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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.
Tax simplification has been a topic of discussion since the 115th Congress began in January of this year. The debate has moved from "if" Congress will take steps to reform and simplify the federal tax code to "when" it will happen.
One major component of tax simplification will be through changes to federal income taxes.
Rural Iowa is God’s country. There’s something special about living and working in the heartland but we all know rural America has seen some recent economic challenges. These challenges risk people leaving rural areas to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in Iowa, our communities are working hard to reverse these trends by building and starting new businesses in rural areas across the state.
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.