Congressman Todd Young http://wfpl.org en What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban? http://wfpl.org/post/what-do-indiana-lawmakers-say-about-judges-ruling-rejecting-same-sex-marriage-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. District Judge Richard Young's</span><a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional" style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling Wednesday that the Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">brought a mix of reaction from Indiana leaders on the state and federal level.</span></p><p>Almost immediately after Young's ruling, the Indiana attorney general's office announced it would appeal the decision—a move fully supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9645 at http://wfpl.org What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban? Congressman Todd Young's Vietnam Veteran Ad Wins National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-vietnam-veteran-ad-wins-national-award <p>A campaign TV ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young won the <span>Reed</span> <span>Award</span> for Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad during the 2012 election cycle.</p><p>From Young's office:</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:48:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3792 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-campaign-ad-nominated-national-award <p>A television ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young's campaign last fall has been nominated for two national awards.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.thereedawards.com/pages/the-2013-reed-awards-finalists">Reed Awards recognize excellence in campaign management</a>, political consulting and political design across dozens of categories.</p><p>Young's ad focusing on his effort to get the name of David "Larry" Deckard inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall have been nominated for <i>Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad</i> and <i>Best Television Advertisement of 2012</i>.</p><div>Watch (again): Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:31:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3444 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award Young Opens Offices to Toys for Tots Campaign http://wfpl.org/post/young-opens-offices-toys-tots-campaign <p>Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young is opening his offices in Jeffersonville and Bloomington as drop off locations for the <a href="http://www.toysfortots.org/">U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots</a> campaign.</p><p>From Young's office:</p><blockquote><p>"As someone who served in the Marine Corps, I'm excited to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their Toys for Tots Program," Young said in a news release. "Especially in tough economic times, this is a great way to ensure that children around the district have a memorable Christmas."</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2718 at http://wfpl.org Coats Partners With Young to Help River Ridge Development http://wfpl.org/post/coats-partners-young-help-river-ridge-development <p>Joining Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., has introduced a bill to help redevelopment at a former military installation in Jeffersonville.</p><p>Under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) guidelines, the old Indiana Army Ammunition Plant now operates as the <a href="http://www.riverridgecc.com/">River Ridge Commerce Center</a>. According to Coats's office, the southern portion of the plant is reserved for economic development by the state and county, but it is not guaranteed legal protections.</p><p>The measure would ensure that all property owners of land formerly used as a military installation at the commerce center are compensated by the defense department.</p><p>From Sen. Coats's office:</p><blockquote><p>"River Ridge is a promising economic development opportunity that could help boost the local economy and create jobs in southern Indiana,” said Coats. “This bill will provide potential job creators at locations like River Ridge the same insurance protections granted to developers and businesses on all other closed military installations. I am pleased to join Rep. Young in this effort and will work with my colleagues to get the legislation approved in the Senate.” Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:39:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2701 at http://wfpl.org Yoder Jabs Young Over Ryan Budget Plan, Health Care Reform http://wfpl.org/post/yoder-jabs-young-over-ryan-budget-plan-health-care-reform <p>In the race for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat, Democratic challenger Shellie Yoder sparred with Republican incumbent Todd Young during their first debate at Franklin College on Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:08:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2143 at http://wfpl.org Young Ad Targets Obamacare http://wfpl.org/post/young-ad-targets-obamacare <p>In the race for Indiana's Ninth Congressional District race, Republican incumbent Todd Young has released a TV ad attacking President Obama's health care overhaul.</p><p>The 30-second spot criticizes the Affordable Care Act as "just one more way that Washington is trying to control" residents lives. It shows a series of doors in doctor's offices slamming in the viewers face to signify a barrier between physicians and their patients with Young opening the door for residents.</p><p>Check it:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kE9kaOhaJJ0" width="540" frameborder="0" height="360"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:55:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2019 at http://wfpl.org Young Agrees to Two Debates Against Yoder http://wfpl.org/post/young-agrees-two-debates-against-yoder <p>Republican incumbent Todd Young has agreed to participate in two debates in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District race, but Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder wants more forums.</p><p>The debates will be held at Franklin College in Johnson County and O'Bannon Publishing in Harrison County, but the Yoder campaign alleges Young is ignoring the need for additional debates in populated areas.</p><p>Last month, <a href="http://newsandtribune.com/election2012/x1402342721/Yoder-challenges-Young-to-13-debates">Yoder called for 13 debates in each county across the southern Indiana district</a>.</p><p>Yoder campaign manager Katie Carlson says Young sought seven debates when he ran against then-Congressman Baron Hill two years ago, and that the negotiations are ongoing.</p><p>"We have not reached an agreement on the number of debates. We believe that more debates are necessary to give voters of the Ninth District an opportunity to hear from both of their candidates for Congress and an opportunity to discuss issues that are most important to them," she says.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:31:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1647 at http://wfpl.org Yoder: Young Stalling On Debate Challenge http://wfpl.org/post/yoder-young-stalling-debate-challenge <p class="p3">In Indiana's Ninth Congressional District race, Democrat Shelli Yoder is calling on Republican incumbent Todd Young to get serious about a series of debates she has proposed.</p><p class="p3">Last month, <a href="http://newsandtribune.com/election2012/x1402342721/Yoder-challenges-Young-to-13-debates">Yoder challenged Young to 13 town-hall-style debates</a>, one&nbsp;in each county in the southern Indiana district. In response, the Young campaign called the request a political stunt meant to gain media attention because Yoder's staff delivered a letter requesting the debates only 15 minutes before sending it to the press.</p><p class="p3">Yoder&nbsp;told WFPL in a recent interview that the two camps met since her initial request, but she now accuses Young's campaign of "stalling" and "wasting time" while voters want to hear the issues.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:05:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1475 at http://wfpl.org Yoder: Young Stalling On Debate Challenge Yoder Presses Young Over Akin 'Legitimate Rape' Comments http://wfpl.org/post/yoder-presses-young-over-akin-legitimate-rape-comments <p>In Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District race, Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder is calling on Republican incumbent Todd Young to denounce Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s controversial comments.</p><p>But the GOP lawmaker has already spoken out against the recent statements in a televised interview earlier this week.</p><p>Akin made national headlines for saying that women who are "legitimately raped" rarely get pregnant. Other Republicans have urged him to drop out, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Akin’s Senate campaign "has no future."</p><p>Yoder says Hoosiers of all political backgrounds have come up to her on the campaign trail and are disgusted with Akin's remarks.</p><p>"I want to know why hasn’t Todd Young come out with a statement on something that’s really deplorable in thought," she says.</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:54:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1447 at http://wfpl.org