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Congressman David Young

Representing the 3rd District of Iowa


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August 1, 2017 Weekly Report

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”.

July 24, 2017 The Week Ahead

The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.


July 17, 2017 Survey

Federal income tax forms.

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.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

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.                                                    

January 31, 2017 Weekly Report

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.

April 3, 2016 Survey
What solutions do you support to address the national debt?
April 1, 2016 Weekly Report
I’m not surprised to hear how frustrated folks across southwest and central Iowa are with the federal government’s reckless spending and the nation’s skyrocketing national debt. This is the reoccurring message our friends and neighbors share with me at my town hall meetings, during telephone town halls, visits across our District, and in the letters and calls I receive.
February 19, 2016 Weekly Report
Growing up in Van Meter, I learned the value of a dollar as a young boy, waking up early to deliver newspapers to the folks in our community. After moving to Johnston as a teenager, I spent my summers in the hot sun working at the Iowa State Fair or as a decontamination aide at a hospital. In college in Des Moines, I waited tables at a restaurant. My parents and grandparents instilled in me a strong Iowa work ethic - I worked hard - while knowing that anyone who puts in the time, the effort and the energy can achieve endless opportunity in this great country.
February 12, 2016 Weekly Report
The Obama Administration kicked off the annual budgeting process with their 2017 request to Congress. In the U.S. House of Representatives, my colleagues and I are reviewing the proposal and writing our own budget proposal which we'll unveil, and vote on our federal fiscal blueprint in the coming weeks. I will only support a budget that balances, doesn't raise taxes, holds the line on spending and makes government more efficient and effective for hardworking Iowans.

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