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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.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to Members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy.
Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement after the announcement of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.
As your congressman, it is my job to listen to you and be your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a position and duty I take seriously. I’m honored to do it every day and push forward on the issues Iowans care about. Last week, the Iowa State Fair brought together Iowans from across the state to celebrate our heritage.
In the United States, 40 percent of food is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain. Billions of pounds of food end up in landfills or down the drain, and much of it was safe for consumption before it was thrown away. It has been a goal of mine to reduce food waste and combat hunger.
2018 is quickly passing by and it’s important to reflect on our accomplishments as a community and country, and continue to strive towards improvements for Iowa.
The first half of 2018 has been busy and productive. I’ve been working hard on behalf of my bosses - the folks of Iowa’s Third District. I wanted to take a moment to report to you on just some of my work so far this year.
Iowa Congressman David Young had the opportunity yesterday to see first-hand how one program in Des Moines helps to provide a link between reducing food waste and getting food to those in need. As part of his work with his Food Waste Caucus, Congressman Young joined Eat Greater Des Moines and Wesley Life to collect food from a local Kum & Go and delivered it to those who need it most.
Congressman David Young joined WHO-TV live during the 4 p.m. newscast to speak about the administration's $12 billion trade aid package. Watch the entire interview below.
"What this really is though, is the administration, the President, admitting that his trade policies are hurting Iowa farmers and producers, and all across the heartland for that matter," said Congressman Young during the interview. "Farmers want markets, they want trade, and not necessarily this aid."
Just over a month ago, I wrote Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt had “hurt farmers, workers, and simply, hurt Iowa.” I said this because his actions were undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by handing out financial “hardship” waivers to a company which made a $1.5 billion profit in 2017.
President Trump said he wanted to uphold and strengthen the RFS and Administrator Pruitt was undermining that promise. Iowa is better off without Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.