DES MOINES, IOWA (December 6, 2019) — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted two oil pipeline tariff amendments aimed at helping to move propane to the Midwest. This move is a direct result of Governor Kim Reynolds’ call for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.

WASHINGTON DC (December 6, 2019) — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are seeking records from and transcribed staff interviews with two individuals reportedly involved in an effort by Ukrainian embassy officials to undermine the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

WASHINGTON DC (December 6, 2019) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement regarding the latest jobs report released today by the US Department of Labor (DOL). The jobs report shows the economy added 266,000 new jobs in November with an unemployment rate of 3.5%, which remains at a record 50-year low.

WASHINGTON DC (December 6, 2019) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on another failed audit at the Department of Defense:


I’m here today to report on the Pentagon’s most recent audit. Unfortunately, I don’t come with tidings of comfort and joy.

Instead, I come with tidings of bad news. The Department of Defense has flunked another test of fiscal fitness, yet again.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (December 6, 2019) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh-annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Steep Canyon Rangers at 7:30PM, Friday, January 10, in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WASHINGTON DC (December 6, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are today pressing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its lack of action on writing rules to allow the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 6, 2019) — Every Child Matters and the Iowa Children’s Policy Coalition are launching their Digital Dialogue, a new feature aimed at promoting more robust discussion of children’s issues among presidential candidates throughout the 2020 presidential election. 

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 6, 2019) — Creativity, engineering, and high energy will come together this weekend at the 11th Annual, Quad Cities — Davenport  

On November 29, FBI agents arrested hacker and cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith. His alleged crime: Talking.

Yes, really.

The FBI alleges that Griffith "participated in discussions regarding using cryptocurrency technologies to evade sanctions and launder money."

WASHINGTON DC (December 5, 2019) — Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include robust funding for the US Department of Agriculture’s Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program in the fisca