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Ernst Questions USDA Secretary Vilsack on Harmful Impact of Ag Regulations on Iowans

At the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy,” Senator Ernst pressed Secretary Tom Vilsack on the harmful effects farmers, ranchers, land owners, and consumers face in Iowa from costly and burdensomefederal regulations on the agriculture industry. In particular Ernst […]

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Ernst Highlights Iowans’ Concerns Over Rising ObamaCare Costs

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee met on the state of health insurance markets, Senator Joni Ernst raised questions and concerns over rising costs of premiums due to ObamaCare’s one-size-fits-all mandates in Iowa, and across the country. Witnesses included Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart; Lieutenant Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance […]

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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 […]

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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 […]