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Iowa Congressman David Young led the Iowa House delegation on a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai advocating the FCC adequately fund rural broadband expansion.
Many Iowans living in rural parts of the state do not have reliable access to broadband internet which prohibits them from participating in a growing and increasingly online economy. If businesses in rural Iowa are going to succeed, they need access to the internet.
2018 is quickly passing by and it’s important to reflect on our accomplishments as a community and country, and continue to strive towards improvements for Iowa.
The first half of 2018 has been busy and productive. I’ve been working hard on behalf of my bosses - the folks of Iowa’s Third District. I wanted to take a moment to report to you on just some of my work so far this year.
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 issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
"Families across Iowa work hard every day to balance their budgets. State legislatures in 49 states, including Iowa, are required to produce a balanced budget each year. A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution is the needed fix to stop the runaway spending in Washington, D.C.
On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed legislation funding the government until the end of the fiscal year. The bill was not perfect and the process was not ideal. However, Iowans didn’t send me to Congress to complain about the process – they sent me to Congress to work to make it better where I can. They sent me to make sure our policies and programs help Iowans.
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: