WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) completed her second annual 99 county tour of Iowa with a town meeting in Cherokee County. As part of her tour this year, Senator Ernst held town meetings and roundtables as well as visited numerous schools, hospitals, farms, manufacturers, and small businesses along the way. Following the completion of her tour, Senator Ernst released the following statement:

“Across Iowa, folks are fed up with a federal government that is too big, too burdensome, and spends too much. Rather, Iowans want the freedom to raise their families and grow their businesses without costly, overbearing bureaucratic interference.

“From harmful rules like Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that hurt our farmers and manufacturers, to burdensome red-tape hampering our small businesses, to costly mandates like ObamaCare that are cutting into the paychecks of families and individuals struggling to make ends meet, to ensuring our veterans receive the quality and timely care they deserve, it is clear that bureaucrats in Washington do not know better than Iowans what is best for our state.

“With this feedback in hand, I will continue to work to translate it into action as we move into the next Congress, and I remain committed to getting government out of the way of Iowans’ everyday lives.”


Senator Ernst talks with folks at a town meeting in Cherokee County, her last 99 county tour stop of the year

To explore this year’s tour of Iowa’s 99 counties, click here.

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