Young is the senior senator from Indiana and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Young is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2016.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Young.
Young is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Young has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Todd Young sits on the following committees:
Young was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2945 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 171 South Maple Street in Dana, Indiana, as the Ernest “Ernie” T. Pyle ...
- S. 112 (116th): National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act
- S. 2276 (115th): Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act
- S. 1182 (115th): National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2018
- S. 3008 (115th): Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018
- S. 963 (115th): Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act
- H.R. 2144 (114th): Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Young sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) Taxation (15%) Education (15%) International Affairs (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Housing and Community Development (8%)
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2053: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to permit the use ...
- S. 1869: A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a working group ...
- S. 1614: Yes In My Backyard Act
- S. 1453: Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act
- S.Res. 203: A resolution condemning the horrific attack in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 15, 2021, ...
- S. 1299: Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2021
- S. 1266: Hydrogen Utilization and Sustainability Act
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2021, Young missed 21 of 1,560 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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