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  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    We are batting a thousand, folks! First, we defunded China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Then we clipped the wings of EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), the shady group that was...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Originally published in Washington Examiner Government employees showing up for work shouldn’t make headlines. But recently, it has. Bureaucrats from the Department of...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, comprising 99.9% of all American businesses and employing nearly half of our nation’s workforce. They produce 16.5 times more...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Artificial intelligence (AI) was engineered to make our lives easier but poses the possibility of being twisted into menacing machines that wage war against mankind. At least, it’s...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Biden’s border is a nightmare, but Senate Democrats refuse to wake up and address the crisis. Hardly a day goes by without hearing of another American who has fallen victim to...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Bureaucrats were busted trying to bamboozle taxpayers by hiding the shocking price tag of a pork project pushed by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Biden. A...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Spring is slowly but surely spreading across our great state, and that means one thing is certain: summer will be here before we know it. Many Iowans will spend their summers on...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Imagine paying for a security system that enables, rather than deters, home intruders. Well folks, that’s what’s happening. The U.S. contributes more than $18 billion in taxpayer...
  • Despite President Biden begging bureaucrats to return to work, government buildings remain largely abandoned, and Washington, D.C. is a ghost town. Agency heads have mysteriously...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Agriculture shapes our way of life in Iowa. Our heritage and traditions are rooted deep in the fields that cover our great state. That’s why I was thrilled to celebrate National...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    It’s often said that your own education is one of the best investments you can make. For many students, that investment looks like heading off to college. Even as the cost of...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Eight years ago this week, Iowans Michelle and Scott Root woke up to every parent’s worst nightmare: Their daughter, Sarah, had been killed by a drunk driver. Sarah, a 21-year-old...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Imagine one of your coworkers skips out—for days—and nobody, not even the boss, notices.Sounds pretty farfetched, since the workplaces I’ve visited across Iowa are pretty...
  • January 19, 2024

    Ernst: All in for Life

    — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    This week, we witnessed Americans from tiny towns and big cities come together on the National Mall in celebration of the gift we all share – life. During this year’s March for...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    Folks, it’s not the night before Christmas just yet, but through the halls of Washington, not a creature is stirring – not even a mouse. That’s because federal employees have...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    There are no polite words for how angry I am right now…or the reasons why!The recent revelations about the workplace culture of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) –...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    As Americans put down their phones and pick up their turkey basters, we are reminded of just how much we have to be grateful for. First and foremost, we think of the men and women...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    On Veterans Day, all across Iowa, flags will rise as our hearts and minds turn towards those who bravely served our nation. Calls of gratitude will go out to the more than 150,000...
  • — by Sen. Joni Ernst
    An abandoned tower looms 18-stories into the sky. Zombie-like bodies with blank stares shake and stumble about aimlessly as a corpse lies on the cold, blood-stained pavement....
  • — by Senator Joni Ernst
    Like many veterans who served after September 11, 2001, I’ve long dreamed of lasting peace and cooperation in the Middle East. That’s just one of the reasons why I recently led a...