Senators question care of unaccompanied migrant children

Politics 05/09/19, 15:57

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa ...

GOP senators getting briefing on Kushner’s immigration plan

Politics 05/07/19, 14:30

Looking for feedback and support, the White House invited Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a "fairly comprehensive" new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The group was expected to include lawmakers who have been in ...

Hearing to focus on preventing more Missouri River flooding

U.S. 04/16/19, 23:37

This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage.The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' actions will ...

Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:35

Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month's flooding.Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community ...

White House, business groups make push on trade pact

Politics 03/26/19, 01:26

The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord. But prospects are uncertain given that Republicans are at odds with some aspects of the plan and Democrats are in no ...

McConnell blocks sentencing bill, upsetting Grassley, GOP

Politics 12/07/18, 15:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.Grassley has spent years working ...

New acting attorney general is a GOP loyalist from Iowa

Politics 11/07/18, 18:34

The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the ...

Update: In Iowa, Trump celebrates Kavanaugh swearing-in

U.S. 10/09/18, 20:07

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local):7:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections.Speaking at a rally ...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

U.S. 10/08/18, 20:40

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce ...

GOP says time running out for Kavanaugh accuser to talk

U.S. 09/20/18, 06:51

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one ...

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his ...

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