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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.
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 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."
Iowa Congressman David Young supported H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, also known as the rescission package, which passed the House of Representatives this evening.
"Washington has a spending problem and this rescissions package brings back taxpayer dollars which either can't be spent or were unused - this is simply Iowa commonsense," said Congressman Young.
Iowa has the best workers who produce high quality products shipped around the world. In 2016, Iowans shipped over $12 billion worth of products to other countries.
As I travel to each county every month, I have the opportunity to tour the farms, manufacturers, processing facilities, and other businesses where these products are made. I am always impressed with the ingenuity and hard work I see from the folks at each stop.
Iowa Congressman David Young joined Agriculture Secretary Perdue for a round table discussion on ways to reduce food waste. Last week, Congressman Young and Congresswoman Pingree started the Food Waste Caucus.
This past week was National Small Business Week and I visited small businesses across the Third District. I spoke with small business owners, employees, and community leaders seeing the benefits of tax relief firsthand. From bonuses to wage increases to business expansion, Iowa communities are feeling positive effects of Iowans keeping more of their hard-earned dollars.
I started off the week in Urbandale at a round table with a combination of business owners and employees who are members of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.