WASHINGTON DC (June 30, 2020) – On Monday, June 29, the Senate by unanimous consent passed the Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act authored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR).

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2020)  On Monday, June 29, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: 

WASHINGTON DC (June 30, 2020) As Americans face both the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting severe economic downturn, the House passed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a bill that will provide much-needed relief by making health-care and prescription-drugs more affordable.

WASHINGTON DC (June 30, 2020)  US Secretary of the Interior David L Bernhardt announced that more than 1,900 local governments around the country will receive $514.7 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2020.

WASHINGTON DC (June 29, 2020)  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) sent a letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Se

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA (July 29, 2020)  Kaylee Millard of East Moline was named to the Dean's List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester. This was a result of earning a semester grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.

"American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan," claims the New York Times.

HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT (June 29, 2020) The following students received degrees from Quinnipiac University:

Nichols, IADakota Herman, Master of Business Administration

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (June 29, 2020) — Weather, market-uncertainty, global pandemics, and other factors outside of a farmer’s control make agriculture a challenging career and lifestyle to pursue.

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” — Thomas Paine
 “When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” — Marquis De Lafayette

Had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, res