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IRS Discusses Military Service Tax Breaks

IRS Discusses Military Service Tax Breaks

May is National Military Appreciation Month, and the Internal Revenue Service wants members of the military and their families to know about the many tax benefits available to them. The IRS recently produced a video regarding tax programs for those involved with the military: Each year, the IRS publishes Publication 3, Armed Forces Tax Guide,

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Ernst Introduces Iowa Farmer to Speak on Iowa Water Issues

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced Mrs. Darcy Dougherty Maulsby, a fifth-generation farmer and small business owner from Lake City, Iowa, to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Mrs. Maulsby testified before the committee on the impact of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and shared her personal experience with the Environmental



Q: Senator Grassley, you are the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and you recently introduced bipartisan legislation reauthorizing juvenile justice programs.  The bill updates longstanding programs aimed at serving and protecting youth who come into contact with the criminal justice system, and provides additional accountability measures to ensure program funding is being used to help the


Sunday Talk with Senator Charles Grassley on Foster Care Month, Medicare, and Government Openess

 Q:  Why is the month of May designated to observe the nation’s foster care system? A: It’s a good opportunity to highlight an important issue that affects 400,000 children in America.  Every year 255,000 kids enter the foster care system and the average stay lasts two years. For nearly three decades, we have observed National

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Ernst Issues Statement on Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: “Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act is a critical step forward to ensure congressional review of any deal with Iran. It certifies that no congressional sanction can be lifted during the review period and safeguards


SUNDAY TALK WITH SENATOR GRASSLEY: Discussing the Bill to Enhance Section 529 College Savings Plans

Legislation from Senator Chuck Grassley to enhance the already successful Section 529 college savings plans program has passed out of the Finance Committee on a unanimous 26 to 0 vote. Grassley addressed the topic in a video: The bill plays a key role in the ability of parents to fund their students college education. “These reforms

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Social Security Issues Top Sunday Talk with Senator Ernst

Last week was a busy one for the Senate as several issues were addressed and voted on. While Senator Grassley pressed witnesses in committee about human trafficking and illegal immigration, Senator Joni Ernst held numerous committee meetings on various issues. During last week’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) hearing, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst