Iowa Republican Reaction to U.S. Trade Deal With Mexico and Canada

Iowa Republican elected officials respond to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade deal negotiated by President Donald Trump.

Blum Answers: Free Trade Expansion and Farm Bill Work Requirements

Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) answers questions about the Trump Administration’s trade policies and the Farm Bill’s work requirements.

The Economy is Better Off Now

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): More Iowans have more of their hard-earned money to save or spend however they please, and small businesses have the ability to increase wages and expand their operations.

In a Trade War, Iowans Are Hit First

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): I have warned agriculture always gets hit when trade wars or skirmishes take place. I continue to advocate for Iowans and policies which will give Iowans more access to markets, not less.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidates Respond to Chinese Tariffs

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates respond to the potential trade war with China and its potential impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy.

Ben Sasse: “We are on the verge of a painful and stupid trade war.”

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) has been a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and sharply criticized his tariff proposals. He is a chief protagonist for free trade in the U.S. Senate representing Nebraska that he says is one of the most pro-trade states in the nation.

Ernst Urges Trump to Reconsider Tariffs

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa): “I am urging the President to reconsider this proposal, not just for its impacts on Iowa, but for the negative consequences this proposal could have on rural communities throughout the nation, America’s farmers, and our national security.”

Tariffs: Trump’s Worst Idea Yet

John Gustavsson: Donald Trump announced an intention to slap a 25 % tariff on steel imports, as well as a 10 % tariff on aluminum imports. This may very well be his worst idea yet – and that’s saying something!

New Markets Mean Economic Security and Growth for Our Rural Communities

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Iowans expect their government to advance policies making our agricultural economy healthier and heartland families stronger.

Six Takeaways from Trump’s Address to Congress

Shane Vander Hart offers his six takeaways after watching President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

The EU, The Peace Prize, And Why We Don’t Fight

As most of you will no doubt know, the European Union has…

Tom Pauken: Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.

I had the opportunity yesterday to hear from Tom Pauken.  He’s the…

Pocketbook Economics Meets the College Koozie

After the second credit card most college students can easily refuse the next koozie that is shoved in their face, but from what I can tell our government cannot and is packing a boatload of neoprene beer sleeves.