Yoder Will Face Young for Ninth Congressional District Seat

Democrat Shelli Yoder will face Republican Congressman Todd Young in the general election for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat. The 43-year-old Yoder is a first-time candidate, who works a professional development director at Indiana University’s business school. She won the five-way primary race with 46 percent of the vote and beat notable opponents, such as […]

NRA Endorses Young for Re-Election

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Congressman Todd Young, R-In., in his re-election bid. The group’s Political Victory Fund notified Young of the endorsement on Thursday, saying the freshman lawmaker has a “solid and consistent voting record” and an A-rating from gun rights advocates. NRA leaders also praised Young for co-sponsoring the National Right to […]

Federal Approval for Changes to Bridges Project Expected Soon

In a letter to U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and Todd Young, R-In., the Federal Highway Administration says it expects to approve a new environmental study for the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, which is required for the project to move forward. The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement was initiated after Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, […]

Young Praises GOP Budget Plan

Joining other members of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., came out in support of the controversial budget proposal authored by Republican lawmakers that makes drastic cuts to federal spending and seeks to revamp Medicare. Dubbed “The Path to Prosperity”, the fiscal plan was drafted by House Budget Chairman Paul […]

Young Addresses Tornado Damage in Southern Indiana

Speaking on the House floor Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In, discussed the deadly tornadoes that swept through his southern Indiana district last week and the sense of community that constituents have displayed to rebuild their lives. Across the South and Midwest, the severe weather has caused serious injury and damage to hundreds of […]

Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

Several lawmakers from the region have responded to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who earlier criticized the speech before it was delivered. The responses follow the official GOP reaction from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and an unofficial one from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who […]

Young Joining Congressional Delegation to Middle East

Joining a congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., announced he will be going to the Middle East as the U.S. deals with increased tensions with Iran and regional instability. The group of lawmakers are being led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA, and the trip will focus on Iran and its nuclear weapons […]

Winningham Blasts Young Over Payroll Tax Votes

Indiana Democratic congressional candidate Robert Winningham is criticizing Republican incumbent Todd Young for switching votes on the payroll tax cut compromise last week. Initially, Young voted against the Senate compromise and defended the Republican-controlled House for doing so, saying the short-term extension would hurt small business owners. However, growing political pressure from President Obama, Democrats […]

Young Defends House GOP, Payroll Tax Cut Vote

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has rejected a bipartisan Senate plan to extend a two percent payroll tax cut for an additional two months. House GOP leaders then voted for an immediate conference with the Senate to negotiate a one-year extension, but the Democratic-controlled chamber has adjourned for the year. If lawmakers fail to extend […]

House Passes Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama, the House has approved a Republican-sponsored bill extending the payroll tax cuts for another year. The final vote was 234 to 193, with only ten Democrats supporting the bill. It is expected the Democratic-controlled Senate will reject the measure due to certain GOP policy provisions. U.S. Rep. Todd […]