Press Releases

June 14, 2023

VIDEO: Young Salutes Hoosier Alice Sanger in Flag Day Remarks

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON – On Flag Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the legacy of Hoosier Alice Sanger. The Indiana native was the first woman to serve on a president’s staff and helped establish the celebration of Flag Day.“Our flag represents the promise of freedom and self-government, that any man or woman can live their life in pursuit of happiness,” said Young. … Continue Reading

June 09, 2023

Young, Ernst Introduce Bill to Support Modern Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON – The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program, one of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) core entrepreneurial development programs, has faced challenges in maintaining high performance. There also have been observations of resource inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement in the program’s outreach efforts to certain populations.U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) announced their plan to reauthorize SCORE to meet the … Continue Reading

June 09, 2023

Young, Colleagues Challenge EPA’s “Good Neighbor Rule”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced a formal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Good Neighbor Rule” through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval.The senators are seeking to overturn the rule, which will place severe restrictions on state emissions based on a questionable methodology that assigns fault to “upwind” states for other “downwind” state … Continue Reading

June 08, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S. Technology Competitiveness

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Global Technology Leadership Act. This bipartisan legislation would establish an Office of Global Competition Analysis to assess how the United States fares in key emerging technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI) – relative to other countries to inform U.S. policy and strengthen American competitiveness.“This legislation will … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Bloomington Small Business Owner Testifies Before U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, Bloomington resident Mike Norris, President/CEO of Warrant Technologies, testified during a joint roundtable hosted by the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of both committees, co-led the roundtable and invited Norris to participate. Entitled “Tackling Tax Complexity: The Small Business Perspective,” the roundtable focused on how tax policy affects small businesses across the … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Young, Brown Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Trade Remedy Laws, Protect American Workers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Leveling the Playing Field 2.0 Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen U.S. trade remedy laws and ensure they remain effective tools to fight back against unfair trade practices and protect American workers. The legislation updates the previous Leveling the Playing Field Act, which was introduced by Senator Brown and former Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and signed into law in 2015. … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Young, Colleagues Launch Bipartisan U.S. Senate Korea Caucus

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) launched the U.S. Senate Korea Caucus to advance and strengthen the relationship and alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The caucus will work across the aisle to advance policies deepening economic, security, cultural, and scientific ties between the two nations. The launch of the caucus also marks the … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Implore Biden Administration to Nullify Rule That Will Exacerbate Transformer Shortages, Jeopardize National Security, and Weaken Supply Chains and Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 46 of his colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm, raising their concern about a proposed rule by the DOE that increases efficiency standards on distribution transformers—critical grid products—at a time when the availability of essential grid components remains a significant challenge for the electric power industry, and while the industry is struggling due to … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce the Taliban Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the Taliban Sanctions Act to hold the Taliban accountable with sanctions for terrorism, human rights abuses, and drug trafficking.“The Taliban is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, NATO servicemembers, and Afghan civilians over the past two decades. The Taliban has taken advantage of the Biden Administration’s tragic withdrawal from Afghanistan and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Young Statement on the Fiscal Responsibility Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act: “This legislation makes modest but substantive spending and budget reforms, and it ensures that the United States will not default on our debt obligations. “Given that Republicans do not control the White House or the Senate and have only a slim majority in the House, this bill does not go as far as I and many others would like. This … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Support Ag Education Programs at Community Colleges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a group of Senate colleagues introduced the bipartisan Community College Agriculture Advancement Act to fund agriculture workforce training, education, and research programs at community colleges.Many community colleges serve first-generation and minority students, providing training to students entering the agriculture industry. Yet, many of their agricultural programs do not have access to federal resources provided to … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Boost Employee Ownership of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) and Blake Moore (R-UT-01), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would make it easier for private companies and small businesses to transfer ownership of the business to their employees.Right now, over 40 percent of U.S. corporate stock is owned by foreign investors, and foreign corporate ownership is set to increase as a … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Who Completed Spring Internship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the spring session of his internship program in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. The students assisted with daily activities and special projects related to legislation, communications, and constituent services.The Washington, D.C. intern class included Audrey Sims (top left), a graduate of the University of St. Andrew’s from Indianapolis, and Joelle Cox (top right), a senior from … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

VIDEO: Young Honors Hoosier Heroes in Memorial Day Remarks

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s floor speech.** WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor and paid tribute to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America.Young spoke about the legacy of Hoosiers who served in our nation’s first all-Black regiment, the Massachusetts 54th Infantry.“The reason we build monuments and memorials to the dead is so their … Continue Reading

May 25, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Communities Recover From Disasters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced legislation to help communities recover from major disasters. The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act would strengthen the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) disaster recovery program for states, local governments, and tribes.“Our legislation would streamline, reform, and inject greater fiscal responsibility into the broken CDBG Disaster Recovery Program,” … Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Young, Rubio Reintroduce Bill to Sanction Enablers of Palestinian Terrorist Groups

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad International Terrorism Support Prevention Act to impose sanctions on foreign individuals, entities, and governments that provide support to Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other Palestinian terrorist groups that just spent weeks launching more than 1,000 rockets at Israeli civilians in 2023.“Israel has the right to defend itself … Continue Reading

May 23, 2023

Young, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Test Portable Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) along with U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) reintroduced legislation to test innovative portable benefits designs for the growing independent workforce. The Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act seeks to provide workers with access to insurance protections typically provided through traditional full-time employment. This legislation would establish a $20 million grant fund within … Continue Reading

May 22, 2023

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

WASHINGTON – U.S. 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 … Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

Young, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Small Business Innovation Voucher Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) reintroduced the bipartisan Small Business Innovation Voucher Act to ensure America’s small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy.“Our Small Business Innovation Voucher program will build on Indiana's existing voucher program to facilitate public-private partnerships between small businesses and our world-renowned research institutions. Giving Hoosier entrepreneurs … Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Enhance Competition in Organ Donation Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on anti-competitive practices in the U.S. organ donation system by modernizing the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).Since its inception decades ago, OPTN has exclusively contracted the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to oversee the U.S. transplantation network. … Continue Reading

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