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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.
Iowa Congressman David Young today introduced the WATER Act (Water and Targeted Environmental Research Act) as part of his continued focus on improving the quality of Iowa's water and soil health.
Iowa Congressman David Young introduced the IRS Fair Appeals Saving Taxpayers (FAST) Act (H.R.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after voting to pass the Fiscal Year 18 Appropriations bill:
"This bill includes a number of provisions which will help Iowans by rebuilding our military, securing our homeland, combating the opioid crisis, and securing our schools.
"After years of neglect, our soldiers are getting a pay raise and the resources they need to train, fight, win, and return to their families. We help secure our border and stem the flow of illegal goods into our country.
A long sought fix to Section 199A of the tax code, often referred to as the "grain glitch," was included in text of the omnibus spending package introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today.
As published in The Des Moines Register on March 15:
Our economy is headed in the right direction. In 2017’s last quarter, the economy grew at 2.5 percent. Private-sector jobs defied expectations and grew by 313,000 in February. The national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent is at a 17-year low. Consumer confidence is the highest since 2000 and wages are up 2.6 percent compared with a year ago.
Today, Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst along with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressmen Steve King, Dave Loebsack, and Rod Blum sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that could harm Iowa’s farmers and manufacturers.
Iowa Congressman David Young today pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the administration's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum during a Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement on President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum:
"Tariffs are taxes on Iowans and I oppose President Trump's move to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. This action will hurt American employers, workers, and consumers and blunt the positive economic effects of the new tax relief law. The last thing we need is a trade war and this action will likely lead to retaliation."
Iowa is the best state in the country. We’ve been saying this for years. And now there is data and metrics to prove it. U.S. News and World Report released its 2018 Best States report, it shows Iowa ranked number one - something we Iowans already knew.
Every four years the national media recognizes Iowa as the “first in the nation” for our presidential caucuses. Now, we are recognized as the best state in the country - the first in the nation.