Summary

Todd Young was born in 1972 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Indiana. Senator Young’s seat will be up for election in 2022.

Young ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and served three terms representing Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated with honors and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. Young was honorably discharged from active duty in 2000 as a U.S. Marine Captain.

Senator Young is currently serving on the Foreign Relations Committee; the Finance Committee; the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee; the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Below is Senator Young’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish Community 

Senator Young supported the Taylor Force Act, which states that no American governmental funds shall be given to a Palestinian entity that financially rewards terrorists or their families.

He cosponsored legislation objecting the UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity. Senator Young cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act and the Combating BDS Act of 2017, two bills that aimed to fight discriminatory boycotts that target Israel.

Senator Young cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding. In 2019, he voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.

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Opposed the Iran nuclear deal https://www.young.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/young-statement-on-withdrawal-from-flawed-iran-nuclear-agreement

Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016

Cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/720/cosponsors

Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and supported the two-state solution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors

Supported the Taylor Force Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1697/cosponsors

Cosponsored the Combating BDS Act of 2017 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/170/cosponsors

Cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2497/cosponsors

Cosponsored Senate Resolution 120 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/120