Representative Todd Young's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (IN) - District 9, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
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Issue Positions

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  • "I am pro-life and pro-adoption - and I try to back up my talk with action. I serve on the Board of Directors of a pro-life ministry. My wife Jenny and I also promote adoption by performing free legal work so that caring adults can become loving parents." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/504474/#.VXseZXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227#.VgMXmHUViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "We must simplify the current tax code to make it simpler, flatter and fairer […]" http://toddyoung.house.gov/issues/tax-reform/ (toddyoung.house.gov)
  • Signed pledge stating "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://www.atr.org/current-list-taxpayer-protection-pledge-signers-a5597 (www.atr.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "Today's announcement by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer that there will be no vote on a 2011 budget resolution virtually guarantees that there will be no letup in the Obama Administration's reckless spending spree which is worrying so many Americans. This is very disappointing to those of us who believe Congress should be working day and night to find ways to reduce spending -- not piling on more debt. Quite simply, a budget resolution would put spending limits in place for congressional committees now working on 2011 appropriations bills." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/545631/ (votesmart.org)
  • "After watching our country continue to bleed jobs after spending $800 billion two years ago, however, I cannot support several hundred billion more in stimulus spending. That path has been tried and failed, and we must attempt a new approach. Economic turnaround may take some time, but there is enough common ground to start taking positive steps forward immediately." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/638655/#.VXsfrXUViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "We must reform the tax code to make the U.S. more competitive in a global economy: Companies, both small and large, would be newly competitive in a global market under this legislation. They would be able to make investment and hiring decisions based on what makes the most business sense—not based on the best tax treatment. They would be freed from paying an army of specialized tax lawyers to ensure compliance, allowing them to invest in new buildings, machinery, and employees." http://toddyoung.house.gov/issues/tax-reform/ (toddyoung.house.gov)
  • Signed pledge stating "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://www.atr.org/current-list-taxpayer-protection-pledge-signers-a5597 (www.atr.org)

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  • "I'm always uncomfortable with the idea of sending a dollar to Washington and getting dribs and drabs in return with strings attached. So I think that's one of the primary reasons why we ought to try and push power from the federal level back to the state level." https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q5WntQde468#t=0s (www.youtube.com)

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  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VXm4M3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) voted in support of H.R. 3630 […] In addition, the bill would provide new incentives for job creation by extending 100 percent business expensing, removing burdensome EPA regulations, and taking action on the bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline project." http://toddyoung.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=218 (toddyoung.house.gov)

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  • "Furthermore, the administration has invested billions in new loan guarantees for questionable renewable energy projects like the notorious solar start-up Solyndra." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/828113/issue-position-energy/?search=Renewable%20Energy#.VXsjYnUViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "While nobody doubts the resolve of the President and EPA in their War on Coal, their latest actions should cause all Hoosiers to question their judgement. Should they be implemented, their new proposed rules would cause utility costs in Indiana to skyrocket, would force more electric plants to close, and would result in job losses, especially in manufacturing-intensive states like Indiana. At a time when U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are already on a steady decline and China’s emissions continue to grow, these rules would do little more than cause economic harm in places like Indiana. Only three other states are more reliant on coal than we are, and these rules are essentially punishment for using the natural resources available in our state." http://toddyoung.house.gov/press-releases/young-on-new-epa-proposal-essentially-punishment-for-using-indianas-available-resources/ (toddyoung.house.gov)
  • "The bill contained a number of provisions aimed at lessening burdens on American families, including a fully-offset extension of the current payroll tax rates, a delay in the implementation of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (the so-called "Doc Fix"), and an extension and reform of Unemployment Insurance benefits. In addition, the bill would provide new incentives for job creation by extending 100 percent business expensing, removing burdensome EPA regulations, and taking action on the bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline project." http://toddyoung.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=218 (toddyoung.house.gov)

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  • "Any law that infringes upon the rights of law abiding citizens is not constitutional. Most gun control laws do just this." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/504472/issue-position-2nd-amendment#.VXskFnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1034/rating/6568 (votesmart.org)

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  • "The health care takeover passed in 2010 gave too much control to the government, and in a costly and inefficient manner. That's why I support repealing the health care takeover, and why the first bill I co-sponsored as a member of Congress was a bill to repeal that law." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/632215/issue-position-health-care#.VXs1j3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The 2010 health care law is financed through new taxes, fees, and mandates—many of which will hit middle-class families and the small businesses that we are depending on to move our economy forward. Obamacare will exacerbate the spiraling cost of health care, explode deficits and debts, and forever alter the relationship between the government and the American people." http://toddyoung.house.gov/issues/health-care1/ (toddyoung.house.gov)

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  • "Tonight, the House passed two immigration measures, both of which I supported. One was H.R. 5272, which defunds President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. […] In other words, it stops the program the President has used to defer removal proceedings for unaccompanied minors and others entering the country illegally, and prevents a similar, new program being implemented." https://www.facebook.com/RepToddYoung/posts/924542570904541 (www.facebook.com)
  • "[...] I voted in favor of the Blackburn and Aderholt Amendments. These amendments will cease further implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Program, a unilateral effort by the White House to defer action on some individuals who are in our country illegally." https://www.facebook.com/RepToddYoung/posts/1039381302754000 (www.facebook.com)

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  • "Marriage is a union between one man and one woman." http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=77333 (www.idsnews.com)
  • Rated 90% by Christian Coalition of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1467/rating/7752#.VgMlm3UViko (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "The good news is that Social Security only needs minor changes to its formulas in order to stay solvent." http://toddyoung.house.gov/issues/social-security-medicare-medicaid-and-welfare1/ (toddyoung.house.gov)
  • "Social security […] is a Ponzi scheme." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXv5rz1LF7U (www.youtube.com)

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