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One of the most important functions of any Congressional office, House or Senate, is the casework services provided to constituents. My staff and I know Iowans call, visit and email one of my four Constituent Services Offices when they have hit a roadblock with Social Security, the IRS or renewing a passport. Understandably, most have become frustrated with the red tape and cumbersome bureaucratic nature of federal government agencies and programs.
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.
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”.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young announced the Second Annual Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expo will take place this Saturday, July 29th at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Expo connects Iowa seniors, their families and caretakers with a variety of services and resources available to them. The event features a one-stop-shop with representatives from over 30 local, regional, state and federal organizations and agencies dedicated to serving seniors.
The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.
There is a famous quote attributed to John Lennon that is, “life is what happens to us when we are busy making other plans”. Often when talking with veterans of our armed forces, this sentiment enters the conversation when discussing unexpected life paths after active duty – especially when it comes to their educational pursuits.
HOLDING THE VA ACCOUNTABLE
One of the most concerning issues I hear about from Iowans is regarding the quality of care our veterans receive.
Helping Our Veterans in Crisis
Since 1949 the month of May has been known as “Mental Health Month” in an effort to shine a light on a very serious problem facing far too many. For the thousands of Iowans fighting this silent battle, this month is especially for them. The month of May is about sharing stories and making sure everyone fighting this battle knows they are not in this alone.