Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Friday, February 24, 2020 Joni Ernst: Mississippi River dredge project means a boost for Iowa farmers As Iowa farmers will tell you, the only thing more important than growing their crops is having access to the markets to sell those crops. For many of our farmers across Iowa, market access depends on the ability to…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

Monday, February 24, 2020 News from Week 6 – 2020 Legislative Session Bills Advance Through Funnel What is the funnel? It’s a deadline when House bills are required to pass at least one House committee to remain eligible for discussion and vice versa for the Senate. If a bill fails to advance through a committee, it…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Freedom Watch 2/21/2020 A legislative update from Representative Steven Holt The Good, the Bad & the Ugly 2020 Week 6 (1st Funnel Week) of the 2020 Legislative Session reminded me that while the legislation that moves forward is of great importance, it is equally important what Republicans do not allow to move on. We advanced good…

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The Segebart Report, Senate District 6

The Segebart Report Friday, February 14, 2020  Week Five This week we spent most of the time moving bills through sub-committees so they can be considered by the standing committee they were assigned. Once they have been approved at that level they are eligible for floor debate. That deadline to be passed out of committee…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

  The Schultz Perspective by Senator Jason Schultz 2/17/2020 Week five of the 2020 session is done. There is a quickening of activity as we near Friday’s deadline to get our bills out of committee in order to keep them alive for consideration. I appreciate the input from the district as you write and let me…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Thursday, January 23, 2020 Wall Street Journal: To Stay Awake in Trial’s Wee Hours, Grassley Sleeps In—Until 7:20 a.m. Sen. Chuck Grassley, 86, is usually in bed by 8:30 or 9 p.m., so the late nights he has been keeping at the impeachment trial of President Trump haven’t been easy for him. The Iowa Republican…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Week of November 18-November 24, 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. “Several days of unfavorable weather conditions kept many farmers out of the fields…

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