Despite a setback in her efforts to reform the congressional budgeting process, Sen. Joni Ernst remains committed to her efforts to give the budget the force of law and save the process from CHIMPs.

With the federal government facing its 21st shutdown since 1974, Ernst is calling for “bold changes” to hold members of Congress accountable for finishing the budget job on time and to end what she refers to as Washington’s “addiction” to continuing resolutions.

“As many of you know, I was elected largely on my promise that I would make Washington squeal,” the first-term Iowa Republican said, referring to her 2014 “Make ’em Squeal” campaign slogan. “We need bold changes, and I will continue to call for those changes and continue to hold my colleagues accountable until that happens.”


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