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Together with a bipartisan group of colleagues, Congressman David Young introduced the Protecting our Communities and Rights Act of 2018, legislation aimed at curbing gun violence. Congressman Young joined Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), John Curtis (R-UT),and Barbara Comstock (R-VA) in introducing this bipartisan measure.
Iowa Congressman David Young voted in favor of the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136) which secures our border, keeps families together, and protects the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) population. The bill ultimately failed.
After the vote, Congressman Young made the following statement:
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.
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 issued the following statement on the President's decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran which were waived under the Iran Deal:
Another tax day has come and gone. Iowans across the Third District have filed their tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service and too many have experienced frustrations over a lack of customer service, complicated process, or getting answers to basic questions. Unfortunately, too many were also targeted by identity thieves and scammers who impersonate the IRS. These criminals can upend lives in a matter of minutes.
The Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018, authored by Congressman David Young, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 403-3 today.
Iowa Congressman David Young's legislation, the Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018, was debated today in the U.S. House of Representatives. A vote is expected Wednesday.
The bill would require the Attorney General and Treasury Secretary to submit reports to Congress detailing how they have prosecuted identity theft crimes and what resources are needed to assist victims of identity theft and fraud. The reports will also include recommendations on how the federal government can better combat identity theft.
On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed legislation funding the government until the end of the fiscal year. The bill was not perfect and the process was not ideal. However, Iowans didn’t send me to Congress to complain about the process – they sent me to Congress to work to make it better where I can. They sent me to make sure our policies and programs help Iowans.
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.