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Todd Young's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (IN)

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  • I helped introduce the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311), to require appropriate care and admission to hospital of babies that survive an attempted abortion. Passage of this legislation has repeatedly been blocked. (www.young.senate.gov)
  • I helped introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 160), which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions. (www.young.senate.gov)
  • Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced he received an "A" rating on the Susan B. Anthony List's new National Pro-Life Scorecard. "Our nation is divided on so many issues today, but defending the lives of innocent children should not be one of them. I have long been a champion for life and this rating reflects that," said Senator Young. "I'm grateful to the Susan B. Anthony List for their tireless work to advance pro-life principles and advocate for those who have no voice." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Year after year, Hoosiers remain united behind our most fundamental right - the right to life. Even though this year's March for Life is virtual, it is just as important that we stand up for the unborn, especially now that the Biden Administration has already taken steps to allow taxpayer-funded abortions on demand. I will continue to stand up for the unborn and support legislation that protects innocent life." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed pledge stating "ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Expanding the tax base through reform, not rate increases, is the best way to increase revenue and spur the economy: More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Co-wrote Letter to Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator - Protect Medicare Advantage To ensure this continuum of care, we stand ready to protect MA from payments cuts, which could lead to higher costs and premiums, reduce vital benefits, and undermine advances made to improve health outcomes and health equity for MA enrollees. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2019 to 2020 for National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • "One, national Democrats want to fund their campaigns with your taxpayer dollars. That is right. Under the For the People Act, a $100 campaign donation to Nancy Pelosi could be matched by $600 from taxpayers." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""We've got a very good piece of legislation that will improve our criminal justice system, that will restore a measure of trust in some of our most important local institutions, and the only thing between us and achieving that outcome is political calculation, cynical political calculation," (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted yes in 2020 for National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""I'm proud to have secured several key provisions in this bill, including provisions to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation with Israel, invest in emerging technologies, and create a bipartisan commission to examine our two decades of war in Afghanistan. The bill also includes a plan I worked on with members of the Burmese community in Indiana to support the restoration of democracy in Burma," said Senator Young." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted yes in 2019 for National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted yes in 2021 on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""For the last several months, I've been working diligently with my colleagues toward a bipartisan infrastructure bill to provide crucial funding for our crumbling roads and bridges and to make targeted investments that yield positive long-term results in areas like broadband, ports, and airports. As I've said many times, while I'm eager for a bill that makes these investments, I'm also committed to doing so in a fiscally responsible way. Having reviewed the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) estimated fiscal impact of this legislation as currently constructed, and frankly still not being comfortable with a number of the Democratic priorities contained in this version, I will vote "no.'" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""Debbie from Clark County contacted my office about her business' challenges. "We are constantly striving to reinvest in our company through new equipment, and increased wages to hire and retain good employees. A lower corporate tax will allow us to buy more equipment, offer benefits and better wages.'" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • ""This emergency relief package is designed to help Hoosier families, workers, job creators, healthcare heroes on the front lines, patients, and everyone who has suffered through no fault of their own. Now that an agreement has been reached, we must immediately get this critical relief into the hands of people who need it most. This bill will provide direct funding to Hoosier households and bolster the state of Indiana's response to this unprecedented public health crisis. In addition to providing economic relief, I'm hopeful this historic agreement will also help alleviate our nation's anxiety. We are going to get through this by working together, and we are going to come out stronger," said Senator Young." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 748 "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • School choice gives parents, students, and teachers the freedom to meet each child’s unique learning needs. This week is #NationalCharterSchoolsWeek, and I celebrate education opportunities of all kinds. (twitter.com)
  • "An unelected bureaucrat in Washington is in no way more prepared to make education decisions than local and state governments. A one-size fit all approach does not set up our children for success." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Mandates in Obama's Clean Power Plan regulation are among the most egregious of his tenure and Hoosiers will see a detrimental impact to grid reliability and higher consumer costs as a result. Unfortunately, the way it is now, when unelected bureaucrats overstep their legal authority to issue regulations which result in lower wages, lost jobs, and higher utility bills, we're forced to seek remedy in the courts." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "On the environment, we should be promoting policy with incentives for carbon-capture research, nuclear energy development and energy-efficiency improvement. Bipartisan legislation like the USE It Act, would promote carbon-capture research and development. This is an area of common ground for Republicans and Democrats. We agree on the need to promote market-based carbon-capture systems that ensure America can continue to cleanly and affordably produce energy." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "A cap-and-trade energy scheme would be bad for our economy: Whether through legislative action or bureacratic fiat, I oppose the implementation of a cap-and-trade energy scheme. Under such a plan, companies could buy and sell credits on a national exchange, in an attempt to regulate emissions. Not only does it add unnecessary costs to businesses, it would also cause energy rates to skyrocket--particularly in places like Indiana, where we rely heavily on our own coal-generated electric power." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Mandates in Obama's Clean Power Plan regulation are among the most egregious of his tenure and Hoosiers will see a detrimental impact to grid reliability and higher consumer costs as a result. Unfortunately, the way it is now, when unelected bureaucrats overstep their legal authority to issue regulations which result in lower wages, lost jobs, and higher utility bills, we're forced to seek remedy in the courts." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" " (justfacts.votesmart.org)
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  • Voted in favor of H.R.3762 "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 " (votesmart.org) (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "If we're serious about addressing rising health care costs and putting Americans back to work, we should repeal this law, and repeal it now, and replace it with sustainable, bipartisan health care solutions." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The 2010 law most Americans know as Obamacare remains unpopular with a large majority of Hoosiers who demand the law be repealed or improved. While it's true that rapidly rising health care costs should be dealt with, Obamacare fails to control them and interferes with the doctor-patient relationship. During this Congress, I have already cast 30 votes to repeal, replace or defund all or parts of the law." (votesmart.org) (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 "Families First Coronavirus Response Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "I continue to believe we must secure our southern border and fix our broken immigration system. Irrespective of today's announcement, that requires a bipartisan solution in Congress that reforms our legal immigration system, prevents illegal immigration, and addresses the question of what to do with undocumented men, women and children already here." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "President Biden's DHS is pulling the plug on border wall contracts that have already been paid for by US taxpayers— even as illegal immigrants from around the world continue to pour into the US from Mexico in unprecedented numbers." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S Amdt 1948 "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (Toomey Amendment)" (votesmart.org)
  • "I continue to believe we must secure our southern border and fix our broken immigration system. Irrespective of today's announcement, that requires a bipartisan solution in Congress that reforms our legal immigration system, prevents illegal immigration, and addresses the question of what to do with undocumented men, women and children already here." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to President Biden: "As a threshold matter, we reiterate our view that any agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program is of such gravity for U.S. national security that by definition it is a treaty requiring Senate advice and consent. Furthermore, genuinely robust nuclear agreement with Iran would be compelling enough to secure assent from two-thirds of the Senate -- and the only reason not to present it for a resolution of ratification is that it is too weak to pass muster. Any agreement related to Iran's nuclear program which is not a treaty ratified by the Senate is subject to being reversed, and indeed will likely be torn up, in the opening days of the next Presidential administration, as early as January 2025. That timeline is roughly as long as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) survived implementation, and potentially even shorter." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed Statement to President Biden: "Republicans have made it clear: We would be willing and eager to support an Iran policy that completely blocks Iran's path to a nuclear weapons capability, constrains Iran's ballistic missile program, and confronts Iran's support for terrorism. But if the administration agrees to a deal that fails to achieve these objectives or makes achieving them more difficult, Republicans will do everything in our power to reverse it. Unless Iran ceases its support for terrorism, we will oppose removing and seek to reimpose any terrorism-related sanctions. And we will force the Senate to vote on any Administration effort to do so." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 68 "A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""For decades, Congress has been content to cede our Constitutionally mandated role of approving wars to the Executive Branch. Despite the war in Iraq being over for years, and the Government of Iraq now being our partner, the authorities for that war remain on the books and open to potential abuses," said Senator Young. "Since being elected to the Senate, reasserting the proper role of Congress in critical matters of when, and how, to use force has been one of my top priorities. I'm proud that with today's vote to pass my bipartisan legislation, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took the first step toward retaking these critical authorities. I look forward to the full Senate repealing these authorities in the coming weeks and formally bringing the war in Iraq to an end."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 7 "A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Enjoyed touring Flanders in Evansville and hearing how the USMCA and updated trade deals are benefitting these Hoosier manufacturers." (twitter.com)
  • ""House Democrats held up USMCA for over a year. During that time, tens of thousands of Hoosier jobs supported by exports to Canada and Mexico have been on the line. Today, the Senate passed this historic trade agreement and marked a win for American workers," said Senator Young. "This agreement is finally able to help modernize the outdated and unworkable North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). I'm proud to support USMCA, which secures freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in America."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Thanks to updated trade deals and the USMCA, their over 200 family owned southern Indiana supplier farms are seeing increased growth creating more Hoosier jobs." (twitter.com)

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