Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Monday, September 9, 2019 Iowans Want the USMCA Now Iowans in all corners of the state have made it clear to the senator that they want to see this trade deal with Mexico and Canada wrapped-up During August, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, crisscrossed the…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Week of September 30-October 6, 2019 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Harvest is off to a slow start since much of the state received…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Bill takes a bipartisan approach to lower medication costs By Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Susan Collins We are no strangers to working across the aisle to find solutions to some of America’s most difficult problems. We have banned pharmacy gag clauses, and we are working to hold insulin manufacturers accountable…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

Monday, April 22 , 2019 Week 14 News Budgets Last week was a very busy week for me. As there are seven budget chairs in the House and Senate, our job was to reach agreement between the House and Senate budget chairs on funding particular line items within our budgets. Compromises must be made. The…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Freedom Watch 5/2/19 A legislative update from Representative Steven Holt End of Session Report The 2019 session of the 88th General Assembly ended on Saturday, April 27th in the late afternoon. The session ended six days early, saving Iowa taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, and demonstrating once again why Iowa is consistently ranked as…

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The Segebart Report, Senate District 6

The Segebart Report Wednesday, May 15, 2019  During the last week of the legislative session, we continued our work towards adjournment for the year. We spent much of our time waiting for bills to come to us from the other chamber, waiting on amendments, and debating some of the last proposals we will discuss this…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

The Schultz Perspective 4/12/2019 We’ve moved through week 13 in the Iowa Legislature. After last week’s second funnel deadline, policy committees are done with their work and we are to final floor debates and budget talks. While we have no agreement yet with the House or the governor on what the budget will look like…

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