Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as the 85th Attorney General by a 54 to 45 vote that went mostly along partisan lines.

Grassley on the Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting, EAGLES Act

Marking the one-year-anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduces the EAGLES Act of 2019.

Ernst and Grassley Respond to the 2019 State of the Union Address

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) praised President Donald Trump’s 2nd State of the Union Address.

Joni Ernst Re-Introduces Sarah’s Law

On the third anniversary of Sarah Root’s death, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with 14 of her colleagues re-introduce Sarah’s Law.

Grassley, Lee Reintroduce Balanced Budget Amendment

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) reintroduced a constitutional amendment that requires the federal government to balance its budget each year.

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.

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.

House Republicans Remove Steve King From Committees

House GOP leadership removed Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) from the House Judiciary and Agriculture Committees after his white supremacy remark to the New York Times.

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to ‘Rein in’ Unelected Bureaucrats

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 29 other cosponsors reintroduced the REINS Act.

Grassley Sworn In As Senate President Pro Tempore

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was sworn in as Senate President Pro Tempore for the 116th Congress and is now third in line of presidential succession.

Grassley: We Can Keep Government Open and Protect Borders

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that Congress should not have to decide between keeping the government open and border security.

Passing First Step Act Is The Right Thing to Do

Shane Vander Hart: The First Step Act provides prisoners an opportunity for restoration, for rehabilitation, and a successful re-entry back into the community.

Ernst, Grassley, and Reynolds Respond to Rollback of WOTUS

Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds praised the redefining of Waters of the United States that rolls back Obama-era WOTUS regulations.

Trump Nominates William Barr for Attorney General

William Barr, nominated by President Donald Trump as Attorney General, served as Attorney General for the late President George H.W. Bush.

Iowa Republicans Remember George H.W. Bush

After learning that former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday evening, Iowa Republicans took time to remember the 41st President of the United States.

Episode 70: A Conversation with Rick Manning and Jenifer Bowen

For the episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart is joined by Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government and Jenifer Bowen with Life Right Action.