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Why Iowa sent law enforcement to the border

Why Iowa sent law enforcement to the border

Earlier this month, I deployed members of the Iowa State Patrol to the U.S. Southern border to support law enforcement and border security efforts on a 14-day mission called “Operation Lone Star.” While some thought it was necessary to portray this mission as controversial, for me, the rationale was obvious. As the federal government under President Biden ignores its constitutional duty to...

Let’s Put the Brakes on the Boondoggles

Let’s Put the Brakes on the Boondoggles

To date, this very same project has received $225 million from the federal government—a fraction of the $1.7 billion requested from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete the subway extension. And if that wasn’t enough, the price of the project has ballooned to nearly $6.9 billion and it’s already three to four years behind schedule with construction expected to begin next year. The extension will likely dig the subway system, expected to lose as much as $200 million over the next decade, even deeper into the hole.

Red Flag: Mathis Used State Position To Obtain Tax Breaks For Client Of Her Family-Owned Business

Red Flag: Mathis Used State Position To Obtain Tax Breaks For Client Of Her Family-Owned Business

On a press call this morning, the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann called on Mathis to reveal any other sweetheart deals she may have handed out, saying:

“Iowans know, Liz Mathis’ shady business dealings don’t pass the smell test. It’s time Mathis finally be transparent with voters and shine some light on what other sweetheart deals she was handing out. Mathis’ efforts to hide this important information was overt and undeniable.”

Senator Garrett: Legislative Update

Senator Garrett: Legislative Update

Inflation Increases   You may recall that last month I warned of the danger of increasing inflation. The U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics has now released the figures for June. Inflation has increased to 5.4% over the 12 months ending in June. This compares with 5%...

Cuba Serves as a Reminder of the Dangers of Communism and Socialism, Promise of America

Cuba Serves as a Reminder of the Dangers of Communism and Socialism, Promise of America

The movement being led by the courageous people of Cuba also serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of socialism and communism. These repressive ideologies have failed every time, and in Cuba they’ve led to 62 years of corruption and poverty. The sad reality is many in the Democratic Party ignore the evidence in front of them of what communism entails. Instead, they continue to march towards the far Left and promote socialism or socialist principles right here in America. 

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: The Time to Reform is Now

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: The Time to Reform is Now

These days, it is tough to get members of Congress united behind a common goal. The House and Senate, Republicans and Democrats, have different visions and agendas to push. Fortunately, there is one area that a large number of members from both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol have been able to agree on: reforming how our military handles cases of rape, harassment, sexual assault, violence, and other heinous crimes.

Freedom Rings On This Independence Day

Freedom Rings On This Independence Day

We are truly blessed to call the United States home. I’m reminded of the freedom our nation offers every day—whether I’m riding my motorcycle across Iowa, going to church each Sunday with Mom, or spending the afternoon with family and friends at my brother’s “chicken coop.” And the opportunity this country offers is evident when I’m out on my 99 County Tour hearing directly from Iowans about their family farm, small business, nonprofit, and so much more. It’s the American people, in particular my fellow Iowans, who keep me centered and hopeful for our tomorrow.