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DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young departed late Sunday evening August 6th to begin a seven day visit to Israel. The visit will focus on America’s relationship with Israel and will include meetings with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and an itinerary of travel throughout the nation to gain a first-hand understanding of numerous regional challenges.
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”.
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PRESIDENT SIGNS CONGRESSMAN DAVID YOUNG'S AGRO-TERRORISM PREVENTION BILL INTO LAW
Following the passing of 22 year old American Otto Warmbier there is increased discussions regarding the need for tougher sanctions on, or an all-out travel ban to, North Korea.
YOUNG'S AGRO-TERRORISM BILL HEADED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DESK
This week, Congress reviewed and voted on legislation that would give President Trump the authority to impose sanctions on persons in violation of certain U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.
Specifically, the bill expands sanctions to deter North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, targets those individuals overseas who employ North Korean slave labor, cracks down on North Korean shipping and use of international ports, and requires the administration to determine whether North Korea is a state sponsor or terrorism.
House and Senate Committees Approve Young's Agro-Terrorism Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed his Securing our Agriculture and Food Act clearing a key hurdle for the bill’s consideration by the full House and Senate.
Legislation Introduced in U.S. House and Senate Addressing Agro-Terrorism Threats to Nation’s Food Supply
Agro-terrorism and high-risk events pose serious threats to our food, agriculture, and livestock industries across the United States, and it is imperative we take precautions and have preparedness policies in place to mitigate potential risks.