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Speaking of accountability, that is exactly what the Trade Promotion Authority legislation provides. Here is a four page document titled, "Setting the Record Straight on TPA". It is a quick guide on what this legislation does. If you would like to review the legislation in its entirety, please click here H.R. 2146.
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Our Republic was designed to make sure the people had a voice in government and could determine the outcomes of policy and laws made by Congress. I work every day to make sure I take the voices and will of the people in the Third District to the halls of Congress as I advocate on their behalf.
Over the past month, I have been traveling across the Third District meeting with my bosses. I’ve been out working for you even while the U.S. House of Representatives was in its August work period.
As a co-founder of the Congressional Food Waste Caucus, I learned what folks in Iowa are doing to help end hunger and reduce food waste. I helped Eat Greater Des Moines deliver food to those in need and saw firsthand how PDI in Ankeny is repurposing millions of pounds of waste every year.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its final cervical cancer screening recommendations which included co-testing - a combination of a Pap test and a HPV test for women aged 30-65 - as the recommended screening method after members of Congress, led by Congressman David Young, urged co-testing to be included.
As your congressman, it is my job to listen to you and be your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a position and duty I take seriously. I’m honored to do it every day and push forward on the issues Iowans care about. Last week, the Iowa State Fair brought together Iowans from across the state to celebrate our heritage.
For the first time since 2000, there are more job openings than there are people looking for jobs. Across the Third District, Iowans are seeing bigger paychecks as a result of tax relief signed into law last year. Nationally, 90 percent of workers are taking home more money than they were before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law.
Iowans know our seniors provide a strong foundation in our communities. Whether parents or grandparents, friends or neighbors, our seniors across the country impart life lessons and wisdom. They continue to contribute lifetimes of experience - as teachers, doctors and nurses, servicemen and women, business owners, mentors - and more to make our nation great.
As our loved ones age, it’s our responsibility to make sure they are able to live well and as independently as possible by ensuring they have access to the information and resources they need.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt's resignation as EPA Administrator:
"Scott Pruitt’s departure is long overdue. His actions as EPA administrator not only raised serious ethical concerns, but hurt Iowa farmers by recklessly undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard. It is my hope that Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler will uphold the President's commitment to the RFS and get the EPA back on track."
Iowa Congressman David Young supported H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, also known as the rescission package, which passed the House of Representatives this evening.
"Washington has a spending problem and this rescissions package brings back taxpayer dollars which either can't be spent or were unused - this is simply Iowa commonsense," said Congressman Young.
Iowa Congressman David Young continues his schedule of hosting open meeting events with his constituents with additional Open Office Hours events in June.
Open Office Hours are a resource for Iowans who reside in the Third Congressional District to meet with Congressman Young in 10 minute one-on-one meetings on a first come, first served basis. Constituents can use these meetings to discuss issues before Congress, their concerns, or to get casework assistance with a federal agency or program.
On one of my many school visits, I visited an elementary school here in the Third District. I sat with students during their breakfast and when the bell rang, signaling the time to head to their classroom, I watched students walk to the garbage can and dump trays full of food into it. Whole bananas, unopened cartons of milk, and other untouched foods simply dropped into the trash.