‘A trailblazer.’ Reaction to US Sen. Birch Bayh’s death
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reaction to the death of former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who died Thursday at age 91:
"Birch Bayh was a trailblazer who dedicated himself to improving the lives of all...
New national park push being made for Indiana Dunes
PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A new effort is being made in Congress to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan as a national park.
A bill for the designation has been filed by Indiana Sens. Todd Young and Mike Braun and Rep. Pete Visclosky. The same proposal was approved by the House in 2017 but failed to get through the last Congress. The Senate didn't take a vote.
Indiana getting $40 million to improve 2 sections of I-65
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young says Indiana will receive two federal grants totaling $40 million to increase the capacity of sections of Interstate 65 in south central and north central Indiana.
Young says the two $20 million grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation will upgrade 4 miles of I-65 southwest of Columbus and 6 miles north of Lebanon.
Indiana’s Young to head Senate Republican campaign wing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young has been picked to lead the National Republican Senate Committee during the 2020 election cycle.
Young was elected as committee chairman by his fellow Republicans on Wednesday. He had the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing committee chairman Cory Gardner of Colorado.
Indiana’s Young seeks to lead Senate GOP campaign committee
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans' campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map that could undermine their recent gains in the chamber.
A formal election for the position won't be held until next Wednesday, but Young says his bid to lead the National Republican Senate Committee is supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. So far, he has not drawn an opponent.
US Senate confirms Indianapolis attorney as federal judge
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis attorney is set to become the newest judge for a federal court district that's been in a judicial emergency for years.
The U.S. Senate confirmed J.P. Hanlon as a federal judge Thursday for the Southern District of Indiana. He's currently a partner in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Hanlon will join Indiana's Southern District, which declared a judicial emergency after a longtime judge took senior status in 2014, creating a heavy caseload.
Councilman to fill seat of outgoing Indiana Senate leader
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A county councilman in northeastern Indiana has been selected to fill the seat of the outgoing Republican leader of the Indiana Senate.
Allen County Councilman Justin Busch defeated Parkview Health public safety director Tom Rhoades on Tuesday at a Republican caucus of Senate District 16 officials in Fort Wayne. Busch is the northeast Indiana director for Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young and has been an aide to other senators.
US Chamber endorses GOP’s Braun in Indiana Senate race
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the largest business organizations in the U.S. is endorsing Republican Mike Braun in the Indiana Senate race.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it was backing the businessman and former state lawmaker, who is challenging Sen. Joe Donnelly, one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election.
Senators’ bill would designate Fort Wayne for airmail museum
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's U.S. senators have introduced legislation designating a large aircraft hangar in Fort Wayne as the site of a proposed National Airmail Museum.
The legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Young and Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly mirrors a proposal Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Banks introduced in February.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's two senators are praising President Donald Trump efforts to recover the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.
Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young issued a joint letter Tuesday that welcomes the effort. The two note that more than 170 soldiers from Indiana never returned from the war.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Both of Indiana's U.S. senators say they support the nomination of a longtime member of the U.S. Marshals Service as the new federal marshal for the state's northern district.
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump nominated Todd Nukes to become federal marshal for the district covering roughly the northern one-third of Indiana.
Fort Wayne's newest citizen is a 10-year-old adopted foster child from Mexico whose love and trust inspired family, friends and strangers.
Fort Wayne's newest citizen is a 10-year-old adopted foster child from Mexico whose love and trust inspired family, friends and strangers.
Todd Young: Opposition to Mike Pompeo as secretary of state is political
Sen. Todd Young said Monday that most of the opposition to Mike Pompeo as secretary of state is political.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Todd Young, R-Ind., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., have introduced two new bipartisan bills to help combat the opioid crisis in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated attorneys Holly Brady of Fort Wayne and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis to serve as federal judges in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly jointly announced the nominations Tuesday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Brady would serve in the Northern District. She's a partner in the Fort Wayne law firm of Haller & Colvin, where she focuses on civil, employment, and labor litigation.
HESSTON — Republicans need to spread the word about promises kept since the 2016 election if they hope to block Democratic opposition in the 2018 midterm elections, U.S. Sen. Todd Young told the party faithful Friday night in La Porte County.
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- The Journal GazetteLocal lawyer renominated for benchJanuary 24, 2019
- The Journal GazetteFort Wayne attorney renominated for federal judgeJanuary 23, 2019
WWII veteran’s widow accepts his posthumous Purple Heart
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The widow of a World War II veteran who died in 2010 has received a posthumous Purple Heart on his behalf.
U.S. Sen. Todd Young pinned the medal on 90-year-old Marjorie Eberle's blouse Friday during a ceremony for her late husband, Earl Eberle, at an American Legion post in Bloomington.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a southern Indiana county sheriff as a new federal marshal for the state.
Senators approved Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain for the position during a voice vote this week. The White House announced in November that President Donald Trump was nominating McClain to become federal marshal for the district covering roughly the southern two-thirds of Indiana.
La PORTE — Rich Mrozinski, chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national legislative committee for Indiana, said his most recent trip to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the organization was more fruitful than ever.
Donnelly raises $5.3M, getting help from top Democrats
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly's campaign raised $1.2 million during the last three months of 2017, pushing the total up to $5.3 million, his campaign announced Friday.
The Democrat is considered one of the most vulnerable 2018 incumbents and is a top Republican target. He will face the winner of the Republican primary, which has drawn sitting Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, as well as Mike Braun, a wealthy former state lawmaker, as candidates.
Both Indiana senators backing Trump pick for federal judge
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Both of Indiana's U.S. senators have endorsed President Donald Trump's nominee to become a federal judge in Indianapolis.
Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young introduced Indianapolis attorney James Sweeney during his nomination hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
They both urged quick Senate confirmation of Sweeney for the position with the U.S. District Court that covers the southern two-thirds of Indiana.
Indiana’s GOP US Senate field will be set over next month
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The monthlong period for political candidates to enter Indiana's May primaries is opening, during which time the size of the Republican field for the party's U.S. Senate nomination will be determined.
The Republican race to decide the challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly will be Indiana's top primary race. Senate candidates must submit signatures of 500 registered voters from each of Indiana's nine congressional districts to make the ballot.
Hundreds cheer Indiana Guard troops heading to Kuwait
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of family members and friends cheered for members of an Indiana National Guard unit based in Kokomo who are being deployed to Kuwait.
Dignitaries including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young joined in Tuesday evening's departure ceremony for about 250 members of the 38th Sustainment Brigade at the Kokomo Event Center.
The National Guard says the soldiers will be performing operations in countries such as Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq and Syria.
Hoosier senator wants to prepare America for opportunities tied to artificial intelligence
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Indiana National Guard unit set for deployment to Kuwait
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of an Indiana National Guard unit based in Kokomo are being deployed to Kuwait.
National Guard officials say about 250 members of the 38th Sustainment Brigade will be recognized during a departure ceremony on Tuesday at the Kokomo Event Center. The soldiers will be performing operations in countries such as Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq and Syria.
ASHLAND - Walking off Carter Avenue in downtown Ashland and into The Neighborhood is like stepping into a new city.
Push gains ground to honor Ernie Pyle with national day
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A push to honor acclaimed World War II war correspondent Ernie Pyle with a national day of recognition is gaining steam in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, who represents northeastern Indiana's 3rd District, is preparing a resolution similar to one Indiana's two senators recently introduced.
The resolution penned by Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young seeks to make Aug. 3, 2018, National Ernie Pyle Day.
Indiana Sen. Todd Young calls on embattled Moore to drop out
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling on embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race.
Moore has been accused of having sexual contact with two teenage girls and pursuing three others decades ago. But so far he has denied the allegations, first reported by The Washington Post, and refuses to drop out of the Alabama Senate race.
The Black Box Trio performed in the Wayne State College Planetarium last Thursday and Friday.
Trump arrives in Indiana for 1st time since taking office
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump has arrived in Indianapolis on his first trip to Indiana since his inauguration.
Air Force One touched down about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Indianapolis International Airport. Trump is heading to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where he is giving a speech touting the Republican-led federal tax overhaul effort.
Trump will be speaking to an invitation-only audience and is only scheduled to be in the city for a couple hours.
HUD awards $4 million grant for East Chicago lead cleanup
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts in East Chicago.
The northwest Indiana city is home to the USS Lead Superfund site, where lead was once salvaged from old car batteries and scrap metal.
Hundreds of families were recently moved out of the nearby West Calumet Housing Complex after tests found high lead levels in blood samples of some children.
GOP slams Donnelly over religion comments by other senators
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Republican congressmen seeking to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly have criticized his response to fellow Democrats' questioning of an Indiana judicial nominee that focused on her Catholic faith.
Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, both candidates in Indiana's GOP Senate primary, say statements made last week by Democratic senators, including Dianne Feinstein of California, amounted to anti-Catholic religious "bigotry."
Indiana GOP Senate hopefuls opposed Harvey aid package
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The two Republican Indiana congressmen running for the Senate say they voted against a $15 billion disaster aid package supported by President Donald Trump because it allows too much deficit spending.
Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita were in the minority of Friday's 316-90 House vote. Republicans cast all the "no" votes against the plan, which also increases the federal debt limit.
US senator from Indiana condemns Charlottesville violence
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. senator has visited a Holocaust museum in western Indiana to speak out against the violence in Charlottesville.
Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young of Indiana condemned the "hate, bigotry and violence" as he spoke at a luncheon for Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce members Thursday, the Tribune-Star reported .
US Secretary of Agriculture visiting Indiana State Fair
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is making a stop at the Indiana State Fair with Gov. Eric Holcomb.
The Tuesday visit is part of Perdue's "Back to Our Roots" tour, which has taken the former Georgia governor to five Midwestern states.
Perdue is expected to tour the fair with Republican Sen. Todd Young. Later he will sit in on an agriculture "listening session" with Young, Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and other state officials.
US housing secretary to visit lead-troubled East Chicago
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The federal housing secretary is expected to meet with several state leaders while visiting a northwestern Indiana city where about 1,000 were forced to move from a public-housing complex because of lead contamination.
After weeks of hot, dry conditions, most Nebraskans would welcome a cool, cloudy rainy day.
Young, Donnelly seek applicants for USDA state posts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's two U.S. senators say they're seeking qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly announced Monday they will review applications for the two posts and make a joint recommendation to President Donald Trump, who then will select the nominees.
About 40 people played dead for one minute Tuesday outside the E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse downtown.
Forty people played dead for a minute outside the E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday.
A protest is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sen. Todd Young's Fort Wayne office at the E. Ross Adair Federal Building, 1300 S. Harrison St., as part of nationwide demonstrations to pressure Republican senators to vote against the proposed GOP health care bill.
The office of Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., is not commenting on speculation that Allen Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis might be a candidate for a federal job.
MICHIGAN CITY — La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd has announced his support for efforts by Indiana U.S. senators to pass legislation supporting mental health initiatives for police officers.
In his maiden speech on the floor of the Senate, freshman Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., called Thursday for his colleagues to pursue "the common good" for America.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, his first visit to a Superfund site that some environmental advocates called a major leadership test.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials say U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will visit a lead-contaminated Superfund site in East Chicago later this month.
U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky and Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced the April 19 visit on Tuesday. Each had invited Pruitt to visit the site after President Donald Trump appointed him to the position.
Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., will deliver the commencement address at Trine University on May 13 before what will be the largest graduating class in school history.