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Iowa Congressman David Young and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who directly rely on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
"Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy independence in the United States and play an important role in Iowa’s economy," the delegation said in the letter. "Across Iowa, cooperatives and renewable fuel plants dot the landscape. We invite you to visit Iowa and look forward to working with you."
For the first time since 2000, there are more job openings than there are people looking for jobs. Across the Third District, Iowans are seeing bigger paychecks as a result of tax relief signed into law last year. Nationally, 90 percent of workers are taking home more money than they were before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law.
Iowa Congressman David Young led Iowa's Congressional delegation on a letter to President Donald J. Trump expressing their continued concerns retaliatory tariffs will harm Iowa's farmers and asked the President to act expeditiously to save Iowa's rural economy.
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.
It seems at every turn, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt is doing everything he can to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), despite President Trump’s pledges and wishes to preserve it. President Trump needs to have a serious conversation with Administrator Pruitt to uphold and enforce the RFS.
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.
Iowa has the best workers who produce high quality products shipped around the world. In 2016, Iowans shipped over $12 billion worth of products to other countries.
As I travel to each county every month, I have the opportunity to tour the farms, manufacturers, processing facilities, and other businesses where these products are made. I am always impressed with the ingenuity and hard work I see from the folks at each stop.
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 and Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind today sent a bipartisan letter to Thailand's Ambassador to the United States Virachai Plasai calling for Thailand to remove its unfair restrictions on American goods, specifically pork. The letter, signed by 44 members of Congress, says Congress may take action to suspend or completely end Thailand's trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences if their restrictions on imports of American farm products are not lifted.
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.