U.S. Senator Todd Young

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Today:  The Gary Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Virtual Conversation with U.S. Senator Todd Young" on Friday afternoon on Zoom,  and Chamber executive director Chuck Hughes talks about what he will discuss, including the coronavirus pandemic and the recent racial protests.  Eli Lilly and Company chief executive Dave Ricks  discusses the Indianapolis drugmaker's early-stage trial on a potential treatment for COVID-19.  And we have a report from Side Effects Public Media repoerters Darian Benson and Carter Barrett on some of the health inequities that are part of the protests held across the country.

A small group of demonstrators were turned away from U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)’s Indianapolis office Tuesday as they sought to protest the GOP lawmaker’s vote on the Senate tax bill. They describe themselves as frustrated but undeterred.

The protest of Young’s vote on the tax overhaul was born out of a Facebook group discussion, says organizer Kendra Wilcox.

Pence Visits Indiana To Push Tax Reform, Pressure Sen. Donnelly

Nov 9, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence made his second official visit to Indiana in a month Thursday for a roundtable discussion with Gov. Eric Holcomb, Sen. Todd Young and a group of small business owners.

It was held on stage at TKO Graphix, a custom graphics manufacturer on the west side of Indianapolis.

Pence used the trip to continue a push for bipartisan support on tax reform. He says the administration wants to lower taxes on working families, small businesses and family farms.

Indiana’s top agricultural official will become the nation’s first undersecretary for foreign agricultural trade.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Ted McKinney to the newly-created Department of Agriculture post Tuesday.

In a statement, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue says McKinney will “wake up every morning seeking to sell more American agricultural products in foreign markets.”

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says his focus for aid to distressed urban areas is to ensure federal assistance programs are effective. Young visited an Indianapolis community resource center Thursday as part of a tour of Indiana communities most in need.

The John H. Boner Community Center works to connect residents with resources for jobs, education and housing.

Young says the federal government can support those kinds of resources through different funding avenues.

Three top federal officials visited Indiana in August: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

The trips were tightly scripted and large parts were closed to the public.

While federal officials have visited Indiana in the past, there has been an uptick in visits since President Donald Trump took office.

Indiana’s U.S. Senators say they want to dig more into the details of President Donald Trump’s strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Trump addressed the nation Monday on America’s 16-year presence in the east Asian nation. He promised a focus on eliminating terrorists, not “nation-building.” The president also declined to set a timetable for the conflict’s de-escalation and announced an increase in troop numbers.

Older Hoosiers Express Concerns Over Health Bill

Jun 29, 2017

Nearly 14,000 callers from around Indiana took part in a telephone town hall about the Senate health care bill with U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). The call was organized by AARP Indiana, which strongly opposes the measure.

Their opposition to the health care reform bill stems from worries about increased costs and reduced benefits.

Donnelly says he has the same concerns.

Indiana U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) are pushing legislation to help get law enforcement better access to mental health services.

Lebanon, Indiana, police officer Taylor Nielsen says in the wake of a double-homicide she worked last year, she struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide.