WASHINGTON DC (October 10, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley today cautioned the Internal Revenue Service against indulging Democrats’ political demands to investigate the National Rifle Association. Such ideological weaponizing of the agency would harm the public trust and repeat the mistakes of the Obama Administration.

PELLA, IOWA (October 10, 2019) — Clayton Hunn of Muscatine, Iowa, was one of 33 Central College students who took part in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble's performance on September 29 in Douwstra Auditorium as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities.

PELLA, IOWA (October 10, 2019) — 29 Central College students performed in the Steel Pans Concert on September 29 in Douwstra Auditorium as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities.

Clayton Hunn of Muscatine (52761)

Mattie Francis of Port Byron (61275)

Bria Holthe of Muscatine (52761)

GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (October 10, 2019) — Roger Wittmer, from Bettendorf, Iowa, was among the 30 Knox College students who were selected for the 2019 Business Intensive Seminar, which took place on the Knox campus. Most participants had just completed their first or second year of college.

Q: How big of a bite does waste, fraud and abuse take out of Medicare?

A: As a tax-payer watchdog, I learned long ago that fraudsters look for any loophole they can find to bilk the US Treasury. That’s why I use my legislative and oversight authority to improve fraud-fighting tools to root out wrongdoing, especially in the areas of federal defense and health-care spending.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (October 10, 2019) — Rock Island County has been issued a tentative property assessment-equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

With the World Trade Organization Public Forum underway in Geneva, it is time for members to confront and address the problems that are eroding the WTO's credibility and effectiveness. These are problems that, if left unresolved, will endanger the WTO's future relevance.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 10, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald announced the results of his most recent Invest in Iowa online auction; $100 million will be deposited in 37 financial institutions across the state as a result of the October 8 auction. The state will receive an average rate of return of 1.80% on these six-month certificates of deposit. "The demand for money was high with the highest total amount of bids since October 2018," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 10, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), today released an economic development roadmap for Iowa’s EdTech industry. EdTech, short for education technology, is a new field that leverages technology and innovation for educational instruction and testing.

PELLA, IOWA (October 10, 2019) — 49 Central College students took part in a concert by the A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers on Sept. 28 in Douwstra Auditorium as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities.

Katherine Hurlbut of Muscatine (52761)

Elizabeth Hurlbut of Muscatine (52761)