WASHINGTON DC (February 15, 2019) — US Senator Charles "Chuck' Grassley of Iowa joined Sen Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and Susan Collins of Maine in re-introducing the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Roxanna Moritz announced today her office has ballots available for absentee/early voting in the March 5, 2019 special election to fill the vacancy on the Bettendorf city council for the Third Ward seat. Voters can request that ballots be mailed to them or they can vote in-person at the Auditor’s Office.

Request forms for mail ballots can be found at the link below:

WASHINGTON DC (February 15, 2019) — US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz today announced USDA and HHS will partner to create addiction recovery transitional housing in rural communities.

PRESS RELEASE (February 15, 2019) — Senator Kamala Harris will make her second trip to Iowa as a Democratic presidential candidate February 23-24, where she will hold town hall meetings in Ankeny and Scott County, speak at an event hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus, and participate in several community conversations. This trip will be another opportunity for Iowans to hear directly from Harris about her vision for America and ask her questions about important issues.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2019) — State Representative Tony McCombie released the following statement after the minimum wage proposal, SB1, passed the General Assembly:

WASHINGTON DC (February 14, 2019) —

Mr President,

For several months now, we have been working to extend a set of tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017, commonly known as the tax extenders.

We have also been working to enact bipartisan disaster tax relief to help families and businesses that continue to recover from the disasters that occurred across the country in 2018.

WASHINGTON DC (February 14, 2019) — US Sens Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are urging William Barr, the next Attorney General of the United States, to prioritize his review of Sarah’s Law.

WASHINGTON DC (February 14, 2019) — Information about NATO StratCom can be found here, details of the event can be found here and the prepared remarks can be found below:

 

WASHINGTON DC, February 14, 2019 — Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2019)  Strengthened by unprecedented political support, Illinois House legislators are uniting in a new Progressive Caucus to provide a better direction for the state.
 
Leaders and members of the new Progressive Caucus in the House today used a Statehouse news conference to discuss its platform of principles and legislative agenda for the 2019 session:

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