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Joni Ernst: Radical Policies from Coastal Elites Hurt Rural America

Joni Ernst: Radical Policies from Coastal Elites Hurt Rural America

Iowa leads the way in ethanol and biodiesel production—which means we literally fuel our nation and the world. There’s really no way around the fact that the radical environmental policies of the far Left will decimate Iowa agriculture. That’s why I will continue to be relentless when it comes to fighting for our state, and right now that means pushing back against the coastal elites who want to eliminate the need for biofuel and fundamentally change our way of life in the Heartland.

Randy Feenstra: Delivering relief for natural disaster victims

Randy Feenstra: Delivering relief for natural disaster victims

I am extremely pleased that my amendment, which would include assistance for those affected by high wind storms like last summer’s derecho, was adopted by the House Agriculture Committee. By reallocating some of the funds appropriated in the original bill to be used for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP), this legislation will help thousands of producers across the country who have suffered losses from natural disasters or severe weather — including floods, snowstorms, and droughts.

Hinson Co-Sponsors Bill to Block Biden’s Radical Pro-Choice Executive Actions

Hinson Co-Sponsors Bill to Block Biden’s Radical Pro-Choice Executive Actions

The legislation she co-sponsored today would help ensure the Biden Administration cannot surprise Congress and the American people with executive orders that fundamentally change how abortions are performed and funded in the U.S. and abroad.  Additionally, she has also co-sponsored key pro-life legislation, including the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires doctors to care for babies that survive abortion attempts. 

Deficit Reduction and Control is Paramount

Deficit Reduction and Control is Paramount

Keep in mind: Over $1 trillion in previously allocated pandemic relief funds still have not been utilized. In their latest stimulus bill, Democrats have set their recommended levels and amounts of national debt to be an astonishing $41 trillion by 2030.

This out-of-control spending will eventually lead to skyrocketing interest rate payments — making it more difficult for the federal government to fund critical programs, including Social Security, Medicare, national defense, infrastructure and much more.

President Biden’s Actions Ignore His Calls for Unity

President Biden’s Actions Ignore His Calls for Unity

In just two weeks, the president has already signed over twenty-five executive orders. That’s significantly more than any president in recent history in this short amount of time. Even the New York Times Editorial Board called on him to “Ease Up on the Executive Actions.” Now, I fully understand that the power of executive order is often unpopular when your party does not control the White House, but when you set out to be the “unifier-in-chief,” one would hope that the actions you take would unify—or at least be a little more mainstream. The reality is, that’s just not been the case.

Constitution Is Clear: Iowa GOP Delegation Was Right To Certify

Constitution Is Clear: Iowa GOP Delegation Was Right To Certify

Iowa Republicans take their constitutional duties seriously and are particularly sensitive to attacks on the Electoral College, which they believe allows smaller states the representation they need to preserve a level of independence from the federal government. The great triumph of our Constitution is the deliberate and intricate balance of power it created between the states and the federal government, as well as between the three branches of the federal government. That balance prevents tyranny by ensuring that no individual or oligarchy can easily take control of the country.

Iowans are, of course, free to disagree with their votes, but it is irresponsible for anyone to claim that these votes show disloyalty to our country, the Constitution, our party, or the principles of democratic and republican government.