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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 09, 2024.

While border crossings remain high, Iowa’s federal delegation talks solutions

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — While the record number of U.S.-Mexico border crossings continues to garner national attention, several of Iowa’s federal delegates have solutions in mind while Republicans and Democrats...

Photo illustration by Emily Nyberg

Grassley, Ernst likely to support TikTok ‘ban’ bill

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Iowa Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are likely to vote for the bill that could lead to a nationwide TikTok ban and divestment from the app’s current Chinese-based...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst answers questions during an interview at the Russel Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Ernst aims to step up in Senate Republican leadership

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will aim to take the No. 3 spot in Senate Republican leadership this fall to unite her conference, she told The Daily Iowan.  Ernst’s bid comes after...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst answers questions during an interview at the Russel Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst speaks on FAFSA, bid for No. 3 spot in Senate leadership

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Sitting down with The Daily Iowan Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, spoke about her thoughts and advocacy on the rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, her support...

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions during an interview at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Miller-Meeks now heads caucus of climate-minded conservatives, the second-ever to lead the caucus

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Founder and Former Chair of the House Conservative Climate Caucus, U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, passed the baton this month to U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa. Miller-Meeks...

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions during an interview at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks on new position, reforms to legal immigration

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Sitting down with The Daily Iowan, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks R-Iowa spoke about the influx of calls Congressional members received about TikTok legislation, her new position as the...

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson answers questions during an interview in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson speaks on southern border

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — On the busy steps of Washington, D.C.’s, Capitol, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, discussed her frustration with the Biden administration’s southern border policies, the potential...

Iowa politicians react to Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan

Iowa politicians react to Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 9, 2024

WASHINGTON — Following President Joe Biden’s announcement of his new plan to provide student loan debt relief for nearly 30 million Americans, several members of Iowa’s federal delegation called...

The south wing of the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Miller-Meeks, Hinson don’t support move to oust Speaker Mike Johnson

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 9, 2024

WASHINGTON — Iowa Republican U.S. Reps. Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks told The Daily Iowan they would not vote for U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s, R-Ga., motion to vacate the speakership...

A barn stands by a cornfield near American Legion Road in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Farm bill not on the docket, Grassley advocates for “more farm in farm bill”

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 8, 2024

WASHINGTON — After more than six months of budget showdowns, lawmakers have yet to move forward with a farm bill. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said a one-year extension of the 2018 farm bill...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley answers questions during an interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Monday, April 8, 2024. (Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)

Q&A | U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley talks potential TikTok ban, FAFSA

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 8, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Daily Iowan sat down with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, at the nation’s capital, Grassley spoke about the impact of changes to FAFSA on farmers and small businesses, his recent...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

¿Cómo participar en la designación del candidato presidencial?

DI Staff January 7, 2024

La designación del candidato de Iowa, un proceso que se empezó en 1972, está reconocida por su estatus de primera en la nación. La designación del candidato republicano se mantendrá igual, pero...

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