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Trump stands by comments on illegal immigration, border security

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump issued the following statement this afternoon in response to continued attacks over his statements about illegal immigration and border security during his announcement speech last month. •  •  • I don’t see how there is any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation […]

by · July 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Cruz campaign, SuperPACs claim to have $51M in the bank

Cruz campaign, SuperPACs claim to have $51M in the bank

By The Iowa Statesman   As the last of the candidates expected to join the GOP presidential race are finally hopping in, the volunteers supporting one of the first to throw his hat in the ring made a surprising announcement over the weekend. Sunday morning, the Ted Cruz campaign released […]

by · July 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Walker to announce Monday

By The Iowa Statesman   Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is planning to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination one week from today. The event is planned to take place at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, WI. It will begin 4:45 p.m. with the introduction set to […]

by · July 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Graham to talk about national security in DC

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will speak at the Atlantic Council’s launch of its new series, “America’s Role in the World,” 9 a.m. Wednesday in Washington, DC, as a part of the Council’s “Strategy Initiative” led by the Brent Scowcroft Center on International […]

by · July 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Cruz sticks up for Israel

From Press Release   Republicans presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz released the following statement in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote in condemnation of Israel: “Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Paul: ‘We must embolden our conservative message, not dilute it’

Paul: ‘We must embolden our conservative message, not dilute it’

From Press Release   Thursday evening, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, along with roughly 300 members of the ‘Leave me alone’ coalition, officially opened his Iowa campaign office in Des Moines. At the office opening, he sho hands and to photos with the crowd and spe at length […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley seeks updates on Medicaid pediatric dental fraud

Grassley seeks updates on Medicaid pediatric dental fraud

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking key government agencies what they’re doing to prevent and punish Medicaid dental fraud, including billing for unnecessary treatments for children, in light of inspector general audits and related media reports documenting worrisome practices. “Some dentists are clearly performing unwanted and […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley asks for more information about Clinton’s uranium deal

Grassley asks for more information about Clinton’s uranium deal

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the key government agencies involved for a full accounting of their actions to approve a controversial uranium deal, despite disapproval of similar foreign takeovers and amid potential conflicts of interest concerns over millions of dollars in financial donations to the […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Walker responds to decision to open Cuban embassy

From Press Release   Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued the following comment on President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will establish full diplomatic relations: “President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy there is yet another example of his appeasement of dictators. […]

by · July 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Walker discusses leadership on FOX News

Walker discusses leadership on FOX News

From Press Release   Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a presumptive Republican presidential candidate, joined FOX News’ “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning to discuss conservative leadership and his plans going forward. During the interview, he said, “It’s one thing to fight. A lot of people are good at fighting. We’re good […]

by · July 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Trump: Obama admits to ‘gang-bangers’ crossing border

Trump: Obama admits to ‘gang-bangers’ crossing border

From Press Release   Wednesday, at a town hall event in Nashville, TN, President Barrack Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers”.  President Obama’s quote in its entirety is below: “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting […]

by · July 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Graham reacts to Cuba embassy decision

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham released the following statement on President Obama’s decision to open the embassy in Cuba: “As president, I would not honor this decision with Cuba and I would close the embassy until the Castro brothers actually change their behavior.  By […]

by · July 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Paul discusses need to stand up for Bill of Rights

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hosted four meet and greets Wednesday in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Sioux Center and Okoboji. After greeting all attendees, he spe at length on the importance of protecting the entire Bill of Rights. This is the first day on […]

by · July 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Walker pens op-ed on Obama’s ‘failed leadership’ on Iran

By The Iowa Statesman   Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wrote an op-ed published Tuesday at National Review On. In it, he assailed President Obama’s “failed leadership” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Excerpts of the editorial follow; the entire article may be read by clicking here. Today marks […]

by · July 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Huckabee releases ‘Day One’ plan to defend religious liberty

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released his plan to defend religious liberty from ‘Day One’ of his administration, as he launched his statewide “Religious Liberty Townhall Tour” across Iowa Tuesday, which will continue through Thursday. 1. Sign executive orders in support of traditional […]

by · July 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley comments on CMS sunshine data

Grassley comments on CMS sunshine data

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the following comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ release of new data on the money paid by drug and medical device makers to doctors and teaching hospitals for product research, compensation for consulting, speaking engagements and other […]

by · July 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Rubio to deliver policy speech on job creation

Rubio to deliver policy speech on job creation

From Press Release   Tuesday, July 7, Marco Rubio will iver a policy speech on technology and the 21st century job market at 1871 in downtown Chicago. Marco will discuss the need to overcome our economic challenges by fostering the American innovation that will create high-paying modern jobs and by […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Santorum to keynote NOM gala

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will keynote the Second Annual National Organization for Marriage gala in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Santorum plans to out his response to the recent Supreme Court ruling redefining the institution of marriage and, if elected, what his […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Ernst joins effort to eliminate outdated regulations

Ernst joins effort to eliminate outdated regulations

From Press Release   Lawmakers today proposed a new approach to tackling the problems posed by outdated regulations. U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced S. 1683, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome — or SCRUB — Act of 2015. […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley’s Judiciary Committee seeks DOJ policy on cell phone monitoring

Grassley’s Judiciary Committee seeks DOJ policy on cell phone monitoring

From Press Release   Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy are again calling on the Justice Department to explain its policy regarding the use of cell phone tracking devices, generally referred to as cell-site simulators, which can track the locations and identifying information of all […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Ernst highlights OPM failures during hearing

Ernst highlights OPM failures during hearing

From Press Release   During the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing last week titled, “Under Attack: Federal Cybersecurity and the OPM Data Breach”, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) cited failures due to poor project management as it relates to the Office of Personnel Management data breach, and […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Cruz pens op-ed in response to SCOTUS opinion

From Press Release   Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote an op-ed in National Review On in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage. The op-ed is below and may also be viewed here. •  •  • Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court   […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Rubio calls SCOTUS ruling ‘law of land,’ fires off tweetstorm

By The Iowa Statesman   Among the last of the Republican presidential candidates to officially respond to the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges this morning was U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. During a live interview following the release of the court decision, Rubio attempted to provide a strong […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Graham issues statement regarding SCOTUS opinion

From Press Release   Today, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. “I am a proud defender of traditional marriage and believe the people of each state should have the right to determine their marriage laws. However, […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Walker: SCOTUS opinion a ‘grave mistake’

By The Iowa Statesman   Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was released, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued the following statement. “I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Perry weighs in on Obergefell v. Hodges

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. “I am disappointed the Supreme Court today chose to change the centuries old definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Jindal: ‘I will never stop fighting for religious liberty’

From Press Release   Today, Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal released the following statement on the gay marriage ruling issued by the United States Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states’ rights that were once […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Bush comments on SCOTUS marriage opinion

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush issued the following statement after today’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion regarding marriage. “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage.  I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision.  I […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Fiorina comments on SCOTUS opinion

Fiorina comments on SCOTUS opinion

By The Iowa Statesman   Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 opinion that homosexuals may be issued marriage licenses in all 50 states, Republican presidential candidate and businesswoman Carly Fiorina issued the following statement. “This is only the latest example of an activist Court ignoring its constitutional duty to say […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Santorum responds to SCOTUS marriage decision

Santorum responds to SCOTUS marriage decision

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen.Rick Santorum (R-PA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to redefine the institution of marriage. “Today, five unelected justices decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Huckabee: ‘I will not acquiesce to an imperial court’

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges. “The Supreme Court has spen with a very divided voice on something only the Supreme Being can do-redefine marriage. I will not acquiesce to […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley seeks IRS accounting of Health Care Tax Credit discrepancies

Grassley seeks IRS accounting of Health Care Tax Credit discrepancies

From Press Release   Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the IRS to explain its handling of Premium Tax Credit claims and the procedures it uses to reconcile those claims with overpayments of the Advanced Premium Tax Credit under the health care law. “The accuracy of the procedures is important for […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Ernst introduces IFBF president at COOL hearing

Ernst introduces IFBF president at COOL hearing

From Press Release   At today’s Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Hearing entitled “Country of Origin Labeling and Trade Retaliation: What’s at state for America’s Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses and Consumers,” U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced Iowa Farm Bureau President Mr. Craig Hill of Milo, who testified on the […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley comments on COOL

Grassley comments on COOL

By The Iowa Statesman   During a hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the following about Country Of Origin Labeling. •  •  • Thank you Mr. Chairman for holding this important hearing on Country of Origin Labeling.  I would also like to thank Craig Hill, President of […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Senators call on Obama to nominate VA Inspector General quickly

Senators call on Obama to nominate VA Inspector General quickly

By The Iowa Statesman   Today, a bipartisan group of United States Senators, including U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to nominate an Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as soon as possible to help rebuild the trust that […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Pataki responds to SCOTUS opinion

Pataki responds to SCOTUS opinion

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate and former New York Gov. George Pataki issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion was issued on King v. Burwell. “While I’m disappointed the Supreme Court has again stretched to find a way to save Obamacare, the decision simply […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Young: ‘ACA law still flawed’

Young: ‘ACA law still flawed’

From Press Release   U.S. Rep. David Young (R-IA 3) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on King v. Burwell. “It’s no secret – there are real problems with the Affordable Care Act. I hear that from Iowans every day and this ruling does […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Cruz: 2016 needs to be referendum on Obamacare

Cruz: 2016 needs to be referendum on Obamacare

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell. “Today’s decision in King v. Burwell is judicial activism, plain and simple. For the second time in just a few years, a handful of unelected judges […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley responds to King v Burwell opinion

Grassley responds to King v Burwell opinion

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today made the following comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell on the President’s health care law. “I respect the court and its role in our system of government, but Obamacare remains a terrible law.  It’s led to too […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
King responds to Supreme Court ruling

King responds to Supreme Court ruling

By The Iowa Statesman   U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4) has weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion upholding Obamacare subsidies. Scroll down to see a brief video where he shares his thoughts on the 5-4 decision.  

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Santorum weighs in on Obamacare subsidies opinion

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare subsidies. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is yet another reminder that if we are to rid our nation of Obamacare once […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Fiorina outraged by Supreme Court opinion

Fiorina outraged by Supreme Court opinion

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in favor of Obamacare subsidies in King v. Burwell. “It is outrageous that the Supreme Court once again rewrote ObamaCare to save this deeply flawed law despite the plain text and […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Paul responds to King v Burwell opinion

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare subsidies. “This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head. Obamacare raises taxes, harms patients and doctors, and is the […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Ernst responds to Supreme Court ruling

Ernst responds to Supreme Court ruling

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. The court sided with the Obama administration and upheld the IRS regulation that provides subsidies to individuals who buy health insurance on a federal exchange setup […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Huckabee blasts Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare subsidies

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell. “Today’s King v. Burwell decision, which protects and expands ObamaCare, is an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny. Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a ‘do-over’ provision in our Constitution that […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Ernst comments on trade legislation

Ernst comments on trade legislation

From Press Release   U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement after voting in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “Trade Promotion Authority is foundational to opening up new free trade opportunities around the world, and I am pleased to see it is one step closer to implementation. As […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
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Cruz discusses TPA on FOX News

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz participated in the Center Seat panel on Special Report with Bret Baier on Wednesday, taking questions from Baier and panelists George Will, Mara Liasson, and Jonah Goldberg. They covered several issues including Trade Promotion Authority, the upcoming Supreme Court […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley joins request for live coverage of Supreme Court rulings

Grassley joins request for live coverage of Supreme Court rulings

From Press Release   Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues asking Chief Justice John Roberts to provide live audio coverage of the landmark Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage. Grassley is a long-time advocate for improving public access […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Grassley speaks about cannabidiol research

Grassley speaks about cannabidiol research

By The Iowa Statesman   During a hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the following statement. •  •  • Today’s hearing addresses a timely and important topic. Thousands of children throughout our country suffer from rare, extreme […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics
Pawn Stars star endorses Rubio

Pawn Stars star endorses Rubio

From Press Release   “Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison joined Sean Hannity on FOX News last night to talk about why he’s supporting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for president. He said, whether it’s because of Marco’s pro-business agenda or education reforms, “he just gets it,” Harrison said. CLICK HERE […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · National, Politics