Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Agriculture is the Clear-Cut Winner with Sound Trade Policy By U.S. Senator Joni Ernst March 14, 2018 Mexico and South Korea are racing for American beef and pork. In 2017 alone, the U.S. shattered records with beef exports hitting $7.27 billion and pork exports reaching $6.49 billion according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. For…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Monday, April 16, 2018 DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through November.  “An eventful weather week brought severe weather and significant snowfall to the state and continues…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Friday, February 23, 2018 Q & A: Gun Violence Q: Can you explain the Obama administration’s regulation that would have added certain Social Security recipients to the federal gun ban list?  A:     Last year’s repeal of this flawed regulation is being used as a misleading talking point in the aftermath of the horrific school shooting at…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

News from Week 14 Monday, April 16, 2018 Tax Relief Iowa’s tax code is outdated, overly complex, and boasts some of the highest income tax rates in the entire country. The Middle Class Tax Relief Act will reform Iowa’s tax code to make it fairer, sustainable, and built for the 21st century, it will also…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Freedom Watch 4/19/18 Nearing Completion Week 15 This week in the Iowa House saw budgets begin to move and discussions continue with the Governor’s office and the Senate on tax reform. We reached our 100th day on Tuesday April 17th, and our per-diem ended on that day. We also lost our clerks and pages this…

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THE SEGEBART REPORT, Senate District 6

The Segebart Report  Friday, April 20 2018 Week Fourteen This session shows signs of ending soon. The committees working the hardest right now are Ways and Means and Appropriations. This week we honored four members of the Senate who are retiring this year: Wally Horn (D) Cedar Rapids who had served for 46 years, Bob…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

The Schultz Perspective 4/6/2018 The Iowa Legislature took a strong position on illegal immigration this week. Senate File 481, the Sanctuary City bill, applies a penalty to cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when a detainer request is submitted to a local law enforcement agency holding a suspected…

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