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Will Axne Throw Iowa’s Biofuel Industry Under The Bus For Biden Infrastructure Bill? 

Will Axne Throw Iowa’s Biofuel Industry Under The Bus For Biden Infrastructure Bill? 

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan contains billions of dollars in tax giveaways to electric vehicle manufacturers so the U.S. will move toward an all-electric fleet. While forcing Americans to exclusively embrace electric cars would be a boon for some industries, it would be devastating to the renewable fuels industry.  In a recent op-ed, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst expressed her intense...

Release: Miller-Meeks & Trone Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Safely Dispose of Opioids

Release: Miller-Meeks & Trone Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Safely Dispose of Opioids

“As a doctor, I have seen firsthand the challenges created by opioid addiction and abuse. The opioid epidemic has hit every corner of the United States, and all of us know someone who has been harmed by addiction,” said Miller-Meeks. “The DUMP Opioids Act is a simple expansion of current law that will give more Americans access to safe opioid disposal sites. Congress must work in a bipartisan manner and give our constituents the tools they need to tackle this head on.”

Release: Senate Passes $100 Million Property Tax Cut

Release: Senate Passes $100 Million Property Tax Cut

“Tax relief continues to be a goal of the Senate Republicans,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “I have said, as long as I am Majority Leader, tax relief will be part of the Senate agenda. Senate File 587 delivers on that promise. Not only does it provide real property tax relief, it also delivers increased funding to mental health services in Iowa.”

Reynolds Says No to Vaccine Passports

Reynolds Says No to Vaccine Passports

At a press conference Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said no to so-called vaccine passports and noted that she is weighing her options to prevent their use, including legislation or executive order. “I’ve consistently put my trust in Iowans to do the right...

Iowa Democrats Play Politics With Deadly Tragedy

Iowa Democrats Play Politics With Deadly Tragedy

Politics at its worst. Iowa Democrats call for new spending and then vote against it. 

On Tuesday, Iowa House Republicans proposed over 20 million dollars in new funding for the Iowa Department of Corrections. The proposed increase comes after a recent deadly attack that left two prison staffers dead and one hospitalized.

Democrat lawmakers in the House Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee chose to vote against the funding.

Ernst: Biden’s “Infrastructure” Roadmap Is a Wrong Turn down a Dead-End Street

Ernst: Biden’s “Infrastructure” Roadmap Is a Wrong Turn down a Dead-End Street

From what we’ve seen so far, about less than six percent of President Biden’s plan actually goes to support roads and bridges. More taxpayer money would be spent on electric vehicles than on waterways and roads, like fixing those potholes scattered across town after town throughout this country. And mind you, this shift to electric vehicles will have a devastating impact on Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel industries, which support our state’s local economies.

Hart Finally Gives Up: Republicans React

Hart Finally Gives Up: Republicans React

Today, Democratic Congressional Candidate Rita Hart finally admitted defeat. Hart had sought to throw out the certified election results from Iowa’s Second Congressional District after she was defeated by Mariannette Miller-Meeks first on election night and again after a full district-wide recount. Today’s concession from Hart makes it the third time Miller-Meeks has bested her.

Letter: Secretary Pate Asks Pelosi to Let Iowa Certification Process Stand

Letter: Secretary Pate Asks Pelosi to Let Iowa Certification Process Stand

Now, Rita Hart is asking you to “depart from Iowa law” and give her an election victory she did not earn. I strongly urge you to reject any attempts to overturn the will of Iowa voters. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is the official U.S. House Representative for Iowa’s Second District and is serving the district capably. Let her continue to do the job Iowans elected her to do.”

Joni Ernst: As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ll keep working to enable fellow female leaders to succeed

Joni Ernst: As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ll keep working to enable fellow female leaders to succeed

In this country that we’re so blessed to call home, every woman, no matter their background, can be the next “first.”

After growing up on a small farm in rural southwest Iowa, I had the honor of serving in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Iowa Army National Guard – a historically male field. After returning home and serving in the Iowa state senate, I was elected the first female combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate and was the first woman to represent the great state of Iowa in Congress.