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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.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2016.

Photo of Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to May 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 84% NumbersUSA: 77% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Todd Young sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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:

Taxation (20%) Health (19%) Education (14%) Social Welfare (12%) International Affairs (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to May 2019, Young missed 10 of 725 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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