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Last week, I held my annual Bringing in the Harvest Tour which took me to farms, agribusinesses, and co-ops in every corner of the Third District. Iowa’s economy relies on a strong farm economy and the hard work folks in agriculture put into their operations.
As I drive across the Third District to meet with my bosses in our sixteen counties, I cross bridges in need of repair, roads under construction, and utility lines being replaced. When I’m in the more rural parts of the district, just like others, I sometimes have difficulty connecting with others over the phone because of poor phone service. And I hear from families who don’t have reliable internet at home or at their small business.
Working with President Trump and his administration, we have finally delivered E15 year-round.
Many politicians have promised to expand and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the President has worked with Iowa and other leaders to deliver on his word.
The President’s move to allow the sale of E15 year-round is an important reversal of an outdated and obscure regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For Iowans, this means further support for renewable energy, cleaner air, and a needed economic boost for our agricultural economy.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump regarding the year-round sale of E15:
"Working with President Trump and his administration, we have finally delivered E15 year-round. For Iowans, this means further support for renewable energy, cleaner air, and a needed economic boost for our agricultural economy.
Iowans are telling me tax relief and the economy is working for them.
Across the Third District, I am hearing from folks who are keeping more of their hard-earned money and businesses investing in their communities and creating jobs. The average Iowa family in the Third District is receiving a tax cut of nearly $3,000. For an Iowa family, this can go to paying for their child’s education, a much-needed family vacation, a car payment, or just saving for a rainy day.
Iowa Congressman David Young led the Iowa House delegation on a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai advocating the FCC adequately fund rural broadband expansion.
Many Iowans living in rural parts of the state do not have reliable access to broadband internet which prohibits them from participating in a growing and increasingly online economy. If businesses in rural Iowa are going to succeed, they need access to the internet.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement on the announcement of a trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico:
“This is real progress and I’m eager to review the agreement to ensure it’s an improved and better deal for Iowa workers, consumers, farmers, and manufacturers. Mexico and Canada are essential partners and possess important markets for Iowa goods. I’m relieved the relationships with Canada and Mexico are preserved with the vital continuation of a three country trade pact.”
Iowa Congressmen David Young and Dave Loebsack today led a group of 46 bipartisan representatives advocating for an extension of the biodiesel tax credit.
Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive "hardship" waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the unprecedented number of small refinery "hardship" waivers granted.
Over the past month, I have been traveling across the Third District meeting with my bosses. I’ve been out working for you even while the U.S. House of Representatives was in its August work period.
As a co-founder of the Congressional Food Waste Caucus, I learned what folks in Iowa are doing to help end hunger and reduce food waste. I helped Eat Greater Des Moines deliver food to those in need and saw firsthand how PDI in Ankeny is repurposing millions of pounds of waste every year.