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As I travel across the Third District, families share with me heartbreaking stories of loved ones they’ve lost to the opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, stories about families and communities being torn apart by addiction and despair are ones we’re hearing more and more about.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce today at a Congressional hearing on efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Congressman Young’s testimony focused on the work the community of Bridgewater, Iowa is doing to combat opioids and other illegal drug use in their community.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) play a critical role in our national health care system providing needed services for uninsured and underserved Iowans. When I visit with folks across the Third District, they tell me about their struggle to find affordable and adequate care, especially in our rural communities, and the impact our CHCs have in improving their lives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, Reps. David Young (R-IA-03), Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Joe Courtney (D-CT-02), and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) introduced the Community Health Investment, Modernization and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2017 – bipartisan legislation to extend the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) for five years, with modest increases to ensure responsiveness to demand for care and national priority areas.
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.
In July, I held three Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expos throughout the Third District. At each Expo, representatives from dozens of local, state and federal agencies and organizations were on hand to provide seniors and their supporters with valuable information about the services and assistance available to Iowa seniors.
A home safety checklist for seniors is a great way to assess an entire living space and determine where potential hazards could arise. Falls and injuries can occur in any room in the home. They are most prevalent in places like bathrooms and staircases, but hazards can be present in each and every room.
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”.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young announced the Second Annual Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expo will take place this Saturday, July 29th at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Expo connects Iowa seniors, their families and caretakers with a variety of services and resources available to them. The event features a one-stop-shop with representatives from over 30 local, regional, state and federal organizations and agencies dedicated to serving seniors.