Jan 05 2019
And we’re back! The 116th Congress is now in session, and Senator Joni Ernst will be serving on the following Senate committees in this Congress:
- Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Grassley, Ernst Sworn into Senate Leadership
For the first time in history, two Iowans are serving in Senate leadership. In case you missed it, in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, Senator Grassley explains the significance of Senator Ernst’s, and his own, new leadership position.
Another prominent Iowan, Douglas Strike, was confirmed by the Senate as the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier details Mr. Strike’s three decades of service and his new responsibilities.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Anniversary
December 22, 2018 marked one year since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. According to estimates from the Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowans will save almost $1.8 billion in federal taxes in 2018, and those in Iowa who are earning between $40,000 and $80,000 will receive an average tax cut of $1,128. Senator Ernst penned an op-ed in the Telegraph Herald discussing the impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on Iowans across the state.
LTE: Senators Aim to Protect Progress in Yemen
In case you missed it, Senator Ernst, and her Iowa colleague Senator Grassley, wrote a letter to the editor of The Gazette discussing their stance on the war in Yemen and their opposition to the Yemen Resolution.
Ernst and Grassley write: “Peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels are showing significant progress. We should not put these talks — and long term peace — at jeopardy for the sake of a Resolution that is more about politics than peace.”
You can read the full letter, here.