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Grassley Outlines Debacle Behind Marine Corps Audit Failure, Defense Department Office of Inspector General’s Pivotal Role

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa today outlined in detail the failures of the Defense Department Office of Inspector General in issuing a clean bill of health on a Marine Corps financial audit.  The clean opinion had to be withdrawn.  The debacle is the subject of a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  Grassley

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Ernst Presses Officials on Need to sign Nuclear Agreement with Iran

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Military Balance in the Middle East.” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) asked the panel of witnesses about alternatives to signing the Iran nuclear agreement and President Obama’s ultimatum to accept this deal or face war with Iran. Witnesses

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Sen. Ernst Pushes to Redirect Planned Parenthood Federal Funding to Other Eligible Women’s Health Services

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor in support of S. 1881 a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in the wake of gruesome footage depicting Planned Parenthood’s role in harvesting the organs of unborn babies. This legislation led by Senators Joni Ernst, James Lankford (R-OK), Rand

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Senator Ernst Wants Answers on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed for answers and clarification within the nuclear agreement with Iran at today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “Impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East.” Among her questions, Senator Ernst asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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Ernst Stresses Need to Prioritize Security of Americans Overseas Engaged in Diplomatic Security Efforts

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the need for the Obama Administration to prioritize the security of and responsiveness to the American men and women overseas engaged in diplomatic security efforts at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing entitled, “Avoiding Duplication: An Examination of the State Department’s Proposal to Construct a New Diplomatic


SUNDAY TALK: Representative King Supports Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Representative Steve King has openly endorsed legislation that blocks funding for “sanctuary cities”. These are cities and towns that refuse to turn over immigrants into the custody of federal agents and authorities. The measure is in reaction to the shooting of a San Francisco female, allegedly gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal

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SUNDAY TALK: Grassley Joins in Introducing Voluntary COOL Legislation

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa joined Senators John Hoeven, Debbie Stabenow and other members of the Senate Agriculture Committee today to introduce the Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015. The bipartisan measure is designed to prevent retaliatory trade sanctions by Canada and Mexico, yet still allow voluntary labeling of

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Senate Hearing on Avian Influenza Crisis Involves Local Farmer

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced that his Committee is holding a hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector. Witnesses at the hearing include Chairman of the United Egg Producers and Iowa farmer Mr. James Dean from Sioux City, and