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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.
For Iowans and all Americans, the end of the year is a time of reflection and looking ahead. This past year, our communities and nation have experienced trials and triumphs – not unlike those felt by Iowa families. In Congress, I’ve had the opportunity to honor Iowans rising to challenges they’ve faced or fighting to better our communities.
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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement regarding the EPA's rule on the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2018 and 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel.
“While the EPA’s announcement is a great improvement from their previous proposal, I am disappointed the agency didn’t strengthen the biodiesel volume levels.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young today sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee requesting the wind energy production tax credit not be eliminated in the process of simplifying the tax code.
Congressman Young was joined by 14 other members. The tax credit is currently on year two of a four year sunset ending in 2019.
As I travel throughout the 16 counties of the Third District each month, I get the opportunity to learn firsthand about the new technologies Iowans are using to more efficiently produce biofuels and harness renewable energy to power our state and country. The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and ultimately helped Iowa families save more of their hard-earned money.
During my time in Congress, I’ve been a strong advocate for our biofuels economy.
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young began a multi-topic focused visit to China today with a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing with U.S. Ambassador to China, and former Iowa Governor, Terry Branstad. (PHOTO: https://davidyoung.house.gov/media-center/photo-galleries/meeting-ambassador-branstad)
WASHINGTON, DC - Iowa Congressman David Young’s bipartisan amendment protecting Iowa’s biofuel economy was unanimously adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives and passed today as part of the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act (H.R. 3354).
Congressman Young’s amendment removed a provision in the bill that would have prohibited the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using funds to “develop, facilitate, or expand production of, an alternative fuel” for the Department of Defense (DoD).