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  • Economy and Jobs

    As a child who was raised in poverty and knows what it is like to sit around the kitchen table and have to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table, Dave has long believed that his most important priority is to help foster an env...

  • Social Security and Medicare

    As someone who was raised in poverty by his grandmother who relied on Social Security survivors benefits to put food on the table for him and his siblings, Dave knows how vital this initiative is for both seniors and their families. Dave has been fig...

  • Cleaning up Washington

    Since coming into office, Dave has set out to change the culture of Washington. He believes greater transparency, changing the way DC does business, and adequate oversight are all essential elements to reforming Washington. Starting in 2007, he worke...

  • Veterans

    As the parent of Marine children, Dave stands committed to ensuring our nation’s veterans are served by our country with the same dedication and honor with which they have served us. In order to ensure veterans get the care and assistance they need, ...

  • Healthcare

    From the beginning of the debate over healthcare, Dave has said that his number one priority is to ensure Iowans have access to affordable, quality healthcare coverage. Dave has worked to improve the overall health and wellbeing of all Iowans. With a...

  • Education

    Dave escaped poverty because of the opportunity to attend Iowa’s public schools in Sioux City and go to college at Iowa State. Access to a quality, affordable, education is one of the greatest equalizers we have. As a former teacher, Dave takes the e...

  • Communications

    A significant digital divide remains between urban and rural America and Dave is working to close this divide by promoting broadband deployment throughout rural America. Dave serves on the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and ...

  • Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    I have long believed that the science is settled, climate change is happening and we must take steps to mitigate its effects. We continue to face an increase of severe weather events across the country and globe that are threatening the safety of man...

  • Rural Development

    As a lifelong Iowan Dave knows how important agriculture and renewable energy is to our rural economy. Southeast Iowa has some of the most productive farmland in the world and agriculture remains a cornerstone of Iowa’s economy. Supporting rural comm...

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