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...
“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.”
“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.”
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...
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.
Each year one of the most common complaints I receive is from constituents who believe someone is receiving welfare benefits who shouldn’t be getting them. I haven’t heard many say the program should be ended, but everyone says the program should accurately identify those who are eligible.
Iowa should remain First in the Nation, Democrats are hungry for power, and Chuck Grassley should run again. The chairman of the Republican National Senatorial Committee, Senator Rick Scott, joined Iowa Field Report on his visit to Iowa to discuss politics. Scott, who...
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.
“I promised Iowans I would be transparent and accessible, and I will continue to fulfill that promise by touring businesses or holding meetings in all 39 counties in our district at least twice a year,” said Feenstra.
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.
“Cindy Axne is more loyal to Nancy Pelosi than Iowans and we are going to make sure every Iowa voters understands that,” said NRCC Spokesman Mike Berg.
The radio ad is running across Axne’s entire district. A source close to the NRCC told Iowa Field Report they’re prepared to keep the heat on Axne for as long as necessary.
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
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.