Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, led their colleagues in a bipartisan push for more funding to help address the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak. As of Friday, the HPAI outbreak has impacted around 19 sites across Iowa, affecting 13 millionContinue Reading

In the wake of the failed attempts in the Senate to eliminate the filibuster and push through a federalized new voting package, the list of Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin critics grows. Now Iowa Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer calls them sellouts in her latest fundraiser/outreach message. “I amContinue Reading

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Democratic Senator Tina Smith announced today a bill that would combat the spread of foreign animal diseases entering the United States–it’s called The┬áHealthy Dog Importation Act. The act would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) programContinue Reading

Senate Democrats filibusters the COVID $300 billion virus relief bill designed to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, funding for schools and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities. The bill was defeated in a 52-47 vote, not meeting the 60 needed to break the Democratic filibuster, with oneContinue Reading