Press Releases

May 09, 2023

What They Are Saying: Support for the PASTEUR Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Patients, medical providers, and health care associations in Indiana and across the country are voicing support for the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act.The bipartisan legislation, recently reintroduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure … Continue Reading

May 08, 2023

Young, Braun, Yakym Urge Pentagon to Return KC-135 Stratotanker Inspection Point Back to Grissom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Indiana’s U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun andCongressman Rudy Yakym (R-IN-02) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall urging the Air Force Reserve to return full inspection point operations for the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet back to Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base.“We write to voice our concerns about discussions to maintain a KC-135 Stratotanker inspection point … Continue Reading

May 08, 2023

Young, GOP Senators Oppose Raising Debt Limit Without Spending Cuts and Budget Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined a group of 43 Republican senators in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressing a collective commitment to oppose raising the debt ceiling without substantive spending cuts and budget reforms.The full letter can be found here and below.Dear Leader Schumer,The Senate Republican conference is united behind the House Republican conference in support of spending cuts and structural budget reform as a … Continue Reading

May 05, 2023

VIDEO: Young Discusses CHIPS and Science Act During CSIS/IU Event

**Click here or above to watch the video.** WASHINGTON – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks during an event on Wednesday hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute focused on enhancing the regional impact of the CHIPS and Science Act. Young helped author the legislation, which was signed into law last year. “The CHIPS and Science … Continue Reading

May 05, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Tax Credit to Help Blind Americans Afford Access Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are leading the effort to create a refundable tax credit to help blind Americans afford access technology. The Access Technology Affordability Act, introduced Thursday, would allow for more widespread access to adapted computers, text-to-speech screen access software and electronic Braille displays used to access computers, tablets, smart phones, as well as digital … Continue Reading

May 04, 2023

Young, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Opportunity, Strengthen Hoosier Families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the bipartisan Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, legislation to help improve outcomes for families with young children by increasing access to housing mobility vouchers and providing counseling services. This bill will create 250,000 new housing mobility vouchers to allow families to move to areas with greater opportunity.“Evidence shows that empowering families … Continue Reading

May 04, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Kids Online Safety Act, comprehensive bipartisan legislation to protect children online and hold social media companies accountable. “Hoosier parents are concerned about protecting their children online and want social media companies to do more to safeguard their platforms. Our bipartisan bill would require these companies to take new … Continue Reading

May 03, 2023

Young, Hassan Resolution Establishing World Quantum Day Passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to commemorate and support the goals of World Quantum Day.This resolution highlights the importance of the quantum mechanics that are part of the technologies used in everyday life, such as semiconductors in computers, atomic clocks that power GPS systems, and MRI imaging. The U.S. has been a pioneer in revolutionary quantum technologies … Continue Reading

May 03, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution on 75th Anniversary of Founding of the State of Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined with a group of colleagues to introduce a bipartisan resolution in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (May 14). The bipartisan resolution reaffirms the United States’ steadfast commitment to Israel’s security, underscores our dedication to combatting antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize Israel, and celebrates the indelible … Continue Reading

May 02, 2023

Young, Colleagues Urge the FIO to Abandon ESG Policies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO’s) efforts to force the Biden Administration’s unrealistic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda onto the state-regulated insurance industry. This could result in state insurance regulators and insurers being coerced into adopting costly, … Continue Reading

May 01, 2023

Young, Wicker Introduce TORNADO Act to Improve Severe Weather Forecasting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) reintroduced the Tornado Observation Research Notification and Deployment to Operations (TORNADO) Act to improve the forecasting and understanding of tornadoes and other hazardous weather. The TORNADO Act would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to update its methods for predicting and communicating weather alerts to residents. “In recent months, severe weather has … Continue Reading

April 28, 2023

Senate Passes Bipartisan National Digging Month Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Maria Cantwell (D-.Wash.) applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution designating April as National Safe Digging Month, to build awareness of safe digging practices that protect homeowners and utility workers from damaging underground utility lines during excavation projects. “As Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, … Continue Reading

April 27, 2023

Young Leads Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with U.S. Representatives Pat Fallon (R-TX-4) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), reintroduced the Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2023. This legislation would implement a robust mechanism to hold the Russian Federation accountable for continued human rights violations and war crimes committed by Russian and Russia-aligned forces in Ukraine. “I have met with the families of Ukrainian soldiers … Continue Reading

April 27, 2023

Young, Bennet Reintroduce PASTEUR Act to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), along with U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA-50), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3), Mike Levin (D-CA-49), and Jake LaTurner (R-KS-2), reintroduced the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability of antibiotics when … Continue Reading

April 26, 2023

Young, Reed Offer Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Research in Adult Education & Learning

WASHINGTON - Adult education programs, including reading, math, and other core subjects, equip learners with the skills they need to find good-paying jobs and help ensure businesses and communities can achieve their workforce development goals.  But despite the economic value of adult education, the area has been chronically under-researched.  Two U.S. Senators are working on a bipartisan basis to change that. In an effort to improve adult education in the United States, enhance … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Young, Hagerty Reintroduce Legislation to Help Stop Fentanyl Trafficking into the U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in reintroducing the Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act, legislation to add drug smuggling as an additional basis for Title 42 immigration enforcement authority, thereby preserving for Border Patrol agents an essential tool to quickly remove illegal border crossers and stop the drug trafficking that is fueling the overdose epidemic in America, now the leading cause of death for Americans ages … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Park Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Angus King (I-Maine), and other Senate colleagues to establish April 22-30, 2023, as National Park Week. “Hoosiers are proud of the Indiana Dunes National Park, which serves as a great example of the vast landscapes, wildlife, and history that national parks offer throughout our country. This week, we celebrate the Indiana Dunes National … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

Young, Colleagues Call on U.S. State Department to Designate Russian Dissident and U.S. Permanent Resident as Wrongfully Detained

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with more than 70 Members of Congress, sent a letter to the U.S. State Department urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza as “unlawfully and wrongfully detained” under the Levinson Act (22 U.S.C. 1741 et seq.).The legislators also called upon the U.S. government to use its resources to free Kara-Murza, who was arrested by Russian … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Young, Scott Reintroduce Broadband Buildout Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Broadband Buildout Accountability Act to increase transparency for a $42 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package (BIF) broadband buildout grant awarded to the National Technology Information Administration (NTIA). This grant is currently exempted from transparency requirements under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  This legislation would remove the FOIA exemption and require a … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

What They Are Saying: Support Grows for Young's American Innovation and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Job creators and industry trade associations in Indiana and across the country are voicing support for S. 866, the American Innovation and Jobs Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) last month, would support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative companies across Indiana and the United States.R&D tax incentives help job creators to invest in … Continue Reading

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