legislation to close loopholes that allow Title X family planning funds to go to entities that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood.Senator Young was joined by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Steve Daines … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Young, Bipartisan Group Lead Push for New Tax Agreement with Taiwan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have announced a bipartisan push towards the enactment of a new tax agreement with Taiwan. Today, the Senators introduced a resolution that encourages the Administration to begin negotiating a tax agreement with Taiwan in order to further strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Taiwan. “Our relationship with Taiwan has never … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Young Says Biden Administration’s WOTUS Overreach Hurts Hoosier Farmers

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today joined a group of Republicans who took to the Senate floor and highlighted examples of government overreach. Senator Young focused his remarks on the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and changing the definition of Waters of the United … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Maritime Academy Students

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Braun (R-IN) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand the age eligibility for the Maritime Administration’s Student Incentive Payment Program.The Changing Age-Determined Eligibility to Student Incentive Payments (CADETS) Act – which the Senators introduced and passed through the Senate last Congress … Continue Reading

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