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Congressman David Young

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October 9, 2018 Weekly Report

Working with President Trump and his administration, we have finally delivered E15 year-round.

Many politicians have promised to expand and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the President has worked with Iowa and other leaders to deliver on his word.

The President’s move to allow the sale of E15 year-round is an important reversal of an outdated and obscure regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For Iowans, this means further support for renewable energy, cleaner air, and a needed economic boost for our agricultural economy. 

October 9, 2018 Press Release

Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump regarding the year-round sale of E15: 

"Working with President Trump and his administration, we have finally delivered E15 year-round. For Iowans, this means further support for renewable energy, cleaner air, and a needed economic boost for our agricultural economy. 

September 27, 2018 Press Release

Iowa Congressmen David Young and Dave Loebsack today led a group of 46 bipartisan representatives advocating for an extension of the biodiesel tax credit. 

September 7, 2018 Press Release

Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive "hardship" waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the unprecedented number of small refinery "hardship" waivers granted.

August 31, 2018 Press Release

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to Members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy.

August 20, 2018 Weekly Report

As your congressman, it is my job to listen to you and be your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a position and duty I take seriously. I’m honored to do it every day and push forward on the issues Iowans care about. Last week, the Iowa State Fair brought together Iowans from across the state to celebrate our heritage. 

July 31, 2018 Weekly Report

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.

July 23, 2018 Weekly Report

Just over a month ago, I wrote Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt had “hurt farmers, workers, and simply, hurt Iowa.” I said this because his actions were undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by handing out financial “hardship” waivers to a company which made a $1.5 billion profit in 2017.

President Trump said he wanted to uphold and strengthen the RFS and Administrator Pruitt was undermining that promise. Iowa is better off without Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

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."

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