June 29, 2022
We’re pleased to spotlight Senator Todd Young (R-IN), one of the Senate’s next generation of leaders, and his battle to build bipartisan support for a bill that he says would “plant the seeds of innovation” and make American industry more competitive.
Senator Young is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, accepted a commission in the Marine Corps, and retired as a Captain. He earned an MBA with a concentration in economics from the University of Chicago and then a law degree from Indiana University. He was elected in 2010 to represent Indiana’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and served three terms in the House before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. He currently serves on the Senate’s Committees on Finance; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Foreign Relations; and Small Business.
Congressman Erik Paulsen recently spoke with Senator Young about the bipartisan bill he’s championing entitled the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), previously called the Endless Frontiers Act. This legislation aims to increase American investment in innovation, strengthen the U.S. economy, and build resilience in our supply chain. This bill is designed to boost American investment in technologies widely used from the battlefield to the workplace and ensure that investments of U.S. capital in the Chinese market will not be used to threaten our national security.
This bill is currently being conferenced between the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Conferees are working to come up with a compromise bill that’s acceptable to both parties and both chambers of Congress.
We urge you to watch this meaningful interview with Senator Todd Young and his discussion of his bill to strengthen America’s resilience and economy.