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Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after voting to pass the Fiscal Year 18 Appropriations bill:
"This bill includes a number of provisions which will help Iowans by rebuilding our military, securing our homeland, combating the opioid crisis, and securing our schools.
"After years of neglect, our soldiers are getting a pay raise and the resources they need to train, fight, win, and return to their families. We help secure our border and stem the flow of illegal goods into our country.
An elected official’s most important duty is listening to and speaking with the folks who he or she represents. Not only do I travel to and visit every one of the 16 counties in the Third District every month, I also hold a Coffee with My Congressman public forum and have multiple open office hours sessions with my bosses – the folks of Iowa’s Third District - every year in each county throughout the district. So far this month, I've already held 14 town hall forums throughout the district - from Milo in Warren County to Riverton in Fremont County.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement on the federal government shutdown:
“We in the House voted to keep the people’s government open. The Senate’s inability to fund the government and keep it open is bad governance. For now, I will remain in Washington, DC and continue working with my colleagues for the Third District until we fund and open the government.”
Too often the bureaucracy and mindset of Washington, D.C. leaves rural America behind. From unworkable and unnecessary regulations to a lack of appropriate funding for critical projects, Americans and Iowans in rural areas seem to have been forgotten by the federal government.
As I travel across the Third District meeting with Iowans, holding town halls, and listening to folks’ stories, I gather their triumphs, struggles, solutions, frustrations, and concerns to carry with me to Congress and work on real solutions to the issues Iowans are facing.
Iowa Congressman David Young this evening supported legislation passed out of the House of Representatives funding the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and the federal government until February 16. The legislation also includes Missile Defense funding, delays in the Health Insurance Tax, Cadillac Tax, and Medical Device Tax.
After the vote, Congressman Young said the following:
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res 71, Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
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.
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.