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DES MOINES, IOWA (October 17, 2019) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a multistate settlement along with 40 states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc, to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical-mesh devices.

ALBIA, IOWA (October 16, 2019) — Today the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the "fix" promised to biofuel and agriculture producers by President Trump to make up for the 1.3 billion gallons lost thanks to 

WASHINGTON DC (October 15, 2019) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on Consistent Oversight:


We’ve heard a lot about whistleblowers in the past several weeks.

There’s been an outpouring of concern for whistleblowers ever since word came out that there was a whistleblower-complaint that implicates the current administration.

WASHINGTON DC (October 15, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new supplemental proposed rule to account for gallons waived through Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) in the nation’s biofuel mandate.

WASHINGTON DC (October 15, 2019) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on the World Food Prize and his salute to Ambassador Ken Quinn:


The World Food Prize kicks off this week in Des Moines.

Today, I pay tribute to an outstanding Iowan and president of the foundation.

Ambassador Ken Quinn’s life of service took him from small town Iowa to Southeast Asia and back.

Decades ago, he identified an avenue to peace and prosperity.

Mommy, am I gonna die?” — 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 15, 2019) — Trudi Peterson freely admits that she hates speaking in public.

But she teaches public speaking, among other courses in Monmouth College's communication studies curriculum, and she does it so well that she was named this year's recipient of the College's Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching.

WASHINGTON DC (October 15, 2019) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley in celebration of the United States Navy:


On October 13, the United States Navy celebrated its 244th birthday.

The United States Navy was founded by the Continental Congress in 1775 to disrupt British shipping and naval power.

At the time, the Navy was just a ragtag band of converted merchant-ships.

GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (October 15, 2019) — Over 300 new students joined the Knox College community by enrolling for the 2019 fall term.

Students from the local area include:

Andrea Bradshaw of Davenport, Iowa, who graduated recently from Davenport Central High School high school.

Daniel Springsteen of Taylor Ridge, Illinois, who graduated recently from high school.