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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)
(BEIJING, CHINA) - Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The photo behind them is of the last ambassador from the State of Iowa to China - Edwin Hurd Conger. He was appointed by President William McKinley as ambassador to China from 1898-1905. Conger started out his public service as a two-term treasurer of Dallas County, Iowa where Congressman Young grew up and still resides.
In late August, President Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan by endorsing a Pentagon plan which would boost troop levels in the country by an estimated 4,000 more than the 8,500 U.S. service members currently in the region.
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As I travel to each of the 16 counties of Iowa's Third Congressional District each and every month, I meet with Iowans to hear what is most important to them.
This week's :60 Second Survey asks you to tell me what one issue you think the United States Congress should be focusing on - if you were only able to choose just one.
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”.
The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.
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