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.

Addressing Iowa’s 2019 Floods and Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) addresses the forecast for flood damages and recovery in Iowa and concerns he has with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.

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.

Trump’s Emergency Declaration Should Have Been Overturned

Adam Graham: Republicans will come to regret not only President Trump’s emergency declaration, but the political games they played to acquiesce to it.

Ernst Works to Close Loophole That Encourages Child Marriages

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) helps introduce a bill that would close the loophole that encourages child marriages which contribute to human trafficking.

The Second Amendment Is About Rights, Not Force

Kelvey Vander Hart: Regulation and mandates placed on Second Amendment rights are problematic no matter which side of the aisle they stem from.

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.

Thought Police (Oops, Medicare) For All

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: We must not let the government bury our conscience and beliefs under layers of bureaucracy. Medicare for All may mean independent thought for none.

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.