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#TestIowa has been a crucial part of our state’s response to #COVID19. I visited a site this week & saw its success…
Congratulations to Kurt Simon for receiving the Agriculture Leader Award from @IADeptAg! Kurt has dedicated his car… visited Community & Family Resources in Fort Dodge to hear about the services they’re providing to folks in Webst… these purchases coming. It’s imperative we hold China to their commitment to buy our ag products and provide m…’s biofuel community is so important to our state. Our producers literally help fuel the world! It was great… nonprofits do vital work for our Iowa communities & many are struggling to cover costs during #COVID19. My Sena… kicked off the morning in Emmet County to meet with Estherville Mayor Joseph May and hear about the impacts of…’s 7-2 SCOTUS decision is a victory for religious freedom. By upholding @POTUS’ protections for moral objector…
Last #99CountyTour stop of the day: Dickinson County! to Sibley where I visited Hawkeye Point in Osceola County — the highest elevation point in Iowa! I took a walkin… suffering a severe spinal chord injury in a vehicle accident, Ryan Odens has been farming in Lyon County for… up: Sioux County! I visited Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers to hear directly about the impact of #COVID19 on thei… hearing from Iowa’s livestock producers, I worked hard in the #FarmBill to ensure @USDA had the resources it… off the day meeting w/local employers in Sheldon. We discussed the #PPP & other ways we can continue suppor… @IAGovernor for prioritizing Iowans’ mental health, especially during these difficult times. This funding wi…
Grand Avenue Outreach in Spencer is an incredible organization that provides a full line of social services—from as… between #99CountyTour stops, I was able to visit a #TestIowa site, and thank members of the @IowaNatGuard for al… visited Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Storm Lake this afternoon to hear about the services th… stop: Cherokee County! It was great to check out solar energy installations—at both the Dorr family hog farm a… That’s what our farmers and producers want and need from @EPA. Whether it’s the 2021 RVOs or these 52… Plymouth County, I toured Brown’s Century Theater, a recently renovated & family owned historic theater in Le Ma… off the day in Woodbury County to hear from business leaders in the area and discuss how we can continue to… lists COVID-19 related resources for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by prof…
Retweeted by Joni ErnstWhether at a VA facility in Iowa or anywhere across the country, my fellow veterans deserve the best quality care p…
On my #99CountyTour, I hear from folks concerned about the high costs of health care. I’m working on a number of ef… My office is here to help if you, or someone you know, needs help with issues involving Medicare, veteran… oppression by the Chinese Communist Party is a gross violation of human rights & must be stopped. We’re send… “We urge Congress to quickly work together to make this legislation a reality. The consequences of inac…
Congratulations to Dorothy Junginger of West Des Moines for being selected for @carnegiehall’s 2020 National Youth…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal.” Happy #IndependenceDay, America!
The Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless supports men, women, children, & vets in & around Cerro Gordo Co. tha…’m teaming up with Democrats and Republicans on the RESTART ACT—a bill to support our small and medium sized busin…🎉 It's #4thofJuly weekend! You can #SupportSmallBiz and #ShopLocal in your community: 🌭 Ordering take out or deli…
Retweeted by Joni ErnstIf city or state leaders fail to do their job & protect their citizens, the federal government – American taxpayers… at a VA facility in Iowa or anywhere across the country, my fellow veterans deserve the best quality care p…
Iowa’s hardworking farmers & producers have faced tough circumstances and decisions during #COVID19. Given the econ… my #99CountyTour, tele-town halls, or in conversations with my family members who depend on life-saving medi… hear from folks often on my #99CountyTour about the high costs of health care, & I’m working hard to address it.… will always fight for Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel producers and defend the #RFS. Listen to my convo with Chip Fl… is an important, bipartisan bill I’ve worked on to protect Iowa’s kids, and I was proud to vote to pass it out… MILLION jobs added in June! In Iowa and across the country, we’re working together to safely reopen our econo… improving transparency in health care, we can increase competition, empower patients, and ultimately lower costs… #NationalPostalWorkerDay we thank the numerous men and women who work tirelessly to deliver all of our mail. The…
Law and order is finally being restored but enough is enough. Let’s make sure this type of anarchy stops and pas… banks are facing supply shortages due to increased demand during #COVID19. It’s critical that diaper banks t…’s farmers & biofuel producers need certainty, and they’re sick of being yanked around by @EPA. I’m blocking… @IAGovernor for taking action for Iowa’s biofuel industry! This new law will make higher blends of renewable fu… served 23 years in military uniform, & it’s because of that experience that I understand that the work we do on t… trade deal preserves our duty-free access to Mexican and Canadian markets, which many of our ag producers and… the USMCA in place means certainty. Certainty in a time where prices have been low and markets have been ero… deal will allow those numbers to grow exponentially by creating new export opportunities for our dairy industr… and Mexico being two of our biggest trading partners, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement—the USMCA—is… 87,000 farms make Iowa our nation’s top egg, pork, corn, soybean, and ethanol producer.Why is this important? Because, in the great state of Iowa, one out of every five jobs is tied to trade.🚨 NEW: My bipartisan bill to ensure proper care & treatment of our veterans passed the Senate. During these tryin… The #USMCA—a modernized trade agreement with Iowa’s top two trade partners—goes into effect. I brought Iowan… you Senator Grassley! update: the Senate unanimously passed a bill to extend the deadline for small businesses… a webinar with @IAfarmersunion today. Had a great time answering questions about issues facing our ag commun…’s telephone town hall was another great opportunity to share the work we’re doing for Iowans, answer questi…
🚨 SOON: Join my telephone town hall with @ChuckGrassley & @IAGovernor 👉🏻’ve long said that Russia is not our friend, & I don’t trust Putin as far as I can throw him. So let's continu… time in the military marked me in so many ways, and it was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. The… I went on my #99CountyTour last year, I heard consistently how important USMCA was for Iowa, & I fought…‼️ The #PaycheckProtectionProgram ends TODAY. At 11:59pm ET, SBA Capital Access Financial Systems will no…
Retweeted by Joni ErnstTODAY at 6:00pm CT: I’m excited to have @ChuckGrassley and @IAGovernor join me on my telephone town hall to answer… are borrowing money from China to pay China for lending us money, & sweetening the bargain w/a tax loophole that… is taking advantage of a tax loophole that could be costing taxpayers billions while not living up to its end…
Today’s SCOTUS decision is disappointing, but it should not deter us from the fight to protect women & girls from t… marks two years since @POTUS signed the VA MISSION Act—bipartisan legislation to improve access to care for ve…’ve continued to work across the aisle to ensure Iowans have access to quality, affordable child care, & last week… The deadline for SBA to approve #PaycheckProtectionProgram loan applications is TOMORROW. 👇 Find a lender and apply. 👇
Retweeted by Joni Ernst#ICYMI, I led a bipartisan letter calling on @EPA to reject the 52 “new” gap waivers. They are inconsistent with…
Maintaining a reliable internet connection, especially for Iowans in our rural communities, is critically important… has been a great awakening when it comes to the vulnerabilities in our supply chain. It’s clear now, maybe… cannot continue on our streets. If city officials or state leaders fail to do their job and protect their c…
On #PTSDAwarenessDay we recognize the struggles folks face, we know they are real, and we want to help them overcom…⁦@NTU⁩: “The TRACE Act would ensure that the people who represent Americans in Congress are required to disclose a… a virtual town hall w/Iowa’s child care providers this week. It was another chance to connect with Iowans &… We thank Sen Ernst for relentlessly holding @EPA accountable. These 52 exemption requests are nothing m…
As a veteran myself, I’m proud to support a bipartisan bill that’ll help #Iowa servicemembers transition back to ci…’s improve health care for women in #Iowa. A bipartisan bill I support would remove the 5-month wait period for… #PTSDAwarenessMonth, I continue to support our veterans in need. news: because of the CARES Act, Plains Area Mental Health Center in Carroll, #Iowa recently received teleheal… officials are letting chaos continue in their streets, and in some cases, preventing law enforcement from pro…
The “new” petitions for SREs are inconsistent w/: ❌ The 10th Circuit decision ❌ Congressional intent ❌ @EPA’s own…🚨 NEW ➡️ Anarchy cannot continue on our streets. I’m putting forward a new bill that will restrict taxpayer funding…, I joined Iowans w/@NFED_ORG for their ‘Virtual Day on the Hill’ & discussed my bipartisan bill that woul… month ago, George Floyd was murdered. One day ago, @SenateDems walked away from police reform. #JUSTICEAct
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Whether it’s more assistance through a future #COVID19 package or allowing these essential workers to keep more of…, the Senate confirmed the 200th federal judge nominated by President Trump—an important milestone for our Con… Iowa, our legislature put politics aside and passed police reform legislation unanimously. We need more of Iowa… strong U.S. — Israel relationship is important to Iowa, and our country, & I’ve been proud to work with the Trump… of the provisions in the #JUSTICEAct are reforms that all of us—Democrats and Republicans—can agree on. Why… Chinese Communist Party has no respect for the law. They will do anything to get a leg up—whether that's steali… it’s on my #99CountyTour or over the phone, answering questions directly from Iowans is one of my top prior… builders across our state create jobs and help our communities grow. Today, I spoke with the Home Builders Ass…
☎️ SOON: I’m hosting a telephone town hall with @SecWilkie and veterans from across Iowa, starting at 6:05pm CT. Tu… we safely reopen our state & country, it’s critical our working moms & dads have access to child care. This is s… need to move forward to debate the #JUSTICEAct. If not, the Dems need to explain to the American people why the…