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Grassley Takes Aim At Progressive’s Anti-Police Agenda

Grassley Takes Aim At Progressive’s Anti-Police Agenda

Iowa’s Chuck Grassley is aiming at the progressive anti-police agenda trying to undermine American law enforcement.  Appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a press release last week on the DOJ’s new initiative of dealing with the spike of violent crime across the nation that seemingly seeks to shift funding and attention away from law enforcement to reduce crime.  “I am concerned as I...

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Serving Those Who Served

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Serving Those Who Served

The VET TEC Enhancement Act, which I introduced with Congressman Kai Kahele (D-Hawai’i), an Air Force veteran, would increase funding for the VA’s Veteran Employment Through Technical Education Course, a five-year pilot program that allows eligible veterans to use G.I. Bill-style benefits to attend innovative job training programs to prepare them for future employment in the technology industry.

What I heard from Iowans during part one of my 39 County Tour

What I heard from Iowans during part one of my 39 County Tour

I have also heard from numerous small business owners who are facing a shortage of workers. Main street businesses and manufacturing companies across the district are finding it difficult to keep up with demand due to a lack of labor, which disrupts our supply chain and stymies economic growth. For that reason, I was pleased to see Governor Reynolds lead the way by ending Iowa’s participation in enhanced federal unemployment insurance. Iowa is open for business, and it is time to get folks back to work and keep our economy growing. That cannot be accomplished if workers are incentivized to stay home. 

Governor Reynolds’ Vision for Education

Governor Reynolds’ Vision for Education

It is unfortunate that the Register’s editorial makes the unfair argument that school choice leads to a free-for-all in education. “In Iowa today, pretty much anything can be considered a ‘school’,” stated the editorial.  The Register even goes on to insinuate that some parents don’t care to look after their children’s well-being, “An unknown number of Iowa youngsters have completely fallen off the education grid and may be learning nothing, assuming they are alive and well.”  All Iowa parents should take offense to that!  

Rob Sand proves that he is just a shameless self-promoter

Rob Sand proves that he is just a shameless self-promoter

You read that right: Rob Sand claimed it is illegal for a sitting governor to use state funds to address the public in a time of emergency. 
If that seems wrong, that’s because it is. Both legally and as a matter of common sense. 
As the Governor explained in a response to Sand’s report, the very beginning of Iowa’s self-promotion statute says that it does not apply in times of emergency—which makes all the sense in the world. During an emergency is exactly when we would want the governor to use resources to address the public. 
But Sand cut that emergency section out of his report, meaning that he pretended it didn’t exist. He didn’t mention it. Not once. 

Free Market Leadership: Iowa Carbon Pipeline Announced

Free Market Leadership: Iowa Carbon Pipeline Announced

Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC announced a carbon capture pipeline system that plans to span at least 1,200 miles across the Midwest, with its most significant footprint in Iowa. The pipeline is part of a growing Carbon Capture and Store (CCS) trend, which helps sequester carbon.  Once complete, the CCS system will transport liquified carbon dioxide in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Illinois to a permanent underground sequestration site.