WASHINGTON DC (June 14, 2019) —

Q: How did stopping elder abuse become one of your priorities in Congress?

A: Close-knit families and communities across Iowa are enriched by the contributions and life-experiences of older citizens. Unfortunately, some members of society don’t treat their elders with the respect and dignity they deserve. One in 10 Americans ages 60 and older may experience abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 14, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits outhit the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park, but the one they needed in the final inning evaded them as they fell by a 3-2 score in the opening game of the series. With one run already in and the tying run at second base in the bottom of the ninth, Ross Adolph’s hard line-drive toward left was stabbed by Wisconsin’s third baseman to end the game.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 15, 2019) — Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement in advance of Senator Joni Ernst’s anticipated official re-election announcement:

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 14, 2019) – Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, June 17–Sunday, June 23, 2019.

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


Monday, June 17

Gov Reynolds, Lt Gov Gregg hold weekly press conference

St Kilda Surf and Turf

111 E Grand Ave, Suite 101

Des Moines, IA



DES MOINES, IOWA (June 14, 2019) — State Attorney General Tom Miller has secured an agreement to obtain $1,358,754.40 in debt-relief for 143 former ITT Tech students in Iowa as part of a 44-state settlement. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt-relief of more than $168 million for 18,664 former ITT students.

In a June 12 interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, President Donald Trump freely admitted that he would listen to foreigners offering him "dirt" on his political opponents: "I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening .... Somebody comes up and says, 'hey, I have information on your opponent,' do you call the FBI?"

GRAND JUNCTION, IOWA (June 14, 2019) — Join Trees Forever and the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers for a special field-day to help pork producers utilize trees in windbreaks. Pork and Trees Field Day will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10AM-1:30PM.

During the field day, Bruce and Jenny Wessling will showcase two windbreaks around two hog-confinement buildings, one planted in 2009 and one planted this year.

WASHINGTON DC (June 14, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack and Mike Kelly recently introduced legislation that would recognize certified genetic counselors (CGCs) as Medicare health-care providers. The “Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019,” HR3235, would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to genetic counselors, who provide specialized services in medical genetics and counseling.

WASHINGTON – Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley joined Sens Deb Fischer and Tammy Duckworth in introducing legislation that would ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) properly accounts for exempted gallons in the annual renewable volume obligations (RVO) it sets each November.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (June 14, 2019) — Hy-Vee Inc, in conjunction with The Jel Sert Company, the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), and 10 children’s hospitals, announced a new partnership in seven cities throughout the Midwest to bring unlimited flavored ice-pops to hospitalized children. The partnership with Hy-Vee further expands Jel Sert and the ACCO’s “Take a Pop, Share a Smile” program for hospitalized children battling cancer and other illnesses.