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As I travel throughout the 16 counties of the Third District each month, I get the opportunity to learn firsthand about the new technologies Iowans are using to more efficiently produce biofuels and harness renewable energy to power our state and country. The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and ultimately helped Iowa families save more of their hard-earned money.
During my time in Congress, I’ve been a strong advocate for our biofuels economy.
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).
For generations, Iowans have farmed the fertile Iowa soil efficiently to deliver the best yields in the world. When I meet with agriculture producers throughout the sixteen counties of the Third District, they tell me about the strategies they’re using to maximize the land’s potential.
Iowa farmers recognize having healthy soil and clean water is vital to their success and share with me the work they’re doing to conserve and enhance the environment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young introduced innovative legislation which addresses the nation’s watersheds to advance water quality and conservation efforts. The legislation, the Water Quality Conservation Act of 2017 (H.R.3646), targets existing federal grant funds to assist farmers with innovative efforts to increase nutrient retention in soil, reduce soil erosion, improve soil health and improve overall water quality.
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.
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PRESIDENT SIGNS CONGRESSMAN DAVID YOUNG'S AGRO-TERRORISM PREVENTION BILL INTO LAW