House Sends Axne-Led Child Care Legislation to President’s Desk

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s legislation creates a task force to assist states in the process of implementing background check requirements for child care workers.

Axne Introduces Bailout Bill for State and Local Governments

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, introduced a bill that would bail out states and local governments with budget shortfalls due to COVID-19.

Iowa Congressional Delegation Votes for Coronavirus Response Funding

U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer, Dave Loebsack, Cindy Axne, and Steve King voted for a supplemental appropriations bill funding Coronavirus response and preparedness.

King Blasts House GOP Leadership for ‘Unprincipled Reaction’

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, blasted House GOP leadership for their “unprincipled reaction” removing him from his committee assignments over one year ago.

Axne Introduces Bill Cutting Off Pensions for Corrupt Members of Congress

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill that prevents members of Congress from receiving pensions if convicted of certain crimes.

Donald Trump Becomes Third President to Be Impeached

The U.S. House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump making him the third president in history to be impeached.

King Defends Trump During Impeachment Debate

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, defended President Donald Trump during House floor debate over two articles of impeachment against the President.

Iowan Reaction to House Vote on Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Iowa’s elected officials and candidates running for federal office sounded off on the U.S. House vote to formalize an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

House Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry Along Party Lines

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-196 along party lines to pass a resolution that formalizes the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Those Who Voted No or Present on the Armenian Genocide Resolution

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 405 to 11 on a resolution affirming the United States’ record on the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

Iowa’s U.S. Reps Vote to Oppose BDS Movement Targeting Israel

Iowa’s U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, Steve King, and Dave Loebsack voted for a resolution that opposed the BDS movement targeting Israel.

Iowa’s U.S. Reps. Voted to Kill Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer, Dave Loebsack, Cindy Axne, and Steve King voted in favor of a motion to table articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Numbering You Won’t Stop the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Jane Orient: The Unique Patient Identifier is ideally suited for government tracking and control of all citizens and would be the end of privacy.

Axne, Finkenauer, and Loebsack Vote for Pathway to Citizenship for 2.5 Million Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, and Dave Loebsack voted for the American Dream and Promise Act. U.S. Rep. Steve King voted against.

5 Takeaways From Michael Cohen’s Testimony

Kelvey Vander Hart: While Michael Cohen’s testimony was uneventful after his opening statement, here are five things worth noting about the proceedings.

Jumping Into Medicare For All With Eyes Wide Shut

Marilyn Singleton: Medicare for All could be one of those concepts that “seemed like a good idea at the time” – just like diving head first off a cliff into an inviting but shallow pool of water.