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Congressman David Young

Representing the 3rd District of Iowa

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February 13, 2017 Weekly Report
The last thing you probably worry about when refueling your car on a winter day is theft of your credit card and personal information. Unfortunately, scam artists and thieves are very comfortable using the regular routine of getting gas, renting a movie at an automated machine and getting cash from an ATM to steal your money and identity. Not only do these thieves compromise Iowans’ financial well-being, they also compromise Iowans’ trust in their transactions and institutions, as well as each other.
February 2, 2017 Weekly Report

Rural Iowa is God’s country. There’s something special about living and working in the heartland but we all know rural America has seen some recent economic challenges. These challenges risk people leaving rural areas to seek opportunities elsewhere.  Here in Iowa, our communities are working hard to reverse these trends by building and starting new businesses in rural areas across the state.

January 31, 2017 Weekly Report

As I travel through Iowa’s Third District each week, I hear frustrations from many of our friends and neighbors who simply want Washington to get out of the way and stop telling them how to live their lives or run their businesses.

January 13, 2017 Weekly Report
In January of last year, Iowa lost a beautiful and smart 21-year-old young woman with a bright future, an innocent victim of a drunken driving incident. Sarah Root, a Council Bluffs resident and Third Congressional District constituent, was killed on the night of her graduation by Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras with a criminal record who was drunk and recklessly got behind the wheel.
January 6, 2017 Weekly Report
For many, the start of a new year often signifies a fresh start and new beginnings. For me, the start of 2017 was especially exciting as this January marks the beginning of a new session of Congress.
December 16, 2016 Weekly Report
In the Young household, Christmas is an opportunity to reflect on and recommit to our faith, unplug, connect, and catch up with one another after a long year.
December 9, 2016 Weekly Report
Here at home in Iowa, I make it my mission to meet with and listen to folks in all of the 16 counties of the Third Congressional District every month. I believe the best way to serve the Iowans I work for is by being consistently available, and I stand always ready and willing to listen to the issues, concerns, frustrations and ideas of folks in our state.
December 2, 2016 Weekly Report
In this country, we have some of the most talented medical researchers in the world working tirelessly to investigate the diseases, cancers, and other health issues affecting countless Americans and their families. The work of these researchers and their programs drives health care innovation, and offers hope to many patients and their families seeking treatment or a cure.
November 23, 2016 Weekly Report
As cofounder of the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud, folks often ask me about the many different ways scammers and fraudsters prey on folks in our Iowa communities. I tell them these criminals use increasingly complex and ever evolving tactics, attempting to steal the personal and financial information of unsuspecting Americans all over the country.
November 17, 2016 Weekly Report
Thanksgiving is a holiday rooted in American tradition, engrained in hundreds of years of being grateful for all we have. In looking forward to Thanksgiving this year, I am reminded of how truly thankful I am to live in this great nation, and grateful for those who serve to protect it.

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