Jobs and Economic Growth
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When watching or reading news, we often hear the strides our economy is making – from the low unemployment rate in our state to the stock market continuing to set record highs nearly every week. However, when speaking with folks across the Third District, recognize not all our friends and neighbors are seeing the benefits of our improving economy. Too many are feeling left out or left behind.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young today asked U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to assist the employees who will be affected by the closing of a Creston candy production factory.
Ferrara Candy Company, the largest employer in Creston, announced it would be closing the factory in December which will result in the loss of more than 250 jobs. Ferrara Candy Company has been part of the Creston community for more than 30 years.
As I travel throughout the 16 counties of the Third District each month, I get the opportunity to learn firsthand about the new technologies Iowans are using to more efficiently produce biofuels and harness renewable energy to power our state and country. The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and ultimately helped Iowa families save more of their hard-earned money.
During my time in Congress, I’ve been a strong advocate for our biofuels economy.
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young began a multi-topic focused visit to China today with a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing with U.S. Ambassador to China, and former Iowa Governor, Terry Branstad. (PHOTO: https://davidyoung.house.gov/media-center/photo-galleries/meeting-ambassador-branstad)
(BEIJING, CHINA) - Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The photo behind them is of the last ambassador from the State of Iowa to China - Edwin Hurd Conger. He was appointed by President William McKinley as ambassador to China from 1898-1905. Conger started out his public service as a two-term treasurer of Dallas County, Iowa where Congressman Young grew up and still resides.
DES MOINES, IOWA - Iowa Congressman David Young announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the military service academies of the U.S. Armed Forces. He encouraged Iowans from across the 3rd Congressional District to consider applying for a congressional nomination to these prestigious academies.
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.
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”.
The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.