DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds was joined by lawmakers and education advocates when she signed SF2164, an education funding bill designed to help schools with transportation funding and per pupil student-equity.

WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2020) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee:


The next time Big Pharma claims what we’re trying to do to lower drug prices undermines the free market, just remember: They supported Obamacare.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 25, 2020) — 13 Quad City area high-school seniors with plans to study STEM were awarded $25,000 in scholarships. The Scholarships were awarded at the Quad City Engineering and Science Council's (QCESC) 58th Annual STEM Celebration held Thursday, February 20, at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2020) — As Iowans begin their 2019 tax preparations, State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald wants to remind them they can still contribute to their College Savings Iowa accounts for the 2019 tax year. "A great benefit for College Savings Iowa account owners is the state deduction they can take for their contributions," said Fitzgerald.

WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr Kiecker will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is departing federal service after a career spanning two decades.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2020) — A former Atlantic vehicle recycler must pay an additional $50,000 penalty for violating environmental laws and ignoring state orders to clean up the abandoned site, a judge has ruled.

Fourth District Chief Judge Jeffrey L Larson also ruled that Jason Wright, who now lives in Colorado, is liable for future cleanup costs and could face contempt charges if he fails to comply with the order.

WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2020) — Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today unveiled his plan to provide free universal child-care and pre-kindergarten education for all.

IOWA CITY, IA (February 25, 2020) — The University of Iowa's student-led Dance Marathon raised more than $2.8 million for the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital in its 26th year. Dance Marathon is the UI's largest student organization. It has raised more than $30 million since its first event in 1995.

Brock Cavett of Davenport, IA 52806

John Wells of Bettendorf, IA 52722

Joe Maas of Bettendorf, IA 52722

Mckenzie Gamble of Bettendorf, IA 52722

WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark US-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement on schedule. The agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020.

These actions include:

WASHINGTON DC (February 24, 2020) — Statement for the record by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on Lithuanian and Estonian Independence Days:


Today is Estonia’s 102nd Independence Day.

Lithuania celebrated 102 years of continuous statehood on the 16th and Latvia will in November.

This is significant not just because the Baltic states are close American allies with shared values.