Iowa Congressman David Young issued the following statement on the federal government shutdown:
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.
Iowa Congressman David Young this evening supported legislation passed out of the House of Representatives funding the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and the federal government until February 16. The legislation also includes Missile Defense funding, delays in the Health Insurance Tax, Cadillac Tax, and Medical Device Tax.
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.
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For parents in Iowa and across the country, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of their family. Especially their children. And for too many, financial hurdles sometimes stand in their way of ensuring their children receive the health care they need.
Iowa Congressman David Young continued his efforts to protect children who depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) yesterday when he delivered a floor speech on the critical program.
Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Congressman David Young today announced the schedule of his annual Coffee With My Congressman Town Hall Meetings, continuing his commitment to hold a town hall in every county, every year. Coffee with my Congressman town halls allow a number of residents to engage the Congressman on the issues being debated in Congress.
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When traveling the Third District speaking with farmers, producers and folks who rely on agriculture to make a living for themselves and their family, I hear how low prices for farm products and commodities have hurt families and our rural communities. These continually low prices make it difficult for folks to break even, let alone make a profit, hire workers, provide for their families,
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(BEIJING, CHINA) - Iowa Congressman David Young and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The photo behind them is of the last ambassador from the State of Iowa to China - Edwin Hurd Conger. He was appointed by President William McKinley as ambassador to China from 1898-1905.