More on Health Care
Time goes by quickly, months have passed since the New Year has come in and it’s already Spring. As I travel around the Third District, folks share with me how they and their families are benefiting from the new tax relief law, how their businesses - small and large - are feeling freer from burdensome regulations, and how they are feeling optimistic about the future.
For four years in a row, farm income has been down. Commodity prices are low. Inputs and equipment are expensive. Coupled with fears of retaliation against agriculture from the possibility of a trade war, many farmers are on edge. Our farm families are resilient, but they face mounting pressure which can have a significant impact on their emotions and mental health.
Our farmers feed the world and work in an environment which can be stressful because of their dependence on changing markets, weather, and other factors outside of their control.
In an effort to turn the tide on the unacceptably high rates of suicide among farmers, Reps.
Iowa’s Third District is a dynamic and diverse district. It has the most populous county in the state – Polk County – and the least populous county in the state – Adams County. There are businesses of every kind and every size, families who have lived here for generations and new families from countries around the world. It encompasses 16 counties – the sweet sixteen as I like to call them – which stretch from Mitchellville to Hamburg.
And I work in Congress to do my best to address many federal issues, no matter how many people it affects.
For more than 200 years, in communities across the country, brave and selfless women and men have stepped up to serve our country by donning the uniform and putting their life on the line for the love of country. When these servicemembers return home, we owe them a deep debt of gratitude and so much more. In Congress, we work to make sure we are paying back that debt whenever possible.
An elected official’s most important duty is listening to and speaking with the folks who he or she represents. Not only do I travel to and visit every one of the 16 counties in the Third District every month, I also hold a Coffee with My Congressman public forum and have multiple open office hours sessions with my bosses – the folks of Iowa’s Third District - every year in each county throughout the district. So far this month, I've already held 14 town hall forums throughout the district - from Milo in Warren County to Riverton in Fremont County.
Iowa Congressman David Young this evening supported legislation passed out of the House of Representatives funding the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and the federal government until February 16. The legislation also includes Missile Defense funding, delays in the Health Insurance Tax, Cadillac Tax, and Medical Device Tax.
After the vote, Congressman Young said the following:
For parents in Iowa and across the country, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of their family. Especially their children. And for too many, financial hurdles sometimes stand in their way of ensuring their children receive the health care they need.
Iowa Congressman David Young continued his efforts to protect children who depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) yesterday when he delivered a floor speech on the critical program.
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