The Rev. Billy Graham, a world-renowned evangelist and pastor to presidents, passed away at his home in Montreat, NC. He was 99-years-old.
Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
State Representative Skyler Wheeler (R-Orange City) said that William Wilberforce was one of his heroes, and he is certainly a model for Christians to look to as we engage in the political realm.
HJR 13, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in the Iowa House Judiciary Committee.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ individual income tax reform plan prioritized tax relief for middle-class taxpayers, small business owners, teachers and working families across the state and will cut rates by up to 23 percent.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) spoke on the Senate floor Monday afternoon to introduce the Secure and Succeed Act, an amendment to H.R. 2579, he says will fix DACA and will protect the country.
Jeff Bell, a conservative visionary, Vietnam Veteran and three-time U.S. Senate candidate, passed away suddenly on Saturday night from an apparent heart attack at the age of 74.
HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa’s public school families.
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) spoke in favor of Bill Northey whose confirmation vote for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being blocked by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
A bill, SSB 3143, that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected passed through its subcommittee in the Iowa Senate on a 2 to 1 vote.
Jake Porter, a business consultant from Council Bluffs, defeated Marco Battaglia, a businessman from Des Moines in a gubernatorial straw poll held during the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first Iowa Caucus.
There are over 1000 days until the next presidential election in 2020, and Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) thought he would get a jump start on the 2020 elections on Super Bowl Sunday.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): “Investigations, whether by law enforcement or Congress, should be about fact-finding and uncovering the truth, not about undermining a political adversary. The American people deserve full and complete answers.”
A bill entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
A bill, HSB 578, making the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Programs the vendor who develops and administers Iowa’s statewide student assessment passed the Iowa House Education Committee 21 to 1.
Shane Vander Hart: While in principle, it is moral and just for the government to execute those convicted of heinous crimes, there are plenty of good reasons why Iowa should not reinstitute the death penalty after 52 years.