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 2028 and serves until Jan 3, 2029. He is 50 years old.
He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2016.
Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Jun 1, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Todd Young sits on the following committees:
Young was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 4797 (117th): A bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mishawaka, Indiana, as the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic”.
- S. 2053 (117th): Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2021
- 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. 963 (115th): Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act
Does 8 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 (20%) Taxation (16%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Labor and Employment (12%) Education (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Commerce (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Young recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 1688: A bill to require certain grantees under title I of the Housing and …
- S.Res. 225: A resolution commemorating the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and …
- S.Res. 190: A resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of “World Quantum Day”.
- S. 1345: 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2023
- S. 1320: Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2023
- S.Res. 155: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should …
- S. 976: After Hours Child Care Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2023, Young missed 45 of 2,408 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2011 Jan-Mar (House)||212||0||0.0%||0th|
|2011 Apr-Jun (House)||281||2||0.7%||33rd|
|2011 Jul-Sep (House)||247||0||0.0%||0th|
|2011 Oct-Dec (House)||208||1||0.5%||14th|
|2012 Jan-Mar (House)||151||1||0.7%||26th|
|2012 Apr-Jun (House)||299||3||1.0%||37th|
|2012 Jul-Sep (House)||152||3||2.0%||54th|
|2012 Nov-Dec (House)||51||0||0.0%||0th|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress (House)||5||0||0.0%||0th|
|2013 Jan-Mar (House)||89||0||0.0%||0th|
|2013 Apr-Jun (House)||215||7||3.3%||66th|
|2013 Jul-Sep (House)||200||0||0.0%||0th|
|2013 Oct-Dec (House)||137||0||0.0%||0th|
|2014 Jan-Mar (House)||148||2||1.4%||40th|
|2014 Apr-Jun (House)||219||4||1.8%||55th|
|2014 Jul-Sep (House)||147||0||0.0%||0th|
|2014 Nov-Dec (House)||49||0||0.0%||0th|
|2015 Jan-Mar (House)||144||9||6.2%||83rd|
|2015 Apr-Jun (House)||244||22||9.0%||92nd|
|2015 Jul-Sep (House)||139||1||0.7%||33rd|
|2015 Oct-Dec (House)||177||3||1.7%||64th|
|2016 Jan-Mar (House)||137||4||2.9%||52nd|
|2016 Apr-Jun (House)||204||7||3.4%||65th|
|2016 Jul-Sep (House)||232||5||2.2%||69th|
|2016 Nov-Dec (House)||48||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Jan-Mar (Senate)||101||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Apr-Jun (Senate)||54||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Jul-Sep (Senate)||53||2||3.8%||86th|
|2017 Oct-Dec (Senate)||117||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Jan-Mar (Senate)||63||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Apr-Jun (Senate)||80||2||2.5%||66th|
|2018 Jul-Sep (Senate)||75||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Oct-Dec (Senate)||56||0||0.0%||0th|
|2019 Jan-Mar (Senate)||54||0||0.0%||0th|
|2019 Apr-Jun (Senate)||135||6||4.4%||78th|
|2019 Jul-Sep (Senate)||124||2||1.6%||61st|
|2019 Oct-Dec (Senate)||115||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 Jan-Mar (Senate)||80||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 May-Jun (Senate)||48||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 Jul-Sep (Senate)||71||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 Oct-Dec (Senate)||90||5||5.6%||75th|
|2021 Jan-Jan 116th Congress (Senate)||2||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Mar (Senate)||142||1||0.7%||63rd|
|2021 Apr-Jun (Senate)||110||3||2.7%||70th|
|2021 Jul-Sep (Senate)||150||8||5.3%||83rd|
|2021 Oct-Dec (Senate)||126||4||3.2%||56th|
|2022 Jan-Mar (Senate)||125||0||0.0%||0th|
|2022 Apr-Jun (Senate)||117||3||2.6%||57th|
|2022 Jul-Sep (Senate)||110||4||3.6%||66th|
|2022 Nov-Dec (Senate)||69||1||1.4%||43rd|
|2023 Feb-Mar (Senate)||77||3||3.9%||71st|
|2023 Apr-Jun (Senate)||64||1||1.6%||50th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills