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.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Young.
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.
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David Young sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Young was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act
- H.R. 5392 (114th): No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act
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).
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%)
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3817: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy ...
- H.R. 3646: Water Quality Conservation Act of 2017
- H.R. 2905: Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2017
- H.R. 2600: To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary ...
- H.R. 2516: Freedom from the ACA Tax Penalty Act
- H.Res. 287: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should pass no ...
- H.R. 1750: Facilitating Farmers’ Access to Resources and Machinery Act
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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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
H.R. 749: Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
Mar 4, 2015. Passed 316/101.
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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