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DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young began a multi-topic focused visit to China today with a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing with U.S. Ambassador to China, and former Iowa Governor, Terry Branstad. (PHOTO: https://davidyoung.house.gov/media-center/photo-galleries/meeting-ambassador-branstad)
(BEIJING, CHINA) - Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The photo behind them is of the last ambassador from the State of Iowa to China - Edwin Hurd Conger. He was appointed by President William McKinley as ambassador to China from 1898-1905. Conger started out his public service as a two-term treasurer of Dallas County, Iowa where Congressman Young grew up and still resides.
WASHINGTON, DC - Iowa Congressman David Young’s bipartisan amendment protecting Iowa’s biofuel economy was unanimously adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives and passed today as part of the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act (H.R. 3354).
Congressman Young’s amendment removed a provision in the bill that would have prohibited the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using funds to “develop, facilitate, or expand production of, an alternative fuel” for the Department of Defense (DoD).
As I travel to each of the 16 counties of Iowa's Third Congressional District each and every month, I meet with Iowans to hear what is most important to them.
This week's :60 Second Survey asks you to tell me what one issue you think the United States Congress should be focusing on - if you were only able to choose just one.
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young departed late Sunday evening August 6th to begin a seven day visit to Israel. The visit will focus on America’s relationship with Israel and will include meetings with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and an itinerary of travel throughout the nation to gain a first-hand understanding of numerous regional challenges.
If you’re wired into social media, the internet, 24-hour cable news or talk radio, you would think the only things coming out of Washington, D.C. this year are President Trump; Russia; controversy; investigations; protests; anger; and gridlock.
It’s been difficult to hear or see the reality over the blaring and flashing “BREAKING NEWS” alerts which fill the airwaves continuously each broadcast hour.
The reality is the most common sounds coming from the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017 are the words “the bill is passed”.
The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.
FIGHTING FOR RURAL IOWA
The county courthouse, the hometown cafe, and the mom and pop shop on the square across Iowa are a few of the defining features making our beautiful state unique. Our small town values have defined us for centuries and our work ethic has kept us humble. Unfortunately, over the past few years, we have seen small towns getting smaller and the mom and pop shops we have been visiting for years are closing their doors, threatening our every day way of life.
“Iowa feeds the world.” It’s a saying we’ve all heard growing up, illustrating the important work of our farmers. But, without new free and fair trade agreements to ship our goods and products, produced here in Iowa to international markets, this phrase could lose its meaning. More importantly, our state’s economy will suffer.
Rep. David Young Sends Bipartisan Letter on Trade to President Trump
WASHINGTON D.C. – On March 21, Congressman David Young (R-IA) and Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) led a bipartisan letter, joined by 52 of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, to President Trump urging the Administration to prioritize trade agreements.