Dave is working to hold Congress accountable and has fought to change the culture of Washington. Starting in 2007, he worked to pass the largest ethics reform since Watergate. In addition to authoring the CHIP IN and Cut Congressional Pay Act, which would cut Member’s pay for the first time since the Great Depression, he previously cosponsored legislation to end the revolving door between lobbyists and Congress. Dave has also cosponsored legislation that says if Congress doesn’t pass a budget on time, Members do not get paid. Dave came to Washington to fight on behalf of hard working Iowans and strongly believes that those elected to serve shouldn’t be in it to line their own pockets.