DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced her appointment of Leif Olson as Chief Deputy Attorney General. Olson is a graduate of Trinity University and the University of Chicago School of Law. He recently served as Chief of the Special Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office and currently serves as Deputy Attorney General for Special Litigation, leading the Farm and Freedom Division, in the Iowa Attorney General’s office.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 9, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird is leading sixteen states in a letter to US Congressional leadership, urging the passage of the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (“EATS”) Act. The bill prevents California from regulating farmers and ranchers across the country by preserving states’ authority to regulate agriculture within their own borders.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 8, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has brought suit against the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for failing to fulfill Governor Kim Reynolds’ request to allow the sale of year-round E15 gasoline.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 26, 2023) — The Iowa Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the district court’s order which halts enforcement of Iowa’s Heartbeat Law. Attorney General Brenna Bird released the following statement in response: 

“I am glad that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear our appeal. I look forward to continuing to defend the Heartbeat Law and protect the right to life in court.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 21, 2023) — State Attorney General Brenna Bird filed an application for interlocutory appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court to reinstate Iowa’s Heartbeat Law. The appeal challenges the temporary injunction granted by the Polk County District Court on Monday that blocked the Heartbeat Law from protecting unborn life. The Iowa Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 26, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird released the following statement Thursday, May 25, after SCOTUS issued a decision in Sackett v EPA to protect American landowners.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2023) — Attorney General Brenna Bird joined eighteen other states in a letter opposing President Joe Biden’s efforts to misuse the Fourteenth Amendment to single-handedly and unconstitutionally raise the federal debt ceiling.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 23, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird joined 48 other states in a lawsuit against Avid Telecom, its owner, and its chief officers for facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to millions of Americans.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 17, 2023) — Attorney General Bird joined Governor Kim Reynolds for a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement and signing of the fentanyl bill they partnered on to increase penalties for drug-users and -dealers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 12, 2023) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced new claims in her lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s illegal immigration-parole action. Those new claims challenge the Biden Administration’s attempt to use immigration parole to release illegal immigrants into the country while record numbers flood the southern border.