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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”.
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.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
A few days before Memorial Day, in cemeteries across the United States, a tradition takes place – one small American flag at a time. The final resting place of the men and women who served this great nation, a number of them who died in their service, all have a small American flag placed at their headstone. The flag is placed as a tribute to their service on the day all Americans set aside to remember their sacrifice.
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.