Sen. Young discusses New Harmony Bridge deal, budget vote, Democratic debates

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – On Thursday, US Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke with Eyewitness News about the New Harmony Bridge deal, the Senate’s budget vote, and the Democratic debates.

New Harmony Bridge

“The Restore the Harmony Way Bridge Act” passed the Senate and now goes to President Trump’s desk to be vetoed or signed.

The bill is a bipartisan effort that will loosen federal control, so local bridge authorities can take back the bridge and take the next steps to open it again.

Sen. Young expects President Trump to sign the bill into law

Budget vote

It was a politically tough vote for Republicans, but Sen. Young sided with President Donald Trump’s budget deal.

Sen. Young said the president’s budget provides resources that servicemembers need to protect themselves and the US.

Both Illinois Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth voted yes.

Kentucky’s Republican Senators were split. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted yes and Sen. Rand Paul voted no.

Indiana’s Republican Senators were also split, with Sen. Young voting yes and Sen. Braun voting no.

Democratic debates

Sen. Young said he’s surprised at how far left the Democratic candidates have gone at the debates.

He criticized what he calls ‘socialist’ policies that would raise taxes.

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(This story was originally published on August 1, 2019)

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