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Braley Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

Braley Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

  Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced his support for the Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act—which would end tax breaks for the largest oil companies, saving taxpayers roughly $40 billion over the next five years. “Some of the most profitable corporations in history don’t need additional handouts from taxpayers,” Braley said. “The future of

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Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Sen Harkin Investigative Report

WASHINGTON DC – A new White House Executive Order (EO) to strengthen the federal contracting system by promoting compliance with federal labor law echoes many recommendations from a 2013 report issued by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, that revealed widespread labor law violations by major government contractors that went unnoticed

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Branstad has $4 million in campaign chest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign. Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday. He has more than $4 million on hand for his general election campaign. The Republican governor

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Secretary of state candidates play down voter ID

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The loud cry for voter ID and voter fraud investigations is fading to a whimper as Iowa’s top election official prepares to leave and those seeking to replace him downplay the politically charged issues. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz leaves in January after pursuing high profile voter fraud investigations

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Iowa GOP votes to replace party chairman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Republican Party has voted to replace its current chairman with a former state lawmaker. The state central committee on Saturday chose former state Rep. Jeff Kauffman, of Wilton, as the new party chairman. Kaufmann replaces Danny Carroll, a former lobbyist for the Family Leader, a conservative Christian group.

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