WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley is pressing the internal watchdog arm of the Department of Commerce regarding recent staff departures, low morale, and falling productivity after hearing from nearly a dozen whistleblowers.

EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 21, 2019) — A grants submission deadline has been announced by the East Moline Community Fund, an affiliate fund of The Moline Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area.

WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley, a family farmer, will join former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for American agriculture.

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the 31 new small refinery waivers (SRE’s) undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Gov Reynolds and Sec Naig also extended an invitation to Sec Wheeler to come to Iowa and see the devastating impact of these exemptions firsthand.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out ... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” — HL Mencken

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Workforce Development announced that four local areas will receive the National Dislocated Worker Grant to assist 173 dislocated workers impacted by the flooding across Iowa in Spring 2019. The U.S. Department of Labor awards the grant to fund employment and training assistance as directed by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 21, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits closed out a winning homestand with an impressive 9-3 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Matt Ruppenthal worked 7.0 scoreless innings on the mound and Freudis Nova went 4-4 at the plate with a double and a walk.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 20, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Major General Benjamin J Corell as the new Adjutant General for the Iowa National Guard. Corell recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait where he commanded the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls” in support of Operation Spartan Shield. This was Corell’s sixth deployment overseas since September 2000.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (August 20, 2019) — Dr Keith Thraen-Borowski and the Loras College Cancer Research in Exercise Science Laboratory (CARES Lab) are the recipients of a $330,000 grant from a charitable trust that is deeply committed to health, education, and humanitarian causes.