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Iowans know our seniors provide a strong foundation in our communities. Whether parents or grandparents, friends or neighbors, our seniors across the country impart life lessons and wisdom. They continue to contribute lifetimes of experience - as teachers, doctors and nurses, servicemen and women, business owners, mentors - and more to make our nation great.
As our loved ones age, it’s our responsibility to make sure they are able to live well and as independently as possible by ensuring they have access to the information and resources they need.
The number is in: 174. That's the number of people who die every day as a result of drug addiction in America, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Chances are you or someone you know has been affected by the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. It affects everyone regardless of gender, race, age, economic status, or where you live. Urban. Suburban. Rural. The addiction does not discriminate. It is ripping apart communities and families across the Third District.
Iowa Congressman David Young supported H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, also known as the rescission package, which passed the House of Representatives this evening.
"Washington has a spending problem and this rescissions package brings back taxpayer dollars which either can't be spent or were unused - this is simply Iowa commonsense," said Congressman Young.
There’s a lot going on. And as the news media goes through its reporting cycles and posts headlines, sometimes important issues before Congress get lost and don’t get the coverage they deserve.
Last week, two bipartisan bills (which could affect you or someone you know) were signed into law, and recently 14 bipartisan veterans bills were passed in the House of Representatives.
Iowa Congressman David Young joined Agriculture Secretary Perdue for a round table discussion on ways to reduce food waste. Last week, Congressman Young and Congresswoman Pingree started the Food Waste Caucus.
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.