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Ernst, Boxer, Rubio Resolution Expressing Need to Arm the Iraqi Kurds Passes Senate

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the bipartisan Senate passage of their resolution expressing the need for U.S. support and assistance to arm the Kurdish Peshmerga. “The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been a critical partner to the United States in our fight against ISIS, and they need our […]

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Grassley Seeks Explanation of Paid Administrative Leave at Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and Nine Others

Sen. Chuck Grassley is insisting on answers from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General on why that office has employees who have been on paid administrative leave for significantly longer than any other agency, including nine employees on administrative leave for more than one year since fiscal year 2014, costing more than […]

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SUNDAY TALK: Senator Ernst Condemns Democrats for Playing Politics with Funding for Military

 U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017, which was blocked by Senate Democrats.  “At a time when our country faces increased threats from ISIS and our adversaries continue to test our strength around the world, it is outrageous that Senate […]