Area Senators Respond to Branstad Medicaid Privatization Plan

Statement by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, co-chair of the Health and Human Services budget subcommittee, and Senator Liz Mathis of Robins, Chair of the Senate Human Resources Committee on today’s letter by federal officials raising concerns with Governor Branstad’s Medicaid privatization plan “Federal officials today signaled that they are listening to concerned Iowans […]

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Grassley Spring Internships Available, Applications Due November 30

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that spring internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due November 30. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  The semester-long internship will run from January through May. […]

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Ernst Votes on Measures to Support Veterans and Military

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst has been busy with legislation that helps both veterans and active military. Two pieces include the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and the NDAA or National Defense Authorization Act. Ernst released the following statement after voting in support of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and […]

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Grassley Seeks Records on Task Force Overseeing $43 Million Gas Station in Afghanistan

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is drilling down on the Defense Department task force that led to the construction of an excessively expensive $43 million natural gas filling station in Afghanistan.  The now-defunct Task Force for Stability and Business Operations (TFBSO) cost $800 million in its mission to facilitate economic development in Afghanistan.  The Special […]