Five things to know this week

Senator Todd Young
2018-01-09 18:20:55
A message from US Senator Todd Young <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/Todd_Young_Ba nner_logo2.png> Crane Visit On Monday, I hosted Air Force Chief of Staff, General David Goldfein at Naval Support Activity Crane to showcase the professionalism and skill of Crane's workforce, as well as their critical and growing contribution to our national security. I look forward to working with General Goldfein to continue increasing Crane's extraordinary support to the Air Force. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/IMG_9830.JPG> Fighting the Opioid Epidemic On Friday, hundreds of Hoosiers came together at the AgrIInstitute Rural Opioid Addiction Symposium to share ideas on fighting the opioid epidemic in Indiana. The President's recent declaration of a nationwide public health emergency is one important step in the ongoing fight against the drug crisis. In our state, we have a challenge ahead of us to ensure that our rural towns have access to the right tools to fight this epidemic. I introduced the bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act that the President signed into law this summer as part of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. This bill offers doctors better information about the risks of addiction and encourages them to communicate that information with their patients. Until we put an end to the opioid crisis, I will continue working to ensure the federal government is doing its part to protect Hoosier families from the scourge of addiction. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/26168679_2195 272313831554_8135529403987618267_n.jpg>

Crane Visit

On Monday, I hosted Air Force Chief of Staff, General David Goldfein at Naval Support Activity Crane to showcase the professionalism and skill of Crane’s workforce, as well as their critical and growing contribution to our national security. I look forward to working with General Goldfein to continue increasing Crane’s extraordinary support to the Air Force. 

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

On Friday, hundreds of Hoosiers came together at the AgrIInstitute Rural Opioid Addiction Symposium to share ideas on fighting the opioid epidemic in Indiana.

The President’s recent declaration of a nationwide public health emergency is one important step in the ongoing fight against the drug crisis. In our state, we have a challenge ahead of us to ensure that our rural towns have access to the right tools to fight this epidemic. I introduced the bipartisan Opioid Addiction Risk Transparency Act that the President signed into law this summer as part of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. This bill offers doctors better information about the risks of addiction and encourages them to communicate that information with their patients.

Until we put an end to the opioid crisis, I will continue working to ensure the federal government is doing its part to protect Hoosier families from the scourge of addiction.

Tax Reform Already Benefitting Hoosiers

Hoosiers are already seeing the benefits of tax reform. Nationwide, more than 1 million employees have benefited from raises, bonuses, or more benefits. In Indiana, First Farmers Bank and Trust in Conversesays it is raising wages, giving bonuses, and investing $250K per year in community development and $150K per year on employee development.

Southwest Airlines reports it will invest in a new fleet with engines manufactured by Hoosiers in Lafayette. 

Keeping Our Government Accountable 

Last week, I introduced the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act. This bipartisan legislation will help make our federal government more accountable and save taxpayer dollars - two things Hoosiers want. Ensuring Congress has the information necessary to conduct effective oversight will lead to increased transparency for federal agencies and better service to taxpayers.

One more thing before you go...

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Indiana University’s Kelley School and Purdue’s Krannert School MBA students on their third day with the Washington Campus program. I commend these young minds for their strong interest in our government and public policy.


Thank you for the continued privilege to serve you in the U.S. 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. 

In Service,


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