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Rep. David Young

Former Representative for Iowa’s 3rd District

pronounced DAY-vid // yung


Young was the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Young.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Young is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Young sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: C

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Agriculture and Food (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Emergency Management (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Immigration (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young voted Nay

Failed 239/137 on Dec 21, 2018.

Young voted Nay

Passed 225/192 on Feb 15, 2018.

A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled …

Young voted No

Passed 214/209 on Sep 26, 2017.

H.R. 2824 reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program through Fiscal Year 2022. Specifically, this bill renews an expired requirement that …

Young voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Young voted Nay

Passed 313/118 on Oct 27, 2015.

House Democrats and a portion of the Republican House majority teamed up last week to win an important battle in the fight to bring back …

Young voted Aye

Young voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Young voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Young voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2018, Young missed 0 of 2,535 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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