Building on last week's progress

Senator Todd Young
2017-05-22 19:08:30
A message from US Senator Todd Young <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/Todd_Young_Ba nner_logo2.png> Police mental health bill passes the Senate When our police forces are strong, our communities are strong and vibrant. It is imperative that we put officers in a position to succeed; ensuring they have access to robust mental health services is vital to their success. I was thrilled to see this bill pass the Senate and spoke about it on the Senate floor in conjunction with National Police Week. Click on the image below to watch remarks from the Senate floor. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu. be%2f2l4Wfu7RcTk&redir_log=813399938918188> 3 steps Saudi Arabia can take to help save millions from starvation In advance of President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, I discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which the United Nations has declared "the worst on the planet". Senator Murphy and I discussed specific steps Saudi Arabia can take, in conjunction with the United States and other allies, to prevent millions from starving to death. You can find video and highlights from our conversation here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fsenators-young-murphy-senate-floor-call-actio n-address-humanitarian-crisis-yemen&redir_log=958733913812829> . Honoring the American Legion's 100 years of advocacy work The American Legion commemorative coin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fsens-young-donnelly-lead-bipartisan-coalition -honor-american-legion-100th-anniversary&redir_log=099585328617856> will honor the Legion's achievements along with helping to continue advocacy work that improves the lives of veterans. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support and programs for our nation's veterans, including influential work to help secure the passage of the G.I. Bill. The special, limited edition, commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will go toward supporting American Legion programs and efforts to continue their invaluable work on behalf of our nation's veterans and their families. Protecting the Health and Safety of Olympic Athletes I questioned Shelly Pfohl, the CEO of the United States Center for SafeSport, on the independent nature of her organization. SafeSport was created to provide oversight of the U.S. Olympic program after revelations of abuse reported by the IndyStar. Watch our exchange here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu. be%2fxXkUVL1mGeI&redir_log=688897385323188> . The VA's unacceptable performance at Indianapolis & Peru clinics Our veterans deserve to know that they will receive the best care and treatment available when they utilize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.fa cebook.com%2fVeteransAffairs%2f%3ffref%3dmentions&redir_log=271059648521 390> . Last week, I met with the Director of Region 10's VA medical center network. I expressed concern with issues at the Indianapolis VA medical center and the Peru VA medical center. Specifically, I touched on another scandal at the Indianapolis center. Between 2014 and 2016, the Roudebush VA Medical Center lost nearly $1.5 million in medical equipment. This situation is unacceptable and proves that increased transparency, accountability, and reform is needed at the VA. You can watch WISH-TV's reporting on the matter here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwishtv. com%2f2017%2f05%2f16%2fsenators-young-donnelly-troubled-by-missing-medic al-equipment-demand-answers-from-va-secretary%2f&redir_log=5134004727738 67> . One more thing before you go...honoring the 2017 graduating class of Trine University I spoke at the commencement ceremony of Trine University's 2017 Graduating Class. I implored graduates to consider and reflect on the idea that our happiness is rooted in the happiness of those around us. I also spoke to the value of knowing where the nearest Taco Bell. 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Police mental health bill passes the Senate

When our police forces are strong, our communities are strong and vibrant. It is imperative that we put officers in a position to succeed; ensuring they have access to robust mental health services is vital to their success.

I was thrilled to see this bill pass the Senate and spoke about it on the Senate floor in conjunction with National Police Week. Click on the image below to watch remarks from the Senate floor.

3 steps Saudi Arabia can take to help save millions from starvation

In advance of President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, I discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which the United Nations has declared “the worst on the planet”. Senator Murphy and I discussed specific steps Saudi Arabia can take, in conjunction with the United States and other allies, to prevent millions from starving to death.

You can find video and highlights from our conversation here.

Honoring the American Legion's 100 years of advocacy work

The American Legion commemorative coin will honor the Legion’s achievements along with helping to continue advocacy work that improves the lives of veterans.

The Legion has been instrumental in providing support and programs for our nation’s veterans, including influential work to help secure the passage of the G.I. Bill.

The special, limited edition, commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will go toward supporting American Legion programs and efforts to continue their invaluable work on behalf of our nation’s veterans and their families.

Protecting the Health and Safety of Olympic Athletes

I questioned Shelly Pfohl, the CEO of the United States Center for SafeSport, on the independent nature of her organization. SafeSport was created to provide oversight of the U.S. Olympic program after revelations of abuse reported by the IndyStar.

Watch our exchange here.

The VA’s unacceptable performance at Indianapolis & Peru clinics

Our veterans deserve to know that they will receive the best care and treatment available when they utilize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Last week, I met with the Director of Region 10’s VA medical center network. I expressed concern with issues at the Indianapolis VA medical center and the Peru VA medical center.

Specifically, I touched on another scandal at the Indianapolis center. Between 2014 and 2016, the Roudebush VA Medical Center lost nearly $1.5 million in medical equipment. This situation is unacceptable and proves that increased transparency, accountability, and reform is needed at the VA.

You can watch WISH-TV’s reporting on the matter here.

One more thing before you go...honoring the 2017 graduating class of Trine University

I spoke at the commencement ceremony of Trine University’s 2017 Graduating Class. I implored graduates to consider and reflect on the idea that our happiness is rooted in the happiness of those around us. I also spoke to the value of knowing where the nearest Taco Bell.

Watch my address here and congratulations to all of the graduates of the class of 2017!

Thank you for the continued privilege in this post in the Senate. My mission is to fight on behalf of Hoosiers and the interests that are unique to our state. I look forward to working with you, and sharing our progress, in the days ahead. Until then…

In Service,

Todd Young

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