In this week’s roundup: Supporting our veterans, fully funding our military, and talking agriculture in Congress. That and more — remember to follow my Facebook page by clicking here to stay up-to-date throughout the week!
PROVIDING OUR VETERANS WITH THE HEALTHCARE AND BENEFITS THEY DESERVE
On Wednesday, I voted for the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. This legislation provides veterans who served overseas and were exposed to burn pits and toxic hazards like radiation and Agent Orange, with the quality healthcare and benefits they deserve.
A few weeks ago, I also voted for the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022, which included an amendment I sponsored that requires the Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office – whose creation is authorized as part of this comprehensive package – to include the Veterans Crisis Line as an entity to provide rapid, post-crisis follow-up care to veterans who need it.
Our veterans are heroes, and I will always stand with them and their families.
MEETING WITH THE IOWA RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION
On Wednesday, I had a great meeting with folks from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association to discuss how we can work together to strengthen Iowa’s biofuels industry and support our farmers.
We also talked about my efforts to protect the RFS and let Iowa families fill up their tanks with cheaper, cleaner E-15 all year long.
SPEAKING TO THE IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
It’s always good to have the Iowa Corn Growers in my office to discuss priorities important to our corn farmers and ethanol producers.
We talked about the 2023 Farm Bill, greater ethanol production in Iowa, and my work to secure year-round E-15 at gas pumps across Iowa and nationwide.
MY VOTE TO FULLY FUND OUR MILITARY AND GIVE OUR TROOPS A PAY RAISE
On Thursday night, I voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023, which included two pieces of legislation that I introduced this Congress – the Weather Innovation for the Next Generation (WING) Act and the Biofuel Cell Research Act.
These two bills will help improve weather radar accuracy and promote the use of biofuels in emerging fuel cell technologies to generate electricity and power vehicle engines in a cheaper and cleaner manner.
While our globe becomes increasingly unstable, it is critical that we fully fund our military and provide our troops with the resources and pay that they need to protect our country from foreign threats. China and Russia will stop at nothing to usurp our position as the world’s strongest economic and military superpower. For the sake of our national security and economic vitality, we can never let that happen.
MEETING WITH THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
I had an excellent conversation with the American Soybean Association this week on agriculture and energy policy.
As the second largest soybean producing state, Iowa soybean farmers are leading the way to lower fuel prices through biodiesel production and feed the world.
INFLATION REACHES 9.1%!
9.1% inflation – which Democrats called transitory just months ago – is crushing family budgets and making every dollar earned worth much less.
This is the sad consequence of wasteful spending that has fueled the flames of runaway inflation. I will continue to oppose pork-barrel spending and higher taxes that negatively impact our economy and hurt our families.
We are government together, and I am here to serve you. Your thoughts, concerns, and comments are very important to me. Always feel free to call (202) 225-4426 or visit my website at feenstra.house.gov.