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Young Discusses NDAA And Next Phase Of Coronavirus Relief

July 22, 2020
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Senator Young 7-7-19During the Senate Republican leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) discussed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set to pass the Senate this week. The NDAA protects national security, supports our troops, and bolsters jobs and innovative research taking place in Indiana.

Additionally, as negotiations begin on the next phase of coronavirus relief, Senator Young discussed his bipartisan RESTART Act, which he is working to secure in the next relief package.

“This week, we’ll be passing for the 60th straight year the National Defense Authorization Act. This, of course, is an essential piece of legislation to our men and women in uniform, to their families, and to our country’s national security… We have defense workers in Indiana and all around our country who rely on passage of this legislation… And through this legislation we authorize programs that allow the United States of America to continue to lead the world in next generation, cutting edge technology. So I am glad that we will be passing this and I hope for a big bipartisan vote.

“We’re also of course turning to the next phase of our coronavirus response legislation and I’m happy that we have been able to work together so far… on responding to the coronavirus pandemic. But, there are some difficult issues that we are going to have to work through.

“I think it is also important that we recognize the circumstances of our hardest-hit businesses. I’ve been traveling around the state of Indiana, and in every spare moment I’ve been visiting with these businesses … Their revenue is down in some cases by 80 percent as compared to last year pre- pandemic. They require a partially forgivable, low-interest, longer-term working capital loan, which incidentally, is exactly what our Treasury Secretary has publicly supported, and is what I am calling for along with Senator Bennet in our RESTART Act,” said Senator Young.