More on Trade
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.
As the President addressed Congress and Americans this week – he outlined his priorities for this great nation.
I thought this would be an appropriate time to discuss some of my priorities for the upcoming year. During my service in Congress, my promise has always been to focus on issues impacting Iowa and making our communities a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I spend each day focusing on the people and concerns of the Third Congressional District. I take the role of representing you and to do it the best I can very seriously.
As I travel through Iowa’s Third District each week, I hear frustrations from many of our friends and neighbors who simply want Washington to get out of the way and stop telling them how to live their lives or run their businesses.