Two Major Findings From Mueller’s Report

The Mueller report said there was no collusion by the Trump Campaign with Russia, but did not reach a conclusion whether President Trump obstructed justice.

The Mueller Investigation Is Over, Now We Wait

Attorney General William Barr informed Senate and House Judiciary Committee leadership that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion is over.

Richards Criticizes King’s Comparison of Katrina and Iowa Flooding Victims

Bret Richards: Congressman Steve King’s comparison to Hurricane Katrina continues to divide Americans and could hurt Midwest flood relief efforts unnecessarily.

Iowa Senate Returns Local Control ​to Iowa Schools

The Iowa Senate passed, SF 438, a bill designed to return more control to public schools and accredited non-public schools, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

Iowa Democrats Hold Iowa Senate District 30 in Special Election

Cedar Falls School Board member Eric Giddens (D) defeated former State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in Iowa Senate District 30’s special election.

Iowa Senate Passes Medicaid Work Requirements

The Iowa Senate passed SF 538, a bill that provides work requirements for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

Pray for Flood Victims in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

There is historic flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa due to rapid snowmelt and the effects of a “bomb cyclone” that hit last week.

Securing the Border Should Not Require a National Emergency

Shane Vander Hart: Securing the border should not require a national emergency as Congress and President Trump should work in the national interest.

Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Sails Through Iowa House and Senate

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate passed an amendment that will enshrine Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms in the Iowa Constitution if approved a 2nd time and ratified.

Iowa Legislature Passes Protection for Free Speech on Campus

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would protect free speech and assembly at Iowa’s Regent Universities and community colleges.

Five Reasons to Oppose The Equality Act

Shane Vander Hart: The Equality Act of 2019 is not necessary or viewpoint neutral, and it does not respect privacy, women, or parents.

Iowa Senate Passes Judicial Nomination Reform

The Iowa Senate voted 32 to 17 along party lines to pass SF 237, a bill that reforms how members of Iowa’s judicial nomination commissions are selected.

Freedom to Worship ≠ Freedom of Religion

Shane Vander Hart: Limiting the First Amendment to the “freedom to worship” would relegate our faith to our personal lives and our place of worship.

Axne, Finkenauer, and Loebsack Vote for Fed Takeover of Elections

Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, and Dave Loebasck vote for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, that represents an unconstitutional federal takeover of elections.

School Choice Bill for Special Needs Students Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate Education Committee passed a bill creating education savings accounts for special needs students enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school or denied open enrollment.

Will the Iowa Legislature Pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Shane Vander Hart: It’s time for Iowa to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect Iowans’ religious freedom instead of bowing to the almighty dollar.