When watching or reading news, we often hear the strides our economy is making – from the low unemployment rate in our state to the stock market continuing to set record highs nearly every week. However, when speaking with folks across the Third District, recognize not all our friends and neighbors are seeing the benefits of our improving economy.
As I travel across the Third District, families share with me heartbreaking stories of loved ones they’ve lost to the opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, stories about families and communities being torn apart by addiction and despair are ones we’re hearing more and more about.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) play a critical role in our national health care system providing needed services for uninsured and underserved Iowans. When I visit with folks across the Third District, they tell me about their struggle to find affordable and adequate care, especially in our rural communities, and the impact our CHCs have in improving their lives.
Hardworking Iowans and Americans living paycheck to paycheck are feeling left behind and deserve tax relief. And for too long, our broken tax system has favored filling the coffers of the federal government in Washington under the misguided assumption of government knowing best how to spend your money.
As I travel throughout the 16 counties of the Third District each month, I get the opportunity to learn firsthand about the new technologies Iowans are using to more efficiently produce biofuels and harness renewable energy to power our state and country. The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and ultimately helped Iowa
With a goal of protecting the personal information and savings of the people of Iowa, I founded the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud in early 2016. As chairman of this group, I am dedicated to working for solutions that protect Iowans from hackers, scammers, thieves and fraudsters.
For generations, Iowans have farmed the fertile Iowa soil efficiently to deliver the best yields in the world. When I meet with agriculture producers throughout the sixteen counties of the Third District, they tell me about the strategies they’re using to maximize the land’s potential.
During my travels, meetings and visits to, and in, each of the 16 counties of the Third Congressional District each month I have the opportunity to meet with many inspiring young Iowans. I am consistently encouraged and inspired to see the energy and talent of our state's youth.
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.
As the co-founder of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud, I am constantly receiving information and tips about the ever-growing list of scams targeting Americans – and especially college students.