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Congressman David Young

Representing the 3rd District of Iowa


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April 5, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Young Questions VA Officials on Veterans Crisis Line Progress

Washington D.C. – Iowa Congressman David Young continued his fight to hold the VA accountable for fixing the problems with the Veterans Crisis Line in a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday. Young was invited by the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee to sit as a special guest because he authored a federal law enacted in late 2016 to address the numerous failures of the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line.

March 27, 2017 Survey

Recently the U.S. House passed legislation known as the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. (Click here to read the bill.)

March 24, 2017 Weekly Report


Late on a Saturday evening in the spring of 2016, one of our dedicated staff got a call from an Iowa veteran in need of assistance. He was having a bad day and had reached out to the Department of Veteran Administration’s (VA) Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) for help. The VCL failed him. His calls kept dropping or going to voicemail. I thank God he reached out to our staffer and she was there to answer the call.

March 20, 2017 Press Release

Damaging VA Crisis Line Report Confirms Need For New Law, Says Iowa Congressman

February 7, 2017 Newsletters


June 23, 2016 Press Release
Iowa Congressman David Young testified today before the U.S. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee about the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act (H.R.5392), legislation he introduced to provide necessary responsiveness and performance improvements to the Veterans Crisis Line, which is the confidential, toll free hotline for veterans seeking suicide prevention and crisis resources help from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) responders.
May 27, 2016 Weekly Report
When thinking of wait times American veterans endure at some of our U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities, there’s one thing which certainly should not come to mind: Disneyland.
May 23, 2016 Press Release
Iowa Congressman David Young today issued the following response to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald’s comparison of wait times for veterans at the VA to those at Disneyland:
May 19, 2016 Press Release
Iowa Congressman David Young released the following statement after an amendment he introduced to protect the personally identifiable information of members of the Armed Forces and their families passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The NDAA passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 277 to 147.
January 8, 2016 Weekly Report
This week marks one year since I was sworn in as your U.S. Representative for Iowa’s Third Congressional District. With priorities in mind to make your federal government more efficient, accessible, accountable and transparent, I came to Congress humbled to be your voice in Washington, and to make the hard choices that deliver real results.

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