DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 19, 2019) — The Dayton Dragons became the first Eastern Division team to take a series from the Quad Cities River Bandits with a 7-1 in the rubber match on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Two Dayton pitchers combined to limit the River Bandits to just one unearned run on two hits.

WASHINGTON – Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement on the Justice Department’s progress toward implementing the landmark criminal-justice reforms in the First Step Act. Sens Grassley and Durbin coauthored the First Step Act and led the charge to pass it last year with a broad bipartisan vote of 87-12.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 19, 2019) — In response to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s visit to Iowa today, the Iowa Democratic Party released the following statement:

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 19, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, July 22–Sunday, July 28, 2019. 

The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:


Monday, July 22

**Gov. Reynolds attends RGA meetings in Aspen, Colorado until Tuesday, July 24**


Gov Reynolds calls in to Executive Council Meeting

Robert D. Ray Conference Room 

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN (July 19, 2019) — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 1,250 graduates during the university's spring commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2019.

Graduates, their guests and faculty members were addressed by Dale Klapmeier, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cirrus Aircraft and a 1983 graduate of UW-Stevens Point.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 19, 2019) — The State of Iowa is seeking and collecting information from impacted residents following the Mississippi Flooding that took place in April and May 2019. The state seeks to gather feedback on housing impacts and unmet needs experienced by residents as a result of the extensive river flooding. This information from residents will allow the state to request additional funds from Congress.

Q: What progress has been made to narrow the digital divide in America?

A: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 put in place a framework to ensure all Americans would have universal access to advanced telecommunications. It tasked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement reforms needed to make it happen in a “reasonable and timely fashion.”

WASHINGTON DC (July 19, 2019) — According to news reports, the White House recently sent Congressional leaders nearly $600 billion of potential budget-savings options, requesting that the sides agree to at least $150 billion in budget-deal offsets and a two-year extension of discretionary-spending caps.

SAVANNA, ILLINOIS (July 19, 2019) — State Representative Tony McCombie has been chosen as one of forty-one emerging leaders from throughout Illinois to the 2019 Class of Edgar Fellows. Known for its prestigious reputation for stimulating cooperation across regional, political, and ethnic lines, the Edgar Fellows program is a highly-selective leadership seminar that accepts only the most qualified emerging leaders in Illinois each year.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 19, 2019) — Effective today, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg has been selected to chair the Midwest Region on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s (NLGA) Executive Committee, becoming one of four regional chairs of the association. He previously served on the NLGA Executive Committee from July 2018 to July 2019.