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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.
Tax simplification has been a topic of discussion since the 115th Congress began in January of this year. The debate has moved from "if" Congress will take steps to reform and simplify the federal tax code to "when" it will happen.
One major component of tax simplification will be through changes to federal income taxes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young released the following statement after an amendment he introduced to increase transparency and reduce government waste passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of H.R. 1009, the OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act by a vote of 265-158. H.R. 1009 subsequently passed with a vote of 241-184.
As I travel through Iowa’s Third District each week, I hear frustrations from many of our friends and neighbors who simply want Washington to get out of the way and stop telling them how to live their lives or run their businesses.