The regular 110-day long session has ended, but the Iowa Legislature is still working to complete a budget and tax plan. In order to complete a budget, we need a reliable prediction of revenues. The Senate is prioritizing broad-based tax cuts as a plan to lower the burden of state government on Iowans, spur economic growth, and continue Iowa’s streak at the top of every state ranking for fiscal discipline.
In recent years, we have seen a dramatic rise in prescription opioid abuse and overdoses across the United States. Opioids are highly addictive, and according to a 2017 survey, it is reported that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated issues with opioid abuse, and we must work to take on this issue immediately.
As a member of Congress, I am working every day to give Iowans the tools they need to tackle the opioid crisis head-on. Even something as simple as clearing out a medicine cabinet and safely disposing of medications can go a long way.
That’s why I joined my fellow Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley, and Democratic Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota in putting forward three bipartisan bills that would help provide students and their families with better information about the costs of college, from the initial college search, through the application process, to ultimately accepting financial aid.
“It’s a fairness issue. Either we have girl sports or we don’t”: Reynolds Concerning Transgender Athletic Ban
Governor Kim Reynolds announced this week her backing signature of a future bill regarding a Transgender athletic ban in Iowa. “It’s a fairness issue. Either we have girl sports or we don’t,” said Reynolds. The Governor answered several questions from the media on...
I started working on this bill to introduce technology and increase efficiency of state government years ago. This effort was redoubled the next year when the USDA fined Iowa DHS almost two million dollars because our error rate was almost double the national average. While doing research, I found a legislative analysis documenting the causes of the errors by the DHS as failure to verify required information and incorrect and inconsistent application of policies.
US Senator Tom Cotton and Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley are headed to Iowa in June to help fundraise for the Iowa GOP. Senator Cotton is headed to Sioux Center on the 29th. Earlier in the week, Haley will be in Des Moines to headline the Iowa...
“With this significant investment into broadband, Iowa House Republicans are delivering on another campaign promise made to constituents,” said Grassley. “This pandemic has accentuated the need to connect every Iowan to broadband to give them the ability to work from home, access telehealth services, use precision ag technology, and more.”
Stand with the police and keep communities safe. That was the message Iowa Legislative Republicans heard from voters last year. To deliver for voters, Republicans in the Iowa House passed SF 342. The bill will increases penalties and provides better protection for...
Readers, Below you will find our letter to Attorney General Miller. We are looking forward to hearing back from his office soon on this important matter. -Luke ...
Liberal activists have a First Amendment right to say or preach what they’d like, but our federal agencies shouldn’t be encouraging people to ban agricultural products at the expense of America’s hardworking farmers and producers. It’s important for Congress to make its intention known that we should get “Meatless Mondays” and other types of activist bans against agricultural products out of our government dining halls. My bill will do just that.
Tuesday, Lincoln Highway Young Republicans met for their first business meeting in Ames, Iowa. The new group is the fifth chapter for the statewide organization, which focuses on members between individuals between the ages 18 and 40.
Story County GOP Chair and Nevada Mayor Brett Barker celebrated the group as a sign of enthusiasm and opportunity for Republicans in the state.
“There are a lot of people excited to be involved. We see tremendous enthusiasm and are excited to keep growing more chapters across the state,” said Barker.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne, who is only a few months into her new term, was barely re-elected last year. Her race was one of the closest congressional races in the country. Although not the closest one in Iowa, Representative Axne didn’t even get 50% of the vote in the 2020 election. She squeaked out a victory with 48.9% of the vote. That’s a margin of just 1.39% over her opponent, former Congressman David Young.
The Biden Administration and Democrat leaders like Speaker Pelosi have willfully ignored the chaos ensuing at our border—they have adopted an out of sight, out of mind approach. The day before I left for the border, Speaker Pelosi even said that “things at the border were heading in the right direction.” I am sure the human traffickers, drug cartels, and gang members agree with her. I am sure the children and women abused, Iowans suffering from the opioid epidemic, and families ripped apart by senseless gang violence do not.