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Iowa Congressman David Young and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who directly rely on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
"Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy independence in the United States and play an important role in Iowa’s economy," the delegation said in the letter. "Across Iowa, cooperatives and renewable fuel plants dot the landscape. We invite you to visit Iowa and look forward to working with you."
It seems at every turn, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt is doing everything he can to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), despite President Trump’s pledges and wishes to preserve it. President Trump needs to have a serious conversation with Administrator Pruitt to uphold and enforce the RFS.
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 pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the administration's position on trade and expressed his frustration with the EPA issuing hardship waivers to companies who clearly are not experiencing a hardship. The questioning came during a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Wednesday.
Secretary Perdue indicated his support of more trade agreements saying he told the President to "go get a better deal."
Iowa Congressman David Young continued his fight to restore the biodiesel tax credit. In December, Congressman Young led 42 of his colleagues on a letter asking the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a multi-year extension of the credit.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was agreed to in 1993 by President Clinton. Since then, Mexico, Canada, and the United States have established a significant trade relationship.
President Trump has said NAFTA is unfair to the United States and his administration's officials are attempting to renegotiate the terms of the agreement. He has also said he may withdraw the United States from the agreement if changes are not made to NAFTA.
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Washington, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young is continuing his fight to protect the wind energy production tax credit.
Washington, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young is leading the effort in the United States House of Representatives to restore the biodiesel tax credit which expired last year. Yesterday, he led a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and was joined by 42 of his colleagues.
The letter calls on Congress to retroactively restore the credit before the end of year.