Friends of Manufacturing

Key Senate Race Watch – Indiana Manufacturers: Which Senate Candidate Are YOU Voting For in November?


Representative Todd Young, a Republican, is the current U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district, having served since 2011.  Previously, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Evan Bayh, a Democrat, is a lawyer and former junior U.S. Senator for Indiana, serving from 1999-2011. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was the 46th governor of Indiana. 

Below are Rep. Young’s and Bayh’s history and position on a few priority issues for manufacturers:

Renewable Energy: Young voted to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which would force the closure of a substantial portion of the current electric power grid.

Bayh supports the Clean Power Plan.

Health Care: Young voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He also voted to repeal the medical device tax, a provision of the ACA, and believes that the tax would hurt Indiana and manufacturers across the country.

Bayh voted in favor of the ACA. However, he supports the repeal of the medical device tax and believes that it will make fostering innovation and competing globally difficult.  

Trade: Young supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Bayh opposes the TPP.

Indiana manufacturers, who are you voting for in November? 

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