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Grassley Honors Jefferson Boy by Naming Bill After Him to Assist in Locating Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s, Autism

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley yesterday evening introduced legislation with Senator Chuck Schumer of New York to help families locate missing loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease, autism or other related conditions that may cause them to wander away from their caregivers. The legislation, titled Kevin and Avonte’s Law, will reauthorize the expired Missing […]

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Ernst, Grassley Resolution of Congratulations to Iowa Community Colleges Passes Senate

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Iowa Community Colleges Resolution passed the Senate. The resolution offers congratulations to the community colleges of Iowa for 50 years of outstanding service to the state of Iowa, the United States, and the world. “Over the past year I have had the opportunity to visit with […]

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Senate OKs Bill to Reprimand Talks During Contract Bidding

The Iowa Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would punish a state worker who violates a so-called “blackout” communication period during competitive contract bidding. The Democratic-controlled chamber voted 49-0 Tuesday for the measure, which would require the Iowa Department of Administrative Services to establish sanctions such as a job suspension, demotion or dismissal. Sen. […]

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Iowa Business Leaders Urge Backing of Medical Marijuana Bill

Influential Iowa business leaders are urging state legislators to pass a bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana laws. Mhat more than 90 business leaders sent lawmakers a letter, asking them to debate and pass comprehensive medical cannabis legislation. The legislation would grant the state authority to establish two growing facilities and distribute medical […]