I'm standing up in Congress to make sure that our state has a voice at the table when important transportation decisions are being made. From highways to airports to railroads and the Mississippi River lock and dam system, I'm fighting in Congress to satisfy the transportation needs of Iowa.
Successfully Convinced Delta to Reimburse Military Members for Excessive Baggage Fees
I've successfully urged Delta to reimburse military members who were charged excessive baggage fees. The military members were returning home from Afghanistan and were unfairly charged $2,800 in excessive baggage fees, and I sent a letter to the Delta CEO urging them to refund the money. Within a week, Delta had refunded the money.
A Leader to Bring Passenger Rail to Iowa
I've continued to be an outspoken advocate for brigning passenger rail to Iowa. I recently urged the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the passenger rail program that would bring rail service to Iowa. I've also called on Governor Branstad to fully fund passenger rail efforts in Iowa.
Strongly Opposed Shutdown of the FAA Which Lead to Temporary Job Loss
I've been strongly opposed to the shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which cost taxpayers $30 million a day and put thousands of people temporarily out of work. During the shutdown of the FAA, I urged congressional leaders to come together and pass an extension of funding to keep the FAA operating.