Congress has passed a minibus appropriations bill containing two of the 12 appropriations bills and a continuing resolution until December 7 covering any appropriations bills that have not yet been passed. The minibus now goes to the President for his signature. Last week, the President signed a separate minibus containing three of the 12 bills.

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell have agreed to three gubernatorial debates. The debates will feature the Democratic and Republican nominees in Des Moines, Sioux City, and Davenport. The campaigns have accepted invitations from hosts for the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

KCCI and the Des Moines Register

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Des Moines

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

WASHINGTON – After more than 12 hours of questioning on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s second day of hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, Kavanaugh’s record holds up to intense scrutiny from senators.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Rita Hart for lieutenant governor of Iowa. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

Hubbell-Hart Has Accepts Three Debate Invitations For Governor: KCCI-Des Moines Register Debate in Des Moines, KTIV-Quincy Media Debate in Sioux City, and  KWQC-KCRG-Quad City Times Debate in Davenport

Hubbell-Hart Accepts One Debate For Lieutenant Governor: IPTV Debate in Johnston

I begin my remarks by paying my respect to our colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain.

A great American has died.

Sen. McCain represented the people of Arizona and the United States of America with great honor and always holding his ground and sticking with his principles.

Sen. McCain was tough and tenacious both as a 32-year member of the United States Senate and in the United States Navy.

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Dianne Feinstein of California, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota introduced the bipartisan Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018. The bill would reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and continue the fight against child abduction and exploitation.

IOWA CITY — Dr. Christopher Peters will be participating in an Iowa political tradition on Friday when he speaks on the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. His appearance is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

FRIDAY: DGA Chairman Governor Jay Inslee To Join Fred Hubbell And State Senator Rita Hart On “Iowa Forward Tour”

Hubbell, Hart, And Governor Inslee Will Tour Training Facility, Highlighting Importance Of Investments In Education And Job Training To Get Iowa Growing The Right Way