Grassley Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress.     “President Trump delivered an assessment of the challenges we face as a country, but he also outlined a call to action for Congress and the White House to work to address those many challenges.                                     “I […]

Ernst Highlights Flawed Cost-Benefit Metrics in Flood Mitigation

– U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, emphasized to Anthony Pratt, Administrator, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, at a committee hearing the importance of improving the metrics the Army Corps of Engineers uses to budget for flood mitigation projects, such as funding the Cedar Rapids […]

Ernst Expresses Disappointment in Democrats’ Refusal to Attend Committee Vote on Pruitt

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW), today expressed her disappointment over her Democratic colleagues’ refusal to attend today’s committee vote on President Trump’s Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.   BACKGROUND Total Number of Questions Answered (from EPW):   […]

Ernst Questions Pruitt Over RFS at Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, questioned President-elect Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, at his confirmation hearing. Senator Ernst began her questioning of Mr. Pruitt by stressing the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and seeking his […]

SUNDAY TALK: Ernst Presses Intelligence Officials on Utilization of National Guard Units in U.S. Cyber Defense

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States”, Senator Joni Ernst  pressed the Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, on the use of National Guard units’ cyber capabilities. During her questioning, Senator Ernst followed up with Admiral Rogers […]

SUNDAY TALK: Ernst Stresses Importance of Strong RFS for Rural Economies at Hearing

 At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing entitled “Examining Two GAO Reports Regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard,” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the importance of maintaining a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to continue to grow the rural economy in Iowa, and bring consumer choice at […]