Braley in Knoxville Monday
Rep. Bruce Braley, Democratic candidate for US Senate, is scheduled to be in Knoxville, at Peace Tree Brewing Company, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.
Commerce Secretary visits Vermeer
United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Vermeer Corporation in Pella on Thursday, just weeks after being sworn in to the position.
Harkin Aide in Knoxville Wednesday
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that his aide, Amy Beller, will visit Marion County, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to host a mobile office for local residents.
Harkin, Loebsack react to Verizon scandal
English newspaper, The Guardian, broke the news today that the Obama administration is collecting phone record data from American customers of Verizon. Fellow Democrats Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Dave Loebsack are seeking answers.
Legislative coffee Friday afternoon
Rep. Greg Heartsill and Sen. Amy Sinclair are expected to attend the final legislative coffee of 2013, Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m.
Braley in Knoxville Friday
Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA District 4) is scheduled to be at the Peace Tree Brewing Company at 3 p.m. Friday, May 31.
Secretary of State to address Republicans
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is scheduled to address the Marion County Republicans tonight (Tuesday, May 28) at 7 p.m. at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.
Grassley: Fear of giving IRS more power "comes up a lot"
The 2010 health care reform law, referred to as the Affordable Health Care Act, grants the Internal Revenue Service more powers and control over Americans' health care. The recent scandal, in which it was discovered that conservative organizations' applications for nonprofit status were delayed by the IRS, has caused concern about the IRS's expanded powers among Republicans and Democrats.
Sinclair never felt uncomfortable in caucus
Des Moines media this week have been reporting on the dismissal of former Senate Republican Communications Director Kristen Anderson. Anderson is alleging sexual harassment led to this, and Republicans contend that she was dismissed due to her performance. Sen. Amy Sinclair is a female Republican Senator, and says she has never felt uncomfortable around her male counterparts.
Governor includes Marion County in disaster declaration
Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a third proclamation of disaster emergency in response to recent storms and flooding in south and southeast Iowa. Fifteen counties are included in this proclamation: Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren and Wayne.
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