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SUNDAY TALK: Senator Ernst Condemns Democrats for Playing Politics with Funding for Military

 U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017, which was blocked by Senate Democrats.  “At a time when our country faces increased threats from ISIS and our adversaries continue to test our strength around the world, it is outrageous that Senate […]


Representative King Hears Testimony on the Clinton E-mail Scandal

Representative Steve King questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing of the Department of Justice. King wanted to know about both the DOJ’s failure to press criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her alleged mishandling of classified information and the Attorney General’s secret meeting with former President Bill Clinton in light of […]

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Ernst Questions TSA Administrator on Reckless Spending

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today questioned Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, Hon. Peter V. Neffenger, in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing regarding wasteful spending at TSA and the impact on the agency’s ability to address long security lines while at the same time keeping our nation safe. Following reports exposing the […]

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Ernst Supports Critical Provisions for Nuclear Security Programs

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Energy & Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. “I take seriously the responsibility Iowans have entrusted in me to make Washington more competent and less wasteful. That is why I fought to scale back Washington’s runaway spending by offering […]