Ernst Discusses Obstacles Faced by Rural Businesses

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, attended a hearing entitled “The Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Small Business in Rural America,” to address issues Iowa employers have discussed with her while on her 99 county tour. Senator Ernst questioned John Lettieri, Co-Founder and Senior Director […]

President Signs Ernst-Black Legislation

President Donald Trump signed into law U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Congressman Diane Black’s (TN-06) bicameral legislation to overturn an eleventh-hour rule issued by the Obama administration, and restore decisions about the best eligible Title X providers to the states. Senator Ernst issued the following statement: “I am pleased that President Trump signed our […]

Ernst Discusses Iowa Ammunition Plant, Rock Island Arsenal at Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support and combat veteran, asked witnesses at the hearing what the Army is doing to drive down production costs and modernize its plants, such as the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant.  She also asked about the status of the critical […]

Ernst, Senate Ag Committee Approve USDA Secretary Nominee

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee voted in support of President Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Governor Perdue’s nomination now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.\ Following the vote in committee, Senator Ernst […]

Ernst Discusses Unchecked Regulations, Prove It Act at Small Business Hearing

At yesterday’s Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on examining how small businesses confront and shape regulations, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the committee, discussed with hearing witness Mr. Randy Noel, President of Reve Inc. and First Vice Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, the rules and regulations that impact […]

Ernst Calls for Passage of Bill to Protect U.S. Athletes from Sexual Abuse

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, along with a bipartisan group of Senators and former members of the U.S.A. Gymnastics national team, held a press conference today to call on Congress to pass legislation to require the immediate reporting of suspected sexual abuse at facilities under the jurisdiction of U.S. amateur athletics governing bodies. Additionally, the bipartisan legislation […]