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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 […]

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Ernst, Mikulski Legislation to Restore Inurnment Rights of WASP at Arlington National Cemetery Passes Senate Unanimously

legislation championed by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to reinstate inurnment rights for Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Arlington National Cemetery, passed the Senate unanimously. This bill, sponsored by Congresswomen Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Susan Davis (D-CA), is a companion measure to S.2437 which Ernst and Mikulski introduced earlier this year. […]

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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 […]