Iowa House GOP’s Problematic Press Credentialling Policy

Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa House GOP should not deny press credentials based on a reporter’s outlet being only online or because of their ideology.

Trump Ends Shutdown and Gets What in Return?

President Donald Trump agrees to a 3-week spending bill that excludes border-wall funding in exchange for a congressional committee that will discuss it.

Ernst, Grassley Vote for Compromise to End Government Shutdown

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted in favor of the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act that failed a cloture vote.

Pate: Judge Puts Iowa’s Election Integrity and Security at Risk

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said Judge Karen Romano’s decision “puts the integrity and security of Iowa’s elections at risk, by making it easier to cheat.”

Survey: Iowans Want Legislature to Address Property Tax Reform

A survey released by Iowans for Tax Relief shows over two-thirds of Iowans believe property tax reform should be reviewed by legislators this year.

Joni Ernst Deserved Better Treatment Than This

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) deserved to have her privacy respected instead of having her divorce filings released and reported on.

Let’s Nix the State of the Union Address

Shane Vander Hart: The Constitution does not require that the President speak to a joint session of Congress, so President Trump should nix the State of the Union address.

King To Hold First 2019 Town Hall In Primghar

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) announced the location of his first town hall meeting to be held this Saturday, January 26, 2019 in O’Brien County.

Judge Rules Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

Polk County District Court Judge Michael Huppert ruled that Iowa’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban signed into law in 2018 is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Allows Reversal of Obama’s Military Transgender Policy

The Supreme Court decision allows the implementation of Trump Administration reversal of the Obama-era policy allowing transgender soldiers into the military.

Senate Attempt to End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Fails

The U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 109, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019 by a 48 to 47 vote.

Feenstra Raises $100K in First 10 Days of Campaign

State Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) announced that he raised $100,000 in the first ten days of his campaign to challenge Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa).

Staed Wants Iowa’s Public Schools to Do Wellness Checks on Homeschoolers

State Rep. Art Staed (D-Cedar Rapids) drafted a bill that would require Iowa’s public schools to perform “health and wellness” checks on homeschoolers.

My Approach to Steve King and the Iowa 4th Congressional District Race

Shane Vander Hart: I will not defend any controversial remarks made by Congressman Steve King, I will not label him, and I will be neutral in the upcoming primary.

The House Passes Resolution of Disapproval Over King’s Comments

The House of Representatives voted 424 to 1 in favor of a resolution meant to express disapproval of Congressman Steve King’s remarks on white supremacy.

Reynolds Delivers 2019 Condition of the State Address

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gave her second Condition of the State Address and outlined numerous priorities that should have bipartisan appeal.