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Sen. Todd Young

Senator for Indiana

pronounced tod // yung


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.

Young has cosponsored 21 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Young.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

United States Chamber of Commerce: 90% The Club for Growth: 68% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B League of Conservation Voters: 5% American Civil Liberties Union: 0% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Todd Young sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young voted Yea

Veto Sustained 53/45 on May 2, 2019.

A recently House-passed bill, which seems likely to pass in the Senate, could mark President Trump's first veto in office. ## Context Yemen has been ...

Young voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 54/46 on Mar 13, 2019.

A recently House-passed bill, which seems likely to pass in the Senate, could mark President Trump's first veto in office. ## Context Yemen has been ...

Young voted Nay

Joint Resolution Passed 50/49 on May 3, 2017.

H.J.Res. 66 disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement ...

Young voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Young voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Young voted Aye

Young voted Nay

Young voted Yea

Young voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: