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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.
Iowa is the best state in the country. We’ve been saying this for years. And now there is data and metrics to prove it. U.S. News and World Report released its 2018 Best States report, it shows Iowa ranked number one - something we Iowans already knew.
Every four years the national media recognizes Iowa as the “first in the nation” for our presidential caucuses. Now, we are recognized as the best state in the country - the first in the nation.
Each year, the President comes to the U.S. Capitol to speak to members of Congress, but more importantly, to address the American people. The President usually comments on current events, touts accomplishments, and lays out an agenda for the coming year.
This year’s speech was a reminder of the need to work together to address some of our nation's challenges. It was also a reminder of what makes America the incredible nation it is.
An elected official’s most important duty is listening to and speaking with the folks who he or she represents. Not only do I travel to and visit every one of the 16 counties in the Third District every month, I also hold a Coffee with My Congressman public forum and have multiple open office hours sessions with my bosses – the folks of Iowa’s Third District - every year in each county throughout the district. So far this month, I've already held 14 town hall forums throughout the district - from Milo in Warren County to Riverton in Fremont County.
Too often the bureaucracy and mindset of Washington, D.C. leaves rural America behind. From unworkable and unnecessary regulations to a lack of appropriate funding for critical projects, Americans and Iowans in rural areas seem to have been forgotten by the federal government.
As I travel across the Third District meeting with Iowans, holding town halls, and listening to folks’ stories, I gather their triumphs, struggles, solutions, frustrations, and concerns to carry with me to Congress and work on real solutions to the issues Iowans are facing.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was agreed to in 1993 by President Clinton. Since then, Mexico, Canada, and the United States have established a significant trade relationship.
President Trump has said NAFTA is unfair to the United States and his administration's officials are attempting to renegotiate the terms of the agreement. He has also said he may withdraw the United States from the agreement if changes are not made to NAFTA.
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WASHINGTON, DC - Iowa Congressman David Young’s bipartisan amendment protecting Iowa’s biofuel economy was unanimously adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives and passed today as part of the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act (H.R. 3354).
Congressman Young’s amendment removed a provision in the bill that would have prohibited the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using funds to “develop, facilitate, or expand production of, an alternative fuel” for the Department of Defense (DoD).
Washington, D.C. – Iowa Congressman David Young today announced the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority has received a $1.45 million grant to fund the purchase of low-emission buses.
As Iowa’s only member of the Appropriations Committee and the Transportation Subcommittee, Congressman Young personally called the Department of Transportation (DOT) to express his support for DART’s request. The Congressman also sent a letter to the DOT supporting DART’s application.
As I travel to each of the 16 counties of Iowa's Third Congressional District each and every month, I meet with Iowans to hear what is most important to them.
This week's :60 Second Survey asks you to tell me what one issue you think the United States Congress should be focusing on - if you were only able to choose just one.