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The story played like the opening bell of the campaign for 2022 gubernatorial election: State Auditor Rob Sand, potential Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, accused her of improperly using federal coronavirus aid dollars for “self-promotion.” more
Few things in life come with clear, concise and reliable instructions. more
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate’s consideration of a proposal to establish a separate commission to examine the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The senator voted No: more
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many elderly Americans isolated from their loved ones. As scofflaws often do, they have taken this vulnerability and turned it into an opportunity to line their own pockets.    more
We ended the 2021 legislative session a few weeks behind schedule, but I am proud of what we accomplished. more
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver cast the work of the 2021 Iowa Legislature as “generational,” and maybe even “historic.” more
We need diverse books. Period. more
Last week, for the first time in well over 600 days, I had the privilege of doing what I love most: welcoming people back to Modern Woodmen Park. more
On Monday, May 17, Iowa House Republicans announced a tax cut compromise plan after extensive negotiations with the Iowa Senate and Governor's office. The bill delivers tax relief for hardworking Iowans while ensuring the state's fiscal health for the years to come. more
Letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, May 17, from U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and others. more
Iowa has one of the best election systems in the country. We consistently rank among the top 10 states for voter registration and participation. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we set turnout records in 2020 for the June primary and November general election. Now, politicians in Washington, D.C. want to dictate to Iowa and every other state how to run elections. more
Over the past week, the Iowa House and Senate have been finalizing language on outstanding policy bills, including the Comprehensive Tax Reform bill that will bring tax relief to individuals, families, small businesses and property taxpayers. It will also increase funding for mental health, enhance the Beginner Farmer’s program, repeal the Inheritance Tax and provide incentives for quality childcare, affordable housing, and redevelopment of blighted properties; I believe this work will lead to the end of session in the next week or so. more
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