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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Thursday, April 1 at an Iowa GOP regional reception in Cedar Rapids at the Elmcrest Country Club. Ernst talked about her time as a child wearing bread bags.

Sen. Ernst and Sen. Gillibrand aim to change how military sexual assault allegations are handled

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 24, 2021

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, have introduced bipartisan legislation to combat military sexual assault policies. The goal of the, bill is to change how allegations...

The outside of the Veteran Affairs Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.

Rep. Miller-Meeks pushes for veteran mental health hearing, crisis line improvements

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 12, 2021

Nationwide, more veterans are seeking mental health assistance, feeling the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. There has been a recent nationwide uptick in Veteran Crisis Line referrals,...

Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses the crowd during The Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Former Vice President Pence visits Iowa at Family Leadership Summit, celebrates limiting access to abortion

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 18, 2021

DES MOINES — The 2021 Iowa legislative session was the best The FAMiLY Leader had ever seen, said the lobbyist group’s Vice President and Chief Counsel Chuck Hurley, partially because they saw their...

Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind Georges Buffet in Iowa City. Photo courtesy of Adam Schantz, Muhlbauers campaign manager.

Dave Muhlbauer stops in Iowa City on the Senate campaign trail

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 26, 2021

On the patio behind George's Buffet, a northside Iowa City business, Democratic senatorial candidate Dave Muhlbauer met with Johnson County Democrats, reporters, and Johnson County Supervisor candidate...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Democrat David Muhlbauer launches Senate campaign

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 24, 2021

The first Democrat has announced their candidacy for Iowa’s 2022 Senate race.  Dave Muhlbauer, the former Vice Chairman of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, filed a statement of candidacy...

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House on May 4, 2021, in Washington, DC. President Biden set a new goal to have 70% of adult Americans with at least one shot and at least 160 Americans fully vaccinated by July 4th, 2021.

Non-taxable student loan forgiveness won’t immediately impact current student borrowers

Brian Grace, Politics Reporter May 4, 2021

A provision in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that makes federal student loan forgiveness tax free until 2025 won’t have a significant immediate impact on students with...

Congressman, carrying GOP complaint, leaves a lot out of infrastructure definition

Congressman, carrying GOP complaint, leaves a lot out of infrastructure definition

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor April 30, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Sarah Watson and Julia Shanahan Rep....

Apr 28, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC

Iowa Republicans deride Biden’s pitches for broad social spending

Sarah Watson and Caleb McCullough April 28, 2021

President Joe Biden pitched a potential $4 trillion in social programs and infrastructure to Congress on Wednesday, arguing for ambitious spending to kick-start the U.S. economy as it recovers from the...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. He serves as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Chuck Grassley reacts to Chauvin verdict, speaks on Congress’s role in police reform

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter April 21, 2021

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he expects the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin to be a catalyst for lawmakers to make police reform a priority in...

Sen. Chuck Grassley addresses the crowd during a rally for Vice President Mike Pence at the Des Moines International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Vice President Pence discussed several topics including religion, Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and the importance of voting. The election is in five days. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Grassley’s fundraising emails sound the alarm for donations, senator says he is still considering reelection

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter April 20, 2021

While Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has yet to confirm whether he will run for reelection in 2022, he has not been shy about sending weekly fundraising emails, alerting supporters about “socialism...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Thursday, April 1 at an Iowa GOP regional reception in Cedar Rapids at the Elmcrest Country Club. Ernst talked about her time as a child wearing bread bags.

‘It makes me sizzle:’ Joni Ernst proposes bill to prevent ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative in government agencies

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor April 13, 2021

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate that would prohibit government agencies from enacting policies to ban meat consumption by employees, referring to the “Meatless Mondays”...

President Donald Trump dances during a “Make America Great Again” rally held at the Dubuque Regional Airport on Sunday, November 1, 2020. With two days before Election Day, this is President Trump’s second stop to Iowa in the past few weeks.

Too soon to tell if Iowa will remain a purple state, politicos say, despite ruby red 2020 election results

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 6, 2021

In the 2020 election, amid a global pandemic, former President Donald Trump won Iowa, Sen. Joni Ernst won reelection, two districts flipped from blue to red, and Republicans gained seats in the Legislature....

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