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Rep. David Young

Representative for Iowa’s 3rd District

Young, a Republican, is the representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Young is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Young.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

The chart is based on the bills Young has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 96% FreedomWorks: 85% The Club for Growth: 66% Human Rights Campaign: 16% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% League of Conservation Voters: 3% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

David Young sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (22%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 2824: Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act
Sep 26, 2017. Passed 214/209.
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 grantees of the program demonstrate improvement in specified benchmark areas three years after program implementation (such as reducing child abuse ...
Nay H.R. 597: Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act
Oct 27, 2015. Passed 313/118.
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 the Export-Import bank, a quasi-governmental agency that provides subsidies to foreign companies buying American goods. On Monday, October, 26, 2015, ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 749: Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
Mar 4, 2015. Passed 316/101.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Young missed 0 of 1,962 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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