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SUNDAY TALK: Grassley on May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Q:  What’s the purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month? A: For 365 days a year, mental health advocates, public policymakers, medical researchers and health care professionals work collectively to support mental health and to bring what is oftentimes an invisible health issue out of the shadows and into the daylight. During Mental Health Awareness month, […]

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Ernst and Grassley Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month Highlighted by Accountability Bill

To mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate and survivors of sexual assault joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill today to urge the Senate to pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This bipartisan legislation would protect students, professionalize the response to and reporting of sexual assault cases, and provide […]

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Senator Ernst Honors Life of Sarah Root, Demands Answers Over Failure to Detain Illegal Immigrant

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life of Sarah Root, a young Iowan allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant, Eswin Mejia. The Iowa Senator also called for answers as to why the Obama Administration neglected to detain Mejia. Ernst’s remarks followed a joint letter to Immigration and […]

Sukup and Furniture/Mattress Outlet to Present Where The Wild Things Are

Sukup Manufacturing and Furniture/Mattress Outlet proudly present four performances of the endearing children’s classic Where The Wild Things Are at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, 2016. This presentation is part of the 2015-2016 Performing Arts and Leadership […]

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Iowans Emphasize Burdensome Federal Regulations Impeding Rural Communities at Ernst Subcommittee Hearing

During a Senate Agriculture Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy hearing, Chairman Joni Ernst  stressed the need to examine rural development programs and regulations to ensure they are effective and efficient. As Chairman Ernst noted in her opening remarks, “In continuing with my commitment to bring effective oversight of programs within the […]

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Ernst Presses Defense Secretary on Arlington National Cemetery Inurnment Rights for WASPs

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the need to restore the rights of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). “Yesterday, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to advocate for some incredible women, who really do […]

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Ernst Questions Defense Nominee on Administration’s Recommendation on Selective Service for Women

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed Brad R. Carson, the nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, on the need for a recommendation from the Obama administration on requiring women to register for selective service. Senator Ernst stressed that while she supports opening up all […]