Capitol Solutions with U.S. Rep. David Young

Congressman David Young -- CROPPEDBy U.S. Rep. David Young
Iowa’s Third Congressional District


The House finished its first 100 days of the 114th Congress last week, and I am proud to report we have hit the ground running. Things have changed for the better. We are working together to find solutions and deliver results, which hardworking taxpayers expect and deserve. Everyone benefits from a government that listens to its people; I promise I will always be accessible and I will always listen to you.

What have we accomplished? The House has passed dozens of bills that address the concerns of Iowans and all Americans. We are leading on simplifying the tax code, holding the government accountable, becoming energy independent in North America, fighting the tragedy of human trafficking, helping job creators grow our small businesses, supporting our veterans at home and our warriors abroad, giving the future generation opportunities and so much more.

In southwest and central Iowa, job creators depend on certainty. They must plan for what is ahead so that they can invest in our communities. This Congress has made that a priority. One such bill, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, makes a provision in the tax code permanent that would reward small businesses that invest capital and make equipment purchases. And while it is clear the tax code is too complicated and needs to be simplified, we are making adjustments that help folks today. The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 protects these small businesses and families – making it easier for them to grow and plan for the future. The Permanent State and Local Tax Deduction will help job creators and families keep more of what they earn by bringing more certainty to the tax code. It will make permanent the ability to deduct sales tax from their tax filings. What we are doing is applying straightforward, common-sense solutions to the challenges of the day.

I was also proud to vote for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act – which President Obama signed into law earlier this year. We cannot have veterans waiting indefinitely for care they need – this law will direct needed resources to combat the unacceptable tragedy of our nation’s veterans committing suicide. We also passed legislation that will strengthen 529 college savings plans so that families can plan for their higher education needs while reducing the debt that frequently builds up from a college degree.

This is just the beginning. I will not let up – I am committed to being the most accessible, transparent, and hard-working representative for all the people of Iowa’s Third District.

Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter @RepDavidYoung or go to my website and subscribe to my weekly updates. I want you to know what is going on in Iowa and in Congress. I take this commitment very seriously; it has been an honor representing you in Congress. Thank you.